Bentley To Offer an Entry Level Five-Door

Oct 14, 2021 - By Chris Weiss

Auto Express' mock-up

Bentley and entry-level aren’t two terms that ever go hand-in-hand. But even an ultra-premium brand like Bentley has got to have a bottom-end offering, though it may not qualify as “entry level” in any other way.

According to an Auto Express report, Bentley is currently developing a five-door model that will reside at the lowest end of its line. The model will be built on the Audi A7 Sportback platform, and will have a sloping roofline and Continental-like front-end. The car will feature the Audi/Bentley-developed 4.0-liter V8 engine that will be offered in the Continental late next year.

The car’s smaller size, and Audi-sourced chassis will help keep its weight down to an un-Bentley like 3,750 lbs., meaning that it should offer spry performance at a low [Bentley] price. When you’re dealing in Bentleys, “entry level” is still expected to cost in the $130,000 to $140,000 range. [Auto Express via WCF]