Bmw is well known for its history of inline six straight six engines a layout it continues to use to this day despite most other manufacturers switching to a v6 layout.
Bmw v8 engine cars.
The continental was intended to be available with either the 26 or 32 litre v8 but only a single prototype was ever made with the 32 engine.
Its 414hp is a nice number but it isnt the important one.
When bmw decided the m3 was going to get a v8 people were really pissed off.
But apparently the bavarian companys plan for an.
Bmw has produced some fantastic engines but the s65 is one of the best v8 engines ever.
Starting with german companys first car the mf30 from 1993 that packed a bmw 30 litre straight six right up to the gt mf4 of 2003 that jammed the burly bmw n64 44 litre turbo v8 under its.
Bmw has been fitting v8s to their luxury models for many decades and two of the best have been the s65 414 hp 40 liter unit in the old e90 m3 and the s62 400 hp 49 liter engine fitted to the.
Another customer for the v8 twinturbo engine of the m division is the small car manufacturer wiesmann which will also use bmw designed engines.
No need to worry because the s65 v8 was a cracking engine.
With 414hp and 8450 redline it became a favorite bmw engine amongst all car enthusiasts.
The more common inline four and v8 layouts are also produced by bmw and at times the company has produced inline three v10 and v12 engines.
Frazer nash was an importer of bmw cars into the united kingdom and had used the bristol straight six engine which was based on the bmw m328the bmw ohv v8 was fitted to the frazer nash continental model.
However it appears this engine might have a defect.
Bmw is reportedly working on a new v8 engine which is surprising to say the least given the industrys push towards electrification.
The current jaguar f type is considered one of the.
Prototype v16 engines have been made however they.
The bmw s65 v8 engine was the power plant used in the m3 between 2007 2013 when it was replace by a turbocharged v6.
The monster supercharged v8 in the b7 is massively powerful wonderful to use and makes a great noise.