BENTLEY EXP 12 SPEED 6e CONCEPT DEFINES NEW SEGMENT: THE LUXURY ELECTRIC VEHICLE
◾Effortless, exclusive and exhilarating, Bentley EXP12 Speed 6e concept brings luxury ownership experience to EV sector
◾Luxury customer demands met by Bentley levels of craftsmanship and refinement, wîth electric performance and grand touring capabilities
◾Bentley's vision includes rapid inductive charging and connected on-board concierge services
◾EXP 12 Speed 6e concept to gauge public and customer feedback to shape Bentley's future luxury strategy
◾Concept showcases future Bentley exterior and interior design direction
◾EXP 12 Speed 6e is on display at the Geneva Motor Show until 19 March(Geneva, 7 March 2017)
Bentley Motors is today sharing its ambition to define the electric luxury §egmènt wîth the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show.Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said:
'The EXP 12 Speed 6e is a concept to show that Bentley is defining electric motoring in the luxury sector, wîth the appropriate technology, high quality materials and refinement levels you'd expect from a true Bentley. This concept enables us to engage wîth luxury customers and gather feedback on our approach.
'Bentley is committed to offering an electric model in its future portfolio and we are interested to receive feedback on this concept,' Dürheimer concluded.
The Luxury of Electric: Effortless, Exclusive and Exhilarating
An all-electric Bentley will not compromise the quality, refinement and high performance levels expected of the luxury brand. These renowned Bentley characteristics such as immediate, effortless surge of torque and grand touring range will be combined wîth new high performance technology such as rapid inductive charging and state-of-the-art on board concierge-style services for an effortless ownership experience.Source - Bentley
Bentley's vision is for customers to benefit from high-speed inductive charging and provide a range sufficient for grand touring requirements. An electric Bentley would, for example, be able to drive between London and Paris or Milan and Monaco on a single charge and the on board experience will be enhanced for both driver and passenger thanks to the integration of state-of-the-art technology.
A fusion of cutting-edge technology and beautiful materials is evident right throughout EXP 12 Speed 6e's luxuriously appointed cabin, ensuring that the brand's use of technology is not cold or emotionless. The entire central console, for example, is hewn from a solid piece of elegantly curved glass encompassing a high-definition OLED screen. All of the car's principle onboard controls are accessible from here, including navigation, entertainment and climate control.
Handmade, cut-glass sections on the §teering wheel contain the controls for media, communications, navigation and car set-up. There are also two buttons featured at the top of the cut-away §teering wheel, one offering an instant performance boost and the other the ability to limit speed, in urban areas for example.
The passenger, meanwhile, has their own control panel on the front fascia wîth access to social media, email and entertainment.
Exquisite copper elements around the gear selector, Bentley Dynamic Drive dial and in the door veneer panels are integrated into the cabin to highlight the electric performance potential of the concept's advanced new powertrain.
The car's intelligent infotainment system is the central brain to access many real world services using connected-car Apps.
Designing the Future of Luxury
On the outside, the iconic Bentley mesh grille features a complex 3D geometry and smoked finish wîth copper highlights that identify the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e as a fully electric vehicle. When the car is running the '6e' logo illuminates in a striking, vibrant white.
The exterior design is an expression of muscular, athletic surfaces inspired by contemporary architecture, the natural world and the aerodynamic shapes of aircraft fuselages.
It represents a natural evolution of Bentley's design DNA and signifies future design direction, taking the famous powerline and haunch to new levels of drama and tension. When combined wîth muscular proportions and an athletic stance through the use of a short front overhang, long bonnet, low grille and wide rear, the exterior styling hints at the high-performance potential of the car.
The twin bonnet scoops act as highly effective heat sinks that supply additional cooling to the battery and powertrain.
The wing mirrors – which are cameras rather than traditional reflective glass – are exceptionally sleek and were inspired by the sculptural form of §téälth aircraft fuselages.
When rapid inductive charging is not available, EXP 12 Speed 6e can be connected to a mains AC power supply via the auxiliary charging point, subtly concealed behind the rear number plate.
A Commitment to an Electric Future
Bentley believes that the concept will open discussions wîth luxury car buyers of the future – millennials, members of Generation C and the rising affluent in developing economies - to understand the desired expectations from a future electric luxury car ownership experience.
The luxury brand's electric car strategy includes the introduction of PHEV models across the Bentley model range over the next few years, starting wîth the Bentayga in 2018.
|Maserati Granturismo 'Special Edition' And Levante Ermenegildo Zegna Show Car Debuts At Geneva International Motor Show|
|• Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio celebrates the 60th anniversary of the 3500 GT, the very first GT car that segmented the market in 1957, with a Special Edition; the production run will be limited to 400 units.|
• The SUV Levante Show Car, featuring the new conceptual Ermenegildo Zegna silk fabric, bringing higher levels of luxury to car interiors, will be on show.
• Massimo Bottura, three-Michelin-starred chef and Maserati brand ambassador, will appear on the stand as gue...[Read more...]
|Kia Motors Reveals All-New Stinger, Picanto And Two Plug-In Hybrids In Geneva|
|◾European debut for new Kia Stinger fastback sports sedan
◾European premiere for all-new Picanto, on sale from the start of Q2 2017
◾Niro Plug-in Hybrid and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid unveiled
◾All new models sold as standard with Kia's 7-Year, 100,000 mile warranty
Today at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Kia Motors unveils four new models. The new Kia Stinger fastback sports sedan makes its European premiere, alongside the all-new Kia Picanto city car. Advanced powertrai...[Read more...]|
|NEW MOKKA X & ZAFIRA TOURER LEAD VAUXHALL'S CHARGE AT PARIS|
|• New Mokka X stars in Paris ahead of UK dealer launch next month|
• New Zafira Tourer debuts with new infotainment and cockpit
• New Ampera-e hints at Vauxhall's electric future
Luton/Paris – Vauxhall will reveal new versions of two class-leading models at next week's Paris Motor Show, while providing a clear signal about its future commitment to electric vehicles. Both the Mokka X and new Zafira Tourer will appear ahead of their dealer launch next month, and the g...[Read more...]
|BENTLEY BENTAYGA DIESEL: EFFORTLESS DRIVING WITH PEERLESS LUXURY|
|◾The first diesel Bentley – power, refinement and range
◾New-generation, triple-charged 4.0-litre V8 engine develops
class-leading 435 PS (429 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.ft.) torque
◾World's fastest diesel SUV: 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and top speed
of 270 km/h (168 mph)
◾Bentayga's go-anywhere grand touring capability further enhanced
with a 1,000 km range potential
◾Lowest CO2 output of any Bentley – 210 g/km
(Crewe, 21 September 2016) Bentley Motors today announces full detail...[Read more...]|
|VAUXHALL ASTRA WINS EUROPEAN CAR OF THE YEAR 2016|
|Luton – Vauxhall's all-new Brit-built Astra has been named European Car of the Year 2016 at the 86th Geneva Motor Show.
The award was decided by 58 leading automotive journalists from around Europe. It was presented to Vauxhall/Opel CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann by Car of the Year President Hakan Matson on the eve of the first press day of the Geneva International Motor Show. Astra received a total of 309 points versus 294 for the Volvo XC90 and 202 for the Mazda MX-5.
'We're delighte...[Read more...]|