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    Auto Motor Und Sport: Bentley's Chief Exec confirms ...

    Bentley SUV is to revive business
    Auto Motor Und Sport
    July 14, 2011




    Dürheimer sees potential in this segment, also called "terms of exclusivity and price." Bentley wants to get into the SUV market, "because America is our largest individual markets, China and Europe, where SUVs are very popular." In addition, the model cycles are the two traditional Bentley Mulsanne series and Continental each practical, so an SUV that could revive the business in between.
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    Re: Auto Motor Und Sport: Bentley's Chief Exec confirms ...

    Will they use an already produced BMW or VW platform?

    Put the W12 in it, WOO HOO!
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    They will take a Q7 and turn it into a Bentley. Then jack up the price 4 fold. Paris Hilton will be in line to buy the first one, in pink.

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    Re: Auto Motor Und Sport: Bentley's Chief Exec confirms ...

    Quote Originally Posted by jry View Post
    Will they use an already produced BMW or VW platform?

    Put the W12 in it, WOO HOO!
    Heh, but in all seriousness I wouldn't rule the Touareg/Cayenne/Q7 platform out of the equation, though. I'd say they might even build off of the larger Audi that also is stripped of any off-roading equipment/options, fitting Bentley's mindset for the SUV I'd guess. The twin-turbo W-12 and twin-turbo V-8, both from the Continental, probably are on the possibilities list too, hooked up to the 8-speed. Now ironically the chop in the photo is of a Continental-ized Q7.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    They will take a Q7 and turn it into a Bentley. Then jack up the price 4 fold. Paris Hilton will be in line to buy the first one, in pink.
    Probably. Hopefully they make it larger and roomier being that it's a Bentley. TBH, I support the ultra-luxury SUV and we haven't really had one since the Rambo Lambo (and that was an SUT anyhow). There were rumblings of Maybach going to work on the GL-Class. If Maybach survives, perhaps this could inspire them enough to get it done? Either way, it will be interesting to see how high Bentley would choose to position their SUV. I'm guessing comfortably under 200 large, much like the standard line of Continentals. I bet the standard version will fall in line with the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate. Plus, supposedly Lagonda was considering an SUV too.

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