Geneva, Switzerland – Bentley Motors has announced that its FlexFuel technology, pioneered on the Continental Supersports Coupe in 2009, will be extended across its complete 2011 Continental range. The company made the announcement at its press conference at the Geneva Motor Show.
The new Supersports Convertible will also use the technology, which allows it to run on gasoline, E85 ethanol or any mix of these two fuels.
The company first announced its environmental strategy at the Geneva show in 2008, committing to reducing overall CO2 emissions by 15 per cent by 2012; introducing a new powertrain that would deliver a 40 per cent saving in fuel economy; and a commitment that the entire model range would be compatible with renewable fuels by 2012.
The flexible fuel technology will be available in all markets, including North America for the first time.
“When we launched our environmental strategy in Geneva two years ago, it was a clear pledge to reduce the impact of our cars on the environment,” said Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen, Bentley chairman and CEO. “This latest development is proof of our commitment and is a significant step towards the achievement of our 2012 targets.”