2013 Bentley news highlights

Posted on 17. Dec, 2013 by in Volkswagen Canada

2013 has been a year of pivotal landmarks and achievements for Bentley and a customers.

Bentley New Flying SpurThe association reliable it will build a world’s fastest and many lush SUV during a Crewe headquarters, formulating a serve 1,000 jobs during Bentley and a suppliers, as good as holding Bentley drivers ‘off-road’ for a initial time in a marque’s history. UK Prime Minister David Cameron assimilated Bentley colleagues to applaud a news and a start of an £800 million investment programme.

Additionally, 3 new Bentley models, including a acclaimed Flying Spur sedan, a Continental 4.0 litre GT V8 S and a world’s fastest four-seat prolongation convertible, a 202 mph 6.0 litre Continental GT Speed Convertible, were launched. Meanwhile, a thespian Continental GT3 competition automobile spearheaded a company’s lapse to top-level, general motorsport.

Strong sales increases were available by a initial 3 buliding of 2013 (delivering a sum of 6,516 cars opposite 5,969 in 2012) and Bentley’s general illustration was strengthened with 23 dealerships opening in locations from Bucharest, Lyon and Minsk by to Hanoi (Vietnam) and a famous Silk Road city of Urumqi.

Bentley Continental GT Speed ConvertibleBentley serve stretched a oppulance products portfolio with a introduction of a Handbag Capsule Collection and innovative Bentley Home Collection featuring a operation of engineer seat desirous by a craftsmanship found inside each Bentley car.

Other pivotal highlights enclosed celebrating a 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s Coronation by personification a headlining purpose during a special entertainment of over 200 Royal Warrant Holders in a drift of Buckingham Palace this July.

The company’s famous Crewe domicile distinguished 75 years of continual engine prolongation while also looking to a destiny when 20,000 solar panels (with a ability of 5MW) were commissioned on a roof of Bentley’s factory. It is expected that during rise era times, a complement will furnish adult to 40% of Bentley’s appetite mandate and revoke CO2 use by over 2,500 tonnes per year.


• JANUARY. The new 202 mph Continental GT Speed Convertible, world’s fastest four-seat automobile announced.

• MARCH. New Flying Spur oppulance sedan debuts during Geneva. Bentley launches UK’s largest rooftop Solar Power Installation during Crewe HQ.

• APRIL. Global 1st entertain sales boost by + 25.75% over same duration in 2012. His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex visits Bentley.

• MAY. Bentley Blowers contest in classical Mille Miglia competition in Italy. Bentley partners Club House Italia with new Bentley Home Collection – disdainful seat mixing craftsmanship with artistic complicated design. Bentley announces partnership with London’s oppulance men’s lifestyle code Pankhurst. Bentley craftsmen reconstruct 6 barbers chairs incorporating materials and finishes from Bentley cars.

• JUNE. 10th Anniversary of Bentley’s 2003 Le Mans Victory and 75th Anniversary of engine prolongation during a Crewe factory.

• JULY. Continental GT3 creates energetic entrance during Goodwood Festival of Speed. Bentley title unite of Coronation Festival in gardens of Buckingham Palace. Bentley State Limousine displayed during celebrations.

• JULY cont. Prime Minister David Cameron and Dr Martin Winterkorn (Chairman of a Board Volkswagen Group) revisit Bentley and endorse £800 million investment in association as SUV plan goes ahead. Half year sales boost + 9 % over 2012 total with 4, 279 patron cars delivered.

• AUGUST. Bentley Handbag Capsule Collection during prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, California. Features dual graphic models – The Barnato and The Continental.

• SEPTEMBER. New Continental 4.0 litre GT V8 S announced during IAA Frankfurt. Bentley’s Facebook hits 1 Million Likes from enthusiasts and customers. Famous Blue Train Bentley wins altogether esteem during St. James’s Palace.

• OCTOBER. Third entertain formula uncover continued sales growth.

• 6, 516 cars delivered representing a + 9 % boost over 2012.

• NOVEMBER. New Bentley Boys announced. Guy Smith, Andy Meyrick and Steven Kane reliable for a car’s initial exam race, a Gulf 12 Hours during a Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, 13th Dec 2013.

• DECEMBER. Bentley Continental GT3 finishes in a rarely considerable fourth place in opening exam competition in Abu Dhabi.

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