• Aug 25, 2011
Rumors of a Bentley SUV have been swirling for years. We reported on the possibility of a Crewe-built sport utility vehicle all the way back in 2007, and the same story seems to pop up every other year. This year, however, it seems that rumor has a little more meat backing it up.
Bentley CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer appears to be a fan of the luxury SUV. Formerly of Porsche, Dürheimer is the man responsible for bringing the Cayenne into existence, and he now plans to develop a flying B-badged lumberer for his British brand.

Dürheimer recently spoke with Car and Driver to talk about the Bentley SUV, and he described how the vehicle will look. It will of course be instantly recognizable as a Bentley from the front, and the rear will also feature the trademark style found throughout the lineup. Dürheimer states that the profile will be the most difficult part because he wants it to look sporty and dynamic to onlookers, who should still be able to tell that they're being passed by a Bentley.

Basically, it will look like a Bentley... but bigger, and with more ground clearance.


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      Alfa Pete
      • 3 Years Ago
      Monsieur Bugatti said, "Mr. Bentley makes the fastest lorries in the world." So they're going back to their roots?
      QCRamAir
      • 3 Years Ago
      So if their cars weigh over 5k lbs, what the hell will their SUV/s weigh? 8k???
      tylermars.design
      • 3 Years Ago
      they're gunna hear crickets trying to market that thing
        futuramautoblog
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tylermars.design
        The most expensive SUV-type currently available are Porsche Cayenne and Range Rover. While many of us here surely do not fit the target market, there are plenty of people who want something more prestige than those two cars.
          Mark UK
          • 3 Years Ago
          @futuramautoblog
          Completely agree with futuramautoblog. There are many extremely rich people out there yearning to drive an uber expensive SUV, and Bentley will provide it, who knows, maybe the often rumoured Lambo SUV might follow. Bentley's SUV will become the new "it car" as soon as it go's on sale.
      kontroll
      • 3 Years Ago
      nice "english" name for an "english" company. The "toyota" of europe is slowly but surely turns this brand into another Audi krap
      Reno Dillard
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who will they market it too. What will be capabilities, off roading 4x4 in the vein of a Range Rover, or maximum hauling, seating, and max comfort like the Escalade? What does Audi/Bentley really know about SUVs. While the rest of the world surely has cars downpacked, Trucks and SUVs is something the US does very well. That being said, I don't trust any other truck or SUV, unless it says, Chevy, GMC, Ford, or Dodge!
      Critter
      • 3 Years Ago
      "he wants it to look sporty and dynamic to onlookers, who should still be able to tell that they're being passed by a Bentley" f*%#ing gag me... I wonder if he realizes the way the world economy is heading, the outrage and revolt against the people who ended up with all the money after the financial crisis. They are more likely to lay down a spike strip for your asinine "utility vehicle" than be impressed by the sleek form it exudes whilst wafting by them. Regardless, it sounds like he wants another X6. Does the world need another X6?
      Jason Parry
      • 3 Years Ago
      What else would it look like??