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  • Bentley Continental GT V8

    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 engine. In this case, Bentley pegs the V-8 as the mile-chewing, grand-touring option for the Continental GT and drivers may chew up to 500 miles on a tank. A stop/start system conserves fuel at stops, and the engine can deactivate four cylinders when the full potential of the V-8 isn't required...

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    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
    2020 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots and video

    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...

  • 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

    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 around Bentley's 100th birthday on July 10, he said. However, Tietz also provided the Australian publication with new details on an electric car in the works at Bentley. This will be a standalone model he said, one designed for use in the city. “[The EV] will be a new model; not a...

  • 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's CEO says no to EVs until battery tech matures

    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...

  • 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 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 appointed president of Audi of America. Del Rosso led Bentley in the U.S. for just one year, and this will be the second time Georges will step into the top role. He led the Americas region from 2005 to 2017. Most recently, he served as director of product and marketing for Bentley’s global...

  • 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...

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    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...

  • 2019 Bentley Centenary Specification
    Every Bentley built in 2019 can celebrate brand's centennial

    Bentley turns 100 in 2019, and instead of letting only a few buyers celebrate the occasion with a run of limited-edition cars the brand will offer special touches commemorating the centennial on every car it builds throughout the year. The special touches are known as the Centenary Specification...

  • Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    New Bentley boss rules out sports cars

    There's been plenty of talk of Bentley adding a fifth model line to join its Continental GT, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Mulsanne, with the leading speculation calling for a two-seat sports car along the lines of the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept rolled out at the 2015 Geneva auto show. In a detailed...

  • 2019 Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner and 1930 Bentley 8 Litre
    Bentley marks 100 years with a book weighing 66 pounds

    Next year marks Bentley's 100th year of operation and the brand revealed its first celebration plan. To mark the milestone date, Bentley will release a limited edition book covering a century of operations and the brand's future. As we learned in July, it will also build a special Mulsanne as a...

  • 2019 Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner

    Bentley will celebrate the centenary of its founding next year and one of the highlights planned is the launch of a special Mulsanne that pays home to brand founder Walter Owen (W.O.) Bentley. In particular, the car pays homage to the Bentley founder's personal 1930 8 Litre. The special Mulsanne is called the Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner, and just 100 examples will be built by Bentley's Mulliner personalization department. Bentley dropped the first photos on Thursday and confirmed the public debut will take place during the 2018 Monterey Car Week, which runs August 18-26. The Mulsanne is...

  • Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak Special Edition
    Bentley announces Bentayga Pikes Peak Edition to honor record-setting run

    This past Sunday, Bentley set a new record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a slightly modified Bentayga. The SUV climbed the mountain in 10:49.9 to break the previous record set for quickest production SUV at the hill climb by almost 2 minutes. Pikes Peak veteran Rhys Millen was at...

  • 2019 Bentley Bentayga V8
    Report: Bentley to introduce Bentayga Sport coupe SUV in 2019

    Another Bentley Bentayga variant is reportedly scheduled to join the model's lineup, and it's a coupe-type SUV along the lines of the BMW X6. German publication AutoBild reported a Bentayga Sport will arrive in 2019 and boast the rather controversial proportions that make a "coupe" SUV. The report...

  • 2018 Bentley Bentayga
    Bentley is cooking up a hotter Bentayga Speed

    Bentley previously said it needed more Bentayga derivatives to keep the luxury SUV the newest kid on the block. Now, it appears more are coming, and one will be a performance-oriented Bentayga Speed model. Speaking with Autocar in a Wednesday report, Bentley design boss Stefan Sielaff confirmed a...

  • 2019 Bentley Continental GT, Austria 2018
    2019 Bentley Continental GT first drive review: The stuff of dreams

    The day begins in a Sequin Blue 2019 Bentley Continental GT at the exclusive Kitzbuhel Country Club in the Tyrolean region of Austria. Set against verdant rolling hills and tooling through storybook villages, it would be easy to think one is lost in a fairy tale. This car’s cabin is outfitted...

  • 2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible spy shots

    Bentley revealed its redesigned Continental GT at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show and today we have new photos of a prototype for the open-top version, the redesigned Continental GT Convertible. The lack of camouflage gear suggests the reveal is coming up soon. We expect the car to go on sale later...

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