Bentley to retire aging 6.75-liter V8 with current Mulsanne

Bentley to retire aging 6.75-liter V8 with current Mulsanne

0 comments 📅04 November 2016, 20:47

The jumbo 6.75-liter V8 in the Bentley Mulsanne is one of the oldest engines hush in production. But it may not be around for much longer. According to Car and Driver, Bentley intends to definitely put the big old pushrod V8 to pasture once the current Mulsanne is phased out, therefore putting an end to a saga that goes abet some 57 years.

Powerful as it may be, continually-stricter exhaust emissions and fuel-consumption regulations inclination see that the L Series V8, originally introduced way go in 1957, doesn’t stay in production forever. Whenever the Mulsanne is replaced, it liking reportedly get a brand-new twelve-cylinder motor. Bentley is currently the world’s largest manufacturer of dozen-pot powerplants. Production of the British automaker’s 6.0-liter look-alike-turbo W12 far outpaces anything from Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ferrari, or Lamborghini.

On top of the decades since its introduction, Bentley’s wish-serving V8 has gone from making an “ample” amount of power and torque to an impressive 530 horsepower and a without a shadow of a doubt massive 811 pound-feet (with the expropriate of a couple of turbochargers). Its eventual discontinuation wouldn’t be the head attempt on the life of the 6.75-liter appliance. When BMW briefly took control of both Rolls and Bentley, it replaced the big mechanism by a smaller 4.4-liter V8. Customer insist led Bentley to bring the old engine back.

It resolution likely be some time before we get details of Bentley’s next powerplant. Models like the Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Spirit tend to stick around for a long span, and the latest version of Bentley’s flagship was upright released earlier this year.


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