The story of the BMW V12 engine seems to be a story from a special Netflix, but the new BMW CEO confirms his demise after the current 7 series.
In an interview with Autoblog.com – who is leaning towards the electrification of BMW – Markus Flasch, the new CEO of BMW, reiterated the previous reports on the death of the V12. Asked about the future of the V12, Flasch said: "Apart from what we have, I do not think we will see a new twelve-cylinder model in the near future."
This confirmation of the new BMW honcho contradicts the previous statement of Michael Bayer, head of the powertrain division of the 7 Series. According to Bayer, there is a future for the V12 and it is possible to make the engine compliant with the next wave of Euro emissions regulations.
But that's changing today. With the confirmation of the new BMW CEO, the current 7 Series would be the last Bimmer to carry the powerful and powerful V12 grinder.
So, what gives? What is the future of Series 7? With the loss of the V12, we can return to what was reported earlier this year – the electrification of BMWs.
Now we do not want to say full electrification of the Series 7. According to previous stories, it is highly unlikely that BMW incorporates electric motors to the 7 Series and its future smaller engine to induction. If it is possible that the 7 Series uses the same 3.0-liter (B58) Series 2 and 3 inline six cylinders, the featured sedan will likely solicit the help of electrification.
This speculation is parallel to the inclination of Flasch for electrification, as transcribed from his interview with Autoblog.com. For what it's worth, BMW's new CEO believes that electrification is the future of performance and will transcend that of its M cars.