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Bentley SUV could offer V12 TDI - report

 Bentley SUV could offer V12 TDI - report
Bentley SUV - Artist Impression / copyright AUTOMEDIA

Could be launched in 2014

Speaking at a recent press event, Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer revealed some new details about the brand's upcoming crossover.

He wouldn't go into specifics, but said "If Bentley were able to sell an SUV with the same level of craftsmanship as a Continental or Mulsanne, we could have an interesting success on our hands." Furthermore, the executive hinted the model would likely become Bentley's best-selling vehicle.

Car Magazine says the crossover is codenamed the BY736 and will be based on the MLB Evo platform. It is slated to feature coupe-like styling and a bespoke four- or five-seat interior.

Engine options will likely include a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, a twin-turbo W12 and possibly a V12 TDI. There's also word of a plug-in hybrid variant, but technical details remain a mystery.

If everything goes according to plan, the SUV will be approved for production later this year and could be launched in 2014.

Source: Car

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Comments (29)

 GTurbo GTurbo
Bentley's first ever SUV may end up looking like 'The Thing!'
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August 27, 2011 5:24 pm
 Kennyyan88 Kennyyan88
Don't do it....
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August 15, 2011 10:28 am
 mikemikemikemike mikemikemikemike
I would rather have the Griswolds' station wagon that that one.
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August 13, 2011 3:47 pm
 pzigly pzigly
so far 2 cars that got murdered design-wise for makeing it 5 door instead of 2 door, the panamara and this thing. aston martin is the only one that cares about looks im guessing
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August 12, 2011 6:01 pm
 rm19 rm19
I thought I flushed that down the toilet last night. :/
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August 12, 2011 5:03 pm
 Siawa Siawa
Looks more like an Herse.
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August 12, 2011 3:42 pm
 nunyabub nunyabub
Vilivo get a life and write a book, this thing is hideous, would be better to just put a big B on the hood of a Touareg
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August 12, 2011 1:07 pm
 eddie eddie
Nice looking. I would buy one if it was not for my 401k bottoming out
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August 12, 2011 12:23 pm
 DdW DdW
Should there be an off-road event, Land Rovers, Range Rovers, Jeeps, 2nd hand Hummers should be a common sight like "bread and butter". But a Bentley SUV? Erm...
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August 12, 2011 10:58 am
 SPORTINGUISTA_29 SPORTINGUISTA_29
I'm anxious to see one of these live and in color! Seems mix between truck and SUV
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August 12, 2011 10:37 am
 automobile007 automobile007
Haha that photoshop rendering is bloody awful! Fingers crossed bentley will do a better job of the design than that!
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August 12, 2011 6:47 am
 cronan cronan
More V12TDIs! But the car is horrendus.
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August 12, 2011 5:49 am
 Prestige15 Prestige15
*puts down my breakfast*
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August 12, 2011 5:44 am
 vilivo vilivo
Why all the complaining, there are some who want that SUV position, in a car that is technically an SUV. That, but with the lux offered by a Rolls/ Bentley. If Lagonda can be suggested, so could this. Yall needa get off ur high horses an realize that the more units a company can sell, the more money they can make, the more they can spend on R&D. ie. Cayenne= More sales= Cayman= more sales= Panamera= more sales= 918. Same will happen here, and then VWAG will also have more $ to grow Bentley. Am I the only one here who works and lives in the real word?
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August 12, 2011 5:25 am
 peterjames7 peterjames7
I hope they get some fresh blood in to design this because the current designers couldnt design an suv
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August 12, 2011 4:39 am
 Microice Microice
Luxury Utility Vehicle... In concept it sounds interesting but as a Bentely not so much. VW's now just bastardising this brand!
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August 12, 2011 4:15 am
 OsamaS.Husain OsamaS.Husain
Looks stupid
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August 12, 2011 3:57 am
 UD UD
cmon guys thats a mini van!!!!!!!! its an insult for the suv family if u call it one
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August 12, 2011 12:59 am
 M! M!
it's probably true that VW realize bentley can sell thousands of SUVs like Porsche. I feel sorry for the brand. Let's hope BMW insist on not doing the same for Rolls Royce.
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August 11, 2011 10:23 pm
 TroyBoy71 TroyBoy71
That photoshop jobbie is appalling!!!!
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August 11, 2011 9:47 pm
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