Everyone knows by now that Bentley plans to unveil "the world’s most luxurious 4x4" SUV sometime after 2015, but the company has now revealed that it will be the only SUV in the world to feature a W12 engine: "We will be first to use a 12-cylinder petrol engine in a luxury SUV. I like this idea; it makes clear whose car is the boss," said Bentley CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer.

Moreover, the Bentley SUV will be designed in such a manner that it won’t just carry the W12 engine, but a V12 engine as well. And that’s because the company plans to offer a a V12 TDI version of the SUV a few years after its launch. The W12 engine will be a next-generation version of today’s W12 unit used in the Continental family, and the V12 TDI will be a next-generation version of Audi’s 493bhp 6.0-liter V12 TDI currently being in the Q7.

However, don’t expect the new SUV before early 2015: "The production date will be dictated by the cyclicity of models," Dürheimer said. "The Mulsanne came in 2010, then the Continental no more than a year later. The lifespan of a model is usually six to eight years, so the new model will be valuable when we are expecting a lull. The downswing is the time to introduce this SUV."


Source: AutoCar

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  (530) posted on 10.28.2011

This SUV of Bentley is absolutely looks so striking on its platform and design, well I can say that I am either, feel so excited to see this one in person, and I’m glad that they will use an impressive engine for this one.

  (831) posted on 10.25.2011

This SUV of Bentley is really looking so cute on its platform. smiley I wonder if what will be the interior of this one will look like even its figure performance.

  (419) posted on 10.21.2011

This car looks enough for me but having it upgraded will offer much better features. Specifically with its engine. Having W12 engine will make Bently SUV much easier to drive and even faster.

  (444) posted on 10.17.2011

This future Bentley SUV is very impressive for the fact that it will be the first 12 cylinder engine for a luxury SUV. I hope that in its next updated article, they will include already some interior pictures of it.

  (231) posted on 10.17.2011

This car is a better innovation to the existing SUVs nowadays. The incorporation of a W12 engine makes it a terribly amazing practical use car.

  (374) posted on 10.17.2011

I can’t wait for that ’future’ smiley hahaha I feel so excited to see the Bentley SUV version, I will surely wait for this. I just hope only that it also had a powerful or at least an impressive figure performance.

  (466) posted on 10.13.2011

Very impressive SUV car. This is my first time to see this kind of headlights. Very unique style. SUV car is like a family car, because of many passengers.

  (596) posted on 10.13.2011

Sort of a classy and future car, it actually make me think more of the features. While it was designed amazingly, putting an SUV into an innovative pattern.

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