All Bentley Continental variants will be flex-fuel capable by June

At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Bentley announced that all the cars in its Continental range will be available with flex-fuel capabilities starting in June. The move is a part of the company’s strategy to reduce CO2 emissions of its fleet by 15 percent by 2012.

Bentley said that the Continentals will be powered by a flex-fuel version of the company’s 6.0L W12 engine and will be the only powertrain option offered in the range. The engine will be able to run on gasoline, E85, or a mix of the two fuel types.

The automaker said that the move means that more than half its production vehicles in 2010 will be flex-fuel capable.

The Brooklands, Azure and Mulsanne won’t be flex-fuel capable. However, the Mulsanne will be converted to run on ethanol in the future.

The Bentley Continental Supersports and the Continental Supersports Convertible are both powered by a 621-hp 6.0L W12 twin-turbocharged engine that is flex-fuel capable.

2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible:

– By: Omar Rana

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