While it would appear that Mercedes-Benz is planning to stop shoving a V12 engine into its S-Class, the folks over at BMW won’t be going down the same path. The V12-powered 7 Series will remain in place, although it’ll only be for a few years – four to be exact.

In a report by Top Gear, the head of powertrain for the latest 7 Series, Michael Bayer, said, “we will keep [the V12] for the rest of this generation at least, until 2023.”

The 7 Series range was recently given a facelift, and the only variant with a V12 petrol engine comes in the form of the M760Li xDrive. Featuring a 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12 (N74B66) with 585 PS and 850 Nm, the big (and heavy) limo takes just 3.8 seconds to complete a zero to 100 km/h sprint despite a dip in power from before (610 PS and 800 Nm).

A “smaller” option is found in the 750i/750Li, which gets a revised version of the 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 (N63B44) with 530 PS and 750 Nm. Anything lesser is either a plug-in hybrid (745e/745Le), or has an oil burner at the front.

According to BMW, big engines remain a popular choice with customers outside of Europe like in the United States, the Middle East and China. Put simply, those looking to buy a 7 Series are willing to pay top dollar for the largest engine in BMW’s arsenal.