While the seemingly bottomless pit of torque available from a big turbodiesel engine would seem to be more in character for a Bentley
than a hybrid
system, it looks like the latter might be the first option for the VW-owned British brand. The relative lack of diesel
interest in Bentley's biggest market, the U.S., might be too blame. According to AutoTelegraaf, Bentley is reluctant to spend the money to develop a new diesel engine right now. However, given that most Bentley's are powered by a turbocharged version of VW's
W-12 engine, using another engine from the family would seem obvious. With the 6.0L V-12 TDI going into production for the Audi Q7
later this year, it doesn't make sense not
to use a version of it in a Bentley.