Rumor: Bentley shooting brake in the works

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

A Bentley two-door wagon is being conceptualized, according to Stuart McCullough, VW Board Member in charge of Bentley. And this isn't the Continental-based Flying Star wagonette that was unveiled at the latest Geneva Motor Show and that was later offered by Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera.

McCullough had a chance to talk to reporters during the launch of its new 2011 Mulsanne flagship when the topic of new models and derivatives of the Continental came up.

McCullough said that the idea of a shooting brake has been tossed around but that it won't be coming to the market just yet.

In addition, McCullough said that this new wagon would go further than the Touring-built concept, and would be a Bentley-made car from conception to assembly.

But let's not expect to see this to enter production anytime soon. The current Continental has almost reached the end of its life span and it's not probable for Bentley to develop, verify, and source materials for a ninth Continental model in time.

What's more likely to happen is that Bentley will use its resources to develop more derivatives of the Mulsanne, such as a convertible and a coupe.

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