We understood the Bentley W12 engine had an expiry day previously, however it’s mosting likely to show up also quicker than anticipated. Exposed today, Bentley states the last W12 engine it generates will certainly remain in April2024 That’s just one year and also a number of months away!
Formerly, Bentley made it clear that it would just market PHEVs and also EVs by 2026, indicating the W12 was provided for. It will not last enough time to run into that 2026 limitation since the 2024 manufacturing end is established. By the time its end day rolls about, Bentley will certainly have transformed 105,000 W12 engines considering that the 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged system was presented for2003 Each of those engines was hand-built by a group of craftspeople– Bentley states each engine takes roughly 6.5 hrs to finish.
Which Bentley designs are mosting likely to be offered with these last W12 s, you ask? The actual event for Bentley is occurring with the Batur, a tiny run of Mulliner coach-built sports cars based upon the Continental GT. Last recognition simply finished up for the Batur variation of the W12, and also it’s one of the most effective yet at 740 horse power and also 737 pound-feet of torque. Versus the W12 located in various other Bentley designs, the Batur includes revamped consumption, exhaust and also cooling down systems in addition to a changed engine calibration. All 18 Baturs (pic listed below) are currently talked for.
If you still desire a W12, Bentley states it has actually restricted order ports left for the Continental GT Rate, Bentayga Rate and also Traveling Spur Rate. In addition, Bentley will certainly permit you to spec it in either the Continental GT Mulliner or Traveling Spur Mulliner. Nothing else brand-new Bentley orders will certainly be W12- suitable in between currently and also manufacturing conclusion. The firm cautions that there are just a minimal variety of develop ports left, so any person still undecided ought to act swiftly if they desire the W12
For many years, Bentley states the W12 has actually seen a 37% boost in power, 54% boost in torque and also 25% decrease in discharges. The most significant adjustments can be found in 2015 when Bentley upgraded the engine “from the sump up” for the launch of the Bentayga SUV.
Since today, there are 30 individuals associated with the engine setting up procedure. As soon as W12 manufacturing stops
, Bentley states it intends to re-train and also redeploy all 30 right into various placements.
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