Christophe Georges, Bentley, 2010 NAIAS

Christophe Georges, Bentley, 2010 NAIAS

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI- Chistrophe Georges is the President and Chief Operating Officer, Bentley Motors, Inc.

Georges talks about the engine in the Mulsanne. Is it the same as the one in the Arnage? Georges, says yes and no. It is a 6.75 liter V-8, but it is totally redesigned.  The engine performance is 505 horsepower with 752 lb.-ft of torque and fifteen percent better fuel efficiency.

On a long-term plan for Bentley Georges says that diesel and hybrid are not the issue. Bentley’s green strategy is to improve fuel efficieny overall by fifteen percent by 2012. They plan on having a new powertrain by 2012. That powertrain will be forty percent more efficient.

All Bentleys will be flex-fuel.

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