The Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer has recently confirmed that the company will start offering diesel and hybrid powertrains on its future models.
After the car manufacturer has announced not too long ago that its future models won’t get any diesel engines, motivating that current Bentley owners will go for another brand if this happens, the company’s CEO, Wolfgang Durheimer, has recently said, in an interview with Car & Driver, that the company he represents will become more environmentally friendly, and this can’t happen without the use of diesel and hybrid power trains.
According to the source mentioned above, Wolfgang Durheimer suggested that Bentley might use V8 TDI diesel engines “borrowed” from Audi which will develop around 400 horsepower (406 PS / 298 kW). If you’re a Bentley owner and this comes as a shock to you, grab a chair and sit down because the company is also planning to retire the current 6.75 liter V8 engine, which is developing a total output of 505 BHP (512 PS / 377 kW) and 1,020 Nm of torque (752 lb-ft), once the next generation of the Mulsanne will be introduced. As for a first crossover made by Bentley, it’s being done, and the model will look like the EXP 9F Concept.