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Bentley plant scoops environmental award

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Bentley may not be the first name you associate with environmental consideration, but the British brand has become the first car manufacturer to be awarded the triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction at its headquarters in Cheshire. Bentley Editor Pick

Bentley Bentayga: opulent SUV now available with a diesel engine

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In a Bentley? Bentley Continental GT BentaygaA diesel? It’s not the kind of thing you’d expect from the Crewe-based company, judging by its sporting heritage. However, fitting one i.

Bentley To Be Fourth VW Group Brand To Offer Electric Car

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If an electric Audi is good, then an electric Audi plus an electric Volkswagen plus an electric Porsche plus an electric Bentley must be better, yes? At least, that would seem to be the thinking at VW Group, which over the last six months has announced plans for the first three brands to launch all-electric cars in 2018 or later. Now comes a. Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Audi Q6 Porsche Mission E

Bentley to cut fuel consumption of new Continental GT Speed

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When the new Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible (pictured) makes its debut at the North American International Auto Show later this month, you might expect the focus to be on its slick looks, its power or its speed.

Bentley Hybrid Concept: Preview Of 2017 SUV Plug-In Hybrid System

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As Bentley has been promising for more than two years now, it will introduce a plug-in hybrid powertrain in a future product. Now we know that the first plug-in Bentley ever will come in 2017, in a dedicated version of its upcoming sport-utilty vehicle. That confirmation came as the British marque revealed details of the Bentley Hybrid Concept, a

Bentley brings electric EXP 12 Speed 6e concept to Auto Shanghai

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Bentley brought its electic EXP 12 Speed 6e concept, first unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show last month ( earlier post ), to Auto Shanghai. Bentley is fully committed to China—it is a vital market for us.

Bentley unveils plug-in hybrid concept

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Luxury automaker Bentley, a member of the Volkswagen Group, unveiled its Bentley Hybrid Concept—a preview of Bentley’s first production plug-in hybrid model, which is planned to be a dedicated version of the all-new SUV available in 2017. Bentley Hybrid Concept.

Is the Bentley Bentayga Mulliner the most luxurious SUV in the world?

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When Bentley’s Bentayga arrived on the scene back in 2015, the Crewe-based company claimed it was the most luxurious SUV to ever have been made.

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Bentley Electric Car, Cadillac ELR Axed, California Electric-Car Sales: Today's Car News

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Today, Bentley considers an electric car, General Motors admits the Cadillac ELR has no future, and California continues to lead the nation in electric-car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's news with our Week in Reverse feature and video. Volkswagen now says it will postpone its annual shareholder's meeting. Today in Car News

Smaller Bentley SUV might be all-electric, competing with Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes

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The Tesla Model S may have upended the luxury-car establishment, but it's the Silicon Valley automaker's Model X crossover that most traditional luxury brands now seem to be targeting. Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz will each launch a new all-electric SUV within the next two years. And those pricey electric cars may soon be joined be a somewhat. Future Cars plug-in cars

Bentley introduces electric EXP 12 Speed 6e concept at Geneva; high-speed inductive charging for grand touring

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Bentley Motors unveiled the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The role of the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept is to gauge public and customer feedback to shape Bentley’s future luxury strategy.

Bentley Hybrid Concept, 2015 Ford Focus, Tesla Credit Crunch: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: The Bentley Hybrid Concept plug-in emerges, we cover the updates to the 2015 Ford Focus, and we look at why Tesla Motors probably won''t like proposed rules changes to the California zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) credits. The Bentley Hybrid Concept is the British luxury carmaker''s

Bentley electric-car concept, VW diesel health effect, Trump EPA changes: Today's Car News

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Today we have the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e electric-car concept and more from the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, a study on the health impact of Volkswagen's diesel cheating, and a remarkable change in the wording of the Environmental Protection Agency's mission statement.

Bentley slashes Continental emissions by 40%

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Bentley is obviously a name we don’t often mention on TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk The new Bentley Continental GT, featuring a 4.0 Bentley emissions fuel economybut a staggering 40 per cent reduction in emissions is something we think is always worth shouting about. litre V8 engine also boasts a fuel economy improvement of around 40 per cent too, without-the luxury car [.].

Bentley to reveal new plug-in hybrid

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We thought we would never see the day; Bentley is to reveal a new plug-in hybrid concept at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition next week. The new Bentley Hybrid Concept showcases the drivetrain which will be available on the brand’s new SUV, due for launch in 2017.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Bentley

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Where we stand: October, 2012 Sophistication, style and performance: these are the adjectives that usually spring to mind when most of us are asked to describe a Bentley. Bentley Manufacturer Spotlight hybridThe luxury carmaker is famous for being driven by the nation’s elite – including football stars such as David Beckham – and for being the ultimate motoring [.].

Corporate cachet: Climbing the company car ladder

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Ford Bentley Audi BMW Mercedes-Benz Top 5The company car. It’s a very British concept, and still a hugely popular one. Around half of all new cars in the UK end up in fleets. In fact, a recen.

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Solvay, Bentley, Penso partner on lightweight architecture

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A consortium including Solvay, Bentley and Penso has been awarded a multi-million pound grant by the UK government Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) for the Flexible Lightweight Architecture for Volume Applications (FLAVA) automotive project. FLAVA will develop the composite design, material and manufacturing technologies required to implement a modular, multi-material Body-In-White structure suited for large production volume.

The most luxurious EV yet? Bentley unveils EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept in Geneva

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Bentley has given us a first glimpse of its electric future with the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept at the Geneva Motor Show. It was at the same event two

Bentley achieves 40 per cent fuel efficiency improvement

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It’s not a name you see too much of in green circles – but Bentley is making some remarkable steps forward in its fight against high levels of fuel consumption and harmful emissions. At the Detroit Auto Show in January (also known as the North American International Auto Show) it will debut two new Bentley [.]. Bentley Green cars Latest news Bentley V8 Continental Detroit Motor Show North American International Auto Show

Bentley showcases new EXP 9 F SUV concept at Auto China; considering V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain

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Bentley is showcasing a new Sport Utility Vehicle concept, EXP 9 F, at the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. Bentley Motors is the third largest R&D investor in the UK’s automotive sector and the 18th largest nationally.

Bentley EXP 9 F Concept SUV: Will Come With V-6 Plug-in Hybrid Option

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Earlier this spring at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Bentley pulled the covers off the EXP9 F Concept, its first ever SUV in its 94-year history. Now, just six-weeks later at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, the luxury automaker has confirmed details of the range of engines it plans to offer with the EXP 9. That’s if it goes into production, of

Bentley considers plug-in hybrid engine for new concept car

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At the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (also known as Auto China), Bentley revealed a new Sport Utility Vehicle called the EXP 9F (pictured) – a model that could soon get the hybrid touch. Latest news Auto China 2012 Beijing Motor Show Bentley plug-in hybridThis luxury SUV has several powertrains under consideration including: a 500bhp, 4.0litre V8 Twin Turbo and a V6 plug-in hybrid. These [.].

Bentley delivers powertrain with 40% improvement in fuel efficiency; new direct-injected V8 with cylinder deactivation

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Bentley will unveil two new Bentley Continental V8 models at the Detroit Auto Show in January, both equipped with a new 4.0 liter, twin turbocharged V8 engine with cylinder deactivation. The new engine and a new close-ratio 8-speed transmission help meet Bentley’s commitment to a new powertrain delivering a 40% improvement in fuel efficiency and CO 2 emissions.

Bentley Will Use V-8, W-12 Engines In Plug-In Hybrid

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For years, prestige car brands remained insulated from the drive towards greater fuel economy and higher gas mileages. However, tightening regulations on gas mileage and emissions have forced many luxury automakers to take fuel economy seriously for the first time, requiring them to look for alternatives to traditional large-capacity engines to

Bentley EXP 9 F Concept For Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Geneva Motor Show

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They are: Bentley took the wraps off a concept for a sport-utility vehicle at today's Geneva Motor Show, the first-ever such vehicle in the 94-year history of the marque. Assuming it goes into production in a few years, this is almost surely the Bentley that will launch the We heard the rumors, but didn't really quite believe they were true.

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Bentley introduces its first diesel: Bentayga Diesel with 48V system & electric supercharger

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Bentley Motors has introduced its first diesel model: the Bentayga Diesel SUV. The Bentayga Diesel represents a moment of immense significance in Bentley’s history, by giving the world its fastest luxury diesel SUV.

Feb Plug-in electric car sales, Tesla Supercharger expansion, Bentley electric SUV: Today's Car News

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Today, we have plug-in electric car sales tallies for February, plans for a major expansion of the Tesla Supercharger fast-charging network, and a report that Bentley is considering an all-electric SUV. Bentley is considering an all-electric SUV that would be smaller than the current Bentayga.

Bentley To Fall In Line, Add Hybrids, Diesels To Its Lineup?

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A new SUV, a diesel engine, even a hybrid, are all possible future options for Bentley now that former Porsche exec Wolfgang Durheimer is at the helm. Having already pioneered all three of the above for Porsche, something that would have seemed out of this world just a decade ago, Durheimer is now about to do the same all over again, only this

Bentley solar push gets Ministerial seal of approval

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Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker was on hand at Bentley''s headquarters in Pyms Lane, Crewe: but not to mark the launch of a new luxury car, but actually to celebrate the company''s latest green innovation. Latest News Green cars Bentley

Bentley introduces flex-fuel super sports convertible

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Just a day after we announced that Lotus would be debuting a new, greener Elise model at the Geneva Motor Show (see article), now it is the turn of Bentley to offer a potentially show-stealing model of its own with a distinctly green theme. The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible (which [.]. Now this is a green car!

Weekly round-up: Honda unveils new Civic, Bentley gives Bentayga diesel power and we drive the Kia Niro

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It’s been a busy few days for show business, with the week’s gossip columns awash with speculation of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s split. However, t. Weekly round-up

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Volkswagen presents next gen W12 TSI; dual fuel injection, cylinder deactivation, start-stop

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The Volkswagen Group has deployed W12 engines (a compact, 12-cylinder engine in a “W” configuration) in the premium models made by the Volkswagen, Audi and Bentley brands for some 13 years.

Big engines go green: worry not!

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Audi Weekly Column Bentley BMW weekly columnFitting an engine from a Lamborghini is hardly an acclaimed route to eco-consciousness. Impressive as the old 5.2-litre V10 Audi S6 was, it never really stood a chance of winning the green arms race. Even if you drove like a saint, it chewed through fuel at an alarming rate: the official figure of 23mpg was [.].

Bentley guarentees 85% recyclability

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Bentley now guarantees 85 % recyclability (or 95 % recoverability) of materials for all its current Continental models as well as providing environmental friendly recycling or recovery at the end of the car’s life. In a ceremony in Berlin, KBA’s President Ekhard Zinke presented the official European-wide certificates to Dr. Arno Homburg, head of Whole Vehicle Development at Bentley Motors. By 2012, all Bentley models will be available with flex fuel technology.

Ferrari Hybrid Patents Revealed, Two Motor System

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"Ferrari hybrid" is right up there with "Porsche diesel" and "Bentley SUV" as far as oxymorons go. and Bentley showed an SUV concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, so maybe it isn't that unusual after all. Even so, Porsche has been producing diesels for several years now, soon to hit the U.S, Unusual or not, it's a reality--Ferrari has been

Bogus Biofuels Blast Rebutted by Bentley Gent

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Almost a year ago, we called Bentley's much-touted biofuels strategy "bogus," in an alliterative headline to a piece that was much forwarded around the green-car world. Now we've had a chat with the very reasonable and polite David Reuter, Bentley's head of PR and communications. We still think almost zero Continental Supersports models will ever

Bentley introduce biofuel engine into range

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It is fair to say that we don’t often mention premium British carmaker Bentley on the news pages of the website, and while their full range of cars are powered by hugely powerful engines the company is looking into ways of improve their environmental performance.

Bentley to Introduce New FlexFuel Supersports Convertible at Geneva Show

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Bentley will introduce its new FlexFuel capable Supersports Convertible at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The Supersports Convertible, with the same 621 bhp (463 kW) twin-turbocharged W12 engine as the Coupé version introduced in 2009, is the fastest and most powerful drop-top Bentley has ever built, and can run on both gasoline and E85 bioethanol or any combination of the two. Bentley’s designers responded with a purposeful style, featuring large vertical intake apertures.

Bentley’s new 616hp 12-cylinder GT Speed convertible with 8-speed and energy recuperation improves fuel economy by 15%

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Bentley will introduce the new Continental GT Speed Convertible at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month. The new GT Speed Convertible shares its powertrain specification with its Bentley stablemate, the GT Speed coupé: a 616 bhp (459 kW) twin-turbocharged 6.0 liter W12 combined with a close-ratio eight-speed ZF transmission to deliver a 15% improvement in fuel economy. The Continental GT Speed Convertible. Click to enlarge.