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Bentley Confirms Fifth Model Line

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2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

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Bentley will add an SUV to its lineup in 2016 but just a couple of years later the British automaker will launch another model line, expanding its lineup to five distinct offerings. The information was revealed by Bentley CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer.

Dürheimer, who also heads Bugatti, said there were two possibilities on the table for the fifth model line: a two-seater sports car or a more conventional offering (possibly a four-door coupe) positioned between the Continental GT and Mulsanne lines.

“Our designers are extremely busy right now preparing designs for each of them and we are preparing business cases,” Dürheimer told Auto Express. “We will make the decision when we have more information.”

But there are additional new Bentleys in the works, hinted the German exec. He said Bentley was looking at additional Continental GT variants plus a range of hybrids. And if that wasn’t enough, Dürheimer also hinted at a new generation of the Azure convertible and its Brooklands coupe sibling, both based on the Mulsanne platform.

“In Crewe you used to see a very nice convertible called Azure—we also had it [a Mulsanne Convertible concept] as a hidden car in Pebble Beach in 2011,” Dürheimer said. “I hear from our customers that there is remarkable demand for a car like this, and if we do the Azure, the Brooklands just comes automatically.”

It looks like the coming years will be very busy for Bentley and its team in Crewe, England.
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