FRANKFURT -- Bentley, Volkswagen AG's English luxury brand, will build about 400 Continental Flying Spurs in Germany this year.
Bentley is using VW's factory in Dresden to handle the overflow from its plant in Crewe, England.
The four-door Flying Spur was introduced this year. It joins the Continental GT coupe and the Arnage sedan in Bentley's lineup.
Producing the new model in Dresden will take pressure off Crewe, which is operating at full capacity.
"That's the only way we can avoid unreasonable delivery times," said Bentley CEO Franz-Josef Paefgen.
The Dresden plant has spare capacity because the VW Phaeton luxury sedan built there has been a slow seller.
Paefgen expects Bentley to produce about 8,000 units this year, compared with 6,576 units in 2004.
Flying Spurs are arriving in U.S. dealerships.
VW says there is a five-month waiting list for the car in the United States.