Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Bentley Motors Limited (/ˈbɛntli/) is a British company that manufactures and markets luxury cars and SUV's as a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. Now based in Crewe, England, Bentley Motors Limited was founded by W. O. Bentley on 18 January 1919 in Cricklewood, North London and he made a name for himself with large sports-racing cars. Bentley won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, and 2003. New Bentley cars are today sold via franchised dealers worldwide, and as of November 2012, China was the largest market. Today most Bentley cars are assembled at the Crewe factory, but a small number of Continental Flying Spurs were assembled at the factory in Dresden, Germany for a brief period when there was insufficient capacity at Crewe. Bodies for the Continental are produced in Zwickau, Germany, and bodies for the Bentayga are manufactured at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant. Regarded as British automobile icons, Bentley models include the successful sports-racing Bentley 4½ Litre and Bentley Speed Six and following the company's purchase by Rolls-Royce the "Silent Sportscars": Bentley R Type Continental, Bentley Turbo R, and Bentley Arnage. As of 2015, Bentley produce the Continental Flying Spur, Continental GT, Bentley Bentayga and the Mulsanne on chassis developed by Volkswagen.