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.

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  • 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.

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    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.

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