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Confirmed: Bentley will offer plugin hybrids for every model

Bentley once again confirmed its plans to push PHEV into their future lineups. As a matter of fact, the Bentayga SUV will be the first to have the plugin hybrid technology, which will also be using a V6 engine. Next on the line would be none other than the new generation Bentley Continental GT. And there’s more to come.

During a recent press interview with Automotive News, Wolfgang Duerheimer reiterated the fact that plugin hybrids no longer serve as “temporary bridge technology”. Instead, it now offers the best features of both cars with internal combustion engine as well as those of electric powered vehicles.

The CEO also considers the fact that the upcoming plugin variants would be their answer to the consumers who want to use their cars to go to places where gasoline and diesel engines would no longer be allowed.

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Bentley Motors boosts Flying Spur range with new W12 S flagship

Bentley Motors is now unveiling the Flying Spur W12 S, the new flagship of its Flying Spur range. The Flying Spur W12 S is power, luxury and style fused into a single four-door Bentley. It is targeted towards customers seeking a more athletic Bentley that boasts of more power, torque and responsiveness.

In fact, this new Flying Spur flagship is powerful enough to cruise over 200 mph – making it the fastest Flying Spur to date. This sterling performance is thanks to its 6.0-liter, twin-turbo W12 engine that has been calibrated and tuned to deliver 635 PS (626 bhp) of max output (plus 10 PS) and 820 Nm (605 lb. ft.) of peak torque (plus 20 Nm), available from just 2,000 rpm.

Technically speaking, this amount of power allows the Flying Spur W12 S to achieve a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph), with the ability to dash from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds). Power from the twin-turbo W12 engine is translated to speed through the all-wheel-drive system. Thanks to a 40:60 rear-biased torque split, the Flying Spur W12 S is able to deliver sporty and dynamic driving experience in any road and weather condition.

Read the entire article Bentley Motors boosts Flying Spur range with new W12 S flagship

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed priced from $240,300

Bentley Continental GT Speed is one of the most revered cars of this century. Its elegance and sophistication make almost anyone fall for this British luxury vehicle. Handcrafted to perfection, the Continental GT is a combination of power and opulence and is a standard for the rich and powerful. Last year, it won Yahoo!’s Luxury Car of the Year award.

The 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed is a two-door four-passenger vehicle powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine. It can produce up to 626 horsepower and 605 lb.-ft. of torque and comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It has a top speed of approximately 206 mph and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. The 2017 GT Speed is available as a coupe or a convertible and costs for as much as $240,000.

Just recently in a special event in New York, Bentley has yet again proven the world of its world class quality and supremacy. They kicked up a notch this year as they launched the 2017 Continental GT lineup. Composed of four models, Bentley’s newest lineup is equipped with the same standards as that of the 2017 GT Speed but packed with more power.

Read the entire article 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed priced from $240,300

Sir Peter Blake designs pop art Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible for charity

Bentley Motors has partnered with none other than British pop art godfather Sir Peter Blake to make a highly unique Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible. Once made, this one-of-a-kind vehicle will then be auctioned off on June 24 by Bonhams for charity during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The brand chose Sir Peter to make this special Bentley, motivated by the artist’s illustrious career as one of those in the forefront of Britain’s famous pop art movement. The brand itself has agreed to donate this vehicle to the Care2Save Charitable Trust, an organization that helps provide worldwide palliative and hospice care.

Regarding the commission as well as that of the donation, Bentley’s Member of the Board for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, Kevin Rose shares that Sir Peter has managed to design a stunningly colorful car, which more than proves why he is indeed considered as one of the top artists of Britain.

Read the entire article Sir Peter Blake designs pop art Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible for charity

Bentley has just unveiled the revised Continental GT Speed, which is now more powerful and a lot quicker than the previous model. To achieve this, Bentley implemented an array of significant changes to its 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine, allowing this Continental GT Speed powerplant to produce 7 PS more output to 642 PS and 20 Nm more torque to 840 Nm.

This extra torque is applied through the entire rev range by optimizing boost control, allowing the vehicle to deliver continuous maximum torque between 2,000 rpm and 5,000 rpm. This setup allows the Continental GT Speed to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, which is equivalent to a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 4.1 seconds.

Top speed is pegged at 206 mph (331 km/h). On the other hand, Bentley is also launching a special edition of the Continental GT that pays tribute to its sporting character. The Continental GT Speed Black Edition -- available as a coupe or as a convertible – features high gloss black finish to its exterior brightware, including lamp bezels and the window openings.

Read the entire article Bentley unveils new Continental GT Speed and Continental GT Speed Black Edition

After British brand Bentley Motors became a part of Volkswagen in 1998, the first model that it came out with was the Bentley Continental Grand Tourer (GT). It has been produced in volumes since 2003 – the first Bentley really to be given the mass-production treatment. Notably, it shares a platform with the Volkswagen Phaeton. It could be differentiated from the previous Continental R & T models by looking at how it was conceptualized.

It’s believed that Bentley’s transformation into a major brand known all over the world is largely credited to the success of the Continental GT. It isn’t a coach-built vehicle and while it is mass-produced, a substantial part of the entire process is still accomplished by hand. By doing this, Bentley was able to sell it in a much lower price – approximately half of the cost of a Continental R.

Because of its affordability, it drew in plenty of new customers from a wider demographic. It was at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003 that the Continental GT was introduced. The first-generation Continental GTC received excellent reviews and its elegance impressed consumers as well as the important players in the auto industry. The excitement for this new grand tourer was mostly centered on its impeccable silhouette – a trademark of Bentley’s famed convertible range.

Read the entire article Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible Test Drive: Striking The Perfect Balance Of Luxury And Performance

Famous high-performance audio brand Monster has joined hands with Mulliner, Bentley Motors’ bespoke coach-building division, in creating the ‘Monster by Mulliner’ bespoke vehicle based on the Bentley Continental GT V8 S. This vehicle made its debut at the CES 2016.

The stunning Bentley Continental GT V8 S, which uniquely imparts the ‘Always Lead, Never Follow’ attitude of Monster has been strategically designed to target the young professional population as well as sports and music lovers. This ‘Monster by Mulliner’ Continental GT V8 S is perfect for buyers looking for a bold look and outstanding audio performance.

The latest innovations in audio technology developed by Monster have been well incorporated into this luxurious Bentley. The kind of custom sound system that will deliver all genres of music like Hip hop, rap, EDM and Rock has not yet been made available in any other production car in the world to date.

Read the entire article Bentley Continental GT V8 S debuts as ‘Monster by Mulliner’ at CES 2016

To celebrate the completion of the 2015 motorsport season and its remarkable run, Bentley is bringing together the Continental GT3 and the 4.5 Litre ‘Blower’. The current version of the GT3 met its 1929 counterpart at the British Racing Drivers’ Club at Silverstone. This Drivers’ Club was founded by Bentley Boy Dudley Benjafield, a Le Mans winner, in 1928.

While the two may have more than 80 years between them, they both have the brand’s passion when it comes to competition, innovation, and most importantly, speed. The Continental GT3 is just in its sophomore year of competing in GT races but Bentley has shown that its motorsports programme has been gaining strength over the year. Teams who participate are expected to race on four different continents.

For the 2015 season, the Continental GT3 has managed to attain multiple pole positions, race wins and podiums. One of Bentley’s biggest wins was the Blancpain Sprint Series and it even obtained the overall team title during the GT Asia Series. Other season highlights include the brand’s best-ever finish during the 24 Hours of Spa. It also led a four-car assault at the Nürburgring 24 Hours and managed to complete the Bathurst 12 Hours. Car performance is one reason for wins. Another important factor comprises the drivers, of which the Bentley had quite a good line-up to choose from.

Read the entire article Bentley displays 2 iconic racing cars -- 4.5 Litre ‘Blower’ and Continental GT3

Bentley Motorsport has disclosed its drive line-up for the 2016 season. Still driving for Bentley next season are British Bentley Boys Guy Smith and Steven Kane, after the duo re-signed with the team.

They will be joined by Vincent Abril, who was recently crowned as 2015 Blancpain Sprint Series champion along with current Bentley Boy and Bentley Team HTP teammate Maximillian Buhk. Smith, Kane and Abril will pilot the #7 Continental GT3 in the upcoming season.

Abril replaced Andy Meyrick for the third pilot slot in the #7 car. However, the trio’s team-up will be next month’s Sepang 12 Hours race before gearing up for the 2016 season. Next season will mark Bentley Team M-Sport’s third year at the Blancpain Endurance Series.

Read the entire article Bentley Motorsport taps Sprint Series champ Vincent Abril for 2016 season

When it comes to a luxury chassis and refining super sports cars, the expert that first comes to mind is MANSORY. The company presented the result of its efforts with the Bentley GTC and its newly-designed chassis. What is amazing with this car is that MANSORY not only updated its look but also upgraded the engine as well with its own turbo technology. Power is now at 1,001 HP.

The interior meanwhile gives the appearance of a premium class car. As expected, MANSORY has managed to change the interior to a highly functional control center that displays both novel design and top quality. MANSORY also made sure that when it comes to ensuring comfort, the interior only uses the most exquisite of materials.

The leather for example is hand-crafted making it resilient yet impressively soft. The airbag that is in the steering wheel has been redesigned, giving it that extra flair through the special grain and superior craftsmanship of the embroidery and stitching.

Read the entire article Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible gets 1,001 hp from Mansory

Bentley’s Continental range has just received an updated and the British carmaker announced that it will bring its new models at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. As you can see from the photos, the 2016 Bentley Continental GT shows a new front bumper featuring a smaller radiator shell, more pronounced fenders which feature a new vent as well as the metallic “B” adornment.

Moreover, the V8 S and W12 models get new bright chrome fender badges. Moreover, new wheels to the range of 20-inch and 21-inch designs are available.

According to Bentley, GT V8 and GT W12 models get a new 20-inch six-try-spoke wheel painted finish for the V8 abd bright machined for the W12. Meanwhile, the Mulliner Driving Specification wheel changes to a new 21-inch seven-twin-spoke design, finished in Graphite Grey with bright machined spokes.

Read the entire article 2016 Bentley Continental range gets a facelift before the Geneva Motor Show

Bentley is already working on the next-generation Continental and according to the latest reports from autocar, this model will use the same platform as the next-generation Porsche Panamera. Called MSB, the new platform will be engineered for Porsche’s characteristics, which means that the new Bentley Continental will get even more sportier.

What’s more interesting is that Bentley will receive a new V8 engine from Porsche rather than the current V8 powerplants designed by Audi.

Thanks to the new platform, the new Bentley Continental will ditch the current front transaxle with a system able to drive the front wheels via a ‘quill shaft’ which is driven form the rear of the transmission.

Read the entire article Next-generation Bentley Continental will get Panamera’s MSB platform

Bentley Continental GT3-R is ready to make its North American debut at 2014 Pebble Beach as the most dynamic and fastest-accelerating product built by the company. For those who don’t know, the new Continental GT3-R is inspired by the Continental GT3 race car and carries a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo V8 that develops 572 bhp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

Thanks to a weight drop of 220 lb and shorter gearing, the Bentley Continental GT3-R is able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill in 3.6 seconds. Regarding the design, the Continental GT3-R features a Glacier White finish, as well as two-tone green graphics that trace the prominent power lines on the side profile.

There is also a new front splitter as well as a new fixed rear wing, both finished in carbon fiber. Other exterior highlights include gloss black headlamp bezels, matrix grille, window surrounds and bumper strips, but also a new set of 21-inch lightweight wheels finished in gloss black.

Read the entire article 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R will make its North American debut at Pebble Beach

Back in June at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Bentley introduced the Continental GT3-R, a new model inspired by the Continental GT3 race car. It appears that this limited edition model was a success as Bentley sold all the 300 units that will be hand-built in Crewe and finished in its motorsport division.

Although it was revealed as a range-topping performance version of the Continental, Bentley’s design chief Luc Donckerwolke says that a rear-wheel-drive version of this model is possible and customers are already asking for an even more extreme one.

Donckerwolke said that he wants to celebrate Bentley’s race success and build an even more extreme version of the Continental GT, not only with an updated powertrain but also with a new styling that will closely link the race and road cars.

Read the entire article Bentley design chief wants a hotter version of the Continental GT3-R with RWD

Bentley introduced today the all-new Continental GT3-R, a new model inspired by the Continental GT3 race car. According to Bentley, this limited edition Continental GT3-R will be limited to just 300 units and all of them will be hand-built in Crewe and finished in Bentley’s Motorsport division. Under the hood, there is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers 580 hp (426 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 700 Nm of torque from 1,700 rpm.

This engine is bolted to the 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox with shorter output gearing that delivers the power to a renowed all-wheel drive system. For the first time, Bentley’s drivetrain has now the ability to control the torque at each of the rear wheels through the use of torque vectoring. Moreover, Bentley recalibrated the paddle shift functionality, while the Drive and Sport modes were moved further apart.

The new titanium exhaust not only brings a weight reduction of 7 kg but also a new sound. The V8 engine pushes the Continental GT3-R from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds (0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds).

Read the entire article Bentley debuts limited edition Continental GT3-R

For this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Bentley will launch a high-performance version its Continental GT model that is expected to be carry the GT3 badge. The new Continental GT3 will be the lightest version of th Continental GT, although it is not clear what engine will use.

The V8-powered Continental GT has a total weight of 2,295 kg, which means 1000 kg more than the race version. As a result, Bentley replaced the four-wheel drive system found on all of its Continental GT models ands replaced it with a rear-wheel drive system in order to save some weight.

No matter what engine will be seen under the hood, the Continental GT3 will have around 700 hp. In addition, there is also an aerodynamic kit consisting of a new front lip spoiler, new side sills as well as a fixed rear wing.

Read the entire article Rear-wheel drive Bentley Continental GT3 to be unveiled at 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

M-Sport Bentley has secured the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series, despite the race car and the new race team competing only in their second event. The #7 Continental GT3 car piloted by Guy Smith, Andy Meyrick and Steven Kane secured first place even after being hit with a drive-through penalty in the first hour.

That penalty left the #7 Continental GT3 in seventh place. However, Kane’s perfect driving and pit-stops enabled him to take the lead with just 15 minutes remaining in the three-hour race. He was able to keep his pace and maintain a two-second gap against the #99 McLaren of Andy Soucek.

Minutes went by and Kane and the #7 Continental GT3 crossed the finish line ahead of everyone – to the delight of the M-Sport Bentley team and the British fans.

Read the entire article Bentley Continental GT3 wins 2nd round of Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone

For the 2015MY, Bentley updated its flagship Grand Tourer, the Continental GT Speed and promises that it will make its world debut in March, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Under the hood, there is the iconic 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that now develops 635 hp (467 kW) and an impressive 820 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque.

With these numbers, the coupe has a top speed of 206 mph or 331 km/h, while the convertible can reach 203 mph or 327 km/h. Regarding the design, the 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed has a more distinctive visual presence. As a result, it comes with a sharp front spoiler, discrete side skirts and an elegant air diffuser that are finished in the same exterior paint colour for the first time.

The design is completed by the dark tint finish seen on the 21-inch Speed wheel design, headlamps and taillights. Behind the 21-inch wheels we find the red-painted brake calipers. Moreover, the vehicle features the ‘Speed’ badge on the front fenders that looks marvelous on the brand new Candy Red paint colour available only on the Speed models.

Read the entire article 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe and Convertible unveiled

Wald International is well-known for tuning Japanese car brands such as Toyota, Lexus as well as German brands such as Mercedes-Benz. Still, the latest masterpiece from Wald International is based on the Bentley Continental GT and we must admit that we are quite impressed.

Dubbed Bentley Continental GT Black Bison Edition, the new vehicle comes with a new body kit consisting of a new front bumper with side air vents, side sills, a rear bumper with side vents and a new air diffuser with integrated exhaust system. The exterior design is completed by the multi-spoke DPE wheels as well as by the striking orange finish.

There are no details regarding the engine, which means that we will find the standard 6.0-liter W12 rated at 575 hp and &00 Nm of torque, which can push the coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds and to a top speed of 190 mph or 308 km/h.

Read the entire article Bentley Continental GT Black Bison by Wald International on DPE wheels

Bentley Motors has unveiled the Continental GT V8 S at the Qatar Motor Show. The new model -- building on the V8 platform for enhance performance and a sportier look – will be sold in the Middle East starting April 2014. The launch Continental GT V8 S came a day after Al Wajba Motors, the sole distributor for Bentley in Qatar, announced the opening of its new Bentley showroom in Doha.

“Bentley has enjoyed remarkable success across the Middle East in recent years and the region is one of our most valued global markets,” remarked Kevin Rose, member of the Board for Sales, Marketing, Aftersales.

“The Continental GT V8 S is an exciting addition to the Bentley range and we are confident it will be a favorite amongst drivers in the region with its sportier stance and enhanced performance.”

Read the entire article Bentley unveils Continental GT V8 S at 2014 Qatar Motor Show
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