Bentley Continental to Use FlexFuel Across the Range
The announcement comes two years after the manufacturer officially stated at the 2008 Geneva Auto Show that Bentley will cut CO2 emission by 15 percent by 2012. The same plan calls for the creation of a new powertrain, some 40 percent more fuel efficient.
Today, the use of FlexFuel, previewed on the Continental Supersports at Geneva in 2009, will expand to engulf all the markets in which Bentley is present, including North America.
“When we launched our environmental strategy in Geneva two years ago, it was a clear pledge to reduce the impact of our cars on the environment. This latest development is proof of our commitment and is a significant step towards the achievement of our 2012 targets,” Franz-Josef Paefgen, Bentley CEO said in a release.
This latest announcement means that now half of all Bentleys will be FlexFuel compatible. It is also one of the steps Bentley has to take to become fully FlexFuel compatible by 2012, as drafted in the 2008 plan.
"This advance will ensure Bentley customers can take advantage of the recent expansion of renewable fuel infrastructure in key markets including the US and thus help reduce dependency on fossil fuels and give immediate benefits in terms of CO2 emissions," Bentley says.