This is one rumor as old as the rebirth of the Bugatti brand – a four door model might be in the works to complete the current lineup – and it has recently regained some widespread importance.
That’s because during the ongoing Geneva Motor Show, link illness used by Bugatti to present its successor for the Veyron, the brand’s boss Wolfgang Duerheimer has been quoted during an interview as saying the four-door exclusive limousine is currently discussed “as a possible next project.” “I can’t get the idea for a four-door limousine out of my head,” he said further on. “It’s one of the options we might look into again as a possible next project.” You may remember that more than five years ago the French company decided to entice fans and specialists with the Galibier concept that previewed a possible design direction for an upcoming production four-door sedan.
But as of 2016 the Chiron is still the only model in the lineup and of course its evolved 8.0-liter W16 engine with four turbochargers would be the natural powertrain option for the speculated sedan, if it ever gets the go ahead. Duerheimer further speculated that Bugatti is even considering introducing an electric model to its lineup. This sounds as a project to be explored in the much more distant future than a prospective limousine, but the executive added “that doesn’t mean we abandon this topic forever.” And he also squashed any possible speculation (though the rumor mill most likely will return to this topic regularly) of the carmaker going against Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini and Aston Martin by introducing an ultra-expensive sport utility vehicle. The manager simply replied “no” to the question.