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As Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche Electric, Bentley Embraces The Engine

By now even Rolls-Royce—that of all things Old School British in the possible sense—has floated the of an electric car.

Rolls out the 102 EX two years ago, long joining the ranks with Audi, Porsche, BMW, and Jaguar in adding a variation on the theme (see also: electric hybrid) to its fleet.

So it’s notable that British counterpart and a bastion of respectability in itself—so steadfastly its commitment to the famous W12-cylinder that run, conventionally, on

“Strong performance from our W12 continued, with the Continental GT and Continental GT Speed Convertible successful in all territories,” Kevin a Bentley board member, in a statement on the company’s third-quarter He said recent upticks in driven by the brand’s W12 models reinforce our position” against competitors in the luxury car market.

Indeed, Bentley announced week that Q3 sales were up nine percent over year (6,516 in Q3 2013 versus 5,969 in In the Americas, Bentley saw gains of 16 year over year for the time period. (North and America comprise Bentley’s market, followed by China, and the Middle East.)

Of course, that’s not to say that Mercedes et al aren’t still primarily by conventional engines. Or Bentley would never something that could run on an mode. It’s just Bentley is one holdout as of yet: President Christophe Georges me recently that the Volkswagen-owned is “working on a plug-in solution for the But he emphasized that Bentley remain true to the brand of offering the perfect combination of and luxury.”

“Our customers have they highly identify Bentley as the leader of 12-cylinder Georges said.

Meanwhile in the V8 (think Continental variants) advancements like cylinder and lightweight components, plus design elements that the car weigh even less, improved fuel efficiency by 40 without decreasing performance


That means Bentley can sit nicely on its W12 haunches without to extend much into fuel. Executives have double-digit growth for the year-end

*A hybrid powertrain could be a of the new SUV Bentley plans to unveil 2016.

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