It's fair to say that the Bertone B99 was perhaps one of the star attractions in the concept car range at the show, as far as all-new designs go. The only 'problem' with it we thought was the ride height. It just looks like there is a little bit too much room in between the tyres and the wheel arches, for a show car anyway.
Nonetheless, the Bertone B99 Concept looks stunning and it does a great job of helping Jaguar celebrate its 99-year anniversary. From the front, the car is encrusted with LED low-profile headlights and presents a bespoke open-mouth grille and a traditional Jaguar hood ornament.
The B99 also gets reverse-opening rear doors so there's no B-pillar. Although it's not generally considered the safest option getting rid of the B-pillar, the idea of opening the car up like a big mansion with double doors is rather cool. It's made even more elegant thanks to their frameless layout.
The Bertone B99 is not just a visual showcase either as it's powered by an interesting, environmentally-conscious, powertrain as well. Using two 150kW motors stationed inside the rear axle housings, the B99 can be driven as a full electric, zero-tailpipe-emission vehicle.
Providing charge to the batteries for the electric motors is a range-extending 1.4-litre, 125kW petrol engine. When driven under full power, the B99 has the potential to output a colossal 425kW. It can also be driven in full-electric mode providing a range of 100km - or 700km when the range-extending motor is utilised.
As previously reported, the Bertone B99 Concept is built to resemble a possible future Jaguar X-Type model. If Jaguar does take any inspiration from the B99 for the upcoming BMW 3 Series rival it plans to make, it could sell very well indeed.
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