Bentley To Use Diesel Engines and Drop 6¾-liter V8
Bentley had previously confirmed that it will introduce a plug-in hybrid in the future and now the company has confirmed that an upcoming sedan will allow customers to opt for a diesel engine.
Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer told Car and Driver that prototypes using diesel engines are already being tested. The British carmaker is expected to borrow an engine from the VW Group, with the oil-burner that’s expected to be used being Audi’s V8 diesel, since the V6 TDI is too small and the V12 TDI might not meet emission standards.
However, we’d love to see the V12 TDI unit receive an update and then go under the bonnet of Bentley models. In addition to that, the CEO explained that Bentley’s trademark 6¾-liter V8 is being dropped, as the company wants to become better known for using V12 engines.
Via: Car and Driver
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