While more and more automakers have announced plans to offer diesel engines for their models, Bentley has done the complete opposite by saying that diesel is not something they would offer in the future. Charman and CEO Franz-Josef Paefgen has said that Bentley had found diesel engines impressive, but the company is now saying that with adverse market conditions, like the ones we’re experiencing, the move to diesel is unlikely.

"The forthcoming Euro 6 clean-air regs are likely to pile some big costs on to diesels,” says Bentley powertrain boss Brian Gush. And there’s a strong prejudice against them in the US and Japan, which are key markets for us. The attitude of Chinese buyers is going to have a big effect on cars like ours in future, too, and they are none too keen. Those of us who know diesels can see the benefits, but in large parts of the world the cars just wouldn’t sell."

Next to the familiar 6.0-liter W12 engine, as found in their Continental GT, Bentley will also offer a 4.0 liter V8 engine, but that was the only detail they let out.

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Source: Autocar

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7 comments:

  (1023) posted on 04.13.2011

Yes, I agree with you. Bentley’s car is not a sports car type, so, I don’t think that it would be a big deal if they make a diesel version.

  (780) posted on 04.13.2011

I bet the Bentley can’t stand on their promise for sure. I guess this scenario is similar to the Ferrari wherein they said that they are not going to make four-seater and yet the Ferrari FF was bornsmiley

  (677) posted on 12.29.2010

Oh, yes, because flex-fuel, which is basically a bureaucratic gaming of CAFE for the benefit of ADM and Monsanto that is more energy-expensive than regular car, less energy-dense and potentially harmful to many engines, is so much better than hybrid technology, which only increases the efficiency of an engine.

  (831) posted on 12.29.2010

Ethanol is clean-burning, can’t pollute the water, renewable, can’t have its market controlled by a price hiking cartel, and doesn’t fund a death cult out to kill us.

  (677) posted on 09.20.2010

Well, lets just all wait and see until it comes out.

  (1211) posted on 09.19.2010

The Arnage is not for the young and the hip, it’s an icon to elegance and old money.

  (859) posted on 09.16.2010

Hell no! Why wouldn’t they offer a diesel engine on a beautiful car like that. Porsche, a well known car have offered a diesel engined cars so why wouldn’t Bentley have one too.

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