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BMW celebrates 25 years of V12 engines

As one of the most important reasons for loving BMW cars, it’s obvious that the motor is what’s at the core of the equation.

Most fans will say it’s all about the straight six cylinder engines, some will say it’s the V8s and some will even say it’s the airplane engines they used to make a while back.

F01 BMW 760Li V12 25 Year Edition

F01 BMW 760Li V12 25 Year Edition

In fact, just about any engine BMW ever built above 2.0 liters was a treat. Remarkably however, it’s time to celebrate the biggest of the lot.

The mighty V12 engine is something that’s infamously known for a capability to develop a lot of power beautifully and smoothly.

F01 BMW 760Li V12 25 Year Edition

F01 BMW 760Li V12 25 Year Edition

In BMW’s case, the first such engine came 25 years ago, being used in the E32 750iL. In order to celebrate its birth, BMW have created a special edition of that car’s modern equivalent.

A F01 BMW 760Li will be branded “V-12 25 Years Edition” and it will be built in a limited edition of 15. Better yet, it will only be sold to a carefully selected set of customers.

F01 BMW 760Li V12 25 Year Edition

F01 BMW 760Li V12 25 Year Edition

This special edition, believe it or not, is about the interior rather than the engine. There’s a set of new V12 badges, plenty of Individiual options and some nice play with the color palette.

There’s an M Sport pack for the exterior but under the bonnet we find the same 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine.

F01 BMW 760Li V12 25 Year Edition

F01 BMW 760Li V12 25 Year Edition

It’s a far cry away from the original 5.0 liter unit as it produces 535 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque, with the latter being available throughout most of the rev range.

The only slightly disappointing thing about the 25 year celebratory model is that to get this V12, apart from factory selection, you should have $159.695 in your account and ready to go.

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