duPontREGISTRY.com Autos Home Page  
Autos Homepage Sell Your Car Search Autos For Sale Dealer Login and Success Stories Modify and Manage Your Account Video Center News Articles and Auto History Wheel Zone Performance Zone Auto Blog

Bentley says the W-12 will continue, Flying Spur gets neglect

Despite the premiere of the new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 variant, Bentley says that the W-12 engine will continue to be a staple in the Continental lineup. The new smaller V-8 engine produces 500 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque, only 67 hp and 29 lb-ft of torque less than the W-12-powered car, while requiring 40 percent less fuel. These new figures combined with a lower asking price may spur sales in the coupe and convertible, but, obviously, Bentley doesn’t think it is good enough to compete with its customers’ needs for bountiful power reserves.

We also asked about the aging Flying Spur, which was not mentioned in the V-8 cars' press release. Bentley confirmed that, as of right now, the Flying Spur will stick with only the W-12 engine. We tried to learn more about what fate lies ahead for the Flying Spur; unfortunately, Bentley refused to comment on how or when (or even if) it will be updated.

Bentley V-8

Provided by duPont REGISTRY


Share | |
Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 12/14/2011 at 9:10 AM
Tags:
Categories: Bentley
Post Information: Permalink | Comments (0) | Post RSSRSS comment feed