Bentley is replacing its W12 engine with a plug-in hybrid—and let us try it

Enlarge / After building almost 100,000 W12-powered Bentley Continental GTs, the brand is moving to a plug-in powertrain.Jonathan Gitlin

BARCELONA—The days of big engines are numbered, even for big spenders. Owning a GT that lets you drive across Europe in a day in cosseted luxury means very little if you’re not allowed to drive it into the city you’re meant to be visiting, after all. Low emissions zones are either a fact of life or on the way in many of the more desirable urban postcodes, and even here in the US, we’re about to start getting quite tough on fuel

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