For an automaker with just two model lines, Bentley sure has a lot of room to expand in the coming year or two. With the newly facelifted Continental GT now out on the market, a new Continental GTC drop-top expected to be unveiled in Frankfurt, after which we can expect the next Flying Spur, and then the inevitable Speed variants of each bodystyle.

The Mulsanne is also expected to spawn a new coupe and convertible, and reports of new model lines, including an SUV, have been circulating. But in the middle of all of this expansion, Bentley is preparing to downsize (in a sense).

It's been no secret that Continental range will add a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine option alongside the 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 currently on offer. And now comes word that the new mill will drop at January's Detroit Auto Show.

No word on output just yet, but you can expect it to undercut the 567 horsepower of the current twelve by some margin. And as Alex Nunez reports at ConsumerSearch, the lighter engine is tipped to provide a sportier drive than the larger mill it joins.


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      milan mehta
      • 3 Years Ago
      The first few pics with the license plate no. 7323 are taken in Oman.....so cool!!!
        TruthHertz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @milan mehta
        And every time someone in America fills up their Ford Excursion, someone in Oman can almost buy a another one.
      notbendingover
      • 3 Years Ago
      I just hope they don't park it on the street, this is Detroit we're talking about.
        Drew Lyons
        • 3 Years Ago
        @notbendingover
        I Live In Detroit, A Bentley Isn't Something That I Get Excited About When I See It, They Aren't That Rare Around Here.
          Drew Lyons
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Drew Lyons
          @QAZZY Its not that im in a odd part of Detroit, Detroit just isnt as bad as some people think or have some people portray it to be. Its a huge city so we have some bad areas but I also live 10 minutes away from million dollars homes, yeah its Detroit.
          QAZZY
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Drew Lyons
          You're in an odd part of Detroit then... I see them in Northern Virginia on a regular basis.
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      Cakeflour
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      I'll take the W12 option, thanks. Many cars have V8s, but twelve cylinders in rows of three is pretty exotic.
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