Bentley Unveils its Bentayga SUV ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

Premium carmaker Bentley has unveiled its Bentayga SUV ahead of its global debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. Incidentally, this is the first SUV made by Bentley and is production version of the EXP 9 F concept car that it showcased back in 2012.

The Bentley Bentayga uses the same MLB structure that is used by the Volkswagen Touraeg, the upcoming Porsche Cayenne and the Audi Q7. On the outside, the do come across as somewhat similar to Volkswagen SUVs with design features wheel arch flares and rear overhang. At the front the car has split LED headlights, mesh grille and the Bentley logo. On the sides, chrome outlines can be seen on the windows and on the side skirts. In the back, the car has C-shaped tail lights, a sloping rear screen and a ridge just above the number plate.

2015 Bentley Bentayga unveiled

On the inside, the premium Bentley theme can be seen all over. The Bentayga interior sees extensive use of chrome on its inside as well. Apart from that wooden dash and fine leather upholstery completes the premium feel. Other features on the inside include a touchscreen infotainment system by Naim, four-zone climate control etc.

2015 Bentley Bentayga unveiled

All this luxury in the Bentayga is powered by 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine capable of churning out a massive 600bhp of peak power and an even more impressive 900Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic and AWD transmission. It takes the Bentayga just 4 seconds to reach 100kmph from a complete standstill. Top speed of this SUV is 301kmph.

2015 Bentley Bentayga unveiled

The Bentley Bentayga will hit the international markets early next year. As far as Indian launch of the car is concerned, we expect it to hit the Indian shores sometime by the middle of next year.

2015 Bentley Bentayga unveiled

Bentley Continental Gt Speed Breitling Jet Team Series Limited Edition Debuts

Known for their daring, speed and precision, the Breitling Jet Team will perform across Canada and United States in a grand tour of epic proportions. For commemorating this spectacle, the Mulliner division of Bentley re-imagined the Continental GT Speed to mirror the unique look of Breitling Jets, combining extreme personalization with immense speed.

We know the British automaker doesn’t really change their vehicles’ value that often, meaning the limited edition is just adding minimal changes on the Continental GT Speed. The exterior is painted in dual tone split of Onyx and Hallmark with highlights color matched to exact Pantone of Breitling’s unique yellow.

Bentley Continental Gt Speed Breitling Jet Team Series Limited Edition Debuts

Bentley Continental Gt Speed Breitling Jet Team Series Limited Edition Debuts

Power for the Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling cars will come from a W12 6.0 liter twin turbocharged engine, which is good for producing 626 horsepower with 820 newton meters of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in the time range of 4.1 seconds with the top speed of 203 mph. With the standard starting price of £168,300, we can expect the models to be priced at £200,000. The Jet Team Series Limited Edition models will be revealed at Boeing Seafair Airshow on 31st July. Did you like the idea of jet-themed Bentley? Tell us in the comments!

Bentley Continental Gt Speed Breitling Jet Team Series Limited Edition Debuts

Bentley Bentayga SUV Spotted Almost Undisguised

Bentleys’ work on Bentayga SUV seems to end soon. The new set of spy-images had blown off the lid and let us sneak into more details of this expensive SUV. As one can see, the maker has deployed skid plates on front, plastic cladding on sides and roof rails over the top. Other changes that made to the kitty are the tail-gate fixed spoiler and dual-exhaust system.

However, the production specific SUV of Bentley seem taking numerous cues from the concept called EXP 9 F. But the very common exteriors rather make it to stand in line with rivals like Audi A7 and many others. In fact, it is the interiors where British carmaker wish to offer more of the finesse. Sumptuously, the touch-inspired operation controls, leather-wood trims and accents, digital instrument cluster and leather upholstery are some of them to name as of now.

Bentley Bentayga SUV Spotted Almost Undisguised

Power delivery will remain with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. Another 6.0-liter W12 twin-turbo TSI will set an example by producing 600bhp and 900Nm of torque. Plug-in hybrid variant of Bentayga is also expected in 2017.

Bentley Bentayga SUV Spotted Almost Undisguised

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Bentley Mulsanne Speed Blue Train Special Edition Unveiled

There isn’t a better way to celebrate the victory of the most spectacular race of its time than launching a car’s special edition related to the title, thinks Bentley. For marking the victory of Bentley’s boss Captain Woolf Barnato of 1930 Blue Train race, Bentley has rolled out Mulsanne Speed Blue Train Special Edition ahead of the actual unveiling at Techno Classica.

The flagship of Bentley with this special title is done with new front grille included of square mesh and black alloy wheels replicating the original Speed Six.

It is the interiors where the automaker has focused a lot to upkeep with tag. Open the doors, the door sill will garner the attention with an encryption of ‘Blue Train 85 Years’. The fluting pattern on the door panels also mimics the patter of original work of Barnato’s car.

Bentley Mulsanne Speed Blue Train Special Edition Unveiled

That’s not all; a hamper is also included for the buyer who buys this car first out of the four limited units across Europe. The pack includes silver plated cutlery from Robbe & Berking, porcelain crockery by Haviland Limoges and crystal champagne flutes from LINLEY. There is also an Angora picnic rug in the bag.

Speaking about it, Richard Charlesworth of Bentley Heritage Collections said, though Mr. Barnato was three time champion of Le Mans, but the Blue Train race has fuelled the aspiration of Bentley Boys and also brought them in the limelight of spectators. Thus, this car elaborates the same sportiness of that era.

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

At Geneva Motor Show 2015 Bentley had delivered one of its promises out of two by unveiling the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept. Going by its green shade on outers, the sportiness in British tint can be clearly seen. Its headlamps, door handles and front grille are said to be made with ultimate precision and possessed very fine attention to detail.

The cabin replicates identical oomph of Bentley’s luxury. Narrow central console separates the driver’s and co-passenger’s area. Very thin 18.5-inch touchscreen on the console, quilted leather seats, and baggage compartment to house four-specially made bags makes it worth of every drive just thought of, event the long cruises cannot be excluded from its list.

The coyness of carmaker hadn’t allowed anyone to veer into the engine bay and note down the specifications. As there aren’t confirmation of the car to be going into production, so those visiting the Geneva motor show this year shall make a point of visiting the Bentley stand if they wished to get this car into production. After all, the British cat named Jaguar’s F-Type is making enough sales to keep the maker happy, so why don’t another British would do the same.

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

Bentley Bentayga SUV Spied In Cape Town, South Africa

Bentley’s Bentayga is the ‘hot topic’ doing rounds in talks of niche automotive buyers of Europe, where the company too is eager to deliver them the SUV as soon as possible. For the said, this carmaker from Britain had commenced the extensive testing of its SUV in South Africa. The test mule seen in the image below was snapped in Cape Town. Admittedly, company is hustling the process to unveil the final product of Bentayga at the 2015 North American Auto Show. The source confirmed, there were three test mules with heavy camouflages, where the dual exhaust system was found chromed.

Hence, Bentley Bentayga is the only SUV of its segment, where someone even reported, booking had seen full-house for the first lot of production. Thankfully, if this huge demand wouldn’t have been garnered by its attempt, then entire efforts would have been into vain and may have demoralized the other rivals who are thinking of such a product for their lineup.

Bentley Bentayga SUV Spied In Cape Town South Africa

Apart from the said, Bentayga is on the spearhead of its maker to be sold at the pace of 3,000 units a year, then the investment made will be leveraged on the set dead line.

Mulsanne Majestic Launched By Bentley In Qatar UAE And KSA

Dynasty of the Arab world had always captured attention of expensive carmakers, where the Bentley is one such after Rolls-Royce and others.

Reportedly, to entice the buyers of Middle East, especially the wealthiest of Qatar UAE and KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Bentley Motors unveiled the special edition flagship sedan called ‘Mulsanne Majestic’.

On the ground of exclusivity, ivory white paint shade is flourished through the exteriors with a single saddle line, whereas the Majestic badging and 21-inch (five-spoke) alloy wheels enhances the visual treat further.

The exclusivity is continued inside the cabin with Majestic badges across the room and seats covered in Magnolia leather (contrasted by dark tan leather). Notable fittings include, wood trims, iPads for rear passengers and illuminated sill plates. Even a refrigerator filled of frosted glasses and crystal flutes is given to keep the highly respectable Arabs cool in the scorching heat, behind those black privy curtains.

Mulsanne Majestic Launched By Bentley In Qatar UAE And KSA

Under the bonnet, Mulsanne Majestic uses the same 6.75-litre V8 engine to produce that power of 530 horses at a tap.

Hence, the price will be something astonishing to look at for this Bentley, because the comfort of Majesty doesn’t come in line with the commons.

Mulsanne Majestic Launched By Bentley In Qatar UAE And KSA

Bentley Grand Convertible Concept Unveiled For LA Auto Show 2014

Bentley Grand Convertible concept revealed ahead of Los Angeles Motor Show 2014 is nothing new for the designers. They have chopped off rear doors and roof from the Mulsanne. Instead, they would have called as Mulsanne Convertible for a better recognition.

However, the car is still in the conceptual stage and is on display at the LA Auto Show.  It cannot be exactly worked out whether the same may go into production or not. But the Bentley Chief Wolfgang Dürheimer had claimed if the response will be adequate then the car will hit roads in a very limited number just for collector buyers.

Bentley Grand Convertible Concept Unveiled For LA Auto Show 2014

As per Bentley, there is enough of styling cues to entice the onlookers and make way for four-adults in the cabin. Listing down the style gimmicks in specific details, starting from exteriors, the sequin blue shade is thwarted throughout the body, except for the windscreen and hoods where they have got the job done with silver liquid metal finish.

Cabin replicates whole new story of Bentley craftsmanship. As the space inside the car is trimmed in 14-naturally tanned leather hides, diamond quilted seats with cross-stitches (by hand) running in sequin blue enhances the treat further. Well, the most significant part is tonneau – flattered in Burr Walnut – featuring the largest piece of wood ever applied to a Bentley car. The parallel lines in chrome steel on the tonneau teethes more sophisticated attire.

After the display at Los Angeles Auto Show 2014, Bentley Grand Convertible will then foray towards Miami for Art Basel, world’s international art-show of modern and contemporary work.

Under the hoods, there lays a 6.75-litre V8 engine of 530bhp and 1100Nm of torque.

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British Luxury Cars: Part 1

Those who had driven British-made luxury cars will never ever switch to something else. England has a long history of best hand craftsmanship and their disciplines are observed till date. Listed here are the best examples of British luxury cars that have came across to us, and are profound to be a perfect choice for echelons of the society.

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Rolls-Royce Phantom

British accents can be firmly experienced while pronouncing the Roll-Royce and its flagship Phantom is a yardstick to define terms of automotive luxury. The never ending dimensions and timeless design is worth to splurge chunk of fortunes on it.

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Wraith

It’s not only luxury served on the platter of Rolls-Royce; one can have that delivered on a racetrack too – in a Wraith. The only sports machine built by the company, it is a rare combination of sheer power and opulence.

Rolls-Royce Wraith

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe

It is of very fine stature Phantom sedan cannot stand to every miniscule route of job creators, so those who at times want to free themselves from the clutter and spend their personal moments in a lovable automobile, obviously with near and dear one, Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe are the best host to surge towards.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe

Rolls-Royce Ghost

Yet a Rolls-Royce despite being so small on its body frame, Ghost has silently cut down the vast difference between the aspirations and affordability. Young and practical in its gene, it sells in most numbers.

Rolls-Royce Ghost

Bentley Mulsanne

On terms of exclusivity they offer, Bentley is a direct rival to Rolls-Royce. The flagship Mulsanne stands head-to-head with Phantom, but this Crewe based automaker differs with the other Ghost of Ecstasy only in terms self-drivability that sends core focus to the power and ample of luxury.

Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Continental GT

Continental GT is meant to cover the max distance in a shorter span of time, that too without harnessing the level of hedonism. Available in coupe and convertible versions both, it tears apart the competition and let the sports machines bow down their heads failing attention to luxury.

Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Flying Spur

The smallest of its line-up but still of the same standard to that Continental, Flying Spur delivers the means of most comfortable transportation for four most-fortunate passengers.

Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley SUV Spotted On Nurburgring In Germany

Bentley SUV, once the dream of luxury buyers, now seemed taking shape to enter the future of niche communities!

One more time, the SUV is spotted doing rounds of the famous Nürburgring, Germany.

Hence, some camouflages are shed and SUV cum crossover is seen flanking that signature front grille wildly, with those Bentley-ish headlamps and Continental-inspired front fascia.

Moving to the rear, there looked that tail gate is sporting a spoiler, and exhausts consisted of dual canisters.

Bentley SUV Spotted On Nurburgring In Germany

Earlier, Bentley SUV was a concept named EXP 9F which wowed audience to have it on floor soon. Someone even reported company bagged numerous bookings without revealing a first sight of the production specific version.

However, Bentley is certainly on fire as there is none other player from the ‘luxury’ in this segment. It is forcefully laid to bear the fair amount of risks of sprucing such new clauses in the history of automotives, like what Porsche was of at the time of Cayenne and even Macan to an extent.

Rather going to be a grand success or a failure, Bentley doesn’t have to deal with them because of its SUV being a unique souvenir in itself.

Bentley SUV Spotted On Nurburgring
Not this time exactly, the earlier spy-shots revealed test-mule of having wooden finishes inside the cabin, circular air vents for the aircraft-type feel, and honestly the whole digital instrument cluster to extend that jet-type feeling further.

Though, under the hoods, the famous twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 and 4.0-liter V8 shall make their way. There cannot be avoidance of a plug-in hybrid version coming by 2017.

Bentley SUV is confirmed and rather speculated to arrive in 2016, certain delays can be entertained!

Bentley SUV Spotted

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