The first EV Bentley to be two-seat roadster

A production version of the electric Bentley EXP12 Speed 6e concept is destined to become the fifth model of the brand line-up.

The Crewe-based company’s two-seat roadster concept was presented at the motor show of Geneva at the beginning of this year. Bentley boss Wolfgang Dürheimer had previously told Autocar that the decision for a new model of the state between the concept and an SUV smaller than the Bentayga.

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Asked at the motor show in Frankfurt if you have taken a decision, Dürheimer said: “What I can say is that a small SUV is no longer the regime. We are also encouraging a car with full electric propulsion.”

Such a machine could go into production as early as 2019, and to share the J1 electric platform that the fellow Volkswagen Group brand Porsche uses for its next Mission, And model.

When the first show EXP12 concept at the Geneva motor show, Bentley has refused to give much away about the potential of the powertrain, but the dash suggested an autonomy of about 300 km, with a four-wheel-drive powertrain. That may include a pair of motors, one at the front of the car and one at the rear.

The concept is slightly larger than an Aston Martin V8 Vantage, but a touch shorter than the Continental GT.

In Frankfurt, Dürheimer also confirmed that the company would offer three plug-in hybrids – already confirmed Bentayga V6 plug-in hybrid, which will arrive first, as well as the Continental and Flying Spur.

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