Bentley will export W12 engines from the United Kingdom for use by other Volkswagen Group brands, reports Left Lane News.
The additional production capacity is expected to add 100 jobs at its headquarters in Crewe, England, with W12 engine production expected to reach 9,000 units annually.
In 2001, Volkswagen Group first introduced its W12 engine as a 6.0-liter build capable of pushing 600 horsepower. It essentially pairs two VR6 engines, placing 12 cylinders into a relatively compact package.
Bentley’s first-ever SUV will also integrate a W12 engine, delivering 575 horsepower to all four wheels. It is expected to arrive in showrooms sometime in 2016.
Source: Left Lane News