Aug 162016
 
The Bentley Bentayga will ‘draw’ a Bowlus Road Chief to Turn 10 at the Laguna Seca circuit

The Bentley Bentayga will ‘draw’ a Bowlus Road Chief to Turn 10 at the Laguna Seca circuit

BENTLEY MOTORS RETURNS TO PEBBLE BEACH WITH THREE NORTH-AMERICAN DEBUTS

  • Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase and Flying Spur V8 S make US show debuts at Monterey Auto Week
  • Luxurious saloons joined by most powerful production Bentley ever – the Continental GT Speed Black Edition
  • Bentayga showcases new luxury lifestyle feature, towing a Bowlus Road Chief – Limited Edition Lithium+

 The most luxurious Bentley model ever, the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, makes its US debut at the Monterey Auto Week

The pinnacle luxury limousine is designed for those who prefer to be driven, and provides a first class air-travel experience for the road. The Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase will be appearing at the Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on Friday 19 August, and will also be in position on the Concept Lawn at The Lodge on Sunday 21 August.

The newly launched Flying Spur V8 S also makes its US debut at Pebble Beach. Taking its place between the Flying Spur V8 and flagship W12 in the range, the V8 S is tuned for power and performance, with increased engine output and revised suspension offering a more focused, precise driving experience.

The most powerful production Bentley ever, the Continental GT Speed Black Edition, will also be in attendance throughout the event. The revised Continental GT Speed raises the bar even further in terms of exclusivity and performance, delivering a top speed of 206 mph (331 km/h) and even more power and torque.

Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase and Flying Spur V8 S Make Debut at Monterrey

Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase and Flying Spur V8 S Make Debut at Monterey

Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase and Flying Spur V8 S Make Debut at Monterrey

Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase and Flying Spur V8 S Make Debut at Monterey

Bentley cutaway showing luxury interior

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 2:40 pm  Motoring, Outdoor Living
Feb 162016
 
Bentley New Look Showroom

Bentley New Look Showroom

The new showroom, measuring over 450 m², is located in Leusden, a city east of the Dutch capital Amsterdam. Following five months of construction, an extensive upgrade and substantial investment, Bentley Leusden officially welcomed customers and guests to the new showroom for the first time last Thursday.

The showroom reopening marks market-entry for the all-new Bentayga, the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world.

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The all-new Bentayga, the most powerful and most exclusive SUV in the world.

Bentley Netherlands

Bentley Netherlands

 11:00 pm  Motoring, Outdoor Living
Jun 132012
 
Bentley EXP 9 F SUV Concept

Bentley EXP 9 F SUV Concept

An exciting new Bentley, the EXP 9 F SUV concept, makes its UK premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that runs from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July.

This is Bentleys attempt to build the fastest and most luxurious SUV in the world, and the concept car combines a stunning interior at the pinnacle of craftsmanship and technology with a clean, muscular exterior. With an exciting range of drivetrain options under consideration, any Bentley SUV would offer the thunderous performance for which the marque is renowned.

Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner

Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner

Supporting these debutants is the Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification (MDS) – a new driver-focussed edition of the Bentley flagship that reaffirms its sporting credentials. Featuring sports-tuned suspension and steering settings, unique 21” alloy wheels, and a Diamond Quilted interior, the MDS provides an even greater degree of driving enjoyment without compromising the Mulsanne’s legendary comfort and refinement.

The new Continental GT V8 also appears both on the Bentley stand and on the Goodwood Hill. With an all-new 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine, this remarkable Continental combines classic Bentley power and torque with an exceptional power-to-emissions ratio in the high luxury sports car sector.

With 507 PS and 660 Nm of torque, the GT V8 sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds (0‑100 km/h in 4.8 seconds) and on to a top speed of 188 mph (303 km/h). Meanwhile, fuel efficiency systems and pioneering cylinder deactivation technology results in outstanding fuel economy and CO2 performance together with a range of over 500 miles on a single tank.

Joining the modern Bentley models on the Hill are two cars from the Company’s Le Mans heritage. The Bentley Speed 8, victorious at the 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours, makes two runs per day, as will the 4½-litre supercharged “Birkin Blower”. Fresh from completing the Mille Miglia for the third time, the car was raced extensively by renowned Le Mans winner and Bentley Boy Tim Birkin of the 1920s.

Driving duties for the past and present Bentley models will be shared by three modern-day Bentley Boys. Le Mans legend Derek Bell MBE will be joined by four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen together with Guy Smith, who drove the winning Speed 8 across the finish line at Le Mans in 2003. All three star drivers will be on-hand throughout the Festival to meet visitors.

 1:24 pm  Motoring
Jan 142008
 

bentley Azure ConvertibleStrong growth in both emerging and traditional markets takes Bentley above 10,000 units for the first time.

New sales record set in the UK market.

With retail sales of 10,014 units worldwide, Bentley has completed the best year in its history. Overall volume grew by 7%, with increases in almost all major markets: +7% in the UK, +4% in North America, +7% in Europe, +18% in the Asia Pacific region, and +93% in China alone.

In the UK,  a record 2079 units were sold in all. In North America, a figure of 4196 units was achieved, despite the prevailing economic climate, and a new record was set in continental Europe with 2166 units. In China, the final sales number was 338 units. In Korea, 100 cars were sold in the first year in that market.

These results were buoyed by growth across both the Arnage and Continental ranges. Thanks to the introduction of the Azure convertible, sales grew by 44% in the Arnage line, and with the GTC convertible enjoying its first full year in the market, 2 door Continental sales increased by 57%.

“These results are a milestone for Bentley, which has strengthened its presence around the world, in both emerging and established markets” said Stuart McCullough, Bentley’s Member of the Board, Sales and Marketing. “ A major component of this is our export business, with overseas income in excess of  £745 million.

Bentley is proud to be a leading British vehicle manufacturer, with all of its production based in Crewe, a workforce of 3800 and a 500 strong engineering team, making it a significant employer in the North West. With its combination of modern technology, craftsmanship and bespoke capabilities, Bentley occupies a leading position in the luxury vehicle market, and expects to maintain that position into the future.”

 9:07 am  Motoring
Jun 112007
 

Bentley Brooklands

Bentley Brooklands

Since its launch at the Geneva Salon, the new Bentley Brooklands has captured the hearts of customers across the globe, with the first year’s production of this hand-assembled coupe already sold out.

Speaking at the recent opening of a new dealership in Istanbul, Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen, Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive said: “The interest in Brooklands since its unveiling in Geneva has exceeded our expectations. It is surely destined to become a collectors’ classic.”

The Bentley Brooklands – The Details

Supercar performance from luxury four-seater coupe:

0-60mph in  5.0 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.3s).
Top speed of  184 mph (296km/h).
50 to 70mph in just  2.4 seconds (80-120km/h in 3.1s).

Record power output of 530bhp and 1050Nm of torque from handbuilt 6 ¾-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, including:

New free-flowing air induction system and sports exhaust.
Recalibrated valve timing and engine management systems

Dynamic handling combined with superb ride comfort:

Very stiff platform and uniquely engineered chassis with specially developed 20-inch wheels and tyres as standard, that combine Arnage T handling with Arnage R comfort.

– Optional carbon/silicon carbide brakes:

The largest diameter discs of any production passenger car on sale today.

Discs last the lifetime of the car and pad life is doubled, under normal driving conditions.

Virtually fade-free use time after time.

· Most spacious rear cabin of any coupe in the world.

· Bentley is the only manufacturer to offer as standard a cabin trimmed entirely with leather hides.

· Full order book for first year, with lifetime production limited to just 550 cars.

Supercar performance from Crewe’s most powerful V8

Such is the robustness of the engine’s architecture, the Crewe-built V8 engine has been at the heart of all large Bentley coupes for nearly 50 years.

In 2007, the Bentley 6 ¾-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 saw a step-change in performance with a comprehensive range of enhancements for both Arnage and Azure. These included a more efficient and refined valve-train, re-profiled camshafts and more responsive, low-inertia turbochargers. These were complemented by a new six-speed transmission with semi-automatic function and Bosch engine management system.

 10:31 am  Motoring
Sep 082006
 
Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Hand crafted elegance with cutting edge technology. The Continental Flying Spur is the worlds fasted 4 door car. With a top speed of 190mph it blends performance with the very best in British crapftsmanship.

0-60: 4.9 seconds

Engine: 6 litre, twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder

Power: 552bhp

Torque: 479 lb-ft

Top Speed: 190mph

Insurance Group: 20

Gearbox: 6 speed automatic

Country of Origin: UK

Prices from: 115,800 GBP

Contact: http://www.bentleymotors.com/

 11:07 am  Motoring
Sep 082006
 
Bentley Continental GTC

Bentley Continental GTC

The Continental GTC, Bentley Motors’ new luxury 2+2 convertible,  goes on sale later this year completing the Bentley Continental model range, following the introduction of the highly successful Continental GT in 2003 and four-door Continental Flying Spur in 2005.

The 2+2 Continental GTC is designed for customers looking to enjoy the phenomenal performance, style and excitement of the Continental GT with the additional benefits of classic open-top Bentley motoring.

0-60: 4.8 seconds

Engine: 6 litre, twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder

Power: 552bhp

Torque: 479 lb-ft

Top Speed: 195mph

Insurance Group: 20

Gearbox: 6 speed automatic

Country of Origin: UK

Prices from: 100,000 GBP

Contact: http://www.bentleymotors.com/

 11:07 am  Motoring