Bentley had a rather disappointing unveil of the Bentley EXP 9 F SUV at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show held few weeks back. It didn’t quite please the world with the boxy design and contrasting bold headlamps and large air damps. There were later reports of the automaker sketching a new design for an upcoming SUV, though it wasn’t certain if it will be the EXP 9 F production model.
According to latest reports, the EXP 9 F concept that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show will see no exterior modifications when it makes it to production. Company official, David Hilton claimed that the car was well received at Geneva and there is no requirement of an exterior update for the production model. The car represents absolute pinnacle of sports-ute segment in terms of design and practicality.
Based on the 20’s Blower Bentley design, the new SUV is in fact a blend of skillful craftsmanship, traditional luxury and state-of-the-art in-car technology. Powering the Bentley SUV is a 6.0-liter W12 engine that spits out an impressive 600 hp of peak power and 800 Nm of torque. Apart from the massive W12, there is also a 4.0-liter V8 that is good for 500 hp peak power and 650 Nm torque. Both the options come with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The most important power plant option could be a hybrid V6 that can pull the luxurious SUV from 0-100 kmph in under 5 seconds. It offers an all-electric range of 30 km, while giving 130 g/km of CO2 emissions running on gasoline.