Bentley

Bentley at work on a sporty SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Bentley is developing a sportier, coupelike version of the Bentayga, the ultraluxury brand's first SUV.... Read More »

Bentley preps fastback Bentayga

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016

Bentley is hatching plans to introduce a sportier, coupelike version of the Bentayga, the brand’s first SUV. Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said advance design and engineering work on a performance-enhanced, fastback Bentayga variant are under way, though the program still needs formal approval.... Read More »

Luxury car sales surge in Russia despite crisis

Feb. 3, 2016 16:34 CET

More and more Porsche, Bentley and Rolls-Royce cars are appearing on Russian roads as wealthy buyers take advantage of a weak ruble that means luxury cars are considerably cheaper in Russia than in the U.S.... Read More »

Ultra-luxury brands, 'Bond' star, shine in intimate Detroit showroom

9:52 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

A ballroom in a downtown Detroit casino was transformed Saturday night into a glitzy showroom for high-end luxury vehicles and supercars worth a combined $8 million.... Read More »

BENTLEY

Banking on a first: An ultraluxury crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Bentley is considering production of a two-seat sports car based on the EXP 10 Speed 6 and the Grand Convertible concepts -- an open-top two-door version of the Mulsanne.... Read More »

Sampling the big Bentley

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

Range Rover invented the luxury SUV in 1970 and has owned the market ever since. Now that leadership is being challenged by a stampede of ultraluxury off-road vehicles from Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Maserati and Bentley. In fact, the Bentley Bentayga is the first to arrive next spring. Here are a few impressions from a recent media drive in Marbella, Spain.... Read More »

Bentley to sit out Detroit, all other U.S. auto shows in 2015

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

Bentley is skipping the 2016 Detroit auto show and all other shows in the U.S. next year to concentrate more closely on relationships and ties with its 45 American dealers.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

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 »

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

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 »

'ALL THE JEWELS'

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 »

NICK GIBBS

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 »

2015 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

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 »

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