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First Electric Bentley Will Be A Four-Door Sports Car Based On Porsche Mission E

Bentley chief designer Stefan Sielaff opened the veil of secrecy over what exactly will be the first full-fledged electric car of the brand. His thoughts on this subject, he shared during an interview with Auto Express, hinting that waiting for an electric Bentley on the road isn’t very long.

So, according to him, the first electric car Bentley will be “definitely not a two-door coupe or a crossover.” This statement is very interesting considering that last year the company introduced the concept of the electric roadster EXP 12 Speed ​​6e, and almost every first brand is trying to present the electric crossover, which announced plans for the electrification of the line. Moreover, in the brand’s lineup there is quite a new Bentayga crossover that could easily be transferred to electric rails, as it was done in BMW with the X3 and iX3 models.

First Electric Bentley Will Be A Four-Door Sports Car Based On Porsche Mission E

However, representatives of the company felt that the ideal first-born electric line would be a four-door sports coupe in the style of Gran Turismo. Until now, the model with the code name Barnato will get a “completely new and fresh design”, which wasn’t used in any of the existing concepts of Bentley.

The electric propulsion system will allow the brand designer to apply new solutions that couldn’t be used in ICE models. The sports coupe will get four or five seats, as well as a “sufficient” place for luggage.

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

As expected, the first Bentley electric car will be built on the modular platform of VW J1, which is used in Porsche Mission E model. Depending on the requirements, this platform can produce 402, 536 or 670 hp. power, also provides for a super-powerful “three-engine” version of 936 hp, in which two motors of 375 hp are installed on the rear axle. each, and on the front – another engine for 186 hp.

It’s expected that electric cars on the J1 platform will be equipped with batteries for 115 kWh, and a little later and at 150 kWh, which will allow us to obtain a power reserve from a full charge of about 311 miles.