Bentley SUV to Use 12-cylinder Engine

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The future Bentley SUV, a vehicle that is scheduled to enter the market in 2015, will satisfy the company’s luxury ambitions, being set to arrive with a 12-cylinder petrol engine.
According to autocar, the decision was taken to help the company in it’s fight for supremacy in the luxury world, with the poweplant expected to be a future generation of the current W12 unit used by the Continental range.

However, it is possible for the SUV, shown here in a rendering by deviantart user blackstripe77, to be fitted with a diesel engine, as Bentley could offer it with a next-generation of the Audi V12 TDI unit, which currently powers the Q7.

Bentley has gone to great lengths in order to make the SUV plan work, with the company replacing its chief engineer, Elrich Eichhorm, with Rolf Frech, who comes from Porsche, bringing a complex experience in the field, as he has been a part of the Cayenne development team.
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