Bugatti Chiron Replacement Could Be An Ultra-Luxury Sedan

Bugatti unveiled the Galibier concept nearly eight years ago and it seems the company hasn’t given up on the idea of an ultra-luxury sedan.

In an interview with Automotive News, Bugatti president Wolfgang Durheimer revealed “The four-door car is not dead.” He declined to elaborate but said its future will be determined by Volkswagen Group executives towards the end of 2018.

If the model is green-lighted, it could be launched around 2024. Unfortunately, it appears the car would replace the Chiron as Durheimer said Bugatti will be a “one-model brand” for the foreseeable future.

The Chiron is slated to have an eight-year lifecycle and Durheimer has previously said development work on its successor will begin next year. At the time, he hinted the company will evaluate “different ideas” and it appears an ultra-luxury sedan is one of the options being considered.

Different body styles aren’t the only consideration as Durheimer stated the brand is still debating what will power the next-generation model. All options are reportedly on the table and these include a traditional internal combustion engine, a hybrid powertrain, or a switch to electricity.

Durheimer said Bugatti was considering an electrified powertrain during the development of the Chiron but ultimately rejected the idea due to weight and packaging concerns as well as the performance offered by the car’s quad turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine.

Photo Gallery

  • I’mCallingYouOut

    When this concept first came out, it completely blew me away.

  • Kaisuke971

    Please do it Bugatti, a 400+kph hyper limo is basically the coolest thing

  • Kash

    If i remember correctly Bugatti said they were considering the Galibier as a 2nd model for the brand, but it’d come after the Chiron and it’d sit alongside the Chiron’s replacement. At one point they were also considering a car to slot under the Chiron as well, which is when Bugatti said they were a 1 supercar brand, meaning that if they do a 2nd model line it wouldn’t be a supercar so it’d be either a Super Saloon or SUV, then they put their foot down about no SUV’s like the Bentayga and Urus.

  • Autoexperte

    shiting car, a VW

  • Blade t

    This concept still looks nice minus the chrome sides….

  • The problem with Bugatti… VW ag also owns Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Audi and still seems to think that they can sell a Phaeton. So as much as it could expand the range, have an other sport, a fast sedan… They would use existing platforms, and eat other cars markets. I wouldn’t mind a Panamera with less tech and more soul, A Mulsanne really handcrafted. Even if I’m sure of one thing, if Ettore Bugatti was alive, his cars, his company would be more like Pagani’s. Just with their own engine. Or like Eggs, but better looking.


    it will be a crossover / SUV = China sales

  • Six Thousand Times

    They said the same thing about the Veyron.

  • Bash

    How is that even possible? why cant they do both.

Warning: You May Fall In Love With This Modern-Day Lamborghini Miura

With the original widely acknowledged as one of the finest shapes in automotive history, an homage to the Miura would surely find lots of takers.

Connectivity Upgrades Raise 2020 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Prices By $530

The 2020 NV200 cargo van gains a new 7-inch touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SiriusXM Radio.

Kia Admits Stinger Successor Is In Doubt As Sales Didn’t Live Up To Expectations

The sports saloon was always going to be a halo car for Kia, yet they believed it would be successful at least in the U.S. – and that didn’t happen.

G-Power Pumps Up The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe To 789 HP

Thanks to new turbochargers and software, plus a few other parts, Merc’s super SUV benefits from a significant increase in power.

Semi-Truck Carrying 44,000 Lbs Of Nutella Crashes In Michigan

Good thing the chocolate delight was in jars and not liquid form, or that highway would probably be closed to traffic for more than 2.5 hours .

McLaren Speedtail Build Slot Pops Up For Sale At $5.5 Million

Production of the 1,035 HP hyper GT is limited to 106 units worldwide, so it’s to be expected for flippers to exploit this to the fullest.

Have A Listen At The Tesla Model 3’s Pedestrian Warning Sound

Tesla’s new noisemaker for the Model 3 actually makes two sounds, one for going forward and one for reverse, and they’re (fittingly) futuristic.

California And 22 Other States Sue U.S. Government Over Auto Emissions Standards

The war between the Trump administration, who revoked states’ rights to set their own standards, and state officials is escalating.

Mercedes Is Asking $53k For 22,000-Mile 1982 S-Class In Showroom Condition

Currently residing at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, this classic S-Class has undergone a thorough restoration by the company itself and is accompanied by all documents and invoices .

2020 Opel/Vauxhall Astra Leaves A Good Chunk Of Its GM Legacy Behind

The styling changes are minor, but the revamped Astra gets an all-new, PSA-derived engine lineup that should help it keep up with its rivals.