Bentley Mulsanne to swap its V8 for electric power
Bentley will switch to all electric Mulsanne although admits maintaining the “fun factor ‘is usually the challenge
the current generation Bentley Mulsanne can get powertrain all electrical to meet the rigorous demands of an increasingly regulations global emissions.
in an exclusive interview with Autocar in a demonstration customer manager Mulsanne extended wheelbase product, Mulsanne as well as the completely new marketing Hans Holzgartner said was the driving force electrician for everyone already under consideration. he pointed to the leaves project coming from the makers of Chinese law, a motivating factor to push This kind of to production.
“at the moment, the evidence for that will is usually the full electric might be the only way they’ll get in some cities in China, he said. “” I might not say that will we discount [hybridenginesexactlybutitseemsifyoudonothaveafullyelectricmotorandevensomeoftheonlyhybriddriveswillnotenterinsomecitiesinChina”
Holzgartner made reference to the movements of similar legislation in some parts of Europe, Germany being the last to express intentions to encourage future emission-free. as well as added to meet the needs of these key markets as well as the use of the current car V8 gasoline engine that will can not be tolerated
as well as asked if This kind of was the driving force for all electric will suit Mulsanne properties, Holzgartner said: “Yes, definitely. I think electricity is usually much better suited for larger cars, heavier, smoother sedan than a sports car. ”
, said the sports car that will can hinder the heavy batteries as well as lose characters when you switch the high engines revving for electric vehicles, “using a car Mulsanne size, This kind of’s all about torque anyway,” as well as added, although cars that will focus on comfortably progress , luxury rides such as the Mulsanne can actually improve such powertrain.
. “Delivery of the electric motor – the characteristics of the loads coming from the rotation bottom end torque, almost silent as well as delivery, very smooth – they fit all
” Our challenge is usually to make something that will is usually interesting to drive a Bentley current, for while will be driven Mulsanne in almost silent mode even using a gasoline engine, if you’ve got the speed Mulsanne you’ll want to let rip coming from time to time. This kind of will be a challenge: create something that will can be fun, as well as “
deep Holzgartner, bellow memorandum of modern Mulsannes engine, saying that will he personally prefers the voice of a V8 engine for alternative engines, such as W12.. The electric motor has to offer in a way or another thing to meet This kind of loss of “personal”
, as well as said: “although for most customers, especially those within the major cities in China, where you do a lot of sitting in traffic, as well as to generate electrical power suit This kind of was fine. “
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