Bentley to introduce diesel engines, abandon its iconic 6.75-liter V8

Article by Christian A., on August 20, 2012

Bentley will offer a diesel option on its upcoming plug-in hybrid sedan. When interviewed by Car and Driver, Bentley CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer said that diesel prototypes have been made and are already running. It’s possible that the diesel will be an all-new engine but it will probably come from Volkswagen’s extensive range of TDI motors.

It’s very likely that he is referring to the new Audi V8 diesel. The 3.0-liter V-6 TDI would be far too little for the English luxury brand. On the other hand, the V-12 TDI hasn’t been raised to meet new emissions standards, and will soon be discontinued. In addition, Dürheimer revealed that the classic 6¾-liter V8 used in the Mulsanne will be terminated.

Bentley is seeking to be the leader within the Volkswagen group when it comes to V12′s. Its plan will be harmed by a V8 powered flagship. There’s a long history in the 6¾-liter, which first appeared in 1971 in a Bentley.

Many will attest that the 6¾-liter is most famous British V8 as it is the third longest produced engine. This decision was made after Rolls-Royce customers admitted that they won’t ever purchase a brand unit’s that powered by a diesel. Bentley is actually hoping to replicate the success of Porsche when it started offering a diesel variant.

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