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Superior Power from Twelve Cylinders for Optimum Refinement : The New BMW 760i : The New BMW 760Li.The new BMW 7 Series already sets the benchmark in luxury performance motoring – and now BMW is moving up the standard of maximum exclusivity and supremacy in this supreme class to an even higher level, following a completely new definition: The new BMW 760i and the new BMW 760Li are taking over the top position within BMW's model portfolio, representing the highest level of motoring refinement in their §egmènt.
The heart and foundation of this exceptional new standard comes from the twelve-cylinder power unit featured in both top models in the BMW 7 Series. Developed as a completely new engine from the ground up, the V12 is a masterpiece of modern engine technology. Superior power of 400 kW/544 hp comes at an engine speed of 5,250 rpm, wîth maximum torque of 750 Newton-metres (553 lb-ft) from just 1,500 rpm.
Combined wîth the likewise brand-new eight-speed automatic transmission, this twelve-cylinder offers not only unparalleled motoring refinement, but also supreme driving dynamics through its ability to convert seemingly unlimited power reserves spontaneously and wîth precise control at all times into supreme driving dynamics.
Once again, BMW's twelve-cylinder power unit is the epitome of refined performance, grand touring comfort, and stylish exclusivity. The new BMW 760i as well as the new BMW 760Li wîth its wheelbase extended by 14 centimetres or 5.5' for particular comfort – if not to say, luxury – at the rear, provide the clear answer to the question as to what one may expect of a genuine luxury performance saloon, wîth fascinating new features underscoring BMW's claim to leadership in the luxury §egmènt.
The drivetrain wîth all its technical features is a masterpiece of supremacy in every respect. This applies both to the 6.0-litre all-aluminium power unit wîth TwinPower Turbo Technology, High Precision Injection wîth fuel injected directly into the combustion chambers, and to BMW's infinite double-VANOS camshaft adjustment as well as the eight-speed automatic transmission featured for the first time in a BMW.
Benefiting from all these technologies, the new BMW 760i and the BMW 760Li offer a new standard of motoring refinement, dynamic performance and all-round efficiency in a vehicle wîth this kind of power and output. Acceleration to 100 km/h comes in just 4.6*) seconds, average fuel consumption in the EÚ test cycle is 12.9*) litres/100 kilometres on the new BMW 760i.
|Engine : 9.6 L., 12-cylinder|
Power: 544 hp
Torque: 553 ft-lbs
The new BMW 7 Series: the perfect saloon for supreme motoring refinement.
Boasting superior suspension technology, innovative driver assistance systems and luxurious comfort, as well as a combination of elegance and sporting performance borne out clearly by the car's design, the BMW 7 Series offers all the qualities required to enjoy a truly incomparable driving experience wîth a new twelve-cylinder power unit of a standard never seen before.
Both the new BMW 760i and the new BMW 760 Li come as standard wîth Dynamic Damping Control including Dynamic Driving Control operated at the touch of a button on the centre console, speed-related Servotronic §teering assistance, and BMW's Dynamic Drive anti-roll stability system.
In addition to these outstanding technologies, the BMW 760Li features air suspension including self-levelling on the rear axle. And as an option both models are available wîth Integral Active Steering offering speed-related adjustment of the §teering angle on the rear wheels. With this enhanced §teering function both front and rear, particularly the cars' grand touring comfort on the rear seats reaches an even higher level, above all when changing lanes at high speeds.
The supreme grand touring comfort offered by the new top-of-the-range models in the BMW 7 Series is further underlined by comfort seats, BMW's navigation system Professional, automatic air conditioning wîth four-zone control, cruise control complete wîth an automatic brake function, Park Distance Control, and Automatic Soft Close on the doors all featured as standard.
The innovative driver assistance systems available as an option include Lane Change Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Active Cruise Control wîth Stop-&-Go function, BMW Night Vision wîth detection of individual persons, the BMW Head-Úp Display, a back-up camera and the Side View system. And to supplement the bi-xenon headlights as a further option, BMW offers the High-Beam Assistant and Adaptive Headlights including Bending Lights, variable light distribution and adaptive headlight range control, setting new standards for safe driving at night.
Design: discreet signals on the outside, stylish exclusivity inside.
The outstanding looks of the BMW 760i and BMW 760Li benefit from the harmonious combination of elegance, sportiness and natural presence so characteristic of the new BMW 7 Series in its design. Offering 14 centimetres or 5.5' longer wheelbase, the extended version allows particularly comfortable access to the rear seats. And thanks to the unique design of the roofline and C-pillar contours, the side view of the car, despite the extra headroom for the rear-seat passengers, maintains the same overall impression as on the 'regular' saloon wîth its 'normal' wheelbase. Both body versions, incidentally, come wîth the longest wheelbase in their respective §egmènts.
Visual reference to the V12 power unit on the outside of the BMW 760i and the BMW 760Li is similarly stylish and discreet. The kidney grille for the radiator boasts an extra-wide chrome frame in slightly concave design as well as bars extending powerfully to the front. From the side, 19-inch light-alloy wheels available exclusively on these models as well as the V12 model designation on the chrome-plated gills wîth their integrated side direction indicators at the transition point between the front side panel and the driver's and, respectively, front passenger's door likewise serve to identify these very special models.
An additional chrome bar between the unique dual tailpipes on the exhaust system provides a special sign of distinction at the rear of both models. The exhaust tailpipes integrated in the rear air dam at the right and left, in turn, are made up of two adjacent, rectangular pipe units embellished wîth chrome trim and cut at a slight angle, flush to their surrounds.
Inside the BMW 760i and the BMW 760Li the luxurious ambience is supplemented by various design features tailored specifically to these two models and matched in perfect harmony, again expressing the exclusive character of the V12 models. Stainless-steel door entry trim wîth an illuminated V12 cover, the instrument panel finished in nappa leather and surrounded by elegant seams, the roof lining and sun visors in alcantara as well as top-quality wood trim in exclusive burr walnut wîth individual inlays help to give the BMW 760i and the BMW 760Li a further stylish sign of distinction versus the other models in the BMW 7 Series.
The new V12 power unit: perfection as the underlying principle, innovation as the driving power.
The twelve-cylinder power unit in a BMW 7 Series Luxury Performance Saloon guarantees a driving and travel experience quite unique in every respect. No other engine offers such an outstanding combination of power and refinement, no other power unit provides the same supreme standard of prestige.
Now these features come out even more clearly, wîth BMW's new V12 offering significantly more power and torque compared wîth their predecessors, optimising engine response and the ongoing surge of power, and further refining the engine's acoustics. The progress achieved in this way is clearly recognisable right from the start.
These features also stand out clearly from the BMW 750i which, wîth its modern V8 featuring TwinPower Turbo Technology and High Precision Injection, as such already offers the power and performance of a conventional twelve-cylinder.
Hence, the new V12 maintains the outstanding position of BMW's twelve-cylinder models also in the new generation of the BMW 7 Series, giving the driver of a BMW 760i and, respectively, a BMW 760Li all the assurance of absolute supremacy in the luxury class. Yet a further point is that the new engines combine the outstanding qualities of a V12 wîth up-to-date efficiency, offering a level of fuel economy and emission management even better than eight-cylinder models in the same §egmènt as the BMW 7 Series.
By tradition, the twelve-cylinder enjoys a special status worldwide unmatched by other engines of different design and configuration. The twelve-cylinder represents the highest level of competence in engine technology and justifies its outstanding position through qualities only this drive concept is able to offer.
The unique status of the twelve-cylinder as an incomparably powerful and, at the same time, refined power unit is based on a construction and design principle which offers perfect conditions for supreme power and performance achieved without the slightest effort. Benefiting from an angle of 60° between the two rows of cylinders, the V12, in its supreme elimination of vibrations, comes closer to the highest standard conceivable in physics than any other engine.
All components and design features on the all-aluminium engine block are built and constructed for supreme stiffness on minimum weight. Úsing a closed-deck structure combined wîth bolts holding the cylinder head down on the floor plate of the crankcase, the engine, to mention just one example, ensures maximum stability on the cylinder liners. Double bolts on the main bearings wîth an additional connection to the side panels through threaded support bushes and bolts reduce the influence of lateral forces from the crankdrive on the crankcase.
Further components of the engine block serving in typical BMW twelve-cylinder style to reduce vibrations to an absolute minimum are iron-coated aluminium pistons, forged connecting rods assembled through the cracking process, as well as the crankshaft also forged for absolute perfection. This also makes the sound of the engine when idling a very special experience where the driver first has to look at the rev counter to see whether the engine is running at all.
The new V12 power unit comes wîth 5,972 cc maintaining exactly the same cylinder volume as on the former engine. Displacing 497.7 cubic centimetres per cylinder, the engine therefore offers exactly the right size and dimensions acknowledged by engine specialists as absolutely ideal. Bore of 89 mm/3.50' and stroke of 80 mm/3.15' provides a ratio between these two parameters of 0.9, while the compression ratio is a remarkably high 10.0 : 1 quite unusual on a turbocharged power unit.
Introduction of TwinPower Turbo Technology on the twelve-cylinder.
BMW's new twelve-cylinder comes wîth a number of special technical features serving to capitalise on the potential it offers through its design principle and basic structure. In particular, this includes the first-ever use on a twelve-cylinder of TwinPower Turbo Technology and High Precision Injection wîth gasoline injected directly into the combustion chambers.
Featuring this combination of superior technologies already to be admired on BMW's six- and eight-cylinders, responding sensitively and directly even to small movements of the gas pedal, maintaining a consistent torque curve and offering a level of fuel economy and emission management quite unusual for an engine of this calibre, the new twelve-cylinder again stands out from the competition in every respect.
Thanks to the small cylinder angle of just 60°, the two exhaust gas turbochargers developed specifically for the new V12 fit in compact arrangement on the outside of the two rows of cylinders, each supplying six cylinders wîth compressed air.
The turbochargers stand out in particular through their unusually good compressor and turbine efficiency – and through their particular position they provide ideal conditions for keeping the pipes between the exhaust manifold and the turbochargers short and straight for ideal flow conditions. Central supply of turbocharger air into the air collector, in turn, helps to optimise both the engine's acoustics and charge cycle. The exhaust gas manifolds identical on each row of cylinders come in each case wîth two three-in-one connections geared to the engine's firing sequence. In combination wîth the catalytic converters optimised for minimum counter-pressure, this special configuration of the exhaust gas manifolds sets the foundation for outstanding spontaneity in following the gas pedal as well as supreme power and torque coming from the twelve-cylinder.
Peak torque now increased to 750 Newton-metres or 553 lb-ft comes at just 1,500 rpm and is maintained consistently all the way to 5,000 rpm. Compared wîth the former engine, this means an increase in torque by 25 per cent now developed at an engine speed approximately 2,300 rpm lower.
Engine power is also built up more quickly than on the previous engine, as is borne out by the much steeper power curve leading up to maximum output of 400 kW/544 hp at just 5,250 rpm.
Intelligent solution for even more power and supremacy.
The introduction of TwinPower Turbo Technology raises the twelve-cylinder to a level of output and torque a naturally-aspirated power unit would achieve only wîth much larger displacement. The increase in engine size and weight inevitable in such a case, together wîth negative effects on the centre of gravity, fuel consumption and the agility of the car, are all avoided most efficiently and intelligently through turbocharger technology.
A further point is that TwinPower Turbo Technology gives the new V12 its unparalleled power and performance characteristics borne out in particular by the superior development of full power and torque right from the start just above idling speed and then maintained over a wide load range.
To ensure sensitive and precise dosage of power at all times, the compressed turbocharger air is cooled by a technically very demanding and elaborate indirect intercooler. This serves to minimise the overall volume of air required and shorten any delay times, again enabling the engine to respond ideally to the driver's foot on the gas pedal. An additional coolant pump feeds the separate coolant circuit required for this purpose wîth its air/coolant heat exchanger positioned directly on the intake unit.
The catalytic converters on the new twelve-cylinder come wîth the most advanced and sophisticated exhaust gas sensors and quickly reach their optimum operating temperature thanks to their special position close to the engine. Efficient treatment of exhaust gases ensures full maintenance of all international emission standards, the BMW 760i and the BMW 760Li fulfilling the EÚ5 emission standard in Europe and the ÚLEV II standard in the ÚSA.
To reduce counter-pressure the exhaust system comes on the underfloor wîth largely straight pipes and manifolds increased in size to the largest possible diameter. Exhaust flaps around the silencer masterminded by the electronic control unit as a function of engine maps provide exactly the right engine sound precisely geared to current driving conditions. When idling, therefore, the V12 remains absolutely silent, not emitting any noise at all. The same applies to cruising conditions, wîth only very discreet sound from the engine being emitted to the outside. So it is only at higher engine speeds that the driver receives appropriate acoustic feedback on the development of power, wîth the engine providing its muscular V12 sound when accelerating fast and under full power. Again, this special sound effect under such dynamic conditions authentically reflects both the capacity of the engine and the intensity of power coming from within the engine compartment, characterising the dynamic qualities of BMW's twelve-cylinder.
Optimised combustion and maximum efficiency ensured by High Precision Injection.
BMW High Precision Injection is a second-generation direct injection technology serving to optimise the combustion process and use the energy contained in the fuel wîth maximum efficiency. Piezo-injectors positioned in the middle of the cylinder head allow particularly precise dosage of the fuel injected into the combustion chambers.
In combination wîth TwinPower Turbo Technology, High Precision Injection is featured in all gasoline engines in the BMW 7 Series. And now, in the new V12 power unit, this technology ensures particularly efficient and clean combustion as the starting point for a level of fuel economy and emission management quite unparalleled in this class of performance.
Opening up to the outside, the piezo-injectors are positioned in the cylinder head between the valves and, as a result, directly next to the spark plugs. They are supplied wîth fuel through stainless-steel pipes, fuel then being injected into the combustion chambers in finely atomised form at a pressure of up to 200 bar. This system pressure is generated by single-plunge fuel pumps on each row of cylinders and is maintained reliably at all times by short pipes and fuel travel.
The fuel injected in this process spreads out in conical form, thus burning in a particularly smooth and clean process. This, in turn, has a positive effect on engine emissions and sound, the cooling effect of the fuel/air mixture provided by direct fuel injection helping in addition to achieve a higher compression ratio than on a turbocharged engine wîth manifold injection. The bottom line, therefore, is an even higher degree of engine efficiency generating more power on less fuel. (concept carz)
In their configuration and structure, the cylinder heads largely follow the particular position of the injectors and spark plugs as well as the combustion process provided by High Precision Injection. Short combustion phases optimised for maximum efficiency build up a high level of pressure and temperature requiring optimised cylinder head geometry and an effective flow of coolant. The cylinder head components cast in a gravity process stand out in particular through their very high level of stiffness, while the cylinder head covers are made of aluminium and come wîth rubber profile seals.
Double-VANOS and volume flow-controlled oil pump for maximum efficiency.
Again in typical BMW style, the new twelve-cylinder comes wîth double-VANOS for infinite adjustment of camshaft control timing. This ensures part load running conditions wîth a high level of residual gas and reduced throttle loss for maximum fuel efficiency.
A further advantage of double-VANOS is its support in giving the engine a particularly direct response. Joined in a thermal process, the camshafts come wîth forged cams, additional triple cams on the intake side serving to drive the high-pressure fuel pumps. The valves on the exhaust side, in turn, are filled wîth sodium for optimum cooling and come wîth chrome-plated shafts.
The supply of oil to the new twelve-cylinder has also been optimised, the volume flow-controlled oil pump operating on individual demand wîth maximum efficiency: The six-chamber pendulum-slide pump delivers only as much oil as the engine requires at any given point in time under specific driving conditions.
An oil level sensor is integrated in the oil sump made of pressure-cast aluminium. And instead of a manual oil dipstick, an oil level indicator in the instrument cluster also operating while driving informs the driver of the oil level whenever required.
The new twelve-cylinder models in the BMW 7 Series again feature a wide range of technologies for minimum fuel consumption and emissions based on BMW's strategy of EfficientDynamics. These include Brake Energy Regeneration, electric coolant pumps operating on demand, and the volume flow-controlled oil pump further optimising the balance of load performance and fuel consumption.
With an increase in engine output versus the former models by 22 and an increase in maximum torque by 25 per cent, the average fuel consumption determined in the EÚ test cycle has been reduced to 12.9*) litres/100 kilometres. The emission rating of the BMW 760i is 299*) grams per kilometre.
The engine coolant system on the new twelve-cylinder excels through consistent integration of all pipes in the crankcase, optimised cross-sections and the surface structure ensuring a maximum heat exchanger function helping to warm up the engine far more quickly than before on the former power unit.
The arrangement of the coolant inlet immediately next to the main inlet duct for supplying oil serves in addition to connect the two media in thermal terms, again helping to warm up engine oil and maintain the ideal temperature at all times.
The flow of coolant is separated on the two rows of cylinders, in each case running diagonally from the rear outside to the front inside. And last but not least, the arrangement of the outlets again helps to consistently spread out and maintain the temperature level over a wide range of engine speed.
BMW's outstanding competence in twelve-cylinder technology: a long tradition of supreme performance.
This is the fourth time that a twelve-cylinder power unit marks the top end of the engine portfolio featured in the BMW 7 Series. And indeed, every new generation has further reinforced BMW's position as the leading manufacturer of luxury performance saloons. A BMW 7 Series wîth a twelve-cylinder power unit stands for exclusivity, supremacy and, not least, genuine innovation, the top-of-the-range engines providing the highest standard also on account of the maximum demands they are expected to meet right from the start in the development process.
BMW's outstanding competence in the development and production of twelve-cylinder power units is based on a long tradition extending all the way back to the year 1925 when the Company for the first time hit the headlines by building an aircraft engine wîth twelve cylinders. Back then BMW's V12 developed maximum output of 750 hp, wîth two BMW twelve-cylinders powering the Dornier Wal seaplane just five years later in its record flight across the Atlantic.
In the second half of the 20th century BMW became the pioneer in introducing the twelve-cylinder in the most outstanding luxury cars. The BMW 750i launched in 1987, for example, was the first German twelve-cylinder saloon after the war. In the years to follow a long story of success in motorsport likewise contributed to the exceptional reputation of BMW's twelve-cylinders. The BMW V12 LMR, for example, dominated the racing scene right from the start in its very first race in 1999, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and in the same season clinched overall victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
World debut: eight-speed automatic transmission in the new BMW 760i and the new BMW 760Li.
The unique qualities of the new V12 power unit wîth TwinPower Turbo Technology and High Precision Injection are combined in the new BMW 760i and the new BMW 760Li wîth an equally innovative concept for the transmission of power: the newly developed eight-speed automatic transmission making its world debut in a BMW production car. Ideally tailored to the power and performance characteristics of the twelve-cylinder power unit, the eight-speed automatic transmission combines supreme gearshift comfort, sportiness and efficiency at a level never achieved before.
The new eight-speed automatic transmission excels through the innovative configuration of gears and gearsets allowing the use of additional gears and a larger range of gear increments than on the former six-speed automatic transmission, without any negative effects on the size of the transmission, its weight, and the inner efficiency of the system.
The eight forward gears and the reverse gear all incorporate four simple gearsets and five gearshift elements. The innovative arrangement of these components seen for the first time on an eight-speed automatic transmission ensures that only two clutches are open in each gear at any given point in time, significantly reducing frictional losses under all driving conditions to an absolute minimum.
Over and above the wider range of gear increments and the high degree of internal efficiency, this is a further factor contributing to the outstanding overall efficiency of the new transmission system. So again, the intelligent concept of this new eight-speed automatic transmission harmonises perfectly wîth the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy.
Introduction of the first eight-speed automatic transmission in the BMW 760i and the BMW 760Li marks the starting point to a generation change in the area of power transmission systems. The six-speed automatic transmissions currently featured in all BMW model series already set the standard in terms of shift comfort, reaction time, gearshift speed, and efficiency and, through their compact design and configuration as well as their universal use in various vehicle §egmènts and power classes, already offer unparalleled all-round qualities. The first and foremost objective in developing the new generation of automatic transmissions, therefore, was to retain all the design features of the six-speed automatic transmission and add new potentials in terms of motoring comfort, performance and efficiency.
Optimum gearset configuration as the result of scientific research.
To achieve significant progress over BMW's proven six-speed automatic transmissions, BMW's engineers right from the start initiated an in-depth development process providing the basis for the new transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) The initial consideration was that particularly the improvement of efficiency as desired was only possible wîth a transmission system offering an even larger number of gears and a wider range of gear increments versus a six-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) A further objective was to keep the number of additional components to a minimum in order to optimise the inner efficiency of the system.
Apart from BMW itself, a number of specialised partners in development such as ZF Friedrichshafen AG participated in the search for an optimum concept fulfilling all these requirements. Working together closely, the complete team developed analytical methods serving to establish and balance the pros and cons of all theoretically conceivable variants of a planetary gear system. To begin with, both the number of gears was open as was the structure of the new transmission system wîth its underlying concept. The fundamental objectives, therefore, were to achieve the highest conceivable standard of efficiency and to keep the new transmission compact and light.
Studies jointly conducted by engineers and scientists eventually led to a solution offering the best balance of internal efficiency and overall running qualities: the new eight-speed automatic transmission wîth two additional gears and a gear increment range increased from six to seven gear units, wîth the number of gearsets being increased by only one to a total of four and the number of clutches remaining unchanged.
Triple progress wîth two additional gears: gearshift dynamics improved, comfort optimised, efficiency maximised.
Thanks to the larger range of gear increments now offered by the new transmission, the driver is able to use the highest gear at significantly reduced engine speed far more often than before. In the BMW 760i and the BMW 760Li, this not only optimises the car's economy also at higher speeds, but also enhances the smoothness and refinement of the twelve-cylinder.
With the number of gears being increased to eight, the individual steps between gears are smaller than before, despite the overall range of gear increments. Clearly, this benefits the sporting character of the transmission and, as a result, the dynamic nature of the car again in typical BMW style.
While accelerating the harmonious balance of gear ratios provides a very smooth and consistent increase in road speed, a feature corresponding ideally wîth the ongoing surge of power from the new V12 and again confirming the unparalleled supremacy of the BMW 760i and the BMW 760Li.
A further advantage of the small gear increments is the enhancement of gearshift comfort in BMW's most outstanding Luxury Performance Saloon, wîth only a slight change in engine speed when shifting from one gear to another.
The reaction and gearshift times even shorter than wîth the former six-speed automatic transmission benefit both motoring comfort and driving dynamics, wîth only one clutch having to be disengaged when shifting up or down either one or two gears. At the same time direct gear detection enables the driver to shift up or down by more than two gears, again wîth extremely short reaction and gearshift times. And last but not least, the downshift from eighth to second gear particularly important for spontaneous acceleration also takes place as a direct gear change requiring the system to open only one clutch.
This particular configuration is of great significance for supreme driving pleasure in the BMW 760i and the BMW 760Li, enabling the driver to use the higher gears for perfect efficiency and motoring refinement particularly often while enjoying the car's maximum performance spontaneously at all times.
Flexible, up-to-date, oriented to the future.
With the number of transmission components being increased only slightly over the former six-speed automatic transmission, the new eight-speed automatic offers an unusually high level of internal efficiency. So-called gear-mesh efficiency, for example, is more than 98 per cent in each gear. And being configured as a direct gear, sixth gear reduces frictional losses to zero.
The low weight of the new transmission virtually identical to that of the former six-speed automatic likewise benefits the overall efficiency of the car, wîth the integration of an additional gearset being compensated by the optimisation of weight in other areas.
In all the minimum converter slip, the high degree of internal efficiency, low frictional losses wîth only two clutches open at a time, the longer transmission ratios on the higher gears and the transmission management giving preference to low engine speeds at all times offer a reduction of fuel consumption versus the former six-speed automatic by approximately 6 per cent.
As a result of these improvements and highlights in technology, the new eight-speed automatic transmission is not only the optimum system currently available, but also a future-oriented solution for the transmission of power in a premium car.
The new transmission may be combined wîth all kinds of engines and levels of performance, and may be integrated not only in cars wîth rear-wheel drive, but also in all-wheel-drive models. At the same time the eight-speed automatic transmission may be combined wîth hybrid drive, making it part of BMW's Active Hybrid technology combining an eight-cylinder gasoline engine wîth an electric motor. This innovative drive concept will be reaching production standard in the first hybrid model in the BMW 7 Series in the course of 2009.
Setting the new standard in motoring supremacy:
the new BMW 7 Series wîth twelve-cylinder power unit and
eight-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Twelve cylinders and eight speeds – this combination re-defines the most supreme standard of exclusivity and refinement in the luxury class. The drive technology featured in the new BMW 760i and the new BMW 760Li makes a significant contribution to the significant innovation of power technology ensured by the BMW brand, the unique power and performance characteristics of the new V12 power unit and the innovative concept of eight-speed automatic transmission joining forces to provide a truly fascinating driving experience.
Superior power is thus converted into equally superior driving dynamics wîth an exceptionally high standard of motoring refinement. Offering supreme smoothness and full availability of enormous power reserves at all times, the twelve-cylinder simply begs the driver and passengers to enjoy a most comfortable driving experience wherever they go, experiencing sporting performance of the highest calibre as an unparalleled asset in luxury performance motoring.
The eight-speed automatic transmission perfectly supplements both the supremacy and the dynamic character of the power unit. At the same time the exceptional efficiency of both top models in the BMW 7 Series results not just from the V12 power unit, but also from the transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) Innovations developed in the context of BMW EfficientDynamics allow this luxury saloon to combine acceleration to 100 km/h in 4.6*) seconds wîth average fuel consumption in the EÚ test cycle of 12.9*) litres/100 kilometres.
The outstanding position of the new BMW 760i and the new BMW 760Li is further underlined by suspension technology specially developed for this Luxury Saloon, combining innovative driver assistance systems partly exclusive to BMW wîth a wide range of comfort amenities all featured as standard. More than ever before, therefore, both models meet the demands and requirements of the most discerning motorist seeking individual mobility of the highest calibre as part of his or her lifestyle dedicated to absolute perfection.Source - BMW
BMW at Auto Shanghai 2009Continuing the Company's highly successful model initiative in the Chinese automobile market, introducing even more innovative concepts and future-oriented drive technologies – these are the highlights of BMW's presentation at Auto Shanghai 2009.
The 13th International Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition is the venue for two world debuts, wîth two further new models being presented for the first time in Asia.
Making such a clear public statement, the German manufacturer of premium cars once again emphasises the great significance of Auto Shanghai 2009 as well as the leading role of the Chinese automobile market. Expanding its model range in China, BMW is further securing its position as a manufacturer of particularly thrilling and future-oriented cars standing out through superior fuel economy and emission-reducing technologies combined wîth exceptional driving pleasure.
The world debut of the BMW 760Li sets a new benchmark for exclusivity and supremacy in a luxury saloon. The flagship in BMW's model portfolio presented to the public for the first time in Shanghai is driven by a 6.0-litre, 400 kW/544 hp twelve-cylinder power unit. At the same time the new BMW 760Li is the first model to feature a newly developed eight-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Through its supreme refinement and drive power, superior motoring comfort and the luxurious, progressive ambience of the interior, the BMW 760Li is the new epitome of motoring refinement and prestige in its class.
The BMW X5 M likewise making its world debut at Auto Shanghai 2009 guarantees unparalleled driving dynamics in its §egmènt. Boasting a newly developed V8 turbo engine delivering no less than 408 kW/555 hp and BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive technology including Dynamic Performance Control tailored specifically to the BMW M philosophy, the first Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) from BMW M GmbH offers an absolutely unique combination of driving dynamics, traction, and driving stability unmatched the world over.
The second new model from BMW M GmbH, the BMW X6 M also making its Asian debut at Auto Shanghai 2009, features the same drivetrain and suspension technology and offers equally outstanding performance.
As yet a further highlight, the public attending the Shanghai Show in China's leading business centre will be able for the first time in Asia to admire the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo. Indeed, this concept car sets the foundation for a brand-new §egmènt in the market, offering a unique combination of the elegance and spaciousness of a luxury performance saloon wîth versatility inside the vehicle so far only to be found in an SAV.
BMW's outstanding presentation at Auto Shanghai 2009 is being rounded off by the Chinese debut of the BMW Z4 sDrive35i Roadster and the BMW Concept 7 Series ActiveHybrid.
The expansion of BMW's model range sets an important foundation for continuing the Company's successful growth in the Chinese automobile market. In 2009 the world's most successful manufacturer of premium cars is represented in China by various cars in all model series, the portfolio extending from the compact BMW 1 Series all the way to the long-wheelbase version of the BMW 7 Series and also embracing the BMW X Models so successful the world over as well as the high-performance sports cars from BMW M GmbH.
Other highlights also to be admired are the BMW 530Li, the BMW 525Li and the BMW 523Li developed exclusively for the Chinese automobile market. This special version of BMW's Business Saloon developed at BMW's Research and Development Centre in Munich and built at the Chinese Plant in Shenyang comes wîth a 140-millimetre (5.5') longer wheelbase for extra space at the rear as well as an exclusive range of standard equipment.
The new BMW X5 Security is also being presented in Shanghai for the first time. This is indeed the first vehicle in its §egmènt which, through its armed passenger cell including security glazing, complies wîth the official VR4 protection class. The BMW X5 Security therefore combines an all-round safety concept wîth space for up to five occupants and BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive technology for safe and superior mobility also off the beaten track.
BMW's current models also meet the latest demands and requirements through their progressive drivetrain technologies. In all §egmènts, therefore, the models marketed by BMW provide a particularly good balance of driving pleasure and fuel consumption in conjunction wîth low emissions.
This unique position in the market results from the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy offering outstanding fuel economy and emission management in all model series the world over. These technologies from BMW EfficientDynamics comprise features such as engines and transmission technology optimised for maximum efficiency, ancillaries controlled according to current demand, and optimised aerodynamics. These features are combined wîth one another in an appropriate manner for each model and come as standard on every new BMW the world over.
A good example of this modern, trendsetting philosophy is the introduction of the new BMW 318i in China, BMW's new entry-level model combining the driving characteristics so typical of the BMW 3 Series wîth exemplary all-round economy.
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder power unit of BMW 318i develops maximum output of 100 kW/136 hp, its spontaneous performance and superior efficiency resulting, among other things, from variable VALVETRONIC valve management proven the world over as well as BMW's infinite VANOS camshaft adjustment.
Featuring a both sporting and efficient six-speed automatic transmission, the BMW 318i accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 10.8 seconds. Fuel consumption in the EÚ test cycle is 7.8 litres/100 kilometres, equal to 36.2 mpg imp, and the CO2 rating is 187 grams per kilometre.
The new BMW Z4 offers an equally wide range of innovative drivetrain technologies. Indeed, BMW's outstanding two-seater is characterised by classic roadster proportions, a retractable hardtop and a dynamic seating position near the rear axle, together wîth superior motoring refinement and a high level of efficiency ensured by all of BMW's straight-six power units.
While the BMW Z4 sDrive23i and the BMW Z4 sDrive30i feature VALVETRONIC technology, the top-of-the-range BMW Z4 sDrive35i wîth its 225 kW/306 hp power unit being presented in China for the first time boasts
a combination of Twin Turbo Technology and High Precision Injection. Further features are the innovative seven-speed Sports Automatic wîth double-clutch operation not only giving the car even faster acceleration, but also increasing the efficiency of BMW's new roadster to an even higher level.
The BMW Z4 sDrive35i accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. Average fuel consumption in the EÚ test cycle is 9.4 litres/100 kilometres, equal to 30.0 mpg imp, and the car's CO2 rating is 219 grams per kilometre.
The combination of Twin Turbo Technology and High Precision Injection is the ideal concept not only on BMW's straight-six power units to offer the highest level of economy and emission management. Indeed, both the
BMW 750Li and the BMW X6 xDrive50i are powered by the world's only V8 featuring two turbochargers arranged in the V-section between the two rows of cylinders. And here again, fuel is injected by High Precision Injection, wîth engine output reaching a peak of 300 kW/407 hp and torque going all
the way to 600 Newton-metres/442 lb-ft. Clearly, this makes the V8 wîth Twin Turbo Technology and High Precision Injection the world's most efficient engine in its class.
The configuration of the new twelve-cylinder featured in the BMW 760Li also being presented to the world public for the first time in Shanghai is equally unique and unprecedented. Here again, the V12 comes wîth two turbochargers and High Precision Injection featuring centrally arranged piezo-injectors. In terms of power and motoring refinement, BMW's new twelve-cylinder once again sets the absolute benchmark in the area of engine development, the new V12 delivering 400 kW/544 hp and maximum torque of 750 Newton-metres/553 lb-ft at just 1,580 rpm.
While both of these figures are a substantial improvement over the former model, the new BMW 760Li offers significantly greater fuel economy. And, together wîth other standards, it naturally fulfils the particularly strict EÚ5 emission requirements in Europe and ÚLEV II in the ÚSA.
Beyond all these outstanding achievements, BMW's mastery of engine technology also comes out clearly in the development of drive power by
BMW M GmbH focusing on maximum output and performance. The latest result of this clear-cut orientation is the new M turbo engine featured in the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M presented at Auto Shanghai 2009. Displacing 4.4 litres, the world's first power unit wîth a joint exhaust gas manifold connecting both rows of cylinders and Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology develops maximum output of 408 kW/555 hp and 680 Newton-metres/ 501 lb-ft of mighty torque.
Patented by BMW, the principle of joint exhaust management flowing through a common unit connecting both rows of cylinders ensures an extremely spontaneous response and a long and steady power curve rising up consistently. A further point is that the new M turbo engine also comes wîth High Precision Injection – one of the reasons why the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M offer not only the highest level of dynamic performance, but also the best efficiency in their §egmènts.
At Auto Shanghai 2009 BMW is also proud to inform the public of the Company's medium-term concepts for progressive drive systems being developed in the context of EfficientDynamics. In particular, this includes BMW's specific concept of Hybrid Technology which will be reaching production standard this year not only in the BMW 7 Series but also in another model.
The BMW Concept 7 Series ActiveHybrid combines an eight-cylinder gasoline engine wîth a 15 kW/20 hp electric motor and a lithium-ion battery saving energy within the car. In this revolutionary vehicle the most advanced drivetrain technology incorporating hybrid components enhances dynamic driving qualities to an even higher standard and at the same time reduces fuel consumption and emissions by approximately 15 per cent in the EÚ test cycle versus the 'base' model wîth a 'regular' combustion engine.
Both this outlook at trendsetting vehicle and drive concepts as well as the choice of new models making their world or Asian debut at Auto Shanghai 2009 underline the great significance BMW gives to this Auto Show and, accordingly, to the Chinese automobile market. Precisely this is why
the new BMW 760Li is making its world debut in China as the latest version of the German manufacturer's most exclusive and prestigious model.
Held every two years since 1985, Auto Shanghai has become one of the most significant shows in the international automotive . At the New International Exhibition Center in Shanghai more than 1,000 exhibitors from all over the world will be presenting their products from 22 – 28 April 2009.
BMW stands out for visitors to Auto Shanghai 2009 as a manufacturer of supreme automobiles which, through outstanding quality, culture of design and driving dynamics, offer truly fascinating appeal and at the same time reduce both fuel consumption and emissions consistently by way of BMW EfficientDynamics, thus making an important contribution to the ongoing continuity of individual mobility.
Given all these qualities, BMW is maintaining its clear focus on the progressive combination of sheer driving pleasure and the responsible use of natural resources also in the Chinese automobile market.Source - BMW
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|BMW 3 Series|
|BMW 5 Series|
|BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo|
|BMW 6 Series|
|BMW Sauber F1.09|
|BMW Z4||2009 BMW Concepts|
|BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo|
|BMW X1 Concept|
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