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 |  Jan 03 2014, 5:54 PM

Win, Lose or Drive


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The numbers are in, figures tabulated and Champaign corks popped. It’s a brand-new year and 2013 is forever in the rear-view mirror. New-vehicle sales for December have finally been reported.

Overall deliveries were pretty flat across the board. Roughly 2,600 vehicles separate last month’s performance from the same period in 2012. Cold, snowy weather kept would-be buyers away from dealerships. Still, steady as she goes beats a big drop any day.

As for they the whole of 2013 things were considerably better. Sales were up about 8 percent compared to the year prior with deliveries falling just shy of 15.6 million units. That is a major victory for the automotive industry as it continues to recover from the great recession.

As for December’s numbers, here are the top sales winners and losers for the 12th month of last year. Naturally this list excludes brands like Maybach and Suzuki that have bowed out of the market.

 |  Dec 14 2013, 11:01 AM

bentley continental gt3

In Bentley‘s return to racing at the Gulf 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi, the British automaker’s Continental GT3 finished in a respectable fourth place.

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 |  Nov 17 2013, 10:01 AM

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Bentley has named the three drivers that will be behind the wheel when the British automaker returns to racing.

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 |  Nov 12 2013, 9:02 AM

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Bentley has unveiled yet another special edition model, this time the Mulsanne Shaheen Edition which debuted at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show.

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 |  Oct 30 2013, 7:31 AM

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Bentley will be returning to the far north of Finland early next year for its Power on Ice driving experience.

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 |  Oct 03 2013, 6:02 PM

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Inspired by the interiors of Bentley vehicles, the new Bentley Home Collection is designed to furnish luxury homes and offices.

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 |  Sep 26 2013, 7:50 AM

bentley continental gt3 race car

Ten years after its historic win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Bentley is set to return to the racing circuit this year, competing at the 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi with the all-new Continental GT3.

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 |  Sep 24 2013, 8:02 AM

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The Bentley Mulsanne convertible will not be heading to production, the British automaker’s CEO Wolfgang Shreiber has said.

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 |  Sep 18 2013, 3:01 PM

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Bentley has plans to release its SUV by 2016, and when this new vehicle hits the market, it will create a new luxury SUV segment.

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 |  Sep 11 2013, 9:15 AM

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Bentley unveiled an updated version of its Continental GT V8 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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 |  Sep 03 2013, 9:32 AM

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Bentley just announced details about its higher performing Continental V8 S cars, which will be on display during the Frankfurt Motor Show next week.

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 |  Aug 18 2013, 5:53 PM

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How do you make an already exhilarating car even more exciting? You give it a convertible roof so the driver and passengers can bask in all of nature’s glory. That’s just what the folks at Aston Martin have done with their awe-inspiring Vanquish, transforming it into the Vanquish Volante.

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 |  Aug 13 2013, 4:18 PM

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The Bentley Mulsanne Le Mans Limited Edition model will make its North American debut at this year’s Pebble Beach event.

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 |  Jul 23 2013, 8:23 AM

bentley suv 2017

Bentley officially announced plans today to build its first SUV, which will go on sale in 2016.

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 |  Jul 12 2013, 6:48 AM

bentley continental gt3

One of the world’s most spectacular looking race cars, Bentley has today revealed full specs on its awesome Continental GT3.

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 |  Jun 21 2013, 4:45 PM

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Porsche and Bentley will share a different version of Volkswagen Group’s MSB platform for the third-generation Continental and 2016 Panamera.

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 |  Jun 12 2013, 10:03 AM

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Bentley revealed new details about the real-world version of its Continental GT3 race car first shown as a concept during the 2012 Paris Motor Show last September.

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 |  May 09 2013, 3:13 PM

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Bentley has unveiled six different ‘Le Mans Limited Edition’ models with each package inspired by a driver from the automaker’s six victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours between 1924 and 1930.

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 |  Apr 22 2013, 2:15 PM

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Based on the Continental, Bentley is considering the possibility of bringing a coupe-styled sedan to market, targeting the Porsche Panamera, Maserati Quattroporte, as well as the Aston Martin Rapide.

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 |  Mar 30 2013, 12:01 PM

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When the new Bentley Continental Supersports debuts next year, it’ll be the British automaker’s new high-performance flagship coupe sporting at least 650 hp.

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 |  Mar 05 2013, 4:01 AM

The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is more powerful, more efficient and more refined than ever before.

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 |  Feb 19 2013, 8:36 PM

Bentley has made its all-new Flying Spur official, revealing the very powerful and very expensive luxury sedan ahead of its 2013 Geneva Motor Show debut.

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 |  Feb 19 2013, 4:32 PM

If you’re in the market for a new men’s fragrance that smells like a “fitting elixir of fine woody notes and exquisite leather,” than Bentley might have just the eau de toilette for you.

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 |  Feb 19 2013, 10:08 AM

Images of the new Bentley Flying Spur have leaked online today, showing off a new sexy design ahead of the car’s official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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