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Bentley was founded in England in 1919 by Walter Owen (W.O.) Bentley, who had previously designed engines for aircraft, including the BR1 which appeared in later versions of the Sopwith Camel. Economic circumstances such as insufficient funding and the depression led to the sale of Bentley to Rolls Royce in 1931. Overcoming a perpetually tumultuous existence, Bentley has been owned by The Volkswagen Group since 1998.
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There’s only one thing wrong with the 2011 Continental GT, and that’s that Bentley so seamlessly meshes performance with luxury that the car has earned a reputation as a luxury sports coupe, rather than the true exotic is really is.
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Is smaller better? Automakers worldwide are turning their attention to the compact market to observe just how viable it will be for years to come. Even luxury automaker Bentley is considering adding a compact model to its lineup, according to Bentley’s sales and marketing head Kevin Rose. “It’s hard to be certain what the market... more
Not one to let a good thing go blasé, the folks at Bentley have concocted a series of options to improve their already bonkers Continental GT Speed ultra-luxury grand touring car as well as the Flying Spur sedan. More is always better, right? These enhancements include styling as well as performance upgrades to the GT... more
Bentley’s yet-unnamed SUV will be on sale in 2016 and not long after it materializes in a gated community near you, there will also be a plug-in hybrid variant. Fuel economy hasn’t traditionally been a major consideration for the brand, but that is starting to change. All of Bentley’s products have moved to an eight-speed transmission... more
Bentley will occupy its booth in Detroit next week with the Continental GT V8 S. The car made its global debut during the Frankfurt Motor Show in September last year. It uses Bentley’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 making 521 hp sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission. With a slight power bump (21 hp and 15 lb-ft... more
Bentley has confirmed that it will equip its future models with hybrid technologies, with its SUV being the first to receive a plug-in variant. The Bentley SUV is expected to launch in 2016 and the plug-in hybrid version will likely arrive a year later. As for the rest of the luxury automaker’s lineup, hybrid versions... more
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... more