2016 BMW 7 Series to get Rolls-Royce V12

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2016 BMW 7 Series to get Rolls-Royce V12

The 2016 BMW 7 Series will borrow its range-topping engine from Rolls-Royce and will also offer plug-in hybrid variants.

Along with a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine tuned to deliver 600 hp, the 2016 BMW 7 Series will be sold with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the base 730i that probably won’t be sold in North America. The range will also include a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine with 330 hp, a report by Motor.es claims citing an anonymous company source. Above the six-cylinder model, there will also be a V8 packing 460 hp.

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Alongside the pure gasoline models, the report says BMW also plans to offer two plug-in hybrid models making 275 and 400 hp.

Last week AutoGuide.com’s spy photographers caught the new 7 Series testing before a possible debut as early as the Detroit Auto Show next month. BMW is expected to make extensive use of carbon fiber in its new flagship sedan to save roughly 600 lbs compared to the current model.

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[Source: Motor.es]

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  • craigcole

    What?! But isn’t the Rolls-Royce V12 based off BMW’s twelve-cylinder powerplant? Things have come full circle I suppose …