Bentley

'Super S class' will target Rolls, Bentley

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
The ultraluxury version of Mercedes-Benz's new S-class sedan will be priced to compete with "$200,000 to $250,000" Rolls-Royce and Bentley models, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said.
Scheduled to arrive in 2015, the "super S class" -- as it is known inside Mercedes -- will cover some of the elite ground Mercedes ceded when it killed the Maybach 57 and 62 sedans last year because of poor sales.... Read More »

 

Bentley says it will launch an SUV in 2016

July 23, 2013 09:50 CET
Bentley said it will go ahead with the development of the brand's first SUV. The model will go on sale in 2016 as "the most powerful SUV in the market," the company said.... Read More »

 

Bentley's first-half sales rise 9% on new models

July 10, 2013 12:20 CET
Bentley sales rose 9 percent through June as growth in Europe, the United States and the Middle East helped outweigh a fall in China deliveries.... Read More »

 

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Bentley executive will head UK industry body SMMT

June 5, 2013 09:53 CET
Bentley executive Mike Hawes will be the new CEO of the UK auto industry association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).... Read More »

 

CARS & CONCEPTS

Sporty Bentley models in the works

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Bentley plans to launch a 650-hp Continental Supersports as early as 2014, featuring carbon-fiber panels and a stiffer chassis, sources told Autoweek.... Read More »

 

Schaeffler to end Continental accord as merger project wanes

May 13, 2013 21:46 CET
Schaeffler, the largest investor in tire and components supplier Continental, plans to end an agreement between the two German companies as it continues to dismantle a plan for a gradual merger.... Read More »

 

Schaeffler to end Continental accord as merger project wanes

3:46 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2013
Schaeffler, the largest investor in tire and components supplier Continental, plans to end an agreement between the two German companies as it continues to dismantle a plan for a gradual merger.... Read More »

 

VW brand bears brunt of Europe slump as Q1 profit halves

April 29, 2013 11:49 CET
First-quarter profit at Volkswagen Group's core brand almost halved as automakers in Europe battle the region's protracted slump in demand with deeper discounts.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Why even a weak China is good news for European automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2013
The Shanghai auto show proved once again that China is the promised land for automakers, particularly Europeans bracing for a sixth straight year of declining car sales in their home region.... Read More »

 

Delphi, Continental bid for Johnson Controls' auto electronics unit, report says

April 23, 2013 19:00 CET
Delphi Automotive and Continental both bid for Johnson Controls' automotive electronics unit, Bloomberg sources said. The supplier is considering the sale to free up cash and focus on more profitable divisions, such as car seats.... Read More »

 

Delphi, Continental bid for Johnson Controls' auto electronics unit, report says

1:00 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2013
Delphi Automotive and Continental AG both bid for Johnson Controls' automotive electronics unit, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Johnson Controls received first-round bids this month and is now setting up meetings with suitors such as Delphi and Continental, the report said.... Read More »

 

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