• Sign in to follow this  
    Followers 0

    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?

    0


      Report Article
    Sign in to follow this  
    Followers 0


    User Feedback


    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.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

    Guest
    You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
    Add a comment...

    ×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    Loading...