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Bentley EXP 9F – SUV

Category: Bentley  /  September 23rd, 2013   /   by admin

At the Geneva Motor Show, in 2012, Bentley has introduced a concept car, called the EXP 9F. It is a luxury SUV, the first of which Bentley intends to produce. From the day it was introduced this concept, summed up the impressions and audience response. Finally it was decided to begin serial production of this luxury SUV. The emergence of the new Bentley SUV on the market, is planned for 2016. It will become Bentley’s fourth model alongside the Continental GT, Flying Spur, and the Mulsanne.

Bentley EXP 9F side view

There is information on possible solutions for the engine, which would drive the new Bentley SUV. The concept is powered by a re-engineered 6.0L W12 petrol engine, but in production could also be available with a V8 diesel engine or a V6-based plug-in hybrid powertrain. Assumption is that the power will be between 575 hp and 650 hp, and the plant will be placed on all four wheels (AWD).

Bentley EXP 9F will use the Volkswagen Group PL71 platform, the same one used by the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg. All large SUVs, the Volkswagen Group, produced in a factory in Bratislava (Slovakia). For this reason it was thought that even the new Bentley SUV manufactured in the same factory. However, the Bentley EXP 9F, to be produced at the Crewe factory, by order of the British Government to open up 1,000, new jobs.

It is expected that the Bentley in developing series model  will correct the existing aesthetic flaws. Bentley said, that this SUV, stylish differ from any other SUV, and that its appearance will remain faithful, distinctive design for the company. The goal of this company is to produce the most luxurious and most powerful SUV ever.

Bentley EXP 9F interior

Release Date and Price

Bentley believes that the new, ultra luxury SUV, which is expected on the market in the year 2016, will create a new segment. The price of this car will be around 180,000 euros.

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