Bentley Motors has revealed the EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, sharing its ambition to define the electric luxury segment. For more information about this new concept contact us.
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, with the appropriate technology, high quality materials and refinement levels you’d expect from a true Bentley. This concept enables us to engage with 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 Electric Vision
In the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept, renowned Bentley characteristics such as the effortless surge of torque and grand touring range are combined with new high performance technology such as rapid inductive charging and state-of-the-art on board concierge-style services for an effortless ownership experience.
A fusion of cutting-edge technology and beautiful materials is evident right throughout EXP 12 Speed 6e’s cabin: the entire central tunnel is hewn from a solid piece of elegantly curved glass encompassing a high-definition OLED screen. All of the car’s principle on-board controls are accessible from here, including navigation, entertainment and climate control.
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 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.
The car’s intelligent infotainment system is the central ‘brain’ to access many real world services using connected-car Apps.
Exterior and Interior Details
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, taking the famous powerline and haunch to new levels of drama and tension. The iconic Bentley mesh grille features a complex 3D geometry and smoked finish with 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 wing mirrors – which are cameras rather than traditional reflective glass – are exceptionally sleek and were inspired by the fuselage sculptural form that inspires the whole concept car. Handmade, cut-glass sections on the steering 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 steering wheel, one offering an instant performance boost and the other the ability to limit speed where desired. The passenger, meanwhile, has their own control panel on the front fascia with access to social media, email and entertainment. Exquisite copper elements are integrated into the concept’s cabin.
A Commitment to an Electric Future
Bentley believes that the concept will open discussions with luxury car buyers of the future, to understand the desired expectations from a future electric luxury car ownership experience.
The Bentley electric car strategy includes the introduction of PHEV models across the Bentley model range over the next few years, starting with the Bentayga in 2018.
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