BENTLEY'S FUTURE CARS: The Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 highlights the future direction of the automaker. Image: Newspress
SHANGHAI, China - Bentley’s EXP 10 Speed 6 made its debut at the 2015 Auto Shanghai in China. The two-seat sportscar hints at future models sporting hybrid technology from the automaker.
Chief executive of Bentley, Wolfgang Dürheimer, said: "Following on from its global debut last month (March) in Geneva where it was the star of the show, the EXP 10 Speed 6 is now here in China, our second biggest market, to share our vision for Bentley’s future."
The concept showcases modern automotive design, the company says, highly skilled British handcrafting, the finest materials and advanced performance technology. This is not just a sports car concept, this is a Bentley sports car concept – a bold vision for a brand with a bold future.
Dürheimer said: “In China, Bentley is the leading luxury car brand. With the updated style, luxury and performance features across the Bentley range for 2015, we are confident that our Chinese customers will continue to demonstrate great passion for our brand.”
Bentley is unveiling a suite of new luxury design upgrades and features to its Continental family of grand tourers in Shanghai.
The Bentley Continental GT is refreshed with a complement of new exterior design features, aimed at sharpening the on-road presence of the iconic Grand Tourer.
The mighty 6.0-litre twin turbo W12 engine receives a power and torque increase, from 423kW and 700Nm to 434kW and 720Nm to maintain the model’s reputation of effortless performance. The power upgrade is accompanied by improvements to fuel economy and efficiency.
The Flying Spur, Bentley’s best-selling model in China, is on display in Shanghai showcasing additional features and offering even more bespoke choice.
The cabin of the Flying Spur gains modern and tactile new features for 2015 to maintain Bentley’s reputation for interior style and usability.
For 2015 the Mulsanne receives efficiency upgrades through new engine hardware, with its 377kW) 1020Nm 6¾-litre twin turbo V8 engine now 13% more efficient.
Changes have also been made to the gearbox calibration of the Mulsanne, focusing on smoother, relaxed gear changes that promote a comfortable and refined driving experience.
OPULENT INTERIOR: The stylish interior of the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6. Image: Newspress