The Porsche Panamera is already a very successful model on the market. It may even be more successful than Porsche itself expected and proof of that statement comes in the form of the 678 Panameras that were sold in April in the U.S., while the rest of the line-up added up to a total of 1,747 units.

So why would other automakers sit back and let Porsche have all of the fun? Well, apparently, they aren’t going to. Bentley, for instance, plans to bring a new model to the market. This model will be a five-door fastback based on the next-generation Continental range and a direct competitor to the German luxury sedan. The next generation Bentley Continental will go on sale in 2012.

The five-door fastback version is rumored to be inspired by the Continental Flying Star unveiled by the Italian styling house Touring Superleggera at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The car is powered by a 6.0-liter W12 engine that develops a total of 560 hp and 650 Nm of torque (when based on the Continental GTC). When based on the GTC Speed, it develops 610 hp and 750 Nm of torque. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and can hit a top speed of 200 mph.


Source: Autocar

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  (745) posted on 08.30.2010

Thats right. I can’t believe that they continue producing luxury city cars.

  (434) posted on 06.28.2010

If it is going to compete the panamera it should also a hatchback, impressive body design and high performance engine with less emission and fuel consumption.

  (205) posted on 06.27.2010

Indeed, This reminds some super car in my dreams, Hopefully they can able to compete with the porsche panamera. Good luck Bently.

  (507) posted on 06.27.2010

Lovely front vents. looks more aggressive than the panamera and vantage.

  (859) posted on 06.25.2010

we certainly wouldn’t be shocked to see automakers like Bentley follow Aston Martin’s lead in producing small, luxury city cars

  (1023) posted on 06.24.2010

hmm it looks kinda larger than the panamera. the panamera’s body is more slicker and sexier.. no doubt it generates less air drag.. while the bentley is more angle just like a box type super car.. but for sure bentley made some adjustments to compensate with that air drag.

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