Bugatti revealed the Galibier concept almost 8 years ago and it looks like the company hasn`t given up on the idea of an ultra-luxury sedan.
Bugatti president Wolfgang Durheimer once in an interview said that the four-door car is not dead. Although he refused explaining furthermore, he said its future will be determinated by Volkswagen group executives towards the end of 2018. With the condition that the model is green-lighted, it could be released around 2024. Unfortunately, it seems the car would replace the Chiron as Durheimer sad Bugatti will be a one-model brand for the predictable future.
The Chiron is arranged to have an eight-year lifecycle and Durheimer has previously said development work on its successor will begin next year. At the time, he gave a hint that the company will estimate many different ideas, and it seems like an ultra-luxury sedan is one of the options being considered. They are not only talking about different body styles as Durheimer stated that the brand is still undecideable on what will power the next generation model. All options are being considered and these include 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 concernes as well as the performance offered by the car`s quad turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine.