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 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.

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All-electric Bentley convertible concept shown at Geneva

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Following that up, at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show Volkswagen possession Bentley showed an all-electric concept car. Geneva Motor Show Geneva Auto Show plug-in carsThe Volkswagen Group can't seem to get enough luxury electric cars. The Audi e-tron SUV and Porsche Mission E sedan will go into production over the next few years, with an electric version of the VW Phaeton sedan expected as well.

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. The 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 [.]. Bentley Manufacturer Spotlight hybrid

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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 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

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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. This recycling achievement has now received official recognition from the German Motor Transport Authority (KBA). As a pioneer in the luxury market, Bentley is paving the way for a customer shift towards alternative fuels. Tags: Bentley Continental

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 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 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 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.

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

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

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Weekly round-up: T-Roc teaser, a zesty Z4 concept and a behemoth Bentley Bentayga reviewed

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With the Frankfurt Motor Show fast approaching, manufacturers are keeping tight-lipped about their latest and greatest creations that will be on show next month, but news hasn’t dried up completely

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Top 10 Green Cars of the Geneva Motor Show. The Green Piece

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Tuesday 23 February 2010 Steeped in tradition, having been established in 1905 and now set for its 80th edition, the Geneva International Motor Show has always been one of the highlights of the automotive calendar. Tags: Audi BMW Bentley Biofuels Cars Citroen Ford Peugeot The Green Piece Vauxhall Volkswagen geneva motor show Lotus Engineering The Green Piece Column.

Hyundai Motor launches new global luxury brand Genesis

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Hyundai Motor is launching an all-new global luxury brand—Genesis—as a stand-alone brand that operates alongside the company’s popular Hyundai marque. Capitalizing on its success in the fast-growing global car market, Hyundai Motor will launch six new Genesis models by 2020 and intends to compete with the world’s most renowned luxury car brands.

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A Quarter Million Dollar Hybrid SUV?

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Bentley seems to think so. Certainly, a Bentley SUV hybrid would be aimed at those drivers who are looking for an ultra-luxury driving experience. Reports indicate that the Bentley SUV would be priced higher. What would a Bentley SUV hybrid include?

Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors Ltd. to explore strategic alliance for joint development projects; ŠKODA to lead

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Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, Bernhard Maier, CEO of ŠKODA Auto and Günter Butschek, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Motors Ltd., Under the terms of the memorandum, the Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors will explore possibilities for a strategic partnership in India. —Günter Butschek, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Motors. The contractual framework and the guidelines for a strategic cooperation between the Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors Ltd.

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Frankfurt Motor Show goes green. The Green Piece

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Steeped in history, the International Motor Show, or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), held biennially in Frankfurt, Germany, is already regarded as the world’s largest motor show – and this year it may be more important than ever. The Green Piece. August 25 2009.

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

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At the Vienna Motor Symposium, Friedrich Eichler, Head of Powertrain Development for the Volkswagen brand, presented the Volkswagen Group’s new top-end 6.0

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Volkswagen Group to invest €51.6B over next five years; seeking to make itself future-proof

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The Group will continue driving forward the development of hybrid and electric motors in particular. The Group currently comprises nine automotive brands: Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Škoda, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Scania. Tags: Engines Hybrids Market Background Motors Vehicle Manufacturers The Volkswagen Group will invest around €51.6 billion (US$76.5 billion) in its Automotive Division in the coming five years.

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Volkswagen Group adds board-level post for China as part of major management restructuring

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Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, currently Speaker for the Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors in Crewe and President of Bugatti. Wolfgang Dürheimer, CEO of Bentley and President of Bugatti, moves to Audi in Ingolstadt to become the member of the Board of Management with responsibility for Technical Development.

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Volkswagen launches new luxury flagship Phideon at Geneva; plug-in hybrid drive planned; first VW brand car based on MLB

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Volkswagen unveiled the new Volkswagen Phideon luxury sedan ahead of the Geneva International Motor Show 2016. The future of Volkswagen’s premium segment will go into production in China initially for the China market in the third quarter of 2016.

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Volkswagen Group launching major electro-mobility campaign in China; $25B on new vehicles, technologies and plants up to 2018

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Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG, on the eve of the Auto China motor show in Beijing. Furthermore, the Bentley Hybrid Concept opens a window on the broad-ranging potential of hybrid technology. The Volkswagen Group is launching a major electro-mobility campaign in China—the the biggest initiative for e-mobility in China’s automotive history, said Prof. The initiative gets underway with the launch this year of the Volkswagen brand’s battery-electric e-up!

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Total new car sales in Europe drop 2% in July; SUV sales up 12.5%

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Infiniti posted the highest percentage increase (+233%) and was followed by Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Land Rover and Jaguar. Its volume continued to decline as it awaits its first facelift, which is expected at the Paris Motor Show in October. New car registrations in Europe’s Big 5 markets dropped by 2% in July, as market conditions halted the positive trend that had dominated over the previous 15 months, according to figures from JATO Dynamics.

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Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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He was appointed Board Member for Engineering at Bentley in 2003 before taking over as Managing Director of the German Association of the Automotive Industry in 2012. He moved to Saab as Executive Director Design in 2000 and was also given responsibility for Advanced Design at General Motors Europe in 2003. The Volkswagen Group is continuing its restructuring in the aftermath of the diesel engine emissions scandal.

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Hackenberg resigns from Audi Board of Management

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Numerous car models from Audi, Volkswagen and Bentley were significantly affected by his commitment and expertise. After graduating in mechanical engineering at Aachen RWTH University, Ulrich Hackenberg was employed as an assistant at the Institute for Motor Transport from 1978 until 1985. Audi AG announced that Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg has reached a mutual agreement with the Supervisory Board to step down as Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development.

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ZF and start-up Levant Power partnering on first fully active, regenerative suspension for automobiles

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Fluid is re-routed from the shock through the valve, where our proprietary integrated hydraulic motor can either extract power or perform work on the fluid. The very compact unit consists of its own control unit, an electric motor and an electrohydraulic gear pump (Gerotor). Then, the system guides the oil in the damper in such a way that it drives the electric pump motor.

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Spirit Avert AG Seeking to Raise ~ $150M to Fund Mindset E-Motion Extended Range EV Project

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Spirit Aver partnered with noted automobile designer Murat Günak to found mindset, a 100% subsidiary of Spirt Avert; Günak, previously vice-president and responsible for the overall design for VW, SEAT, Skoda and Bentley at Volkswagen Group, is the CEO. The E-Motion is driven by a 70 kW, 220 N·m electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and a 17.5

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ZF 8-Speed Automatic Transmission Offers Modular Design Adapted for Different Drive Configurations, Including Hybrids

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The electric motor, clutch, torsional vibration damper, and hydraulics are all part of the full hybrid design and have been integrated into ZF’s 8-speed automatic transmission. Since the summer of 2009, the new Bentley Mulsanne and the Rolls-Royce Ghost also come with the transmission.

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Scrappage scheme scrap ends

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According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the final details regarding the scrappage incentive scheme have now been resolved, with the full backing of car manufacturers. Commenting, SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said: “The scrappage incentive scheme has the full support of the UK motor industry who will continue to work with government to ensure the scheme’s success.

Can the UK lead the green car charge? The Green Piece

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Vauxhall is also considered one of the leading contenders to win the contract to produce General Motors’ new electric car the Chevrolet Volt, which has been previewed in Europe under the name of the Vauxhall/Opel Ampera (pictured).