Rendered Speculation: Bentley four-door coupe is a car we want

Article by Christian A., on August 13, 2014

It is not a secret anymore that Bentley is preparing a four-door coupe but the vehicle is expected to arrive in 2018. The latest reports said that the new four-door coupe will be built on Volkswagen’s MSB platform, which will be used by the next-generation Porsche Panamera.

Set to take on vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, Audi RS7 Sportback and the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the new vehicle will be powered by the well-known 6.0-liter W12 engine that will develop over 600 hp of motive power as well as by the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 developing over 500 hp of output, but it will also have a hybrid version.

Until the new four-door coupe will arrive, RM Design decided to make the first renderings with the new Bentley four-door coupe based on the current Continental GT. Honestly, we are impressed by the vehicle seen in the photos and although we don’t expect it to look like that we do admit that we love it.

If the idea of a four-door Continental GT wasn’t something we wanted, we believe that things are about to change as we are eager to see the new vehicle.

In September, it was reported that officials at Bentley have approved the production for a four-door coupe that would be released to the market in 2018. This new four-door coupe is targeted to be Bentley’s top-selling model, with has a starting price of around EUR125,000 (up to EUR150,000).

While the new four-door coupe will be underpinned by Volkswagen Group's MSB platform – the same architecture that will underpin the next Porsche Panamera due 2015 – it will be easily identifiable as a Bentley both inside and outside.

Bentley is also focusing on creating a new SUV, as demand for this type of vehicle is continuously increasing. The new Bentley SUV is expected to arrive at dealerships by 2015, with the British carmaker already receiving more 2,000 pre orders.

This new Bentley SUV will powered by a 12-cylinder engine with up to 650 bhp (485 kW) of output. This new SUV will be underpinned by the same platform that will be the base for next generation of the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Lamborghini Urus. Its design is understood to be completely different from the Bentley EXP 9 F Concept.

Unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Bentley EXP 9 F Concept is powered by the W12 6.0-liter engine that delivers up to 600 hp of motive power and 800 Nm of torque. Since the EXP 9 F Concept was inspired by the famous Blower Bentleys, its daytime running lamps have openings that also function as the cooler air intakes for the W12 engine.

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