2018 Bentley Bentayga Diesel Driven!

It hasn’t been long since the very idea of a diesel-powered Bentley SUV would have been regarded as the sort of heresy that gets angry mobs lighting up their flaming torches and heading for the creepy castle. Yet the Bentley Bentayga diesel is a thing—albeit one that will be denied to us—and after driving it […]

CEO Durheimer Charges Forward with Electrified Bentleys and the Next Bugatti

Bentley will expand its product lineup with several new models, CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer announced at the Frankfurt auto show. Electrification is a major priority at Bentley, Dürheimer said, and he hinted at fully electric models to be launched in the future. But before that, the third-generation Continental GT (above) will be available as a plug-in […]

2019 Bentley Continental GT: Crewe’s Missile Packs 626 HP, Goes 207 MPH

Tradition runs deep at Bentley, as was eminently clear when the company pulled back the curtain on the third-generation Continental GT at its headquarters in Crewe, England. Parked near the lone preproduction 2019 GT was a voluptuous 1953 Bentley R-type Continental coupe, which was the fastest four-seat car in the world in its day. READ […]

2017 Bentley Bentayga Retested: Corvette Z06–like Acceleration Confirmed

What It Is: Currently the fastest (187 mph) and most expensive SUV on the market, the Bentayga is Bentley’s opening salvo to the ever-expanding SUV ranks, and it stands alone as the only nameplate—not simply a more powerful and gussied up variant—to start north of $200,000. However, other ultraluxury makers, among them Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Maybach, Aston […]

Lost at Sea: Mulliner Puts a Boat Deck inside a Bentley Continental GT’s Trunk

Presenting the Bentley Motors Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition by Mulliner, a car with nearly as many syllables in its name as examples being built. It is a hand-crafted batch of exactly 30 vehicles, and yet another luxury automaker’s ode to yachts, this time named after the Greek goddess of calm seas, Galene. Bentley’s customization division, […]

Driving This Bentley Is the Closest I’ve Been To Being in a Wingless Biplane

Walter Owen Bentley—he preferred W.O. because he never liked the name Walter—was born in 1888, the year that Jack the Ripper rose to gory fame. Bentley’s family had done well in “the trades,” as the landed gentry around Mayfair would have sniffed, and W.O. became an engineer in love with all things self-propelled. He worked […]

Driven: All-New 2018 Bentley Continental GT Built on Porsche Bones

Drifting on packed snow with the throttle nailed and the tail cocked full hooligan is questionable behavior in a $200,000-plus Bentley Continental GT Speed—especially when it’s a prototype only two-thirds of the way through its final development schedule. But such activity, plus three encounters with roving reindeer herds, is par for the course when you’re […]