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Bentley SUV approved by VW board, report says FRANKFURT — Bentley’s new SUV has been approved for production by parent Volkswagen, a German newspaper said.

by on Mar.05, 2013, under Alfa Romeo Car Specs, Auto Review Specs

Bentley SUV approved by VW board, report says FRANKFURT — Bentley’s new SUV has been approved for production by parent Volkswagen, a German newspaper said.

Bentley SUV approved by VW board, report says FRANKFURT -- Bentley's new SUV has been approved for production by parent Volkswagen, a German newspaper said.

Bentley SUV approved by VW board, report says FRANKFURT — Bentley’s new SUV has been approved for production by parent Volkswagen, a German newspaper said.

VW’s supervisory board has agreed to build an ultra-luxury vehicle based on the EXP 9F concept unveiled at the Geneva auto show last year, Handelsblatt reported on Monday, citing board sources.

The SUV, internally codenamed Falcon, will retail starting at 200,000 euros ($271,000), the paper said. The model will likely be built at VW’s plant in Slovakia, with final completion taking place at Bentley’s plant in Crewe, England.

Bentley did not confirm the report. ”We are still waiting for the official green light from Volkswagen,” a spokeswoman told Automotive News Europe, adding that a decision in favor of production looks ”very positive.”

Bentley CEO Wolfgang Schreiber said at the Detroit auto show last month that the SUV’s design will resemble the rest of the Bentley brand rather following than the controversial design of the EXP 9F concept. He said that the SUV is expected to launch within three years. The SUV likely will use an eight-cylinder engine and possibly an optional W-12, he said.

The SUV will play a key part in Bentley’s growth ambitions. Last year, the brand’s global unit sales increased 22 percent to 8,510 cars. Bentley is targeting sales of up to 5,000 SUVs per year, according to Handelsblatt.

The vehicle would joined similar models planned by Lamborghini and Maserati aimed at tapping into a growing market for ultra-luxury SUVs among the super-rich in markets such as China and Russia.
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Bentley SUV Coming, New VW Phaeton, & Racecar Driver Shea Holbrook!

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Alfa Romeo 4C Will Be Launched With 240 PS Engine When Alfa Romeo launched the 4C sportscar as a concept a year ago, they announced it would have a super-light carbon fiber tub and a 1.8-liter turbo engine producing no less than 300 horsepower from

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Alfa Romeo 4C Will Be Launched With 240 PS Engine When Alfa Romeo launched the 4C sportscar as a concept a year ago, they announced it would have a super-light carbon fiber tub and a 1.8-liter turbo engine producing no less than 300 horsepower from

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When Alfa Romeo launched the 4C sportscar as a concept a year ago, they announced it would have a super-light carbon fiber tub and a 1.8-liter turbo engine producing no less than 300 horsepower from a turbocharged 1.8-liter engine.

That made everything sound quite exciting, but the reality of it all is going to be a little bit different. According to CarScoop, an Alfa Romeo dealer meeting in Switzerland has revealed fresh details about the new model. Just as we expected, the aluminium block four-cylinder engine will actually make 240 PS or 237 HP about the same as the 1.75-liter engine in the Giulietta QV.

The same source suggests the car will weight only 850 kg (1,874 lbs), though we’re not 100% convinced Alfa Romeo had the money to develop such a light platform.

If more power is what you want, a 270 PS version of the same car will be ready for 2014. However, that will be a more hardcore car called the 4C Stradale (sounds like a Ferrari doesn’t it).

Honestly, the 4C now sounds more like a niche car than ever before, and it’s actually being treated as one. Production will be strictly limited to just 2,000 examples a year, split evenly between the coupe and an upcoming convertible version.

Source: Carscoop

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Alfa Romeo 4C Concept – First Official Promo

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New Photo of Alfa Romeo Gloria Sports Saloon Concept

by on Feb.21, 2013, under Alfa Romeo Car Specs, Auto Review Specs

New Photo of Alfa Romeo Gloria Sports Saloon Concept

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Another debut to look forward to at next month’s Geneva Motor Show has surfaced in the form of “Gloria” – a sleek, luxury saloon concept born from a collaboration between the European Design Institute (IED) of Turin and the Alfa Romeo Style Centre. Gloria is part of IED’s educational program aimed at producing the car designers of tomorrow and like the Alfa Romeo 4C, the design has been penned with the American market mind.The end result is the Gloria concept for the Geneva show – a car that’s somewhat restrained for an Alfa Romeo. It has smooth and elegant lines that give the impression of not trying to so much crack the US and Asian markets as to slide in.
That said, there are some neat touches, such as the leather straps on the bonnet and what appear to be rear-hinged rear doors.The fighter jet-like narrow grille is flanked by modest air intakes above which sit headlamps that are little more than slits.Meanwhile, the windscreen and side windows blend into the roof and rear section and, on the whole, it has a certain echo of American muscle cars and some higher performance Asian models.As to stats, all we know so far is that Gloria is 4700 mm (15.4 ft) long, 1920 mm (6.2 ft) wide and stands 1320 mm (4.3 ft) high with a wheelbase of 2900 mm (9.5 ft). A working version would have a V6 or V8 biturbo engine under the hood.Source: CarDesignCommunity.com.
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Alfa Romeo 4C Concept world premiere – 2011 Geneva

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