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Bentley to celebrate centenary with special edition

Bentley has announced a new special edition, set to debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show, as a celebration of its centenary. Inspired by one of its racing models, the limited-run car was this morning teased with a picture of a car's badge, sitting above what appears to be a retro-painted grille...

2012-18 Bentley Mulsanne, Mulsanne Speed recalled

Bentley Australia has recalled the 2012-2018 Mulsanne and Mulsanne Speed, over concerns about the rear seat belt buckle anchoages. According to the company, the anchorages mightn't fulfil their load requirements if both the central and outboard rear seats are occupied. If an accident occurs, there's a risk the seatbelt will detach from the body structure, increasing the risk of injury...

Bentley Bentayga Speed to launch this year with 485kW W12 - report

Bentley is believed to be preparing an even higher-performance version of the Bentayga SUV, dubbed the 'Speed', for reveal later this year. According to a new report by the UK's Autocar, the Bentayga Speed will get a boosted version of the current model's 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12, tuned to deliver 650hp (485kW)...

Bentley told to become profitable within two years

Bentley has been told by two of the Volkswagen Group's main shareholders it needs to stop the flow of red ink, although it's not clear what will happen if it misses the target. The call was made by the Porsche and Piech families, who not only own a significant portion of the company's voting stock, but also have two seats on its supervisory board...

2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible revealed, here in Q2 2019 - UPDATE

The Bentley Continental GT Convertible has been unveiled and detailed this week, joining the related coupe in the new-generation line-up. UPDATE, 3/12/18: Bentley's local division has confirmed the Continental GT Convertible will be arriving in Australia from the second quarter of 2019, priced from $462,240.50 before on-road costs...

WLTP 'close to catastrophic' for Bentley - report

Bentley has joined the list of manufacturers impacted heavily by the introduction of new Worldwide Harmonised Light vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) regulations in Europe. Speaking with Automotive News Europe, Bentley CEO, Adrian Hallmark, said the introduction of a new, stricter test protocol was "close to catastrophic" for the automaker...

Bentley to offer super-fast in-car internet from 2019

The Bentley Advanced Connectivity Wi-Fi System, a new high-speed in-car internet solution, will be offered in the luxury automaker's cars from 2019. The Advanced Connectivity Wi-Fi System is supplied by Viasat, a company which primarily delivers satellite internet services to commercial airlines and government organisations...

Bentley could launch electric car by 2025

Bentley could launch its first all-electric production vehicle before 2025, according to a new report from the USA. Adrian Hallmark, Bentley CEO, has told Reuters the company is currently debating if it should produce its first fully-electric model, with a decision due within a year. If given the green light, Hallmark says the plan is to have the car on the market "definitely before 2025"...

2020 Bentley Continental GT Hybrid spied

A prototype believed to be the upcoming Bentley Continental GT Hybrid has been spied undisguised by photographers this week. While at first glance this vehicle looks like your 'regular' Bentley Continental GT, there's an extra flap on the left rear quarter panel, which is likely where the plug-in hybrid powertrain's charge point is located...

2019 Bentley Continental GT Speed spied

A prototype believed to be the upcoming Bentley Continental GT Speed has been spied in Europe this week, giving us a first look at what to expect from the hotted-up luxury sports car...

Bentley Centenary Specification to feature on all cars built in 2019

Bentley is celebrating its 100th birthday, outfitting models built between January 2019 and December 2019 with unique Centenary Specification elements. The company has come up with a new metallic gold colour, dubbed Centenary Gold, inspired by the "exquisite metalwork" found on classic models, including the 1919 EXP 2 and 1929 Birkin Blower...