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Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea

Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges in the United States over the long-running dieselgate saga. The company has also agreed to pay a total of US$4.3billion in fines while six Volkswagen executives have been charged over the emissions scandal...

2017 Bentley Continental Supersports: World's fastest four-seater revealed

The new Bentley Continental Supersports coupe and convertible have been unveiled, and they are claimed to be the fastest four-seat luxury vehicles of their type in the world. Under the bonnet, the new Continental Supersports model has a version of the company's 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, which has been tuned to deliver 522kW of power at 6000rpm, and 1017Nm between 2050 and 4500rpm...

Most searched car brands of 2016

Google has revealed its most searched automotive brands of 2016 - and the most popular car make may surprise you. Honda topped the 2016 most searched brands list, followed by German luxury brand Mercedes-Benz and electric car powerhouse Tesla. Teenage daydreamers looked up Lamborghini, while Swedish premium maker Volvo's new design language has clearly had an effect on potential customers, with it ranking fifth...

Bentley Bentayga recalled for seat and instrument fix: 17 vehicles affected

Bentley is recalling 17 of its Bentayga SUVs this week (of around 34 sold in Australia thus far), over concerns a manufacturing fault could cause seat and instrument panel components to come loose. The manufacturer reports that it has identified missing data records for bolted joints in the seat system and instrument panel...

Bentley 'Be Extraordinary' tour kicks off in Melbourne, introduces financing options

Bentley has kicked off its Be Extraordinary tour in Melbourne, with the brand showcasing four models and a new, more affordable way of entering the Bentley brand. With plans to expand the tour to include Brisbane, Bathurst, Sydney and Perth, the tour kicked off this week on the banks of the Yarra in Melbourne...

Bentley 'Be Extraordinary' tour kicks off new finance product

Bentley has announced the launch of Bentley Financial Services in Australia, which the brand says will make the brand more accessible to some buyers. Bentley Financial Services launches with the availability of two financial service products for buyers of the Bentley Continental GT V8 and Bentley Flying Spur V8...

Bentley bringing back full-service refuelling... to wherever you are

If being a Bentley owner already wasn’t lavish enough, the company has now commenced a trial for an on-demand 24-hours fuel delivery service in California. Partnering with US start-up company, Filld - a mobile app-based fuel delivery service - the sports luxury marque has commenced its ‘Filld for Bentley’ trial, part of its on-going connected car strategy...

2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel revealed and detailed

The Bentley Bentayga Diesel, the first ever compression ignition model from the luxury marque, has been unveiled ahead of the 2016 Paris motor show. Under the bonnet, the Bentayga Diesel features a 4.0-litre V8 engine assisted by two sequential twin-scroll turbochargers and an electric supercharger running off a 48V power system...

Exotic sports-car sales growth triples market average

Sales of the market’s most expensive and exotic sports cars are growing at more than triple the overall market average in 2016. According to monthly VFACTS figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive industries this week, the 'sports car over $200,000' class grew 19.9 per cent in August, and is up 10.6 per cent year-to-date (YTD) to 1163 units...

2017 Bentley Flying Spur W12 S revealed ahead of Paris debut

The Bentley Flying Spur W12 S has been revealed overnight ahead of its debut at the Paris motor show next month. The new Flying Spur W12 S has a more powerful version of the company's 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, now pumping out 467kW of power and 820Nm of torque, with peak torque available from 2000rpm...

Bentley EXP 10 coupe, EXP 9 SUV designer to take over exterior styling job

The man behind the muscular and low-slung EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, expected to preview Bentley's future look, will now head the company's exterior styling team. John Paul Gregory, a veteran of the Volkswagen Group now into his eighth year with the Bentley brand, will report to design director Stefan Sielaff...