Bentley

Thanks to multiple wins at Le Mans and a rather consistent race history, some think of Bentley as a strong arm of performance, but Bentley doesn’t offer pure speed machines like it once did. Some of its models perform admirably well, but the company’s road-going cars are more in tune with opulence and luxuriousness than they are going fast and performing around the track. Bentley has been under the ownership of the Volkswagen Group (VAG) since 1998 and has continued to see a positive increase In sales performance from its sedans and coupes. More recently, Bentley introduced its first SUV, the Bentayga, and it too has received a lot of positive attention. In terms of price and luxuriousness, Bentley sits near the top of the food chain, competing primarily against Rolls-Royce.

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The Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase Is More Than Just A Stretched SUV With More Legroom

The Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase Is More Than Just A Stretched SUV With More Legroom

The Bentayga EWB is longer, plusher, and comes with many never-seen-before features

Bentley was founded back in 1919, but the company is nowhere even close to slowing down. In fact, it is reaching new heights with every passing year. The company recently reported that it has had the best-ever first quarter this year in its history, and even its operating profits have increased 162-percent. Believe it or not, the company earns revenue of €212,000 (approximately $224,000 at current exchange rates) per car. And, the Bentayga has to be given credit for much of its success, after all, it accounted for over 33-percent of Bentley’s sales in 2021.

As is with any uber-luxury brand these days, its SUVs are the breadwinners, and Bentley is no exception. The Crewe-automaker realizes this and keeps making new additions to the Bentayga lineup. The latest addition in the model’s portfolio is the Extended Wheelbase version to make it even better for owners who will have it chauffeur-driven. Did I mention it has also gotten a lot more luxurious?

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The 15 Most Practical High-Performance Sports Cars You Can Buy In 2022

The 15 Most Practical High-Performance Sports Cars You Can Buy In 2022

These 15 sports cars prove that you don’t need to sacrifice practicality for high performance

Practicality is, often, an afterthought when it comes to high-performance sports cars. If you are on the market for one, there’s a good chance that practicality is not among your top priorities or that you have another, more practical vehicle. With that said, not all sports cars are made equal, with some of them being surprisingly practical. Here are 15 sports cars that are more usable than you might think.

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Once A Taxi Driver, Now A Crypto Billionaire - Here's What The Man Drives Today

Once A Taxi Driver, Now A Crypto Billionaire - Here’s What The Man Drives Today

Chris Jaszczynski has some pretty dope wheels under his arsenal, ideal for the sun-kissed skies of Dubai

MoVlogs, a.k.a Mohamed Beiraghdary, the popular YouTuber from Dubai, recently met up with Crypto mogul, Chris Jaszczynski. Now, Mo not only got to check out Chris’ cars but also got to see his fancy house, a part of his NFT collection, and the office from where he runs his Crypto empire.

The duplex apartment of course is located right in the heart of downtown Dubai sitting next to the Sheikh Zayed Road and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. This home is good enough to be featured on MTV Cribs. No kidding.

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Bentley's EV Future Brings Some Unexpected Surprises

Bentley’s EV Future Brings Some Unexpected Surprises

The Mulsanne’s replacement won’t be anything like the car we’ve known for the past decade, that’s for sure

The very last Bentley Mulsanne rolled off the production line in June of 2020, marking not only the end of an 11-year run for the brand’s flagship model, but the end of Bentley’s 6.75-liter V-8 – the longest-serving V-8 to be in continuous production. With the Mulsanne officially out of the picture, what happens next? Well, as it turns out, the company is already working on a replacement for the Mulsanne, but it’s going to be radically different, and it’s going to stir things up a whole lot as it sets the tone for the brand’s future as we close out this decade and move into the next.

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2022 Bentley Bentayga Space Edition

2022 Bentley Bentayga Space Edition

The SUV nothing to do with space, but still looks very cool

Bentley Orlando created a very unique Bentayga Speed for one of its customers. Called "Bentayga Space Edition," the car was designed in cooperation with Mulliner and features an impressive number of bespoke elements. This is a one-off car, so even if we don’t know how much it will cost, it really doesn’t matter as only one customer will enjoy it!

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2022 Bentley Continental GT V8 "Ice GT"

2022 Bentley Continental GT V8 "Ice GT"

The Continental ’Ice GT’ is a one-off edition built for a Chinese customer

Bentley smashed the record on ice twice: the first time back in 2007 when four-times World Rally Champion, Juha Kankkunen, was able to hit a speed of 199.86 mph and then again in 2011 when a Continental Supersports Convertible driven by the same guy hit a top speed of 205.48 mph on the frozen waters of the Baltic Sea.

In order to celebrate these amazing results, Bentley’s personalization division ’Mulliner’ has come up with a one-off Continental Ice GT edition specially built for a Chinese customer.

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Drag Race: Bentley Continental GT Speed v Aston Martin DBS v Ferrari Roma

Drag Race: Bentley Continental GT Speed v Aston Martin DBS v Ferrari Roma

Two heavyweight British grand tourers pick on the featherweight Ferrari Roma. The results are surprising

This Monday’s drag race comes from CarWow and it’s an expensive one. It’s a three-way drag race between the Bentley Continental GT Speed, Aston Martin DBS, and Ferrari Roma – three ultra-luxurious grand tourers. Representing Britain is the Bentley Continental GT Speed and Aston Martin DBS, while Italy is being represented by the Ferrari Roma, which is the brand’s entry-level GT car.

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A Cargo Ship Carrying Thousands Of Porsches, Bentleys, And Audis Is Burning At The Atlantic Ocean

A Cargo Ship Carrying Thousands Of Porsches, Bentleys, And Audis Is Burning At The Atlantic Ocean

Fortunately, the crew has been evacuated and is unharmed

That Audi, Porsche, or Bentley you’ve ordered might probably arrive a lot longer than expected, or maybe not at all. Chances are, it could be a casualty of a fire that just broke out at the Felicity Ace, the cargo ship that’s handling your precious German luxury car.

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2022 Bentley Bentayga Speed W12 by Mansory

2022 Bentley Bentayga Speed W12 by Mansory

It comes with an extreme body conversion and makes 900 horses; 275 horses more than the stock model

Back in May 2021, Mansory came out with a very cool kit based on thefacelift Bentley Bentayga. Almost a year later it was the Bentayga Speed’s turn to get a similar treatment. Just like with the V-8 version, the W-12 version got a complete conversion that includes almost all body components, and adds more than 270 horsepower to the existing power output.

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Bentley Flying Spur Shows It Can Run With Supercars On The Autobahn

Bentley Flying Spur Shows It Can Run With Supercars On The Autobahn

A 5,500 Lbs Bentley Flying Spur that can keep up with modern supercars on the Autobahn? Yes, please!

If there’s one thing that is undeniably true for our time, it is that we are spoiled for horsepower. There are plenty of high-power luxury vehicles that can make short work of any hot hatchback, in a straight line, and in some cases, even supercars. This is exactly the case with the Bentley Flying Spur Mk III W-12, as YouTube channel AutoTopNL demonstrates, by blasting down the unrestricted section of the German Autobahn, at full speed.

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2022 Bentley Bentayga Outdoor Pursuits Collection

2022 Bentley Bentayga Outdoor Pursuits Collection

A collection of three different interior specifications based on cool outdoors adventures

Bentley is offering its British customers new ways to create even more unique Bentayga SUVs. It new creation is called Outdoor Pursuits and it is in fact a collection of three specifications centered around angling, equestrian activities and canine friends.

Only 11 cars will be handcrafted in Crewe with the great outdoors in mind, so, if you plan to own one you will have to hurry up.

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2022 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Blackline

2022 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Blackline

Per customers whishes, the Continental GT is now a lot more darker

Bentley launched a new special edition for the Continental GT and GT Convertible. The new Blackline edition was created by Mulliner and will replace all the chrome elements from the Grand Tourer with daring, black alternatives. Bentley decided to offer this new version because almost 40% of all Continental GT orders now include the Blackline treatment.

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These Spy Shots Of The Bentley Bentayga LWB Prototype Suggest The SUV Might Be Nearing Production

These Spy Shots Of The Bentley Bentayga LWB Prototype Suggest The SUV Might Be Nearing Production

You can notice the stretched doors and the longer wheelbase on the Bentley Bentayga LWB quite clearly

The Bentley Bentayga is one of the most luxurious and opulent SUVs that money can buy you today. While it is a sufficiently big vehicle with a decently long wheelbase, there is a demand for a more spacious Bentayga in certain markets. We can attest to this because a long-wheelbase version of the Bentayga has been spied winter testing in Sweden.

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Bentley Releases New "Mulliner Blackline" Edition of the Continental GT

Bentley Releases New "Mulliner Blackline" Edition of the Continental GT

It’s just cosmetic though, c’mon Bentley.

Black cars have always been the cooler option. Partly because there is something sinister about a black muscle car like a Dodge Challenger. Even draping black on something as cutesy as a FIAT 500 makes it look that much better.

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2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed Russian Heritage Edition

2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed Russian Heritage Edition

Paying tribute to Russian Ballet one Bentayga at a time

Bentley Mulliner launched the special edition Bentayga Speed Russian Heritage - a collection of six cars that pay tribute to Russian ballet - one of the most graceful and emotive expressions of human artistry. All six units were already spoken for.

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These Cars Made It To This Year's Wards 10 Best Interiors

These Cars Made It To This Year’s Wards 10 Best Interiors

This year’s list includes vehicles ranging from a high-end Bentley Bentayga Speed to a more affordable Honda Civic

Most car enthusiasts tend to prioritize a car’s exterior design, but in reality, we spend more of our time inside the vehicle. Thankfully, Wards Auto is here to help us determine which interiors are truly worth our time behind the wheel.

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Drag Race: 850 Hp Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak vs 600 Hp Honda Civic Type R

Drag Race: 850 Hp Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak vs 600 Hp Honda Civic Type R

The Hoonmigan Crew pits a highly modified Honda Civic Type R vs a Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak race Car. The Results are shocking!

The Hoonigan crew is very good at justifying seemingly pointless drag races, between two very different machines. We are very glad they do since today we have another epic stand-off between two high-horsepower machines in the “This vs That” series. “This” is a Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak and “That” is a stock-looking, but highly modified Honda Civic Type R.

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Drag Race: Ferrari GTC4 Lusso vs Bentley Continental GT Convertible

Drag Race: Ferrari GTC4 Lusso vs Bentley Continental GT Convertible

Two very different luxury cars go head to head on the drag strip. Will the Bentley’s torque prevail over the Ferrari’s lightness?

While drag races aim to showcase the straight line capabilities of comparable cars, sometimes they just happen for the fun of it. This is exactly the case with this Carwow drag race, as we see a Bentley Continental GT V-8 Convertible and a Ferrari GTC4 going at each other. The simple truth is, our UK colleagues just happened to have the two cars on sight and decided to make the best of it, despite both vehicles being very different.

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What is the Least Expensive Bentley?

As the producer of excessively luxurious vehicles, Bentley has a lineup of just four models, the cheapest of which is the Bentley Bentayga with a starting price of $165,000. The cheapest car in Bentley’s lineup is the Flying Spur which sports a sticker price of $189,000. Keep in mind, however, that Bentley sells few models at this price as the options lists are typically huge, and end pricing can skyrocket if you start checking option boxes like crazy.

What is the Sportiest Bentley?

The Bentley Continental is the sportiest model in the lineup thanks to styling that is almost like a blend of DNA that includes BMW and Mercedes along with traditional Bentley Styling Cues. In 2019, during the Pikes Pike Hillclimb, the Continental GT became the fastest production car to climb to the top of the hill with a time of 10:18.488 over the 12.42-mile course. It beat out the current record holder, a Porsche 911 Turbo S by more than eight seconds. The Bentley Continental sits in the middle of the lineup with a starting price of $218,400.

What is the Most Popular Bentley?

It’s hard to say what Bentley’s most popular model really is, but with the introduction of the new Bentayga, it is probably the thrown holder thanks to the mass interest in SUVs. It starts out at $165,000 but can easily be configured to more than $200,000.

What is the Most Expensive Bentley?

The most expensive Bentley is Mulsanne, a replacement for the Arnage and the Azure that hit the market back in 2010. Despite its age, it’s nearly $100,000 more expensive than the Continental GT with a starting price of $304,670.

What is the Fastest Bentley?

While the Bentley Continental GT is the fastest Bentley in production and can hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds on the way to a top speed of 207 mph. However, the Flying Spur, which is a less-sporty, four-door version of the Continental, has the same power output and can hit the same 207-mph top speed. The only difference in performance is that the Flying Spur’s torque doesn’t kick in until later in the powerband and that, paired with the extra weight, makes it 0.1-seconds slower to 60 mph.

Bentley Lineup Performance Comparison

Bentley Bentayga W-12 Bentley Continental GT  Bentley Flying Spur Benley Mulsanne
Engine 6.0-liter W-12 6.0-Liter W-12 6.0-liter W-12 6.75-liter V-8
Horsepower 600 @ 5,250 rpm 626 @6,000 rpm 626 @ 6,000 rpm 506 @ 4,200 rpm
Torque 664 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm 664 lb-ft @ 1,350 rpm 664 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm 752 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm
0-60 mph 4.0 Seconds 3.6 Seconds 3.7 seconds 5.1 seconds
Top Speed 187 mph 207 mph 207 mph 184 mph

Are Bentleys Reliable?

Bentley doesn’t sell huge amounts of cars, so there’s no real reliability ranking out there. However, a survey ran in 2015 suggested that cars produced by Bentley are actually the least reliable, and Porsche doesn’t come off much better. According to the source, Bentleys often have an average repair price of around $678 with the highest cost to repair (in that survey) being $8,406. The automaker was ranked at the bottom of the list while Japanese and American automakers found themselves toward the top. So, despite the high price tag of all models in the lineup, you may want to plan for high repair costs down the road.