• Jan 18, 2011
New Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer inherited a high-end marque with only two product lines; the recently refreshed Continental GT and the spanking new Mulsanne. The two vehicles are tasked with continuing to prop up the brand after sales dropped to only 4,616 units in 2009, and according to a The Detroit Bureau help could be on the way.

During an interview with outgoing Bentley boss Franz-Josef Paefgen, the CEO said that Durheimer is tasked with noodling the idea of a third model. If we were the betting type we'd place our chips on a high-end electric car to help the brand reach rising emissions standards or an "entry model" under $150,000 to help increase volume – and the latter seems far more likely. At any rate it appears a third Bentley is still years out even if Durheimer and his team decide to expand its product lineup.

[Source: The Detroit Bureau]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      What about the Brooklands and Azure? Aren't they still chugging along?
        • 3 Years Ago
        I was just about to say the same thing. I too ask the same question. If not, will there be coupes/convertibles based off of the Mulsanne to replace the Arnage and Brooklands?
      • 3 Years Ago
      they have my blessing for additions as long as it isn't just a re-badged Toyota iQ. kthx.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Honestly, I don't care if the cars are powered by gas, electricity, hybrid,diesel, or unicorn droppings, as long as the cars are GOOD!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Could it be my 5-door V10TDi Hybrid, awd Greenbrier?

      http://artandcolour.blogspot.com/2010/06/bentley-greenbriar-five-doors-awd.html

      probably not.
      • 3 Years Ago
      PLEASE not a me too suv based on the Toureg.
      Maybe a 2 seat sport but that market may not be quite right for Bentley since they would go up against the angular supercars Lambo, Ferrari, which to me dont fit the Bentley image. Or cars like Corvette, Lotus , Lexus which I believe to be too far of segment drop.