BLOG: Bentley adds extra polish with Bentayga First Edition

10:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Bentley, polishing its foray into a new segment, plans a special First Edition trim of the upcoming Bentayga crossover.... Read More »

Ford expects SUVs to become 40% of U.S. market by 2020

6:23 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Baby boomers emptying the nest and their adult offspring starting families are driving demand for sport utility vehicles, which will account for two in five new auto sales in the U.S. by 2020, according to Ford.... Read More »

Bentley recalls 27,640 cars for battery cable problems

Oct. 27, 2015 17:19 CET

Bentley is recalling 27,640 Continental and Flying Spur models globally because of potentially faulty battery cable connections.... Read More »


VW's 12-brand empire under scrutiny as costs of emissions scandal mount

Oct. 20, 2015 10:43 CET

Faced with billions of euros in costs for its emissions cheating scandal, VW may have to consider overhauling its 12-brand empire. Robust profits from Porsche and Audi may no longer be enough to fund financially struggling divisions such as Seat and Bugatti, industry watchers say.... Read More »

Bentley's diesel crossover will get e-charging boost

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

Bentley will use electrically boosted turbocharging to lift power in the forthcoming diesel version of its Bentayga luxury crossover, a lead engineer in the company confirmed.... Read More »

Bentley to seek go-ahead next year for roadster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Bentley will ask parent company Volkswagen AG this summer to greenlight a new roadster, says its CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer.... Read More »

Mercedes considers ultraluxury crossover or SUV to fight Bentayga

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is exploring whether to introduce an ultraluxury crossover or SUV, possibly under its Maybach subbrand. Demand appears to be growing for ultraluxury SUV and crossover type vehicles, said Andreas Zygan, Mercedes director of development for SUVs.... Read More »


NYC's Brian Miller sells superluxury cars, hands-on service

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Brian Miller is a jeans-and-sneakers guy, running a Manhattan super luxury car dealership that caters to the rich and famous. His secret is hands-on, four-star service to people who expect nothing less.... Read More »

Get the clock? Or 2nd Bentayga?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

But there is one optional item on the Bentayga that doubles the price of the vehicle: a gold-trimmed, diamond-studded Breitling clock with a unique winding mechanism.... Read More »


BLOG: Bentley Bentayga is fit for a queen

5:28 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

Bentley has reserved the first Bentagya that will roll off its production line for Queen Elizabeth.... Read More »

Porsche CEO Mueller bids to run sports car brands in revamped VW

Sept. 16, 2015 09:02 CET

Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller is bidding to lead sports car operations at Porsche's parent Volkswagen as the group aims to decentralize operations through a new structure to boost foreign sales and profits.... Read More »

A new breed of superrich buyer emerges - and splurges

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

A new generation of wealthy and more-raucous luxury buyers is emboldening automakers to rethink their offerings.... Read More »

Now, this is a queen who knows how to roll

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in British history last week. This is one monarch who knows her way around a vehicle.... Read More »

Bentayga to lead Bentley's future product parade

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

The Bentayga crossover goes on sale next year and will be the first of several new models for the British ultraluxury brand. Bentley is also strongly considering a two-door sports car.... Read More »

Luxury brands hit the gas on new vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

With U.S. auto sales booming, the ultraluxury brands are stepping up development of new products. At the top of the list for each is a crossover or SUV - unthinkable several years ago but now a must.... Read More »


Bentley Bentayga set to become priciest SUV

Sept. 9, 2015 13:17 CET

The Bentley Bentayga will be the most expensive SUV on the market when it goes on sale early next year. The ultraluxury brand's first-ever SUV will start at $229,100 in the U.S., which is likely to be its biggest market.... Read More »

2015 Eurostar winner Wolfgang Duerheimer

Sept. 9, 2015 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2015 Automotive News Europe Eurostars rose above the rest by pushing their companies to new heights. Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer is this year's winner for Superluxury CEO.... Read More »

Bentley says Bentayga will be the world's fastest SUV

12:08 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015

Bentley says its first SUV won't just be the most expensive in an increasingly crowded market, it'll also be the fastest.... Read More »


Lavishing leather, wood to defend ultraluxury

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Bentley Motors hopes to distance the British brand from competitors creeping into its ultra-luxury turn with a strategy of handcraftsmanship vs. machines.... Read More »

VW to roll out high-end safety tech across lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Volkswagen Group has long sold sensor-based crash prevention systems in high-end models from Audi, Porsche and Bentley. Last week, it showed the trickle-down effect in action as it detailed plans to roll out features such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and automated parking across the entire U.S. lineup of the Volkswagen brand for the 2016 model year.... Read More »

Storm hits automated driving car; human grabs the wheel

5:07 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Many people drove their cars to the CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, but few traveled in the same style as Ibro Muharemovic, head of advanced engineering for supplier Continental in North America.... Read More »

Ford confirms it will build Lincoln Continental in Michigan plant

4:15 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2015

The Lincoln Continental, which Ford Motor is bringing back to life next year to replace the MKS sedan, will be assembled at a plant in Flat Rock, Mich. The factory, where the Mustang sports car and Fusion sedan are also assembled, will build the Continental for export to China and other markets, in addition to the U.S., Ford said today.... Read More »

VW Group to be revamped into 4 holding companies, reports say

June 15, 2015 09:46 CET

Volkswagen's corporate structure will be reorganized into a decentralized system with four holding companies for the group's brands, reports said. VW Group's 12 brands include Porsche, Bentley and Audi as well as the volume marques VW, Skoda and Seat.... Read More »

Bentley rolls out freshened Continental

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Bentley is giving its Continental GT coupe and convertible a final revamp before they switch to a new platform by 2017.... Read More »

Bentley designer who bashed Lincoln leaves

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Bentley's design chief, Luc Donckerwolke, a 49-year-old veteran of Volkswagen Group who headed design for three brands, including Lamborghini and Seat, has left the carmaker, VW said, without citing reasons.... Read More »