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A new deal with is claiming Audi will booty ascendancy of Bentley, amidst a past Volkswagen reshuffle.
According to Automobilwoche, a sister advertisement of Automotive Account Europe, Audi will flow right into a authoritative role over Bentley as aboriginal as abutting year. This follows Audi’s added role aural the VW Group as baton of the Group’s evaluation and development efforts.
Bentley is carrying out in a position-bodied within the admirable arrangement of things, announcement a 65 actor euro accumulation in 2019. Obviously, this yr will be a altered journey for everybody acknowledgment to Covid-19.
Future Continental GT fashions can be congenital beneath Audi’s steering.
Bentley will moreover be befitting a abutting eye on Brexit headaches. The British carmaker’s CEO, Adrian Hallmark, ahead stated that a no-deal Brexit bearings should cut profits by using 1 / 4.
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Should Audi booty ascendancy of Bentley, the following-generation Continental GT and Flying Spur could journey on the Premium Belvedere Electric (PPE) currently actuality co-evolved by using Audi and Porsche. This might beggarly the end of Bentley’s range-topping W12 as a minimum, with the V8 gain possibly captivation out for a few introduced years as a less expensive, preceding-generation agitation option.
The V8 ability abide on however if rumours are accurate, the abutting Continental GT (and Flying Spur) may be all-electric.
That could solution Porsche’s prevalent plan with the Macan, so that you can see the brand new, all-electric powered Macan put it on the market in 2022 along the older, combustion-based model.
The PPE belvedere isn’t what the Porsche Taycan and handy Audi e-tron GT are the use of. Instead, it’s miles a subsequent-era electric powered-best belvedere utility abundant of the capability of the J1 underpinnings acclimated by means of the ones vehicles.
It will be given 800-volt basement and awful able array cooling structures as a way to acquiesce vehicles to allegation at ante of up to 350kW. PPE might be scalable to challenge with vehicles the admeasurement of the Audi A4 and up, as capable-bodied as actuality ill-fitted to each low- and excessive-riding machines.
The boss Taycan won’t accord its belvedere to the brand new Bentley range-toppers however they may be distantly associated.
PPE-powered cartage will be given one motor on the rear arbor as general, with addition able to be slotted assimilate the superior arbor for all-wheel drive. Torque vectoring, air abeyance and all-wheel council will moreover be to be had. As for electricity, that will be as much as anniversary manufacturer. Expect Bentley to increase the electric cars arctic of 467kW/900Nm in adjustment to bigger the W12 Conti GT.
The aboriginal PPE-based totally agent will admission in 2021, admitting no one at VW is adage what that car can be.
In introduced Volkswagen Group news, hearsay has it the accumulated is because affairs Lamborghini, Bugatti and motorcycle architect Ducati. Nothing has been standard yet however it looks as if a massive anarchy is inside the works.