Bentley develops new turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine

2012 Bentley Continental GTC Exterior Spyshots
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Bentley has currently postponed plans for launching any new model or updates for their current models. Instead, the company is moving forward in the development of a new turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that will be used for the future models starting next year. Coincidentally, the same engine will be used for the new Audi S6 and RS6.

The new V8 engine will be offered in two different versions: a single-turbo unit with around 415 HP - used for the entry level models - and a twin-turbo version with close to 555 HP for the speedier versions (like the RS6). The new engine will be combined with a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission.

Bentley will unveil the new GTC at the Frankfurt Motor Show where Audi will also bring the S6, but the new V8 engine won’t be revealed until next year, most likely at the Geneva Motor Show.


Source: AutoCar

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  (224) posted on 08.31.2011

I was impressed with the speed performance of the car. I was thinking if this is a convertible or not for I have seen its roof.

  (296) posted on 08.31.2011

Well, I was impressed with the speed performance of the car. This vehicle offers a better fuel economy. 

  (30) posted on 07.28.2011


  (242) posted on 07.28.2011

As i see, Bentley really need to exert more effort in improving the new v8 engine as they will compete with the newly launched Audi which is S6 and RS6! However, I think they had the power to compete with them since they surely improve their V8 engine! As a matter of fact, they will released two versions of it; the single-turbo unit and twin-turbo unit! I just wish a good luck to them!Hope this will be a friendly competition for both of them! smiley

  (372) posted on 07.28.2011

I doubt if it is really an accident having the same engine for Audi and Bentley. By the way, the debut of S6 and the GTC will not be in the same place and time, so I think, buyers will not notice this one.

  (248) posted on 07.28.2011

The turbocharged engine plus the soft rooftop had make the car to increase its speed performance. Well, with that impressive figure, I bet it can actually beat the Audi RS6! BTW, is this the Continental GT or other vehicle?

  (449) posted on 07.28.2011

Comparing this car to the Maserati car, I would say that I’m more impressed with the Bentley’s model. The turbocharged engine is more powerful compare to the twin turbo and its more pricey! Well, I just hope that this production version wouldn’t be gas guzzler.

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