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After Negative Reception, Bentley To Redesign SUV

After Negative Reception, Bentley To Redesign SUV

The purpose of a preview concept (unless the car it is previewing is not far out) is to test public reaction. In the case of Bentley’s EXP 9 F, the reaction from the automotive press and Geneva Motor Show goers was near-unanimously negative. That isn’t the way you want a pivotal new product line to […]

Geneva: Bentley EXP 9 F Previews Production SUV

Geneva: Bentley EXP 9 F Previews Production SUV

A Bentley SUV has been one of the most consistent rumors over the past few years. Ever since the Continental GT debuted, Bentley sales have been on a steadily upward trend. Bentley wants to hit 10,000 sales a year and many think an SUV is the trick to do just hat. Hey, it worked wonders […]

2013 Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Puts Different Twist on Flagship

2013 Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Puts Different Twist on Flagship

At Bentley the model for performance driving is the Continental GT, particularly the just-released V-8 version. The Mulsanne, on the other hand is a Rolls-Royce Phantom competitor. Last time we checked most buyers aren’t looking for Phantoms to tool around in aggressively. But, in appearance at least Bentley wants to present a primarily visually more […]

Bentley Continental GT W12 To Get Upgrades; V-8 Gets The Attention

Bentley Continental GT W12 To Get Upgrades; V-8 Gets The Attention

For many, Bentleys are strongly associated with twelve-cylinders. 12-cylinders haven’t ever made their way into the mainstream because of their impracticality and (to some) needless complexity. But, luxury hasn’t always been about what makes sense, and that is why Bentleys have had them standard for years. Times are changing though, and for the best-selling Continental […]

Bentley Sees Opportunity Amid Maybach Closure

Bentley Sees Opportunity Amid Maybach Closure

Among the rich and famous, Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars have always been a preferred mode of transportation. These are cars that no one else can afford. You can be a luxury pretender with ownership of a BMW or Mercedes-Benz, thanks to entry-level models. Prestige is garnered by years at the top. Maybach was Mercedes-Benz’ effort […]

Bentley Motors Sale Volumes Soar 37% Higher in 2011

Bentley Motors Sale Volumes Soar 37% Higher in 2011

Realizing that a large chunk of the world population is ill prepared to afford a high-end luxury car, the niche sector of the automobile industry catering to wealthy, elite clientele continues to roll strong. Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Audi and Lotus have or are planning to expand their line-ups reacting to a marketplace that still demanding premium […]

Bentley Continental GT V-8 Marks New Chapter In Company History

Bentley Continental GT V-8 Marks New Chapter In Company History

Bentleys have always been powered by 12-cylinder engines. Not necessarily a V-12 though, as the latest Bentley-developed cars are Volkswagen Group W-12s. The Continental GT has followed through with 12-cylinder power that since its introduction in 2003. For the second generation car, Bentley announced it would be available with a V-8 for the first time. […]

Bentley To Offer the Only SUV In Production With a Gas 12-Cylinder

Bentley To Offer the Only SUV In Production With a Gas 12-Cylinder

The Volkswagen Group is great about keeping the automotive press and fans up to date on what is going on behind the scenes. At Bentley, Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Durheimer (who is also Bugatti’s CEO) confirmed in August that a new SUV is on its way. Both brands under Durheimer’s tutelage are set to expand […]

Customized Bentley Continental GT Unveiled By Imperium

Customized Bentley Continental GT Unveiled By Imperium

Bentley unveiled the new Continental GT a little over a year ago. Evolutionary in design, one of the biggest changes to the new car was the availability of a V-8 engine (which has yet to go on sale). For the most part, the redesigned stayed pretty similar original Continental GT, which was introduced in 2003. […]

Report Says Bentley Continental GTC Coming This September

Report Says Bentley Continental GTC Coming This September

Bentley’s Continental GT is one our favorite cars. Amazing in every way pretty much sums it up. That view carries through from the original model that launched in 2003 to the redesign that Bentley introduced last September. It was almost hard to imagine the Continental GT being updated in a big way – it still […]

Bentley Experiences Record-Breaking Sales in China

Bentley Experiences Record-Breaking Sales in China

In 2009, for the first time China surpassed the United States as the world’s largest automobile market. The change continued in 2010 and looks to remain in place for 2011. The economic crisis in the U.S accelerated the trend but, with 1.3 billion people and an increasingly wealthy populace, the change was inevitable. The change […]

Too Cool! Bentley Continental Supersport ISR

Too Cool! Bentley Continental Supersport ISR

Between 1924 to 1930, automaker Bentley won 5 of 7 runnings of the 24 hour of Le Mans race. An early auto racing dynasty, the company founded by W.O. Bentley was sold in its infancy to Rolls-Royce. Under the uber-luxury carmaker’s reign, Bentley’s motorsport involvement immediately dwindled as Rolls-Royce was more focused in maintaining their […]