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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 hommage to brand founder Walter Owen (W.O.) Bentley. But the...

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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 the wheel. Now, the British luxury marque will mark the...

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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 claims the coupe SUV will boast a freshened design from the...

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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 Bentayga Speed is in the pipeline. We should see typical cues...

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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 with two-tone Portland (cream) and Imperial Blue leather...

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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 this year as a 2019 model. Coming as no surprise, the design...

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2020 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots and video

Bentley is redesigning its Continental range, starting with the GT coupe which we saw in redesigned form at last September's 2017 Frankfurt auto show. Next in line will be a new GT Convertible. After that comes the related Flying Spur sedan which is likely due some time in 2019, as a 2020 model. We have a new set of spy shots and video of the next Flying...

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Bentley Mulsanne successor might go electric route

Bentley's successor to the Mulsanne is due early next decade, and according to Autocar the automaker is yet to decide on what route its new flagship will take. A direct replacement such as a large sedan with traditional styling and a powerful internal combustion engine is one possibility. An alternative is introducing an electric car with avant-garde...

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Bentley will add 10,000 more solar panels to its plant

One of the United Kingdom's largest array of solar panels will soon be completed at Bentley's Crewe plant. The Brit automaker announced Tuesday that construction has begun on a 10,000-unit strong solar farm to cover a carpark at its plant. Once completed, the solar farm will provide 2.7 megawatts of power, or enough to cover about a quarter of Bentley's...

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Rhys Millen to pilot Bentley Bentayga in 2018 Pikes Peak

Racing up a mountain is probably the last place you'd expect to see a Bentley Bentayga, but the ultra-luxury SUV will arrive this June to tackle one of the world's oldest and most famous hill climbs: the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Bentley on Tuesday revealed the specially prepped Bentyaga that will race to the clouds on June 24 and confirmed that...

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