Bentley Retires V8 Engine from Continental GT, GTC, and Flying Spur Models: Transitioning to Performance-Focused Hybrid Powertrain

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Bentley Discontinues V8-powered Continental GTC, Flying Spur In UK, Europe, Africa And Middle East Markets

Bentley Motors has made a significant announcement regarding the retirement of its current-generation 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine from the Continental GT, Continental GTC, and Flying Spur model lines. This decision affects markets in the UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Final deliveries of the V8-powered models are expected to conclude by June, marking the end of an era for this iconic engine.

Since its introduction in 2012, Bentley has produced over 53,000 vehicles equipped with the V8 engine across the Continental GT, GTC, and Flying Spur ranges. This engine has been a cornerstone of Bentley’s lineup, and it is known for its performance and refinement. However, with changing market demands and a focus on innovation, Bentley has revealed plans for a new hybrid powertrain to replace the outgoing V8.

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The retirement of the V8 engine coincides with the introduction of Bentley’s new performance-focused V8 hybrid powertrain. This hybrid system is designed to propel the brand’s next generation of luxury supercars, offering impressive power and efficiency. With over 739 horsepower on tap and an electric-only range of 50 miles (80 km), the new hybrid powertrain represents Bentley’s commitment to both performance and sustainability.

While the Continental GT, GTC, and Flying Spur models will transition to the new hybrid powertrain, Bentley confirms that the current-generation V8 engine will still be available for the popular Bentayga SUV family. This decision reflects Bentley’s strategy to offer a diverse range of powertrain options to meet the varied preferences of its customers.

The revealing of the V8 hybrid powertrain signals a new chapter for Bentley, positioning the brand at the forefront of automotive innovation. With a focus on performance, efficiency, and electrification, Bentley aims to redefine the concept of luxury motoring for the modern era.

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