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.

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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