BMW Goldfish V16 Engine
The BMW V16 engine known as the project Goldfisch is a SOHC 32-valve V16 6.7 litre prototype automotive piston engine based on BMW M70 V12 engine.the V16 engine had a impressive boasting 408 bhp at 5200rpm and 461 ft lb of torque at 3900rpm, more than 100bhp and 100 ft lb torque and a compreeion ratio of 8:8:1 than the 5.0 liter V12. The engine was run by two Bosch engine management systems, essentially treating it as two straight-eight cylinders.and weight was 683 Lb (310 KG).
Development started in the late 1980s. The engine was built to demonstrate the maximum potential of the small cylinder displacement engine family. Also, a three cylinder model of the same engine family was made to set a minimum. On July 8th, 1987 the development started and by the beginning of the year 1988 the engine was ready.
It was put on dynamometer in January and February 1988. Afterwards, it was installed in a modified long-based BMW 7-series (E32),the V16 engine was fitted into was a golden color so the project was christened the Goldfish. first driving tests were made in May 1988. On July 7th, 1988 the engine was presented internally within BMW. It was not meant to be put into mass production.
Technology & Performance
The engine design virtually copies the BMW M70 V12 layout but with 4 more cylinders added.
- 6,651 cm3 V16 engine
- Cast aluminium block and cylinder heads
- SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
- Bore and stroke: 84 mm × 75 mm (3.3 in × 3.0 in) Bore spacing: 91 mm (3.6 in)
- Compression ratio: 8.8:1
- Maximum power: 408 PS (300 kW) at 5,200 min−1
- Maximum torque: 62,5 kp·m (613 N·m) at 3,900 min−1
- Redline: 6,000 min−1
- Engine management: 2 separate Bosch DME 3.3 for each bank
- Dry weight: 310 kg (683 lb)