BMW launches all-new V12

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BMW has debuted the new M760Li xDrive, which houses the new M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder petrol powerplant.

The 6.6-liter V12 has an output of 448kW/610hp at 5,500rpm, and a peak torque of 800Nm (59lb-ft) at 1,550rpm (fuel consumption combined: 12.8 l/100km [22.1mpg]; CO2 emissions combined: 294g/km).

The high-performance unit propels the BMW M760Li xDrive from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.7 seconds to achieve an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph). With the optional M driver’s package, the speed limiter does not cut in until 305km/h (189mph).

BMW’s M760Li xDrive houses an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as standard. The OEM has optimized the gear changes, which have been specially adapted to the characteristics of the V12 engine, providing more instantaneous downshifts throughout the rev range.

February 8, 2017

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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