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Old 03-03-2005, 03:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone.

I would like to ask for advice/suggestions on modifying the V12 5.0 litre engine.
What sensible modifications are ideal,like exhaust system,intake manifolds,porting the cylinder heads and any other modifications? What mods have you done to your engine.Not for drag racing just for driving. Is their a factory manual for these cars? Any advice and suggestions are welcome.thank you.
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Old 03-25-2005, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think there is much of an aftermarket/following for this particular engine. If you look at prices for a 740 vs. and 750 or an 840 vs 850 the V8 is always worth more. The complexity scares people off. I've seen a good number of 750s with very high miles that still run great but often the cost of something exceeds the value of the entire car.

I love BMW's v12 cars too. I'd love to have one but I don't think you are going to find anything other than some one off car that may have motor tweak from some shop really. Other than thay you could look in to what M did for the 850CSi. I think that car has larger displacement and about 100 more HP. Another option is to look in to Alpina versions though I don't think they did much to the cars besides appearance and handleing tweaks.
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There are lots of upgrade options available for the 5.0L v-12 that are relatively affordable.

Check out BMWe31.com. There is not much specifics there, but if you contact the owner of the board he can discuss his upgrades (there are many, and all worth while). Most people don't realize how much BMW left on the performance table with the M70.

I have the 5.6 S70, for which there are not many upgrades available, so I'm not the best person to get into specifics with for your engine.

But, always remember the racing adage:

Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?


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Hi everyone.

I would like to ask for advice/suggestions on modifying the V12 5.0 litre engine.
What sensible modifications are ideal,like exhaust system,intake manifolds,porting the cylinder heads and any other modifications? What mods have you done to your engine.Not for drag racing just for driving. Is their a factory manual for these cars? Any advice and suggestions are welcome.thank you.
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