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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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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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2022 Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner

2022 Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner

Mulliner took the definition of luxury to an entire new level
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DC Customs from the UK converted a Bentley Flying Spur into a Pickup

DC Customs from the UK converted a Bentley Flying Spur into a Pickup

Dubbed the Decadence it took 18 months to complete the transformation most likely to be used as a daily driver

The realm of custom builds as you may know, really has no bounds. If you thought you’ve seen it all then think again because when it comes to weird transformations, this Bentley pick-up certainly defies the odds. Yes, you heard that right, a beautiful Continental Flying Spur has been transformed into one of the strangest vehicles on the planet. Dubbed, the Decadence, this Bentley Truck is the result of 18 grueling months of hard work.

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These 5 One-Off Bentley Limousines Have Never Seen the Road

These 5 One-Off Bentley Limousines Have Never Seen the Road

These unregistered Long Wheel Base Coach built Bentley’s are truly one of a kind and can now be yours

Bentley, as you know, stands for fastidious quality, exclusivity, and exquisite craftsmanship. If you adore the brand and are in the position to afford a Bentley, then there’s great news for you.

You will now be able to acquire not one but five custom-made Mulsanne Grand Limousines by Mulliner. Although these cars were indeed passed over to a customer based in the UAE nearly six years ago, they have never been driven or even registered. 

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2021 Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition

2021 Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition

The British luxury automaker unveils a new hybrid special edition with a focus on sustainability

Bentley is launching a new variant of the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid. before it ever hits the market. The Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean is a vehicle that exemplifies eco-friendly luxury.

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This Is the Range Rover-Based Bentley SUV That You Didn't Know About

This Is the Range Rover-Based Bentley SUV That You Didn’t Know About

Before the Bentayga, there was another Bentley SUV, sort of

The SUV craze led to many manufacturers turning away from tradition in order to capitalize on the demand for luxury and performance SUVs. As a result, vehicles like the Bentley Bentayga spawned. The model is largely believed to be the brand’s first SUV. What most people don’t know, however, is that there was another SUV wearing the Bentley badge back as early as 1996. That said, because the model was specially commissioned and wasn’t part of the brand’s official lineup, very few people actually know about its existence. Luckily for you, we are here to tell you all about it.

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2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid

2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid

The Flying Spur Hybrid is Bentley’s second hybrid after the Bentayga, and comes with 536 horses and 25 miles of electric range amongst other things

Just like every other automaker, Bentley is also on the path of electrification. In fact, the company has ambitious plans to go all-electric by 2030. Taking its next step towards this paradigm shift, Bentley announced its second hybrid model – the Flying Spur Hybrid. The Flying Spur Hybrid features a V-6 engine paired to an electric motor that puts out over 530 horses combined. It even offers an electric-only range of 25 miles. There’s no word on the pricing yet, but the car will arrive Stateside by the end of 2021.

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2021 Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak Is A 750 HP Monster

2021 Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak Is A 750 HP Monster

Bentley is set to break new records on June 27!

Bentley has revealed its new Pikes Peak Continental race car, and it is the epitome of purpose-built performance. This Continental has been thoroughly reworked, and is being billed as the most extreme road-going Bentley ever built. To prepare for the Pikes Peak challenge, Bentley’s engineers built a special aerodynamics kit, reworked the chassis, and pushed the 4.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 to an all-new level. Here’s what you really need to know.

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2021 Bentley Bentayga S

2021 Bentley Bentayga S

The Bentayga S features the same drivetrain specs as the Bentayga V-8, but comes with a new Dynamic Ride system and some aesthetic upgrades

Bentley seems to have stepped on the gas here to pump the sales numbers and attract a wider audience base. After refreshing the Bentayga and the Bentayga Speed for the 2021 model year, the automaker has now announced a new trim in the lineup called the Bentayga S. It comes with a V-8 engine at heart and features a few aesthetic upgrades inside out. But, the highlight here is the introduction of the Bentley Dynamic Ride system. So, at the core, the USP of this fourth Bentayga model is its dynamic on-road performance.

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2021 Bentley Bentayga by Mansory

2021 Bentley Bentayga by Mansory

Mansory’s Latest Bentayga Creation Doesn’t Look Ugly, Surprisingly

Mansory is famous for some super-wacky builds. Despite working on high-end luxurious cars, the company doesn’t hold back and makes the most ridiculous transformations. Take the Cullinan Coastline, or the G63-based Star Trooper Pickup, or even the Urus Venatus. But, whether you like them or hate them, there’s no ignoring them.

To give credit where credit is due, not all of them look bad. The latest build, for instance, looks pretty darn good. This is Mansory’s latest creation based on the facelifted 2021 Bentayga.

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2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

A W-12 engine, 650 horses, carbon ceramic brakes, and a drop-top define this new flagship convertible model from Bentley

Bentley recently unveiled the most driver-centric, drop-top Continental GT model to have ever come out of the Crewe manufacturer’s plant – the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible. The GT Speed Convertible comes with many cues inside out the differentiate it from the other topless models in the model’s portfolio. There are many new mechanical features here that further cement its positioning as the flagship convertible GT model. Need we say more?

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2021 Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition

2021 Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition

Built exclusively for the Japanese market, the Equinox Edition Continental GT comes with changes inside-out and is limited to just 10 examples

Bentley and Mulliner recently came up with the Equinox Edition for the Continental GT V-8. The Equinox Edition will be exclusively sold in Japan. The luxury sedan comes with a whole lot of aesthetic changes on the outside as well as the inside. It continues to be powered by the automaker’s new 4.0-liter V-8 mill that makes over 500 horses and 500 pound-feet of torque. The automaker hasn’t revealed the price of the Equinox Edition, but it will build just 10 examples of it.

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2021 Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak

2021 Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak

Bentley aims to become a Triple Crown Pikes Peak winner with this biofuel-powered car

Two years after breaking and making a record at the 2019 Pikes Peak, Bentley is looking forward to another fruitful year this time at the event. The British automaker’s entry this year is also based on the Continental GT and goes by the name Continental GT3 Pikes Peak. This year, Bentley wants to go for the Time Attack 1 record, and for that, it has created a car that runs on renewable fuel. How about that?

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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.