V12 engines have always been favored by any automotive enthusiast.
A V12 engine SUV borrowed from the legendary McLaren F1? It can only be the BMW X5 Le Mans, a unique prototype, and to this day the most powerful SUV ever produced by BMW. The 6.0-liter naturally aspirated unit develops 700 horsepower, so the km / h was reached in just 4.7 seconds.
- BMW X5 V12 Le Mans
2. Bentley Bentayga
The SUV fever also included the Bentley Britons, who in 2016 launched the Bentayga. In the top version, the SUV is propelled by a 6.0 liter W12 unit with 608 horsepower and 900 Nm torque. Despite the 2.5 tons, the Bentayga reaches 100 km / h in just 4.1 seconds.
3. Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Cullinan is the first SUV in Rolls-Royce history and has been named after the largest diamond ever discovered. Beyond luxury and opulence, Cullinan hides under the hood a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 that delivers both 571 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque. Maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h.
4. Mercedes G65-ul AMG
It will not be available in Europe and other markets, but Americans may still opt for a last-generation G-Class with 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine under the hood. It’s the AMG G65, an extremely capable SUV with 621 horsepower, which reaches 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds.
5. Mercedes G650 Landaulet
The most exclusive and opulent G-Class that has ever existed must be the G650 Landaulet. Mercedes has said from the beginning that only 99 units will be assembled, each to be propelled by a twin-turbo V12 engine of 6.0 liters, capable of 630 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque.
6. Volkswagen Touareg V12
Initially, the production of the Touareg Volkswagen with the W12 engine was supposed to be limited to just 500 copies, but it did not take that detail into account. The 6.0-liter unit develops 450 horsepower and 600 Nm torque, enough for an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.9 seconds.
7. Audi Q7
The first generation of the Audi Q7 was a premiere for the automotive industry, in the light of the fact that the German SUV could also be ordered with a twin-turbo 6.0 DIESEL V12. The first and only V12 diesel engine series ever made. The unit develops 500 hp and 1,000 Nm torque, and the 0-100 km / h takes 5.5 seconds.
8. Lamborghini LM002
Lamborghini recently launched the Urus model, but before that, the Italians still had an SUV in the range. We refer here to the LM-002, a V12 motor SUV borrowed from the legendary Countach. With 450 horsepower under the bonnet, four-wheel drive, transmission box and three differential, the LM-002 could reach 200 km / h.
9. Aston Martin Lagonda
Aston Martin presented in 2009 at the Geneva Motor Show with an unusual concept. It’s a crossover named Lagonda, with a 6.0-liter V12 engine that never came into production.
10. Land Rover Range Rover
By the 90s, when Land Rover was still under the German dome at BMW, the chief engineer of the Munich brand commanded to build a Range Rover (second generation) with the V12 Series 7 engine. Two prototypes, but this SUV has never seen the assembly line. Soon after, Land Rover was bought by Ford.