It’s last month’s news, but potential buyers like Mideast potentates, hedge-fund managers and NFL stars won’t care. The car of their dreams will be here in 2015: Bentley’s next-gen W12 in an SUV. In a few years after launch, there may well be a diesel V12.
Autocar, whose concept rendering you see above, tells us that the power plant will likely be derived from Audi’s 6-liter V12, and there is definitely a market, per CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer.
Two great quotes from Wolfie (same article):
1. “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.”
Well, thank you for that! Those deprived owners have been champing at the bit for years, just yearning for more goofy luxo options, power, weight and exclusivity. You can’t imagine how hard it is to overtake, let alone impress, one’s peers at a certain level.