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Bentley EXP 9 F

Since its concept was launched at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show to a lukewarm reception, Volkswagen didn’t convey any special interest for a Bentley SUV. That was the case, until today.

Bentley CEO Wolfgang Schreiber has confirmed that the Bentley SUV will go into production in three years’ time, after completion of design and prototype tests.

Yes, Schreiber confirms that the production model will borrow very few elements from the EXP 9F concept and will follow the current design language that is seen in the current Continental GT and Mulsanne. That’s one thing for people who are still interested in the project to celebrate about, given the fact that the EXP 9F wasn’t really one of Bentley’s greatest creations. Schreiber promises that the new design will be instantly recognizable as a true Bentley, meaning it wouldn’t look anywhere close to the ugly EXP 9F Concept.

Design aside, Schreiber also gives us an insight as to what sort of powertrain will drive the large Bentley. The SUV will be powered by the same 4.4-liter V-8 engine from the Continental GT V8 but with fewer horsepower. Also on the cards is a top-of-the-range W-12 engine, though we figure that it’s unlikely to make it into the production model. What we can expect, however, is a diesel powertrain for the European market and a hybrid powertrain.

With the Bentley SUV receiving a green light for production, will its close cousin, the Lamborghini Urus , see the light of day any time? We don’t know. But, customers looking for a Range Rover counterpart can finally look forward to one in their nearest showrooms, three years from now.

Source: Autocar
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Bentley EXP 9 F

The Detroit Auto Show just isn’t a place to see all-new model, it is also a great place to get juicy news for future developments. Included in the news gathered from Detroit is that Bentley has finally felt the itch to develop a plug-in Hybrid model after a successful track record of announcing cars powered by fuel-chugging V-8s and W-12s.

With Rolls Royce already jumping onto the bandwagon with the Phantom 102EX , Bentley CEO Dr Wolfgang Schreiber has announced plans to introduce a green variant to Bentley’s lineup.

Such a variant will grace the bodies of the Bentleys starting within three years, as Schreiber is quoted saying “It might actually be too late for diesel now, plug-in hybrids offer an even better fuel economy and don’t alienate petrol-only markets, we won’t see them for the next three years, but for us a plug-in hybrid is a must.”

Bear in mind though, that the decision for a hybrid model hasn’t been confirmed by the board as diesel power is still in the cards. However, given the fact that diesel power isn’t very popular in Bentley Bentley ’s strong markets — Middle East, U.S and China — a plug in hybrid system will most likely be the favorite choice among the Bentley Boys, according to Dr Schreiber.

If such a project takes off, expect the hybrid system to be developed by Volkswagen in coordination with Audi Audi and Porsche. Details are still scarce on what particular system will be used. So, once they roll in, we’ll post them as soon as possible

Source: GTSpirit

After Bentley unveiled the Continental GT Speed at the 2012 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it promised to debut the convertible version at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. While the show is still a few days away, Bentley decided to offer us the first details on the new drop-top. In fact, this is not such a big surprise, considering the first official images leaked on the Internet right before Christmas.

The GT Speed Convertible will be offered with the same technology as its coupe sibling and will be able to hit a top speed of 202 mph — 3 mph less than the coupe version – which is good enough to make it the fastest the fastest four-seat convertible in the world.

Next to being very fast, Bentley has also promised that the new GT Speed Convertible can be driven in any weather conditions, ranging from -30°C to +50°C or more. This impressive performance can be achieved thanks to the car’s four-layer hood and the neck warmer.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible.

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For those who want to soak up the sunshine in the fastest offering by Bentley , here are some pictures for you to drool at.

Apart from the eye-sore of a paint-job, the Bentley GTC Speed retains the aggressive stance of the GT Speed sans the roof. While it’s fun to drive with open-top freedom, it does add some extra weight and hampers the stability of the vehicle, though none of these problems are of concern if you’re intent on torturing it at a track.

Staying true to the "Speed" suffix, the convertible is powered by the 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine pulled straight out of its hard-top twin, it develops 625-horsepower and 800 Nm of torque, which is quite a lot for a GT luxury cruiser. With an expected time of 4.2 seconds to hit 60mph from standstill and a top speed of 200mph, this makes it the fastest convertible offering since the Bentley Continental Supersports ISR Convertible.

It’s expected to be unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show with a price slightly more than the $220,725 of its hard-top variant. But, being a Bentley, customers wouldn’t fret paying the extra premium for open-top freedom.

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When Bentley unveiled the Continental GT3 Concept at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, it announced it will be specially produced for the FIA GT3 European Championship. Today, Bentley has finally announced that the production version GT3 will be developed in cooperation with M-Sport Ltd — a company famous for its successful running of World Rally Programs since 1997, including winning two Manufacturers World Rally Championships.

The Continental GT3 will be developed as "an extremely competitive race car" and most likely the production version will have the same technological features offered in the concept version. This means under the hood we will see a W-12 engine combined with a rear-wheel-drive chassis in accordance with the regulations. There will also be a comprehensive aerodynamic package, including a large rear wing and a front bumper made of carbon fiber.

The production version Continental GT3 will make its first on-track appearance by the end of 2013. The model will be produced at Bentley’s new motorsport department at the factory in Crewe.

If you enjoyed the Mulsanne Executive Interior Concept , Bentley , which was unveiled back in 2011 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, you will be happy to know that Bentley is offering a production model of this office on wheels. This model has been specially developed for those that cannot let a minor detail, like traveling across town, interrupt work.

The new Mulsanne Executive Edition offers its rear passengers the greatest comfort ever offered in a limousine, along with all of the latest technologies needed to work while traveling. This model comes with free WiFi, two iPads with built-in keyboards, two screens inside the headrest and a 15.6-inch centrally located high-definition LED screen.

The car is also fitted with a Mac Mini, controlled by the supplied wireless touchpad. The passenger can access it via the twin USB ports positioned in the center console.

Bentley announced that the new Mulsanne Executive Edition can be customized by each client, depending on his personal needs and wishes.

Source: Autoblog.it

Ever drove into one of those car washes and a portly, middle-aged man proceeded to give your car the soap and water treatment? Doesn’t do much in the way of your imagination, does it?

Well, what if we told you that you can replace Larry the Cable Guy with two gorgeous models identified as Veronica Popa and Bryana Holly?

See, now we have your undivided attention. Featuring a Ferrari 430 Scuderia and a Bentley Continental GT , together with Popa and Holly, the photo spread shows the two beautiful babes cleaning, posing, and downright flirting with the two exotics.

All in their microscopic bikinis, no less.

Bentley Continental Supersports

The most powerful Bentley model up to date is the Continental Supersports . It is powered by a 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 unit that delivers an impressive 630 HP. However, a company insider has hinted that an even more powerful version of its W12 engine could be on the way.

The same source has announced that a Supersports version of the latest Continental GT could deliver up to 650 HP. And that’s because recent testings have confirmed that the W12 engine has the capacity to develop more than 105 hp/liter and that without harming reliability or drivability.

The company has recently conducted a durability test for the W12 unit during which the engine was put to four 100-hour sessions at full throttle, or in another words 20,000 miles at over 200 mph. And it looks like the engine passed those testings quite well.

And now Bentley wants to squeeze more from the most successful engine they had in their line-up. And why shouldn’t they, no? A 650 HP luxury sports car will surely put lots of other companies in trouble.

Source: PistonHeads
Lamborghini Urus

With its acquisition spending-spree apparently over – for now – Volkswagen has turned its attention to developing its current models, which are plentiful. Two models, however, are likely receiving the wrong kind of attention, as Reuters is reporting the Lamborghini and Bentley may see their respective SUVs – the Urus and EXP 9 F Concept – delayed.

As we all know, the European market has been ravaged by the crash of the global economy and VW has been one of the handful of European automakers to succeed in these dark days. This delaying of the two limited-production SUVs would help VW stretch its funds farther with its more productive lineups, like itself, Audi, and Seat . VW is planning a spending review and the final answer will not come until November 23rd, so we’re stuck waiting on an answer for at least a month.

Also up for a potential delay is the upcoming Bugatti sedan, which, just like the Bentley and Lamborghini SUVs, will only be produced and sold in very small numbers. We’ll keep an eye on this situation, as VW inches toward cutting its manufacturing by a reported 300,000 units.

We’ll bring you more information as it comes across the wire.

Source: Reuters

The new Bentley Continental GT models are one of the few vehicles that are perfect straight from the factory, needing no updates to extend their luxurious nature. German tuner Wheelsandmore apparently doesn’t agree or just likes a challenge as they have found some features that they decided to tweak.

Their package can be ordered for both the V8 and W12 versions and includes some pretty cool updates for the wheels, power, exhaust, and suspension. The most impressive updates can be found in the engines. The W12 engine gets its output increased from the standard 575 HP up to 635 HP and the V8 engine goes from 507 HP to 565 HP. Allotting for 15 HP is the new stainless steel exhaust system with remote valves which joins the new suspension system with an adjustable electronic lowering module that allows lifting at speeds up to 50 mph. The price for this conversion is 2,748 euro, or about $3,550 at the current exchange rates.

The only aesthetics included in the package is a new set of 21" 3-piece handcrafted 6Sporz² wheels at a price of 9,916 Euro (about $12,800 at the current exchange rates).


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