A recent report issued via BMW Blog states that the 2016 BMW 7-Series might come with two V12 engines in the following years.
If you take a look at the luxury sedan`s engine lineup, we see two petrol engines, like the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo flat-six, with 326 horsepower, equipping the 740i and 740 Li, as well as a higher 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 mill, with 450 horsepower, powering the 750i xDrive and 750 Li xDrive versions.
Apart these two powerful engines, the carmaker is also reported to fit the 2016 7-Series with a huge 6.6-liter V12 engine, taken from Rolls-Royce, with two power configurations: 600 horsepower in the future 760i and 760 Li and 600-plus-horsepower in the upcoming M760i, the latter one being regarded as the top of the line version from the entire 7-Series class.
The same report also mentions that both engines would come with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. As expected, we might also see an xDrive version, along with a rear-wheel drive one. We should expect full details about the engines somewhere next year, when the carmaker would make the official announcements on that matter.