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Bentley Motors Builds 47th U.S. Dealership In Austin, Texas
Bentley Motors Builds 47th U.S. Dealership In Austin, Texas

Today Bentley Motors announces its 47th U.S. dealership and its third in Texas. Bentley Austin, which will ultimately provide both sales and service in the hill country of Austin, Tex., is set to open its doors onto Research Boulevard in early April. It will be owned and operated by John Eagle...Read More»

Bentley Continental Supersports
Bentley Continental GT Supersports Goes Green; Wait, What?

So here you have it, folks - even the purveyor of the gas hog six-and-three-quarters-liter V-8 is now joining the green movement. We showed you a tease of this new supercar a few weeks back, and speculated on just what Bentley would be doing underhood to arrive claims of greenness, but now we know...Read More»

Rafael Reston Viper concept
Link Love From The Car Connection: Chasing Bentleys, Revamping Vipers, And Bob Lutz Has Left The Building

It's only Tuesday. Can you believe it? Neither can we. Maybe these news bits will help the day pass quicker: News flash: money can't buy happiness -- Some poor zhlub in a white Bentley led police on a low speed chase through L.A. last night. (And some other zhlub created a Twitter page for him.) No...Read More»

Bentley Supercar/Victoria
Video: Bentley To Reveal Its Fastest, Most Powerful Car In Geneva

Bentley is set to reveal the "extreme Bentley" on March 3 at the Geneva Motor Show. It is to be the marque's fastest and most powerful production automobile ever. The title of the press photo you see here leads us to believe the new supercar could be named the Bentley Victoria. Click here to view...Read More»

2009 Bentley Flying Spur Speed
Bentley, Elizabeth Arden Ignore Recession, Have Luxury One-Nighter

Gathering Depression be damned (right along with sinking Bentley sales): last Thursday, Bentley Motors teamed up with Elizabeth Arden to present the Luxury Limited Edition Night against "the suggestive backdrop of the Bentley Motors showroom in Rome." If you're going to have an over-the-top...Read More»

2008 Bentley Brooklands
Bentley Celebrates 50 Years Of The 6.75-litre V-8

Silent and dutiful like the butler who's been serving the family tea and scones for decades, yet as alarming as Ms. Doubtfire's right hook when you prod the accelerator, the balanced-and-blueprinted 6-and-3/4-litre V-8 has been wafting Bentleys forth in near-silence for 50 years. Dr. Ulrich...Read More»

2009 Bentley Continental GTC Speed
2009 Detroit Show: Bentley Continental GTC

To paraphrase the cringe-worthy tag line used by a major national newspaper’s multi-media coverage a couple of years ago: “It might be cold outside, but there are plenty of hot cars inside Cobo Hall.”Well, there might not be as many “hot cars” this year at Detroit, as a number of...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: Monday Edition

Here are a few recent stories that got away: Toyota's president cancels plan to attend Detroit Auto Show. Maybe he was trying to emulate his U.S. counterparts who motored to D.C. a few weeks back. Add "crossing the Pacific" to that list of things the Prius can't do. Technological innovation can...Read More»

Rolls-Royce Santa Sleigh
WWSD? CAR Asks Automakers to Design St. Nick's Sleigh

Now Dasher! Now Datsun, now Peugeot and Vauxhall! On Comet! On Cooper! On Kia and Bristol! Thanks, CAR magazine, for providing a bit of levity and some smiles despite a dreary economy, layoffs, and plant closures galore. CAR tapped automakers' design studios to create interpretations of what...Read More»

2009 Bentley Azure T
Bentley Shows 2009 Azure T

According to Bentley, sales in their elevated realm (defined as the Ultra Luxury Segment) are down 20 percent worldwide. In an odd way, this news applied some sense of justice and equality to the woes we normal folks are feeling thanks to the economy's present (and temporary) condition. (Note to...Read More»

2009 Bentley Azure T
2009 Bentley Azure: T Stands for 50?

Bentley is upping the luxury stakes with a new "T" version of its Azure convertible, due for a debut at the Los Angeles auto show. The new 2009 Bentley Azure T, the VW-owned brand says, is "the world’s most elegant convertible and destined to become a future classic." Backing up that statement is...Read More»

2008 Bentley Arnage Final Series
Pie-in-the-Sky Press Release of the Day: Bentley Couture

As October's bright blue weather approaches, Bentley wants you to know that its "new and expanded Bentley Collection range" is "perfect for the holiday period." Having recently released its Ego Lifestyle laptop computer to the tune of nearly $20,000, Bentley's custom-made wares are clearly not...Read More»

2008 Bentley Arnage Final Series
Bentley Arnage Waves Good-bye with Final Edition

Bentley's storied past has been filled with exclusivity, and the firm figures that the ending of the Arnage line in its current iteration (extant some 10 years) deserves fanfare of the extra-exclusive variety. It is in this spirit that Bentley announces the aptly named Arnage Final Series, to be...Read More»

Ego for Bentley
Bentley Announces New, Exclusive Partnership with...Ego

Listen up, corporate squashbucklers: those Guccis, Breitlings, and swollen offshore accounts may not have cured those bruises to the psyche incurred so many years ago in high school study hall. But fear not--Bentley has a little $19,800 ego boost that should set things aright. On this very day, the...Read More»

Flying Spur Speed
Driving Bentley's 200-mph Flying Spur Speed

The new Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed has finally made its formal debut at the London Motor Show. While some folks simply have to watch from the sidelines, I'm pleased to say I had the opportunity to drive the latest offering from the crew in Crewe, and after a few hours behind the wheel, I...Read More»

2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed
The 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Gets Speed, Too

Introduced here at the London motor show today, the new 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed edition is the most powerful four-door car the company has ever produced, according to the Crewe-based automaker. The Speed's 12-cylinder engine turns out 600 horsepower, good for a 0-60 mph time of...Read More»

2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed
Daily Debate: Bentley Speed or Lambo LP?

If only all life's tough choices were this enjoyable to make. In the past few weeks, I've driven a couple of cars from the Volkswagen Group that would make mortal flesh shiver. Both are about $200,000, give or take some custom-look options. Both spit out more than 500 horsepower through...Read More»

Will Bentley Go Green?

It takes plenty of green to buy a car like the Bentley Arnage. But is the British luxury maker about to go green in an environmentally-friendly way? That’s one of the big questions being asked as the automotive world gathers for the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Bentley is planning to gather a...Read More»

Rolls On an Expansion Roll

While it's been stormy weather for makers operating at the lower end of the markets, things are sunny for purveyors to the carriage trade. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is coming off its fourth year of sales increases since the introduction of its Phantom model in 2003, which marked the debut of the new...Read More»

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