Bentley opens dealership in Prague to cater to rising Czech demand

Article by Anita Panait, on June 28, 2012

Bentley has opened a new dealership in Prague, Czech Republic, strengthening the company’s position in the Central European market. The dealership, Bentley Prague, boasts of a modern showroom and a state-of-the-art service centre, which the company expects to help expedite its market growth.

Bentley posted a significance increase in deliveries across Europe in 2011 as well as in the first three months of 2012.  The car market held a share of 23 percent in Czech luxury segment market in 2011. This share and the still growing demand in the Czech Republic prompted Bentley to open Bentley Prague, located in the central Smichov quarter, around 4 kilometres away from Prague, and is strategically situated in one of the major east-west links, giving customers easy access to the dealership.

Bentley Prague is a 250-square-metre dealership that offers an exclusive Bentley experience with its highly professional sales staff, after-sales service and workshop facilities. According to Guillaume Chabin, Regional Director Europe for Bentley Motors, Bentley’s market share in the Czech Republic made the company believe that it has a strong potential in the market.

He likewise expressed delight with the opening of Bentley Prague. To mark the opening of Bentley Prague, the carmaker will offer the all-new Bentley Continental GT and GTC V8 models for the first time in the Czech market. The models are powered by an advanced 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine that combines dynamics with class-leading efficiency.

David Liska, General Manager at Bentley Prague says; “I look forward to welcoming customers and local Czech residents to our new state-of-the-art Prague dealership and offering them a first class Bentley experience.” 

The latest 4.0 litre, twin turbocharged GTC V8 convertible and Continental GT V8 coupé of the Bentley meet excellent standards for power-to-emissions in the sector of top luxury sports vehicles.

This exceptional, latest Bentley V8 engine can give a max power of 500 bhp (507 PS/373 kW) at 6000 rpm and an exemplary max torque of 660 Nm (487 lb ft). This output is offered across the entire range from 1700 to 5000 rpm, leading to a thrilling performance and easy power delivery. It has been fitted with a brand new close-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission, resulting to a sub-5 second acceleration time from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) and a maximum speed of more than 180 mph (290 km/h).

Also, the latest V8 Continental variants reach excellent levels of fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions for the luxury car segment and are able to travel more than 500 miles (800 km) on a full tank of gas. Complete and official data will be available in the first quarter of 2012.

The availability of the latest V8 Continental models meets Bentley's promise to the environment to create a new powertrain that is 40 percent better in CO2 emissions and fuel efficiency.

Latest V8 engine showcases variable displacement with a super sophisticated engine management gear, guaranteeing a smooth and imperceptible shift from V8 to V4 mode on light throttle load.

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