What is expected to be the most luxurious model in the segment, the Bentley SUV, will be powered with the W12 gasoline engine, as the company’s CEO, Wolfgang Durheimer, has recently announced in an interview.
“We will be the first to use a 12-cylinder petrol engine in a luxury SUV. I like this idea; it makes clear whose car is the boss”, said Wolfgang Durheimer. “Ninety-nine percent of Bentley owners also own an SUV. I am absolutely sure the demand is there”, added the CEO.
The new Bentley SUV might be just that vehicle which will bury the Porsche Cayenne and besides the W12 petrol burner, a smaller 4.0 liter V8 could also make it into the lineup, along with the Audi-sourced V12 TDI.
No other details have been officially announced of the most expected SUV yet and it seems the Bentley crossover will be priced at around 150.000 British pounds, with the vehicle being most likely to come in 2014.