BMW to sell V8 engines to Jaguar Land Rover

Engines | July 22nd, 2016 by 12
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According to Automobile Magazine, BMW is brokering a deal with Jaguar Land Rover to supply the British brand with an upgraded version of the TwinTurbo …

According to Automobile Magazine, BMW is brokering a deal with Jaguar Land Rover to supply the British brand with an upgraded version of the TwinTurbo V8 engine. The powerful unit is said to be used in high-end Jaguar and Land Rover models. The current 4.4-liter BMW V8 develops between 450 and 600 hp, but the Jaguar Land Rover models are to receive a 4.0 liter unit.

With BMW focusing mostly on four and six-cylinder units, the deal would allow the Bavarians to keep producing the V8 units, even if they would power competitors’ cars.

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Historically, V8 engines were relatively cost effective to produce as they shared key components with V6 units, but with BMW’s focusing its modular engine strategy on inline-four mills and upsizing the architecture to produce 3.0 liter six-cylinder units, the business case for high-displacement units becomes harder to make.

The N63 4.4 liter V8 has been produced since 2008 and went through three revisions. It can be found under the hood of the X5 xDrive50i and X6 xDrive50i, the 750i, 550i and 650i models. ALPINA also uses a variant of this engine in its B5 BiTurbo, B6 BiTurbo and B7 BiTurbo.

12 responses to “BMW to sell V8 engines to Jaguar Land Rover”

  1. Icebreakerr says:

    that V8 will never die bmw will always use it and im happy they will. but fuck jag

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      You could’ve left out out the last part. Jaguar is a 96 years old constructor that has been an important part of the automotive history, they deserve respect.

      • Icebreakerr says:

        XJ220 i love. but that seethroughglass asshole has put me off jags so much. i hate him :

        • Kaisuke971 says:

          Sam is a spoilt troll, he doesn’t know that much about cars but always has a bait in his bag for fanboys, just ignore him when he does that.

  2. JRobUSC says:

    So for years, ever since BMW announced the 0.5L/cylinder strategy, I’ve been waiting for some news about a high tech forced induction 4.0L V8, only to watch Audi and now Mercedes beat them to market. And now that BMW is finally going to make one, they’re going to sell it to a competitor instead of using it themselves? Like, oh, I don’t know, in the next 550/650/750/M5/M6? Wtf.

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      Well the 4.4 units will stay at least for the next gen so they’ll more likely build that for JLR and then make a brand new 4.0 power plant that they’ll keep for themselves

      • MSM7 says:

        Nope,Negotiations are going on for the new 4 liter V-6 version.V-8s used to be relatively cost effective to produce, as they shared key pieces of hardware with V-6 engines.But now that BMW is ditching V-6s for inline engines,a new V-8 is now not only a tougher proposition from a regulatory perspective, but also more expensive to design and manufacture.So sharing it with JLR make some commercial sense.

        • Kaisuke971 says:

          Wtf are you talking about… Are you on drugs ?!

          • MSM7 says:

            Nope,Are you??

          • Kaisuke971 says:

            Ok but you’re aware that BMW has never produced a V6 aren’t you ? In fact if you just switch JLR and BMW in that comment it would make perfect sense really.

          • Icebreakerr says:

            kaisuke have u heard about amg making a hypercar? i find it so annoying that bmw wont even make a supercar

          • Kaisuke971 says:

            Rumors… But still, Mercedes-Benz is completely dominating F1 and made an insane GT3 car. That’s the one generic brand i’d hope yo see an hypercar from really.

            I’m not saying that BMW is not up there but… it kinda isn’t ? Plus the M2 makes as much noise in the press as one actually.

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