While Bentley plans to become a 100% electric brand, the Mulsanne will be buried for good, replaced by an unprecedented sports coupe.
There must be a lot of change on Bentley’s part. And for good reason, the British company recently announced its intention to be 100% electric by 2030, as part of its big plan for the future More than 100. The date was obviously not chosen at random, so that the European Union wants to ban . sale of fuel vehicles throughout the country by 2035.
This should not be done immediately, since the brand is planning an intermediate step in 2026, with a hybrid of the rechargeable range. This will be completely abandoned four years later, offering only electric models. In this context, and to target a wider customer base, Bentley plans to launch no less than five connected cars between 2025 and 2030.
New electric coupe
At this time, the English company has not yet released many details on these projects, and even less on the technical papers of the models that will be launched. One thing’s for sure, we’ll have to wait until 2025 to see the arrival of the first ever zero-emission car in the lineup. It could then replace the Bentley Mulsanne, whose production was stopped in 2020 after more than ten years of work.
According to our colleagues fromCoach, this newcomer to the range would take the form of a large coupe, which should play the role of the flagship of the brand. At the moment, little information has been found, but the source indicates that the only common point between the two models will be the price, which should be the same. Even high-end electric cars would also be planned in the coming years.
Are you inspired by the EXP 100 GT?
While the luxury sedan segment is losing momentum, unlike that of SUVs, Bentley would therefore plan to transform its Mulsanne into a large sports coupe. Could it take its inspiration from the design of the EXP 100 GT concept, unveiled in 2019 and heralding the brand’s future? It would be quite possible. However, it will still be necessary to wait before having confirmation.
If the technical sheet of this new model is not yet known, we know that the first electric cars from Bentley will be based on a new platform, jointly developed by Volkswagen and Audi. So that would be the logical case for this Mulsanne replacement.
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