Bentley EXP 9 F
Bentleys are all about "thunderous" performance, to quote Wolfgang Duerheimer, Bentley chairman and CEO.
That usually means the opposite of fuel-efficient. Nevertheless, the British ultraluxury brand is considering its first gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for its first crossover sport utility vehicles.
The Bentley EXP 9 F looks like a cross between a station wagon and an SUV. That's a real departure for Bentley, which is known for its stately sedans and convertibles.
Duerheimer said at the recent Geneva auto show that the concept car is built around all-wheel drive and a 12-cylinder engine from parent company Volkswagen Group, conceivably as part of a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. It would be Bentley's first hybrid car.
"While we have not made a final decision on the production of this car, Project EXP 9 F is clearly on the way," Duerheimer said.