The engine V8 6.75-liter Bentley is currently one of the engines of greater cubicaje of the market and also one of the most long-lived. This “6 3/4 Litre” dates back to 1959, make nothing less than 57 years of age, when he was employed in a vehicle in a Bentley for the first time. Since then, its use in models of Bentley and Rolls-Royce has been very popular, and despite the various changes it has undergone over the years, today that engine is still manufactured and marketed.
In statements to Car & Driver, the CEO of Bentley Wolfgang Dürheimer has said that the engine 6.75 V8 of the british brand will die along with the existing Bentley Mulsanne. The next-generation of the Mulsanne, the sedan most luxurious Bentley, you still have no arrival date but we know that you will discard this proven mechanics in favor of a new V12 engine. The V8 already has reached the limit in terms of evolution and we are not caught by surprise because the brand itself came to letting us know.
Although BMW has developed new engines, as the 4.4 V8 for a Rolls-Royce and Bentley, when the second mark fell into the hands of the Volkswagen Group, leaving BMW with Rolls-Royce, the engine 6.75 V8 turned out to be one of the protagonists in the luxurious signature Bentley.
Despite the fact that this V8 is traced to the year 1959, it is certain that with the passage of time the developments have been such that the current 6.75-liter V8 has little or nothing to do with the V8, primeval, being the block of aluminium, so the less it has evolved. Now this engine has advanced technologies such as the disconnection of selective cylinder, double turbocharging or variable timing to achieve values of 530 BHP of power and an impressive 1100 Nm of torque engine just 1.750 rev when we talk about the Mulsanne Speed.
This V8 that will leave us in the next few years has nothing to do with the V8 4.0-liter employing the Bentley Continental GT and Flying Spur, which has been jointly developed with Audi.
Source – Car & Driver