Bentley Plots Four-Door Coupe

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New baby Bentley could be with us by 2018.

In the near future Bentley will roll out an SUV, the third-gen Continental GT family and new Mulsanne (but not a convertible variant). According to Car magazine, Bentley’s board plans to expand its range even further by adding a new four-door coupe as a competitor to BMW’s M6 Gran Coupe and Mercedes’ CLS63 AMG. After much discussion it was decided the baby Bentley will ride on Porsche’s new MSB architecture arriving with the next-gen Panamera in 2015, but with unique sheet metal and interior.

This aluminum-intensive platform offers Bentley a range of materials to play with, from lightweight composites to high-strength steel. It’s also lighter, potentially shaving 450 kg off the Conti GT, and versatile enough to support the Mulsanne successor and next-gen Conti GT. The MSB can also accommodate a range of powerplants from four pots to W12 engines with new 3.0-liter V6 and 4.0-liter V8 units expected to feature under the hood of the baby Bentley. A choice of rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive is another benefit of the Porsche conceived platform.

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Bentley’s new four-door coupe is being presented as the marque’s biggest volume car. Sporty and dynamic in styling, up to 6,000 deliveries a year are expected with a price in the 125,000 to 150,000 Euro range. With Crewe’s 4x4’s all-new exterior design signed-off, Bentley expects around 3,000 to 4,000 yearly sales. These two new models alone should therefore double Bentley’s sales, while beyond that a Mulsanne flagship limo is being targeted for 2020 to take on the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

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