The latest 6.75-liter V-8 is produced at the Bentley plant in Crewe, UK. The company calls it the oldest V8 on the planet that has remained on the assembly line to this day: it has been produced since 1959 with various changes.
- Developed in the 1950s, the L-series engine replaced the inline-six. The first model with this engine was the Bentley S2, where the 6.2-liter V8 developed 180 horsepower. In 1971, the engine displacement was increased to 6.75 liters by increasing the piston stroke, and in 1982 the engine was added turbocharging.
The Bentley L-Series engine fills history with the Mulsanne sedan and its farewell 6.75 Edition. On it, a 6.75 biturbo V8 produces 537 hp. (1100 Nm) and allows the sedan to accelerate to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds. The maximum speed is 305 km / h.
All 30 copies of the final series sedan Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition were supposed to be released at the beginning of the year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the end of assembly had to be postponed for the summer. In 61 years, Bentley hand-assembled about 36,000 L-series engines. Each took 15 hours.