Bugatti EB218

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Bugatti EB218
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Overview
Manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro (ItalDesign)
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout F4 layout
Powertrain
Engine 6.3 liter, 72 Valve W18
Transmission 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 3,000 mm (118.1 in)
Length 5,349 mm (210.6 in)
Width 1,989 mm (78.3 in)
Height 1,455 mm (57.3 in)
Curb weight 2,176.78 kg (4,799 lb)

The Bugatti EB218 4-door sedan is the second concept car presented by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign designed the EB218. The EB218 is a development of the 1993 Bugatti Automobili SpA EB112 concept. Bugatti debuted the EB218 at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show. The EB218 features a W18 engine and permanent four wheel drive.

Design[edit]

Bugatti commissioned Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign to update the EB112 4-door sedan concept that he designed for Bugatti Automobili SpA in 1993. The EB218 is a limousine with a 3 meter (118 in) wheelbase and an overall length of 5385 mm (212 in). The EB218 is longer than the EB112 and the hood, bumpers and lights differ from those of the EB112.[1]

Debut[edit]

Bugatti debuted the EB218 at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show.[2]

Powertrain[edit]

The EB218 uses the same W18 engine, permanent four wheel drive powertrain that debuted in the 1998 EB118 and is also used in the 1999 18/3 Chiron concept cars.

Power comes from a Volkswagen-designed, 555 hp (408 kW) and 479 lb·ft (650 Nm), W18 engine. The EB218 W18 engine is composed of three banks of six cylinders with a sixty degree offset between each cylinder bank. In contrast, the W16 engine in Bugatti's first production car, the 2005 Veyron EB 16.4 features two banks of eight cylinders. The EB218 features permanent all-wheel drive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EB 218". Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  2. ^ http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z146/Bugatti-EB218.aspx

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