Bentley plans to adopt engine cutoff technology

The next-generation Bentley Arnage will use engine cutoff technology designed to reduce fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions. A current Arnage is shown.

Automotive News

MUNICH -- Bentley, Volkswagen AG's British luxury brand, is planning to use cylinder cutoffs in the next generation of its top-of-the-line model, the Arnage.

The cutoff technology is designed to sharply reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by closing off individual combustion chambers when they are not needed -- say, at cruising speeds.

Bentley Arnage
The next-generation Bentley Arnage will use engine cutoff technology designed to reduce fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions. A current Arnage is shown. Automotive News

The next-generation Arnage will be presented at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

In addition to Bentley, others working on engines with cylinder cutoffs are Audi and AMG, the Mercedes-Benz in-house customizer. Those engines soon will go into production.

Separately, Bentley turned to an innovative forming technology that uses superheated air and high tool pressure to shape the Arnage's curvaceous bodywork.

(Source: Automotive News)

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