SAAB has shed some light about the company’s future plans during the annual Stora Bildagen automotive conference in Stockholm earlier this week.
Independent artist Remco Meulendijk of RM Design from The Netherlands has decided to work on a render showing a potential look for Bentley’s rumored Bentayga Coupe.
The BMW X6 M and Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe are two niche models competing in the world of high-performance crossover coupes. These two cars are certainly bonkers, but Bentley is working on something that will be even more ludicrous. It’s unofficially called the “Bentayga Coupe” and will apparently be unveiled as a concept next year in Geneva, probably to gauge feedback. If the reaction will be positive, a production version could hit dealerships as early as 2017.
The attached renders come from RM Design and show the Bentayga Coupe with a more raked roofline to give the illusion of a coupe. Despite the more dynamic profile, don’t expect this model to look very sleek as its sheer size won’t make you say it has a sporty appearance. It won’t be a car competing in the featherweight category either as it will tip the scales at well over 4,409 lbs (2,000 kg). The regular Bentayga weighs 5,340 lbs (2,422 kg), but the “coupe” version could lose a few thanks to some carbon fiber bits and pieces.
As for the engine, it will likely be a beefier iteration of the new twin-turbo W12 6.0-liter. It has 600 hp (447 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) in the regular model, so expect the coupe to have a lot more. The added punch corroborated with a weight loss will significantly improve performance compared to the standard Bentayga. That one does the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 4.1 seconds and tops out at 187 mph (301 km/h). The coupe will likely drop below the 4-second mark and could hit the 200-mph threshold.
Source: RM Design