More than two years has been talked about in Bentley of the possibility of making an electric model and increasing environmental pressures exert more force on the mark so that if not pulls out a 100% electric model, at least if kick on sale a standard Plug- in hybrid so that their propulsion systems are somewhat less polluting.
Although in recent times we are seeing in Bentley certain changes in the engines that point to that line, such as the introduction of turbocharged eight-cylinder engines replacing the classic 12-cylinder, now we will see another more radical change with the incorporation of engines Electric motors in the engines and, a little later, diesel engines.
The introduction of a hybrid model adds extra weight to the car on which Bentley engineers are working to try to minimize it as much as possible. The electric system will have an autonomy around 25 km, while the battery is still unknown, neither its composition nor its capacity.
Once the plug-in hybrid model comes on sale, presumably in 2016, first in the new SUV model and later in some of the Spur Continental or Flying models, it will start working on a new diesel engine. It is not yet known what the technical specifications of that diesel engine will be; it is only known that it will follow the same steps in its launch as the plug-in hybrid, that is, it will first come out in the SUV model and then be available for the rest of the models. At the moment it is not known if the Mulsanne will be one of them or not.
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