From the initial roar of the motor to its purr at idle, nothing tickles an automobile fan's ear like a powerful engine. Calling the BMW V12 powerful is an understatement. The BMW V12 delivers unparalleled performance. The V12 also gives its name to a pair of racing cars, the BMW V12 LM and the BMW V12 LMR. Several incarnations of the V12 engine can be found. The BMW M70, for example, is a V12 SOHC piston engine that bears the distinction of being BMW's first production V12. The engine uses Mass Airflow Meters, Electronic Throttle Control, and hydraulic valve lifters, impressive for its time: 1988 through 1996. More recently, the BMW N74 engine series sits in contemporary cars. The N74 features twin turbochargers. N74 engines deliver well over 500 horsepower, with similar numbers when it comes to torque. You can find plenty of examples of powerful engines on sale from car enthusiasts on eBay. The BMW V12 continues to set the gold standard for performance in the upper realms of car manufacturing.Shop the extensive inventory of motors, parts, accessories, and complete engines for BMW!