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    Bentley To Solider On With The W12 Engine

    William Maley

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    February 23, 2012

    Even though Bentley has introduced a new 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine, that will not stop development of W12 engine.

    Ralf Frech, Bentley’s technical director told What Car? the W12 will be getting further improvements.

    “The W12 can have the same improvements as the new V8,” said Frech.

    Frech added the engine could see a rise from its current 567 HP to 600. The bump in power would be joined by an increase in fuel economy. Under consideration is a eight-speed automatic.

    Frech also revealed the company was looking towards hybrids.

    “We are looking at the possibility of a hybrid, particularly a plug-in hybrid, but we are waiting for the next generation of technologies because none of the current solutions work,” he said.

    Source: What Car?

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    Cool, I will give Kudos where it is deserved that VW did a great job IMPO on the creation of the W12. The tight engine design I think has many good ideas that can be pushed down to smaller engines on this design.

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