Bentley's hybrid talk is back (see Audi's new hybrid quattro)

Back in September, Franz-Josef Paefgen, the head of the VW luxury brand Bentley, mentioned, in a very uncommitted fashion, that the company's earlier announcement regarding diesels and hybrids was still being considered. Audi's new hybrid quattro transmission, on display in Frankfurt last month, might be the basic powertrain that sits under not only a hybrid Bentley (the greenest car that Yoko Ono would deign to ride in), but also the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7.
The quattro hybrid, according to Audi, has the potential to go 30 mph for two miles on battery power alone. Alternately, the electric motor can provide - you guessed it - extra performance when cruising at higher speeds.

AutoCar says that going the hybrid route would make it much easier for Bentley's "classic 6.75-litre V8 to meet Euro 6 emissions regulations, as well as offering very rapid acceleration." Wouldn't want to forget that last bit. Yoko Ono might be reading.

[Source: Autocar via Jalopnik]

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