Bentley News

  • Bentley Continental GT tank

    A Bentley Continental GT is probably the last vehicle we'd imagine for a tank conversion. Yet, here we are. YouTube channel AcademeG, based in Russia, posted video of the luxurious beast of a tank that's nearly complete. It almost totally works and will manage to topple over any terrain. Meanwhile, the British charm and luxury inside is alive and well, which is somewhat hilarious to see in contrast. Officially called the Ultratank, the modified Bentley rides on real tank treads and seems to have no issues paving a path wherever the driver wants to go. Unfortunately, the video is in Russian...

  • 2020 Bentley Flying Spur teaser
    2020 Bentley Flying Spur teased with retractable hood ornament, 3D leather trim

    Bentley has a redesigned Flying Spur coming for the 2020 model year, and the reveal must be coming up soon as the British firm has started giving us glimpses of its new luxury sedan. We know from spy shots that the new Flying Spur will take on an evolutionary look, with more rounded edges expected...

  • "The Bentley Centenary Opus"
    Book celebrating Bentley's centennial costs more than a Continental GT

    Bentley is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding this year and one of the highlights planned is the launch of a special book, an opus of stories and photographs that detail Bentley's past and also its future. How much content are we talking about? The book, referred to as “The...

  • Bentley Continental GT convertible Bavaria special edition
    One-off Bentley Continental GT convertible by Mulliner is an ode to Bavaria

    Mulliner, Bentley's in-house division devoted to only the finest things, issued its latest bespoke model and it's an ode to Bavaria. The Bentley Continental GT convertible by Mulliner takes its inspiration from the Bavarian state of Germany that's known for many wonderful things including Munich...

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    VW Group reportedly drops electric sports car platform, mulls Bentley sale to cut costs

    The Volkswagen Group is in for a massive shakeup over the next decade as it transitions toward a fully electrified lineup and develops autonomous driving technology. All of this will come at significant cost which, together with the almost $30 billion the automaker's diesel scandal has cost, means...

  • 2019 Bentley Bentayga V8
    Bentley mulls a second SUV bigger than Bentayga as it moves to GT strategy

    Bentley likes the idea of an SUV larger than the current Bentayga as part of a new direction for the ultra-luxury brand that focuses on grand touring vehicles rather than the stand-alone sports cars it has examined in the past. Bentley board member in charge of engineering, Werner Tietz, told...

  • Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series

    If a standard Bentley Bentayga V8 doesn't stand out enough, allow the newly announced Design Series to remedy that. The luxury brand announced the Bentayga V8 Design Series on Wednesday, and it adds even more luxury and some flair to the opulent SUV. As the name implies, the Design Series is all about the new (although minor) design elements as well as the interior materials. Each Design Series model is based on the Bentayga V8 with the Blackline trim. That means it is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that makes 550 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. It has no changes to the...

  • 1959 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur
    Ahead of new Flying Spur, Bentley remembers an original

    Bentley will unveil a redesigned Flying Spur later this year. The new model adopts the platform originally developed by Porsche for its latest Panamera and should combine this with the beauty and pure elegance we've already tasted in the latest Continental GT, only in the familiar 4-door form...

  • 2019 Bentley Continental GT
    Bentley Continental GT to take on 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

    Bentley's Continental GT is renowned for its luxury but the vehicle is also a highly capable performance machine, especially in 12-cylinder guise. Bentley will use the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this June to highlight that fact, with the automaker calling on Rhys Millen to race to the...

  • Bentley Continental GT V8
    Bentley Continental GT adds V-8 engine, loses none of the charm

    Bentley Continental GT buyers can now have their opulent coupe with four fewer cylinders. On Monday, the British luxury automaker revealed the new Continental GT V8 and GT Convertible V8, which gives potential owners a (relatively) more fuel-efficient option compared to the burly 6.0-liter V-12...

  • 2017 Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase
    Bentley Mulsanne recalled for detaching seat buckles

    Sometimes, the finest of automobiles can't escape a pesky recall. In this case, it's the Bentley Mulsanne, which has been recalled over rear seat safety belt buckles that may detach. Apparently, the rear seat buckles may totally detach from the seat in the event of a crash, which is a mighty ironic...

  • 2019 Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner
    Bentley brings race-inspired Continental GT to Geneva auto show

    Bentley celebrates its centennial in 2019 (the actual date is July 10), and the automaker is clearly excited. The British brand has already revealed a special Mulsanne limited to 100 units, each featuring a slice of the original crankshaft that featured in the 1930 8 Litre owned by company founder...

  • 2020 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Bentley has redesigned its Continental, with both coupe and convertible body styles already available. Next in line will be the related Flying Spur sedan, which is expected to arrive later in 2019 as a 2020 model. We have a new set of spy shots and video of the redesigned Flying Spur in action and they give us what at first glance appears to be a very good look at the car. However, some additional black body cladding over the fenders hides the true shape, and it's likely more of that cladding is used elsewhere on the car. Nonetheless, you can see the basic shape, which is certainly an...

  • 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible
    First drive review: 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible offers a break from the digital world

    “Digital detox.” That’s what Bentley design director Stefan Sielaff promises in the 2020 Continental GT Convertible, and the opportunity sounds appealing. We are so inescapably immersed in the digital, the synthetic, and the artificial that a retreat to reality and authenticity...

  • Bentley Bentayga Speed
    High-class hauler: 626-hp Bentley Bentayga Speed can hit 190 mph

    Bentley has taken its penchant for power to the SUV segment. On Thursday, the British luxury brand unveiled the Bentley Bentayga Speed, which claims the title as the world's fastest production SUV. That claim comes with an asterisk. Bentley says this ultra-luxury SUV clocks a top speed of 190 mph...

  • 2019 Bentley Centenary Specification
    As it turns 100, Bentley to look to future with EV, concept

    Bentley celebrates its centennial in 2019 (the actual date is July 10), and the automaker is clearly excited. In an interview with Car Sales published Thursday, Bentley engineering chief Werner Tietz revealed plans for a new concept defining the future of luxury at the brand. It will be revealed...

  • 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed spy shots

    Bentley's Bentayga has managed to scale to the top of the brand's sales charts, and Bentley fully intends to keep the momentum going by launching a new Bentayga Speed range-topper. Our spy shots show a prototype testing at the Nürburgring and provide some clues as to the design of the...

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    Bentley Bentayga Speed reportedly due in 2019

    Bentley is cooking up a quicker version of its Bentayga, and according to the latest reports we'll see the speedy luxury SUV this year. Autocar reported Thursday that Bentley's highly anticipated Bentayga Speed will be unveiled in the first half of 2019. It means we'll likely it land in showrooms...

  • 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible, 2018 LA Auto Show

    Bentley, which previously appeared more than ready to launch an electric car, has pumped the brakes. The brand's CEO Adrian Hallmark told Automotive News Europe (subscription required) in a Monday report that the company wants to wait for battery technology to advance. Today, and in the near future, the battery technology needed to produce an electric Bentley with "credible" driving range doesn't exist. Suitable technology will likely be ready around 2023 or 2025, the CEO said. Hallmark added the vehicles Bentley produces are too large and current battery power density would limit the size of...

  • 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible, 2018 LA Auto Show
    The Bentley GT Convertible's best feature is one we'll hardly see

    Simon Blake is a disappearing artist. His most significant contribution to the new Bentley Continental GT Convertible is that it goes away in less than 20 seconds. That’s hardly enough time to consider Blake’s—and Bentley’s—achievements with the power-folding cloth...

  • 2019 Bentley Continental GT convertible
    Bentley Continental GT Convertible brings speed and optional tweed

    Bentley took the wraps off of its redesigned Continental GT Convertible on Monday, ahead of the car's world debut on Wednesday at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. The formula is pretty much the same as the previous generation, but Bentley has upped the opulence with even finer materials, including...

  • Christophe Georges, Bentley US CEO and President
    Bentley names new CEO and president for US operations

    Bentley has a new CEO and president for its American operations in Christophe Georges. His appointment to the top position in the United States comes as Bentley's Volkswagen Group parent shuffled its executive deck in North America just weeks ago. Georges will succeed Mark Del Rosso, who was...

  • Bentley future luxury art student concept
    Art students imagine Bentley of the future

    We won't know what the automotive world will look like more than thirty years from now, but Bentley asked students at London's Royal College of Art to give it their best shot. The Bentley design team provided curriculum tutelage and guidance for students, who then imagined what a luxury car will...

  • Bentley Mulsanne Hallmark Series Silver
    Bentley Mulsanne recalled over rearview camera quirk

    Even the pinnacle of luxury can fall victim to recalls. In this case, it's Bentley's range-topping Mulsanne sedan. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration recieved notice on September 14 that Bentley will recall 10 vehicles over a rearview camera defect. According to NHTSA and the...

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