It's rather obvious that the sport-utility vehicles require big engines, but for some reason no twelve-cylinder engines are offered for the U.S. market. While the only offerings come from such mainstream automaker, as Volkswagen, Audi keeps on offering the Q7 with its V12, which is a diesel though. As for other automakers, there was Lamborghini who featured the V12, but that hasn't been around since the early 90s.
Bentley's upcoming SUV is expected to share its underpinnings with the Porsche Cayenne with no V12 there, unlike in crossover from Crewe. As stated by sources which quoted Bentley CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer, the vehicle will receive a new version of the W-12 engine in the Continental range. Another engine which could be found under the Bentley's hood is the Q7's V12 TDI, and it would be the first time for the Flying B marque.
Bentley's upcoming SUV will be launched in 2015. Being set to roll out with a 12-cylinder petrol engine, the model is expected to satisfy the automaker's luxury ambitions. As reported by autocacr, the company is to fight for primacy in the luxury world, featuring powerplant as a potential W12 unit's future generation, found in the Continental range.
In order to realize the plan regarding the SUV, Bentley replaced its chief engineer, Elrich Eichhorm with Rolf Frech who comes from Porsche. Being a part of Cayenne development department, the new chief brings a complex experience on the field.