Bentley CEO confirms SUV plus diesel and hybrid engines - report

Outgoing Bentley CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer has revealed the company is looking to become more environmentally friendly.

Outgoing Bentley CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer has revealed the company is looking to become more environmentally friendly.

In an interview with Car & Driver, the executive confirmed future models will be offered with hybrid and diesel engines. Speaking of the latter, speculation suggests the company could use an Audi-sourced V8 TDI with approximately 400 hp (298 kW / 406 PS).

Dürheimer also said the 6.75-liter V8 engine, that produces 512 PS (505 bhp / 377 kW) and a 1020 Nm (752 lb-ft), could be retired when the next-generation Mulsanne is introduced. It will likely be replaced by a new twelve-cylinder engine.

Company officials also said a crossover is "a foregone conclusion" and customers have already expressed interest. The model will likely ride on a Volkswagen platform and look radically different than the EXP 9F concept.

 

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