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Future direction of luxury and performance at Auto Shanghai

Bentley’s EXP 10 Speed 6 makes its debut today in China at 2015 Auto Shanghai. The concept shows the future direction of luxury and performance using the finest materials and advanced hybrid technology.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, comments: “Following on from its global debut last month in Geneva where it was the star of the show, the EXP 10 Speed 6 is now here in China, our second biggest market, to share our vision for Bentley’s future. This concept showcases modern automotive design, highly skilled British handcrafting, the finest materials and advanced performance technology. This is not just a sports car concept, this is a Bentley sports car concept – a bold vision for a brand with a bold future.

“In China, Bentley is the leading luxury car brand. With the updated style, luxury and performance features across the Bentley range for 2015, we are confident that our Chinese customers will continue to demonstrate great passion for our brand.”

Continue reading below to find out more about Auto Shanghai's Bentley line up...

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New style and technology

Bentley is unveiling a suite of new luxury design upgrades and features to its Continental family of grand tourers in Shanghai.

The Bentley Continental GT is refreshed with a complement of new exterior design features. A new front bumper combines with a smaller radiator shell and new, more pronounced fenders to lend a more assertive and confident stance to the front of the car. 

The mighty 6.0-litre twin turbo W12 engine receives a power and torque increase to maintain the model’s reputation of effortless performance. The power upgrade is accompanied by improvements to fuel economy and efficiency.

 

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Luxury of choice

The Flying Spur, Bentley’s best-selling model in China, is on display in Shanghai showcasing additional features and offering even more bespoke choice.

The exquisite cabin of the Flying Spur gains modern and tactile new features for 2015 to maintain Bentley’s reputation for interior style and usability. Complementing the feature upgrades are new paint colours and the further addition of hide colours to the extensive range of leathers.
 

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enhanced efficiency

The updated Mulsanne also joins the line-up at Auto Shanghai. Tailored for the driver, the Mulsanne is the flagship of the Bentley range with its exquisite blend of effortless driveability and unrivled luxury.

For 2015 the Mulsanne receives efficiency upgrades through new engine hardware, with its 512 PS (505 bhp / 377 kW), 1,020 Nm (752 lb.ft) 6¾-litre twin turbo V8 engine now 13% more efficient.

 

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expanding racing programme

Bentley’s Continental GT3 takes a break from 2015 season preparation to join the new Bentley model range at Auto Shanghai. The 2015 season will see the continued growth of the Bentley international motorsport programme.

Bentley entered into the GT Asia Series last year with Bentley Team Absolute Racing and enjoyed a promising start. This season, the calendar has been expanded to incorporate 12 races across Korea, Japan, China, Malaysia and Thailand.

Click here to read the Asia Pacific race schedule.