Bentley has revealed the EXP 9 F SUV Concept at a pre-Geneva Motor Show event on the eve of the Swiss show. Although labeled a concept car, Bentley describes the vehicle as a potential third Bentley model-line alongside Mulsanne and Continental ranges.
The ultra-premium SUV represents a fusion of contemporary, crafted luxury, advanced in-car technology, commanding driving position and all-terrain capability with a 6.0-liter twin turbo W12 engine and 8 speed transmission.
"We are very excited by the potential of a high performance, ultra-luxury Bentley SUV. We know that many Bentley customers already own SUVs, admiring their style, luxury, performance and versatility. With EXP 9 F, Bentley is making a clear statement of intent that we have both the expertise and desire to meet and exceed their expectations." Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bentley Motors.
The EXP 9 F references design characteristics from the famous Blower Bentleys from the late 1920s. For example, the day-time running lamp apertures act as the charge cooler air intakes for the twin-turbo W12 engine, each with a dramatic, mesh-covered turbine fan design and ‘rifled' inner surface finish. Other key Bentley cues include the matrix grille, round lamps and the strong character-line along each flank.
Many more design details in the press release below.