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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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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Best April Fools Gags 2021

Best April Fools Gags 2021

Here’s a list of five pranks automakers pulled this year that caught our attention

April Fools pranks are still a thing and it’s not just for kids. Automakers try to pull pranks on the enthusiasts at times, too. Some happen to be a hit and some a miss. There was one by Volkswagen this year where it said it’s renaming itself as ‘Voltswagen’ in the States. It sure got a little more controversial than the automaker would’ve wanted. Heck, we pulled off some awesome, super-cool, fun, pranks this time for you guys which were definitely a hit. No doubt about that. (Modesty? What’s that?)

Anyway, there were a few more gags that automakers tried to pull on us this year, and here are some of the best ones.

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2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed

2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed

650 horsepower, 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds, and luxurious vibes inside-out sum up the most dynamic Bentley ever made

Bentley has unveiled the 2022 Continental GT Speed and it is one heck of a screamer. The Speed features the Continental GT’s W-12 mill, but makes more power. The transmission, too, is tweaked to shift twice as quickly. These factors allow the Speed to be slightly quicker than the standard Continental GT. Apart from this, some external and internal changes make it look more aggressive and sharper. The automaker has termed it as the “most dynamic road car in Bentley’s 101-year history”, and from the looks of it, it’s hard to argue.

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This Rendering of the Bentley EXP8 Exposes What The Bentayga Should Have Been

This Rendering of the Bentley EXP8 Exposes What The Bentayga Should Have Been

Take the Mulliner Bacalar, fatten it up, and voila: a potential successor for the Bentayga

After dropping the Mulsanne from its lineup, it’s highly unlikely that Bentley is pondering to introduce a second SUV. In fact, why would it? The Bentayga is racking in big profit for Bentley and it will continue to do so for at least three or four years, as it was recently offered a mid-career revamp.

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Let Jay Jeno Tell You About This 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Mulliner Sedan

Let Jay Jeno Tell You About This 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Mulliner Sedan

Few cars are more majestic than W.O. Bentley’s 8-Litre

The Bentley 8 Liter came to life during uncertain times. One year before its debut, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 hit and come 1930, its effects were still rippling through the world economy. That’s why Bentley assembled just 100 units of the 8 Liter in a two-year span, between 1930 and 1932.

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2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

The refreshed Bentayga Hybrid follows Bentley’s new design philosophy and comes with many tech upgrades

Ever since the uber-luxurious automakers ventured into high-riding vehicles, they’ve become less niche and more mainstream. Just like the Urus and the Cullinan have raked up big numbers for Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce respectively, the Bentayga has done that for Bentley. While you can maintain exclusivity and uniqueness at that price point, you still have to keep your finger on the pulse; the case in point here being the hybrid technology.

Bentley introduced the Bentayga Hybrid in 2020 and it soon became one of the most popular variants in the SUV’s lineup. Within a year, the British automaker has introduced the facelifted version that comes with refreshed styling inside out and updates on the tech front. The 2020 Bentayga Hybrid was the company’s first hybrid ever; so, does the 2021 model overcome any shortcomings?

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2020 Bentley Flying Spur Reindeer Eight

2020 Bentley Flying Spur Reindeer Eight

Santa’s riding in style this holiday season

No doubt, after using God-knows-how-many-sleighs and eight burned out reindeers since time immemorial, dear pal and Christmas superstar Santa Claus is turning to a more traditional mode of transportation this holiday season.

Santa is expected to ride in style behind the wheel of the Reindeer Eight, a customized version of the Bentley Flying Spur that the British luxury car manufacturer is showing off ahead of Santa’s journey around the world. Dressed as you’d expect for a Christmas-themed Bentley, the Reindeer Eight is a proper homage to the most wonderful time of the year and the man largely responsible for making our kids stay up late at night on Christmas Eve.

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Bentley Revives the Iconic Blower After 90 Years

Bentley Revives the Iconic Blower After 90 Years

Bentley Blower Car Zero is the first prototype of the Bentley Continuation Series

The Bentley Blower, one of the company’s most iconic cars, is coming back to life through the Blower Continuation Series. The British company just finished Car Zero, the prototype that will serve as a base for 12 production models.

Car Zero is the first Blower in 90 years. Built in 55 units in 1929 and 1930, the original Bentley Blower was essentially a race-spec, supercharged version of the Bentley 4 1/2 Litre model. And the continuation version will retain all the feats that made the Blower a legend.

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Bentley's First EV Will Be A Raised Sedan on Audi's New Electric Platform

Bentley’s First EV Will Be A Raised Sedan on Audi’s New Electric Platform

Bentley to deliver first electric model in 2025, but it won’t be a Bentayga or a Continental GT

One of the last Volkswagen Group brands to shift toward electrification, Bentley currently offers just one hybrid model, based on the Bentayga SUV. A hybrid version of the Flying Spur is also set to follow soon, but Bentley won’t unveil its first all-electric vehicle until 2025. And a new report says that the EV won’t be based on an existing vehicle. Instead, it will share a new platform developed by Audi and, according to a new report, it will be a high-riding sedan.

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2021 Bentley Bentayga LWB

2021 Bentley Bentayga LWB

The Bentley Bentayga LWB boasts a longer wheelbase, more legroom and increased comfort

The 2021 Bentley Bentayga LWB is a long-wheelbase version of the already familiar Bentayga. Not yet confirmed by the British company, the SUV was spotted testing around and on the Nurburgring track and looks ready to go into production.

Compared to the regular Bentayga, the 2021 Bentayga LWB will feature a slightly longer wheelbase that will add a few extra inches of legroom for second-row seat passengers. When’s it going into production and what extras will it come with? Find out in the speculative review below.

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The Bentley Brand As You Know It Is On The Verge of Death

The Bentley Brand As You Know It Is On The Verge of Death

Get a W12-powered Continental GT while you still can!

Whether they like it or not, carmakers need to adjust to the times and for now, the electrification trend looks like the way the car industry is heading. While automakers like Ferrari are claiming they’ll stay loyal to the internal combustion engine, others are going head first into electrification.

Bentley is one of them, most likely pushed from behind by the whole Volkswagen Group’s change of direction in recent years, following what we all know as Dieselgate. The luxury carmaker has outlined some ambitions plans for the future, including full range electrification by 2026 and a fully-electric lineup by 2030.

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2021 Bentley Flying Spur V8

2021 Bentley Flying Spur V8

The 2021 Flying Spur V8 is not as powerful as the W12, but it’s still impressively quick, just as luxurious

The 2021 Bentley Flying Spur V8 is, as the name suggests, a V-8-powered version of the third-generation full-size sedan. Launched a year after the W-12 model broke cover, the 2021 Flying Spur V8 is essentially a slightly more dynamic and efficient alternative to the range-topping four-door. Does it have any features that make it stand out? How does the 4.0-liter V-8 compare to the much larger 6.0-liter W-12? Let’s find out in the review below.

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Bentley Could Soon Sell, Essentially, Rebodied Audis and Porsches

Bentley Could Soon Sell, Essentially, Rebodied Audis and Porsches

Bentley could soon become a completely different brand. Here’s why

The Volkswagen Group is currently busy deciding what to do with some of its brands. Bugatti is rumored to be sold off to Rimac, while the fate of [Lamborghini and Ducati could be decided next month.>art189736] Now, it seems that the Bentley brand will also be repositioned within the group. Currently placed directly under the Volkswagen Group umbrella, Bentley is rumored to be taken over by Audi, which also oversees the Lamborghini, Ducati, and Italdesign Giugiaro brands.

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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.