Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Coming, But Not Before Hotter CUV
Bentley appears closer than ever to giving the green light for production to the curvaceous EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, but expect to see a hotter, more stylish crossover before the coupe arrives in showrooms. During the Bentayga launch, company CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer hinted that both models would be perfect additions to the luxury brand’s lineup, according to Car and Driver.
The EXP 10 Speed 6’s shapely design received glowing reviews when Bentley unveiled it at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, and customers prodded the automaker to manufacture the coupe. “We want to build on this and make it a reality,” Dürheimer told Car and Driver about the positive buzz, but the boss said he couldn’t put a production date on the two-seater yet.
Dürheimer has made positive statements about the EXP 10 Speed 6’s production chances before, but it might be 2020 before the coupe goes on sale because the company’s board still needs to approve the model. Rumors suggest thepossibility of an electric version with 400 to 500 horsepower from tech similar to the Porsche Mission E concept and a more traditional variant with a 600-hp twin-turbo V8.
In the nearer term, we could get the first look at Bentley’s high-performance crossover as a concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, according to Auto Express. The model allegedly shares the Bentayga’s platform but features a revised body with an arching, coupe-like roofline. The company would also add more power to the twin-turbo W12 to match the exterior’s more aggressive look.