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Future Bentleys to be built on Porsche platforms

by Scott Burgess (RSS feed) on Sep 7th, 2012 at 9:31AM

Luxury, meet performance. Opulence, meet frugality. That's apparently the plan between two of Volkswagen Group's more posh brands, Bentley and Porsche, as they explore ways to stretch Euros and provide a little commonality between the two distinct brands. According to Autocar, Bentley will begin using the Porsche Panamera platform for its future vehicles, providing a much better base for rear- and all-wheel-drive vehicles. Additionally, Bentley will phase out its 6.75-liter V8 in 2013, likely replacing it with a V12. It may be a wise consolidation, and no one should ever complain when... Read More

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