Bentley stated this week that there is a high chance they will not be producing any diesel models in the near future. This decision comes despite the fact that many of their toughest competitors will be doing just this.
Bentley has actually been conducting surveys among many of their customers and buyers and have asked them whether or not they would consider buying one of these models. The majority of them told Bentley that they were not interested in the prospect of owning a diesel model.
The company itself is also opposed to the idea for several business reasons which include that, â€œa lot of our cars are sold in the US and Asia and these are not diesel markets. We cannot make it stand up just developing a diesel model for Europe.â€
Instead Bentley is forging ahead with plans to have its entire range capable of running on called second-generation biofuels made from waste material, rather than food stocks, by 2012.