The end of an era: Bentley says goodbye to V8-Powered continental

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Bentley enthusiasts in Malaysia and across Asia Pacific, the iconic 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine is no longer available for the Continental GT, Continental GTC, and Flying Spur models. This decision aligns with Bentley's Beyond100 strategy, which prioritizes electrification across their lineup.

The beloved V8, introduced in 2012, has powered countless Bentleys, delivering a thrilling combination of power, torque, and a signature roar. Over 53,000 Continental GT and Flying Spur vehicles sported this engine, leaving a lasting impression on drivers.

Bentley's shift towards a hybrid future is evident. The Bentayga Hybrid and Flying Spur Hybrid have already paved the way, and the discontinuation of the V8 in these models signifies a further commitment to sustainable luxury. The brand's first fully electric vehicle is expected in 2026, with a goal of becoming entirely electric by 2030.

While ordering for new V8-powered Continental GT, GTC, and Flying Spur models has ceased, a few final units might still be available in Malaysia. Dealers in the region may have these cars in stock or in transit. So, if you're keen on experiencing the V8 legacy before it's gone, contacting your local Bentley dealership is recommended.

The departure of the V8 marks a turning point for Bentley. As they embrace electrification, the future promises exciting new models that combine sustainable performance with unparalleled luxury. This shift caters to the growing demand for eco-conscious vehicles without compromising the brand's renowned heritage.

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