twin-turbocharged W12 engine | San Francisco Travel Blog
Bentley, the legendary British automaker, recently released images and footage of its new sports utility vehicle limousine, ending years of speculation and rumors about the new direction for the company. The EXP 9 F is Bentley’s first SUV limo and exemplifies the automaker’s plans to build the fastest and most luxurious sports utility vehicles in the world. The clean lines of the EXP 9 F suggest the lean but shapely contours of their luxury automobiles with the accent on length rather than height. The world got its first glimpse of the SUV at the Geneva International Salon d’Auto earlier this year, and Bentley plans to showcase their new SUV again later this year at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California in August.
The EXP 9 F concept is powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine capable of producing more than 600 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque governed by an eight-speed close-ratio transmission. Bentley has been very secretive about other aspects of the SUV’s power train, but early reports claim that a 500-HP V8, as well as a V6 plug-in hybrid may be available in the near future. If the hybrid is introduced as expected, it would be capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in an astonishing five seconds, comparable to or better than many SUVs in its class. The EXP will feature soft-touch leather seats and interior trim packages in a variety of stylish materials including wood, leather and polished aluminum, bronze and gunmetal.
A removable touch pad located on the center console will control the audio and video systems, as well as climate control and other features. The rear cabin will also feature seats that recline, a powered footrest, Internet connectivity, a drinks table, an infotainment screen and many other luxury accents. A sliding drawer located between the seats will hide a refrigerated compartment ideal for chilling champagne and glassware.
This SUV limousine sounds very enticing to us, and we expect that our readers are also eagerly looking forward to this beautiful automobile. Speaking of SUV limos, we offer a wide range of different SUV limousines in our fleet of Bay Area limos. Guests who prefer a bit more headroom and a higher riding profile can choose from our Escalades, Lincoln Navigators, stretch Excursions, Hummer limos and much more! If you are thinking about a San Francisco SUV limo rental for an upcoming event, please browse our selection of luxury sports utility vehicles at your leisure. If you have questions and would like to make a reservation, just give us a call at NLS Limo at 800-339-8936. We’ll take care of the rest!