Bentley may add a sports car and crossover to its lineup. Both vehicles would use Volkswagen Group platforms and powertrains. They would not debut in the United States before the middle of the decade, when Bentley will be finished updating most of its Continental variants.
Continental: The GT coupe was reskinned early this year and will be followed by an updated GTC convertible before year end. Both models have a reworked, twin-turbocharged W-12 engine that generates 567 hp, up from 552.
The 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 that powers Audi's S performance models will be available as an option next year on the coupe and convertible. Horsepower and torque likely will differ to separate the Bentley model from Audi.
Reskins are planned for the Flying Spur sedan in 2013 and the Speed high-performance models in 2014 or 2015. A hybrid version of the Continental has been discussed but not confirmed.
Redesigned Continental models won't debut before 2017. They will be based on a VW Group platform that will be used for the next Audi A8 and possibly a Lamborghini sedan.
Mulsanne: A convertible version to replace the Azure and a high-performance coupe are expected, but not for at least two years. A long-wheelbase sedan is being considered. The convertible and coupe would use VW Group platforms and powertrains.
Sports car: Bentley may produce a four-seat sports car that uses VW Group architecture, engines and components. It could go on sale in 2015 or 2016.
Crossover: A crossover that would borrow from the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne platforms is expected to go on sale as early as 2014.