Bentley is already working on the next-generation Continental and according to the latest reports from autocar, this model will use the same platform as the next-generation Porsche Panamera. Called MSB, the new platform will be engineered for Porsche’s characteristics, which means that the new Bentley Continental will get even more sportier.
What’s more interesting is that Bentley will receive a new V8 engine from Porsche rather than the current V8 powerplants designed by Audi.
Thanks to the new platform, the new Bentley Continental will ditch the current front transaxle with a system able to drive the front wheels via a ‘quill shaft’ which is driven form the rear of the transmission.
The new system will allow the engineers to mount the engine farther back in the engine bay. Bentley’s next-gen Flying Spur will also receive the MSB platform, which will alloy the company to offer a roomier interior.