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    Salam guys;

    Just trying to get all Bmw fans & lovers together in here. We can discuss everything about Bimmers & share our knowledge about the brand.

    Questions, updates, news & pics etc are all welcome. Thanks!

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    Some text about BMW X6M and X5M copied from netcarshow.com

    BMWX5M and BMW X6M


    Now the discerning customer has the opportunity to enjoy the unique high-performance character of a BMW M car also in the segment of BMW X models: The BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M are the first all-wheel-drive models to offer the supreme performance, dynamic driving features, athletic design, and premium quality of a typical BMW M Car.


    Both models are powered by a newly developed V8 high-performance engine delivering 408 kW/555 hp at an engine speed range between of 6,000 rpm from an engine capacity of 4,395 cc. The new M TwinPower Turbo engine is indeed the world's first power unit with a common exhaust manifold encompassing both rows of cylinders and featuring Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology.


    BMW's intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive system is naturally geared to the specific power and performance characteristics of the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M, just like Dynamic Performance Control also standard on both models. Interacting with the cars' special M suspension including Adaptive Drive and the newly developed Servotronic power steering, this ensures the driving behaviour so characteristic of a BMW M Car, combining unique driving stability with precisely controlled steering qualities all the way to the highest level of driving dynamics.


    The BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M set new standards in this segment of high-performance models in terms of acceleration, lateral dynamics, steering behaviour, stopping power, and efficiency. Both models accelerate to 100 km/h from a standstill in 4.7 seconds and stand out not only through the truly impressive delivery of power by the V8 turbo engine providing maximum torque of 680 Newton-metres or 501 lb-ft in the broad speed range between 1,500 and 5, 650 rpm, but also through the likewise smooth and consistent build-up of lateral forces meeting the highest requirements and the most dynamic level of performance in bends.


    The exclusive character of both the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M results to a large extent from a level of driving performance never seen before even in this particular segment. Both models offer the ultimate in their segment in every respect, providing performance and dynamic driving reserves quite unique versus the competition and ensuring an experience of unlimited supremacy in everyday traffic.


    Design: features typical of BMW M for supreme dynamics and exclusivity.


    The truly outstanding potential of both models comes out clearly in their looks and design, their joint DNA borne out by supreme performance on the road presented convincingly by the common design of the front end with its large air intakes.


    The engine compartment lid, the front air dam and the headlight graphics carried over from the BMW X6 are identical in both cases. The proportions of the two cars, on the other hand, clearly differ through the variability of the BMW X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle as opposed to the dynamic qualities of the BMW X6 M Sports Activity Coupé.


    Both the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M feature special gill intakes in the front side panels tailored to each model as well as individually designed 20-inch light-alloy rims.


    The signs of distinction so typical of BMW M are likewise presented in individual style at the rear, in both cases confirming the outstanding dynamism of each model: The rear air dam on the BMW X6 M demonstrates particularly powerful presence, while the two dual tailpipes in the exhaust system surrounded in both cases by the rear air dam are again typical of BMW's M philosophy.


    Compared with the "regular" BMW X5 and the BMW X6, the share of black plastic surfaces around the lower section of the body is reduced on both new models, giving even greater emphasis to the road going-orientation of the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M. Particularly the body elements fulfilling major functions in terms of aerodynamics and the flow of cooling air are clearly accentuated on both models.


    Beyond these common features, both of these all-wheel-drive high-performance sports cars stand out clearly as unique models in their own right: The BMW X5 M clearly boasts its superior power and exclusivity at very first sight, while the BMW X6 M, in its unique design, alludes to fascinating driving dynamics and the car's athletic charisma.


    The M TwinPower Turbo: Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology with a joint exhaust manifold for both rows of cylinders making its debut in the market.


    Power and performance typical of BMW M is delivered by the power unit in both the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M by a new design and construction principle: The new M TwinPower Turbo with Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology and the exhaust manifold extending over both rows of cylinders patented by BMW offer absolutely extreme response and spontaneity, a linear build-up of engine power, and an unusually consistent torque curve.


    The two turbochargers are positioned together with the catalytic converters in the V-section between the two rows of cylinders. The position of the intake and exhaust ducts provided in this way serves to reduce the length of the pipes and manifolds and increase their cross-section, with pressure losses on the exhaust side being significantly minimised in the process.


    The joint flow of exhaust gas provided by the common manifold system connecting two cylinders at a time also ensures optimum gas throughput. The separation of exhaust flow is continued until the exhaust gas reaches the turbine wheel, building up ongoing pressure on the two Twin Scroll Turbochargers not impaired by any kind of counter-pressure.


    With maximum charge pressure amounting to 1.5 bar, the use of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology with its inter-cylinder exhaust manifold makes unique use of the turbocharging potential.


    Immediate, direct response to the gas pedal and truly exceptional pulling force from the engine starting at low speeds and continuing consistently to the highest load level characterise the new M TwinPower Turbo from BMW M GmbH. The truly impressive development of power ensured in this way is accompanied by fascinating engine sound accentuating the fast-revving engine characteristics and the linear build-up of power by a supreme acoustic effect typical of a BMW M Car.


    Reflecting the superior power of the engine, the V8 power unit comes with a cooling system developed specifically for the two new models. One special feature in this context is the indirect intercooling effect serving to optimise performance under particularly dynamic driving conditions.


    The new M TwinPower Turbo develops its outstanding output and performance with equally outstanding efficiency. In addition to direct ¬High Precision Injection, both the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M are equipped with a wide range of technologies from BMW ¬EfficientDynamics. Apart from Brake Energy Regeneration, these also include on-demand control of the electrical fuel pump, a detectable a/c compressor, as well as a volume flow-controlled supply of hydraulic fluid to the anti-roll system also operating specifically on demand.


    Both models offer average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 13.9 litres/ 100 kilometres, equal to 20.3 mpg imp. Their CO2 rating is 325 grams per kilometre. And last but not least, the engine naturally fulfils all the requirements of the US LEV II standard as well as the EU5 requirements in Europe.


    M Sports Automatic with electronic gear selector lever and shift paddles on the steering wheel.


    Featured for the first time on a BMW M Model, the six-speed automatic transmission enhances the high-performance character of the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M through its spontaneous gearshift, direct connection to the engine, and the high standard of shift comfort. The new M Sports Automatic is controlled by an electronic gear selector lever on the centre console and offers the driver not only the D Mode, but also an S and M Mode for an even more sporting gearshift.


    Aluminium gearshift paddles on the steering wheel exclusive to BMW M allow a manual gearshift significantly shortening gearshift times by the new technology reducing torque in the transmission through the deactivation of individual cylinders.


    This significantly enhances the sporting character of the car, the gear in mesh being held in position in the M Mode up to maximum engine speed in order to give the driver optimum control of his vehicle also under the most dynamic driving conditions. In other words, the transmission does not shift up automatically at a certain engine speed in this mode.


    A further option in the M Mode is to activate the Launch Control function enabling the driver to accelerate from a standstill with maximum performance: With the driver pressing the gas pedal fully down, M Sports Automatic shifts gears automatically at the ideal point and with optimum wheel spin control. An aluminium oil sump again exclusive to BMW M with a special finned or ribbed structure on the surface guarantees optimum cooling at all times even with an extremely sporting style of motoring.


    BMW xDrive and Dynamic Performance Control with a special set-up for optimum dynamics.


    The outstanding success of BMW's intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive technology is based on the fact that the system not only improves traction on rough terrain, but also enhances driving dynamics on the road. Electronically controlled, variable power distribution to the front and rear axle prevents even the slightest tendency to over- or understeer right from the start, before DSC Dynamic Stability Control is even required to cut in.


    Dynamic Performance Control presented for the first time in the BMW X6 and now featured also in the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M enhances driving stability in demanding situations. Variable distribution of drive power between the right and left rear wheel significantly improves steering precision and tracking stability at all speeds, with DSC being required to stabilise the vehicle only under high lateral acceleration.


    Ultimately this offers the driver an unparalleled standard of dynamic performance, agility and traction re-defining all existing benchmarks in drivetrain and suspension technology.


    In the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M the potentials of both systems are again used in that special style of BMW M, with the driver able to activate the M Dynamic Mode (MDM) by means of the DSC button on the centre console. This mode raises the DSC control thresholds for intervention in the brakes and the reduction of engine power and ensures the steering behaviour typical of BMW M by shifting the xDrive control features more to the rear wheels and interacting with Dynamic Performance Control in the process.


    As a result, MDM allows maximum speeds in bends and on winding roads with the system cutting in very late when the vehicle reaches the absolute limit. Even under maximum load in the apex of a bend, therefore, the vehicle follows the steering with utmost precision, giving the driver very high speed when leaving the bend in the interest of optimum performance. And last but not least, the DSC-Off Mode may be activated at the touch of a button.


    Special M suspension with Adaptive Drive featured as standard.


    The suspension developed specifically for the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M with its double-track control arm front axle and Integral IV rear axle offers M-specific elastokinematics thanks to stiffer track control arm mounts and hydraulic tiebar mounts at the front as well as stiffer axle support mounts at the rear.


    Both models come as standard with air suspension featuring self-levelling on the rear axle as well as Adaptive Drive with electronically controlled dampers (EDC) and active anti-roll stability. The special version of Adaptive Drive tailored to the requirements of BMW M also serves to lower the entire vehicle by 10 millimetres or 0.39" versus the "regular" BMW X5 and BMW X6 and incor¬porates stiffer carrier springs, modified auxiliary springs, three-way support mounts and damper control with reinforced connection to the body.


    The special Servotronic steering developed for the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M provides individual steering assistance geared to the actual road speed of the vehicle. This allows comfortable parking manoeuvres with lower operating forces as well as exact feedback and a high standard of steering precision at higher speeds.


    The degree of power assistance is defined by two control maps. Apart from the standard configuration, the driver is able, through the EDC and, respectively, the M Drive button, to call up the Sports Mode activating an uncompromisingly sporting control map with higher control forces for particularly dynamic driving conditions.


    Changing from the Normal to the Sports Mode, the system alters not only the Servotronic control map, but also the damper setting, with the connection of the dampers to the body of the vehicle being significantly reinforced in the Sports Mode. In conjunction with anti-roll stability this allows an exceptionally high standard of linear lateral forces in dynamic bends and on fast, winding roads.


    The high-performance brake system guarantees supreme stopping power and high resistance to fading under all conditions. The brakes come with four-piston fixed callipers at the front and swing callipers at the rear, combined in each case with inner-vented lightweight brake discs.


    The BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M are the only vehicles in their segment to come as standard with different-sized tyres front and rear, running in each case on 20-inch light-alloy rims. The choice of 275/40 R 20 tyres at the front and 315/35 R 20 tyres at the rear is a further result of the special set-up characteristic of both models, with the emphasis on rear-wheel power. The choice of this combination of tyre sizes ideal in terms of driving dynamics promotes both the exceptionally good transmission of power to the rear axle and the precise, exactly dosed steering behaviour of both models.


    Dynamic performance according to the driver's personal choice and available at the touch of a button: the M Drive button on the steering wheel.


    Apart from the DSC Mode and the specific set-up of both the dampers and the steering, the driver is also able to configure the set-up of the drivetrain on the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M according to his personal requirements. Activating the Power Mode which influences both engine and transmission control, the driver has the choice of both the Sports and Efficiency driving programs.


    The Sports program allows precise dosage of engine power also under the most dynamic driving conditions specifically through the linear build-up of the power delivered.


    The Efficiency program, in turn, shifts up gears at an early point in time not only to significantly reduce fuel consumption under practical driving conditions, but also to allow a relaxed style of motoring using the supreme torque and pulling force of the engine available from low engine speeds. The result, therefore, is an ideal combination of efficient motoring and supreme driving qualities.


    In the M Drive menu the driver is able to pre-configure both the Power Mode and the set-up of DSC and EDC, the combination of settings chosen providing the set-up preferred by the driver under all conditions. The driver is even able to save his favourite set-up and subsequently retrieve it at any time simply by pressing the M Drive button on the steering wheel.


    The M Drive menu is yet another specific M feature supplementing the vehicle, infotainment, navigation, air conditioning and communication functions already controlled by BMW iDrive. Both the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M are equipped with the latest generation of iDrive and come as an option with a Head-Up Display again specific to BMW M. Indeed, this function even enables the driver to vary the type and scope of the data projected on to the windscreen in accordance with the M Drive menu.


    M-specific cockpit and sophisticated driver assistance systems for even greater supremacy at the wheel.


    The philosophy so typical of BMW M naturally continues into the design and configuration of the driver's "workplace": Both of these all-wheel-drive high-performance sports cars come with a special M cockpit with the instrument cluster featuring a variable pre-warning field in the rev counter, specific vehicle function displays, and white display illumination. And both the BMW X5 M as well as the BMW X6 M boast M seats and an M leather steering wheel.


    The driver's superior style of motoring is enhanced additionally by innovative driver assistance systems, both models fitted as standard with cruise control incorporating its own brake function. The wide range of optional features, in turn, includes Adaptive Headlights and a High-Beam Assistant.


    Supplementing BMW Park Distance Control naturally featured as standard, there is also an optional back-up camera including its own very special Top View function.


    The wide range of standard features includes electrical seat adjustment complete with a memory function and seat heating at the front, two-zone automatic air conditioning, extended Merino leather, a HiFi audio system with 12 loudspeakers and 230 Watt amplifier output, M entry trim, an M footrest, interior trim in brushed Aluminium Shadow on both models as well as a BMW Individual instrument panel finished in leather and automatic operation of the tailgate on the BMW X6 M. The optional comfort features available on both the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M include BMW's Professional navigation system, four-zone automatic air conditioning, active seat ventilation, full leather upholstery in Merino leather, a panorama glass roof on the BMW X5 M and an electrically operated glass roof on the BMW X6 M as well as the BMW Individual High End audio system.





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    BMW has released the details and photos of the new 2009 BMW 760i and of the 2009 BMW 760Li (the long wheelbase version). The 2009 BMW 760i and of the 2009 BMW 760Li are powered by a new 6.0 liter twin-turbo 12-cylinder engine with gasoline direct injection that develops 400 kW/544 hp at 5,000 rpm and 750 Nm of torque. The engine that powers the 2009 BMW 760i and the 2009 BMW 760Li is coupled, for the first time, with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

    In comparison the 2009 BMW 760Li has a 14 centimeters longer wheelbase than the 2009 BMW 760i (and the standard 2009 BMW 7 Series).

    The 2009 BMW 760i is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, has a fuel consumption of 12.9 liters per 100 kilometers and complies with the Euro 5 emissions standard.







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    The new BMW 7 Series already sets the benchmark in luxury performance driving - and now BMW raised the standard for maximum exclusivity, performance and luxury in this premium class. The new BMW 760Li Sedan is taking over the top position within BMW’s model portfolio, delivering the highest level of driving refinement in its segment.
    The heart and foundation of this exceptional new vehicle comes from an all-new BMW V12 engine. Developed as a completely-new engine from the ground up, the latest BMW V12 is a masterpiece of modern engine technology. 544 horsepower (preliminary) comes at an engine speed of 5,000 rpm, with maximum torque of 553 lb-ft (preliminary) from just 1,500 rpm.

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    Combined with a brand-new 8-speed automatic transmission, this BMW V12 offers unparalleled driving refinement and premium driving dynamics through its ability to convert seemingly unlimited power reserves into action with amazing responsiveness.

    Once again, BMW’s V12 engine is the epitome of refined performance. The new BMW 760Li Sedan provides the answer to what one should expect of a genuine luxury performance sedan, with remarkable new features underscoring BMW’s claim to leadership in the luxury segment.

    The drivetrain with all-new technical features is a masterpiece of engineering. It includes a 6.0-liter all-aluminum engine with Twin Turbo Technology, High Precision Direct Injection, and BMW’s infinite double-VANOS camshaft adjustment as well as an 8-speed automatic transmission featured for the first time in a BMW.

    Benefiting from these combined technologies, the BMW 760Li Sedan offers a new standard of driving refinement, dynamic performance and efficiency. Acceleration to 60 mph comes in less than 4.5 seconds (preliminary).

    h3The new BMW 7 Series: the perfect sedan for premium driving refinement./h3
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    Featuring best-in-class suspension technology, innovative driver assistance systems and luxurious comfort, the BMW 7 Series offers all the qualities required to enjoy a truly incomparable driving experience with a new V12 engine.

    The new BMW 760Li comes with Driving Dynamics Control operated at the touch of a rocker switch on the center console, shock absorbers that adjust according to the lightning-fast Dynamic Damping Control, vehicle speed-sensitive Servotronic power steering, and BMW’s Dynamic Drive anti-roll stability system.

    In addition to these outstanding technologies, the BMW 760Li Sedan features self-leveling air suspension at the rear. Available Integral Active Steering offers speed-related adjustment of the steering angle on the front and rear wheels. With Integral Active Steering, the car’s passenger comfort reaches an even higher level when changing lanes at high speeds thanks to reduced lateral forces.

    The premium touring comfort offered by the new top-of-the-range BMW 7 Series is further underlined by Comfort Seats, BMW’s on-board Navigation system, four-zone automatic control, cruise control complete with an automatic brake function, Park Distance Control, and Soft Close on each of the doors.

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    h3Design: discreet signals on the outside, stylish exclusivity inside./h3

    The outstanding looks of the BMW 760Li Sedan benefit from the harmonious combination of elegance, sportiness and natural presence which defines the design of the new BMW 7 Series.

    Visual references to the V12 engine on the outside of the BMW 760Li Sedan are 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, exclusive 19-inch light-alloy wheels as well as the V12 model designation on the chrome-plated gills with their integrated side direction indicators at the transition point between the front fenders and the doors likewise serve to identify this special model.

    An additional chrome bar between the unique dual tailpipes on the exhaust system provides a special sign of distinction at the rear. 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 with chrome trim and cut at a slight angle, flush to their surrounds.


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    Inside the BMW 760Li Sedan the luxurious ambience is supplemented by various design features tailored specifically to this model, again expressing the character of the V12 models. Stainless-steel door entry trim with an illuminated V12 sill, 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 burled walnut with Individual inlays help to give the BMW 760Li Sedan a further stylish sign of distinction.

    h3The new V12 engine: perfection as the overarching target, innovation as the driving force./h3

    For more than two decades a V12 engine in a BMW 7 Series has guaranteed a driving and travel experience unique in every respect. No other engine-chassis combination offers such an outstanding blend of power and refinement.

    Now these features reach a new height, with BMW’s new V12 offering significantly more power and torque compared with its predecessors. The engine features responsiveness combined with an endless surge of power as well as tailored acoustics. The engineering progress achieved is obvious from the first push of the Start button.

    In keeping with 7 Series tradition, the new V12 maintains an outstanding position of BMW’s V12 models in the new generation of the BMW 7 Series, giving the driver of a BMW 760Li Sedan the assurance of absolute leadership in the luxury sedan class. The new engine combines the outstanding qualities of a V12 with up-to-date efficiency, offering a level of fuel efficiency and emission management even better than some 8-cylinder vehicles in the BMW 7 Series segment.


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    By tradition, the BMW V12 enjoys a special status which is unmatched by other engines of different design and configuration. The BMW V12 represents the highest level of competence in engine technology and justifies its position through qualities only this drive concept is able to offer.

    The unique status of the BMW V12 as an incomparably powerful and refined engine is based on a design principle which offers power and performance achieved without the slightest hint of effort. Benefiting from an angle of 60° between the two rows of cylinders, the V12 eliminates vibrations to the highest standard conceivable in physics; better than any other engine.

    All components and design features on the aluminum engine block are built and constructed for maximum stiffness with minimum weight. Using a closed-deck structure combined with bolts holding the cylinder head to the floor plate of the crankcase, the engine achieves maximum stability of the cylinder liners. Double bolts on the main bearings with an additional connection to the side panels through threaded supports and bolts reduce the influence of lateral forces from the crankshaft on the crankcase.

    Further vibration-reducing features of the BMW V12 engine block are iron-coated aluminum pistons, forged connecting rods assembled through the cracking process, and a forged crankshaft for absolute perfection. These features make the sound level of the idling engine a very special experience, where the driver must look at the tachometer to see whether the engine is running at all.


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    The new V12 engine comes with 5,972 cc maintaining exactly the same cylinder volume as on the last-generation BMW V12. Displacing 497.7 cubic centimeters per cylinder, the engine offers exactly the right size and dimensions acknowledged by engine specialists as 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.

    h3Introduction of Twin Turbo Technology on the BMW V12./h3

    BMW’s new V12 comes with a number of special technical features that capitalize on the potential it offers through its design principle and structure. This includes the first-ever use on a BMW V12 of Twin Turbo Technology and High Precision Direct Injection.

    Featuring this combination of technologies which has been admired on BMW’s 6- and 8-cylinders, the V12 responds directly to small movements of the accelerator pedal. It maintains a consistent torque curve and offers a level of fuel efficiency and emissions management unusual for an engine of this size.

    Thanks to the small V 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 with compressed air.


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    The turbochargers stand out through their unusually good compressor and turbine efficiency. Their positions are ideal for keeping the exhaust pipes short and straight. Balanced supply of turbocharger air into the intake plenum, in turn, helps optimize the engine’s acoustics and charge cycle. The exhaust gas manifolds on each row of cylinders come with two 3-into-1 connections arranged to make use of the engine’s firing sequence. Combined with low-backpressure catalytic converters, this special configuration of the exhaust manifolds sets the foundation for outstanding responsiveness to the accelerator pedal and premium power and torque from the BMW V12.

    Peak torque, now increased to 553 lb-ft (preliminary), comes at just 1,500 rpm and is maintained consistently all the way to 5,000 rpm. Compared with the previous-generation V12, this means an increase in torque of 25 percent which is 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 544 hp (preliminary) at 5,000 rpm.

    h3Intelligent solutions for power./h3

    The introduction of Twin Turbo Technology raises the BMW V12 to a level of output and torque a naturally-aspirated engine would achieve only with much larger displacement. The increase in engine size and weight inevitable in such a case, together with negative effects on the center of gravity, fuel consumption and the agility of the car, are all avoided through turbocharger technology.


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    To ensure sensitive and precise dosage of power at all times, the compressed turbocharger air is cooled by a water-to-air intercooler which, as in other BMW twin-turbo applications, uses a dedicated coolant circuit. This serves to minimize the overall volume of air required and reduce lag, again enabling the engine to respond ideally to the driver’s foot on the accelerator pedal.

    The catalytic converters on the new BMW V12 come with 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 compliance with all international emission standards. The new BMW 760Li Sedan fulfills the EU5 emission standard in Europe and the ULEV II standard in the US.

    To reduce backpressure the exhaust system features large, straight pipes and manifolds increased in size to the largest possible diameter. Exhaust flaps around the muffler controlled by the electronic control unit provide the right engine sound for current all conditions. When idling, therefore, the V12 remains absolutely silent. The same applies to cruising conditions, with only very discreet sound from the engine being emitted to the outside. At higher engine speeds the driver receives sensational acoustic feedback on the development of power, with the engine providing its muscular V12 sound when accelerating fast and under full power. This special sound effect under such dynamic conditions authentically reflects the intensity of power coming from within the engine compartment.

    h3Optimized combustion ensured by High Precision Direct Injection./h3

    BMW’s High Precision Direct Injection is a second-generation direct injection technology serving to optimize the combustion process and use the energy in the fuel with maximum efficiency. Piezo-injectors positioned in the middle of the cylinder head allow precise dosage of the fuel injected into the combustion chambers.


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    Opening up to the outside, the piezo-injectors are positioned in the cylinder head between the valves and directly next to the spark plugs. They are supplied with fuel through stainless-steel pipes, and inject fuel into the combustion chambers in finely atomized 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 managed by short pipes and fuel travel.

    The injected fuel spreads out in conical form, thus burning in a particularly smooth and clean process. This has a positive effect on engine emissions and sound, the cooling effect of the fuel/air mixture provided by direct fuel injection helps to achieve higher compression efficiency than on a turbocharged engine with traditional injection. The bottom line is an even higher degree of engine efficiency, generating more power on less fuel.

    h3Double-VANOS and variable-flow oil pump for maximum efficiency./h3

    The new BMW V12 features double-VANOS infinitely adjustable camshaft timing control. This ensures optimal timing of the intake and exhaust valves for maximum power and efficiency at all engine speed and load combinations.

    A further advantage of double-VANOS is its support in giving the engine a particularly immediate responsiveness. The hot-forged camshafts come with additional triple cams on the intake side to drive the high-pressure fuel pumps. The valves on the exhaust side are sodium-filled and feature chrome-plated shafts for optimum cooling and longevity.


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    The supply of oil to the new V12 has also been optimized. The volume flow-controlled oil pump operates on individual demand for 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.

    The engine cooling system on the new BMW V12 features optimized cross-sections and a surface structure that ensures maximum heat exchange to warm-up the engine far more quickly than before. The arrangement of the coolant pipes next to the oil supply serves to thermally-join the oil and coolant, which again helps warm up engine oil and maintains the ideal temperature at all times. The flow of coolant on the two rows of cylinders runs diagonally from the rear outside to the front inside.

    h3BMW’s outstanding competence in 12-cylinder technology: a long tradition of premium performance./h3

    This is the fourth time that a BMW V12 engine marks the top of the engine portfolio featured in the BMW 7 Series. Every new generation has further reinforced BMW’s position as the leading manufacturer of luxury performance sedans. A BMW 7 Series with a V12 engine not only stands for exclusivity but for genuine innovation as well.


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    BMW’s competence in the development and production of V12 engines is based on a long tradition extending all the way back to 1925 when the Company hit the headlines for the first time by building an aircraft engine with 12 cylinders. Back then BMW’s V12 developed maximum output of 750 hp, with two BMW V12s powering the Dornier Wal seaplane in its record flight across the Atlantic just five years later.

    In the second half of the 20th century BMW became the pioneer by introducing the V12 in its most outstanding luxury cars. The BMW 750i launched in 1987, for example, was the first German V12 sedan after the war. In the years to follow a long story of success in motorsport likewise contributed to the exceptional reputation of BMW’s V12s. 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.

    h3World debut: 8-speed automatic transmission in the new BMW 760Li./h3
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    The unique qualities of the new V12 engine with Twin Turbo Technology and High Precision Direct Injection are combined in the new BMW 760Li Sedan with an equally innovative concept for the transmission: the newly developed 8-speed automatic transmission makes its world debut in a BMW production car. Ideally tailored to the power and performance characteristics of the V12 engine, the

    8-speed automatic transmission combines premium shifting comfort, sportiness, and efficiency at a level never achieved before.

    The new 8-speed automatic transmission excels through the innovative configuration of gears allowing the use of additional gears and a larger range of gear increments than on the former six-speed automatic transmission. It does so 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 gears and five shifting elements. The innovative arrangement of these components, seen for the first time on an 8-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.


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    Over and above the wider range of gear increments and the high degree of internal efficiency, this arrangement contributes further to the outstanding overall efficiency of the new transmission system. The intelligent concept of this new

    8-speed automatic transmission is right in line with the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy.

    Introduction of the first 8-speed automatic transmission in the BMW 760Li Sedan 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 for shift comfort, reaction time, shifting speed. 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 set new standards in terms of driving comfort, performance and efficiency.

    h3Optimum gearing configuration as the result of scientific research./h3

    To achieve significant progress over BMW’s proven six-speed automatic transmissions BMW’s engineers initiated an in-depth development process providing the basis for the new transmission right from the start. The initial consideration was that the desired improvement in efficiency was only going to be possible with a transmission system offering an even larger number of gears and a wider range of gear increments versus a six-speed automatic. Keeping the number of additional components to a minimum in order to optimize the inner efficiency of the transmission was also an objective.


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    Apart from BMW itself, a number of specialized partners in development such as ZF Friedrichshafen AG participated in the search for an optimum concept fulfilling all of these requirements. Working together closely, the complete team developed analytical methods in order 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 with its underlying concept. The fundamental objectives, therefore, were to achieve the highest conceivable standard of efficiency and to keep the new transmission as compact and light as possible.

    Studies jointly conducted by engineers and scientists eventually led to a solution offering the best balance of internal efficiency and overall running qualities: a new automatic transmission with two additional gears and a gear increment range increased over six and seven speed units, with the number of gears being increased by only one to a total of four but with the number of clutches remaining unchanged. In other words, an entirely new 8-speed automatic.

    h3Triple progress with two additional gears: shifting dynamics improved, comfort optimized, efficiency maximized./h3

    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 760Li, this not only optimizes the car’s efficiency particularly at higher speeds, but also enhances the smoothness and refinement of the BMW V12.


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    With the number of gears increased to eight, the individual steps between gears are smaller than before, despite the overall range of gear increments. This benefits the sporting character of the transmission and, as a result, the dynamic nature of the car in typical BMW style.

    While accelerating the harmonious balance of gear ratios provides a very smooth and consistent increase in road speed, which corresponds ideally with the ongoing surge of power from the new V12, befitting a flagship model like the new BMW 760Li.

    A further advantage of the small gear increments is the enhancement of shifting comfort in BMW’s most outstanding Luxury Performance Sedan, with only a slight change in engine speed when shifting from one gear to another.

    The reaction and shifting times are even shorter than with the previous six-speed automatic transmission which benefits both driving comfort and driving dynamics because only one clutch has 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 with extremely short reaction and shifting 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.


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    This particular configuration is of great significance for premium driving pleasure in the BMW 760Li, enabling the driver to use the higher gears for perfect efficiency and driving refinement particularly often while enjoying the car’s maximum performance spontaneously at all times.

    h3Flexible, up-to-date, oriented to the future./h3

    With the number of transmission components being increased only slightly over the former six-speed automatic transmission, the new 8-speed automatic offers an unusually high level of internal efficiency. So-called gear-mesh efficiency, for example, is more than 98 percent in each gear. In sixth, configured as a direct gear, frictional losses are reduced to zero.

    The low weight of the new transmission is virtually identical to that of the previous six-speed automatic which benefits the overall efficiency of the 760Li. The integration of additional gearing is compensated for by the optimization of weight in other areas.

    In all the minimum converter slip, the high degree of internal efficiency, low frictional losses with 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 percent.


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    As a result of these improvements and highlights in technology, the new 8-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 with all kinds of engines and levels of performance, and may be integrated not only in cars with rear-wheel drive, but also in all-wheel-drive models. At the same time the 8-speed automatic transmission may be combined with hybrid drive, making it part of BMW’s Active Hybrid technology combining an 8-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor. This innovative drive concept will reach production in the first hybrid model in the BMW 7 Series later in 2009.

    Setting the new standard in driving supremacy: the new BMW 7 Series with BMW V12 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission.

    Twelve cylinders and eight speeds – this combination re-defines the most premium standard of exclusivity and refinement in the luxury class. The drive technology featured in the new BMW 760Li Sedan 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 engine and the innovative concept of 8-speed automatic transmission joining forces to provide a truly fascinating driving experience.


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    Superior power is thus converted into equally superior driving dynamics with an exceptionally high standard of driving refinement. Offering premium smoothness and full availability of enormous power reserves at all times, the BMW V12 simply begs the driver and passengers to enjoy an unequalled driving experience wherever they go while experiencing sporting performance of the highest caliber.

    The 8-speed automatic transmission perfectly supplements both the effortless and dynamic character of the engine. At the same time the exceptional efficiency of both top BMW 7 Series model results not just from the V12 engine, but from the transmission as well.

    The outstanding position of the new BMW 760Li Sedan is further underlined by suspension technology specially developed for this Luxury Sedan, combining innovative driver assistance systems, a number of which are exclusive to BMW, with a wide range of comfort amenities all featured as standard. More than ever before the V12 7 Series meets the demands and requirements of the most discerning motorist seeking individual mobility of the highest caliber.<
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    ^^^ Nice read! (y)
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    @ateekt : WHERE WERE YOU...???????????


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    enough with the copy paste from the net man !

    let get on to something more practice.

    guys im planning to get fog lights for my e36.(not cause i need them for the vision but i lost the delete cover).
    the fog lights are available but the wiring is not in the package! is the wiring given as standard in an e36. mines a 1996 318i. plus if anyone get hold of an e36 gear knob let me know. its not available here. here they have for e46. it will fit but im trying to get the original e36 one.

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    any1 with an e60, e90 or any new BMW, whose interested in modding the car get the sprintbooster. Its a nice mod, which reduces the lag when u press the gas.

    http://www.sprintboostersales.com/

    get from ebay. its for about 300$
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    @DSM

    y only a bmw. wont it work with all ETC cars?

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    Count me in guyzz..
    I love BMWs...Wat a brand..
    But personally i m not a fan of new 5er....the previous one waz much
    better looking...5er frm 96-2001....
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    It may have something to do with seeing the Mercedes star on the hood guiding the way, the Benz specific solid feel, the Power, the Looks, the Prestige, but whatever it is, its intoxicating!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptimusSS

    @DSM y only a bmw. wont it work with all ETC cars?

    yea it does work with quite a lot of cars. go check their webiste for info.
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    @ Demolt:


    Hi man, I've been busy lately, I'm here in Pakistan! Where in Abbottabad do you live?
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    @Attekt

    I live near Ayub Medical Complex , opposite Modern School System in Doctors Colony. My home is at the dead end of street. It will be pleasure if we meet.
    Where do u live..?????
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    @ Demolt:


    I live in Mansehra, however, I visit Abbottabad every 3/4 days! Pm me your contact & maybe, we can arrange a meet!
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    @attekt.... sorry mate! i was very busy in my examz and stuff... now im free.. r u still in pakistan??
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    ^^^ Yes, I'm still here!
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    I'm a big fan of the e30 and e24. Just love those beamers

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