Bentley EXP 9 F

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EXP 9 F at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

The Bentley EXP 9 F is a concept car produced by Bentley and first shown to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show,[1] and is Bentley's second SUV along with the Bentayga.

A luxury SUV capable of seating four adults, the concept was designed by Dirk van Braeckel and developed by Bentley Crewe's based design department; the concept is powered by a re-engineered version of the existing 6.0-litre petrol W12 engine, but in production could also be available with a V8 diesel engine or a V6-based plug-in hybrid powertrain.[2][3] It is based on the Volkswagen Group PL71 platform, the same platform used in the other Volkswagen Group large SUVs including the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg.[4]

In July 2013, Bentley announced the production of an SUV Model for 2016,[5] based on the next-generation Volkswagen Group large SUV platform. Called Bentayga, Bentley's first production SUV will become the company's fourth model alongside the Continental GT, Flying Spur, and the Mulsanne.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bentley EXP 9 F: details". Auto Express. March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  2. ^ Cropley, Steve (6 March 2012). "Geneva 2012: Bentley EXP 9 F concept". Autocar. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  3. ^ Rendell, Julian (19 March 2012). "English Attitude". Autoweek. Detroit, Michigan: Crain Communications Inc. 62 (6): 13. ISSN 0192-9674. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  4. ^ Pulman, Ben (5 March 2012). "Bentley EXP 9 F SUV at 2012 Geneva motor show". Car Magazine. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  5. ^ "2016 Bentley SUV Won't Have an Ugly Mug After All". Forbes. Retrieved 25 January 2015.

External links[edit]

Official website