Bentley Düsseldorf Launches Year-Long Celebrations Marking 20th Anniversary Milestone

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="79120"] source: Bentley  Düsseldorf showroom at the heart of Bentley’s thriving regional network 20th anniversary event highlights British marque’s European strength Rare collection of Bentley cars old and new on display in futuristic glass showroom with a focus on skills and craftsmanship of Bentley’s in-house coachbuilder Mulliner Exclusive Bentley Mulliner Bacalar and classic Bentley Corniche Coupé by Mulliner Park-Ward take cent...

Audi Group: Strong Financial Performance in a Challenging Environment

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="78504"] source: Audi AG Audi CEO Markus Duesmann says, “Financial performance shows the strength of our brand group” Revenues of €44.6 billion, operating profit of €6.2 billion, operating margin of 14.0%: Audi Group is performing well despite geopolitical crises and strained supply chains High demand for Audi electric models, strong performance from Bentley, record deliveries from Lamborghini, and stable deliveries from Ducati The Pr...

Audi Group First Half-Year: Operating Profit at All-Time High

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74545"] source: Audi AG CEO Duesmann: “Global fossil fuel crisis affirms strategic focus on e-mobility and carbon-neutral production.” CFO Rittersberger: “A strong first half-year shows that Audi has mastered the turbulence well and systematically seized opportunities.” Revenues of €29.9 billion, operating profit of €4.9 billion, operating margin of 16.5%, net cash flow of €2.6 billion. The Audi Group is pre...

Bentley Follows Record Sales Year with Best-Ever First Quarter

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71577"] source: Audi AG British marque starts 2022 with unparalleled performance Operating profits up 162 per cent to €170 million in first quarter Figures mirror second best full-year profit figure ever Revenue per car soars from €184,000 in 2021 to €212,000 - return on sales reaches 21 per cent Bentley sales up 38 per cent in Europe year to date Global Continental GT sales increase by ten per cent Record figures ...

Fiscal Year 2021: Audi Group Achieves All-Time Highs in Operating Profit and Net Cash Flow

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69810"] source: Audi AG CEO Markus Duesmann: “Audi has a clear plan for the electric and digital future.” CFO Jürgen Rittersberger: “In a very challenging environment, we showed our financial strengths.” Operating profit of 5.5 billion euros and net cash flow of 7.8 billion euros Brand group: Joint goals and synergy potentials in high nine-figure range In the challenging fiscal year of 2021, Audi once again put its strengths to the ...

Team Play in the Brand Group: Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley and Ducati Have Ambitious Goals

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69999"] source: Audi AG Synergy potentials in the high hundreds of million euros and a long-term operating margin of over 11% Brands benefit from the transfer of key technologies and a common path into electric mobility Markus Duesmann: “We want to utilize our shared strengths and focus on the individuality of the brands” The transformation to electric mobility requires large investments: With intensified cooperation in their Brand Group...

Continental GT3 Pikes Peak – Technical Details Revealed

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61334"] source: Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak powers through dynamic testing Race engine completes prove-out phase using renewable fuel More than 750 bhp in testing and 1000 Nm from reworked 4.0-litre V8 30 per cent more downforce than standard Continental GT3 Revised chassis, water-cooled brakes and 3D-printed parts Bentley bids for triple crown of Pikes Peak records Targeting Time Attack 1 record, to add to Production SUV and Production C...

Global Deliveries of Pikes Peak Continental GT Limited Edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56099"] source: Bentley Customers from around the world start to receive their limited edition Pikes Peak Continental GT by Mulliner Five vehicles delivered into the USA, home to the world-renowned course in Colorado where the record was set Cars travel to all sides of world – the UK, USA, Europe, Qatar, UAE, Japan and New Zealand Just 15 examples hand-built at Bentley’s factory in Crewe, England W12-powered Continental GT race car smashed I...

Video of the Day: Battle of the Executive Muscle Cars – Bentley Flying Spur W12 vs Audi S8 Twin-Turbo V8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53362"] words: Bill, video: carwow It's not often you see full size sedans, well at least full size luxury super sedans, go up against each other in a drag race. Mat does just that in this latest video from carwow. The Flying Spur with the huge 635hp W12 lines up against its platform mate, the S8 with the 571 twin-turbo V8. Doesn't sound like a fair fight but the Bentley weighs in at 5,373lbs versus 4,916 for the S8; a difference of 457 pou...

2020 Bentley Motorsport Programme To Be Biggest Yet

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41273"] source: Bentley Motorsport Customer racing programme set to be larger than ever before Bentley Motorsport Academy driver assessments underway Bentley Team M-Sport to enter Intercontinental GT Challenge, focusing on car development and customer support K-PAX Racing to enter GT World Challenge Europe (Crewe, 9th January 2020) – Bentley Motorsport’s 2020 programme is set to be its largest yet, with elite customer tea...

Bentley Celebrates Record Awards In Centenary Year

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40792"] source: Bentley Motors World's most sought-after luxury car brand wins 26 global accolades All-new Flying Spur named ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ by Top Gear Magazine Continental GT awarded ‘People’s Car of the Year’ by Jeremy Clarkson Brand named Britain’s ‘Most Admired Car Company’ Bentley named No. 1 employer by Top Employer Institute Bentley has rounded off a memorable centenary year with a record number of global awards...

The New Flying Spur In Detail: The Story of Diamond Knurling

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40035"] source: Bentley Bentley brings traditional craftsmanship into the digital era through the application of state-of-the-art technology Diamond Knurling Specification created using cutting-edge parametric design software Completely new manufacturing approach demonstrates no-compromise approach of luxury British marque All-New Flying Spur sets the benchmark for interior refinement and luxury 5,331 individual diamond shapes perfectly cut into...

Limited Edition Continental GT Celebrates Bentley’s Pikes Peak Record

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39688"] source: Bentley Limited Edition Continental GT restricted to just 15 examples Celebrates Bentley’s record-breaking run up world-renowned course W12-powered Continental GT beat coveted International Hill Climb record by just over eight seconds in June Limited Edition model features exclusive Radium by Mulliner paintwork and carbon fibre body kit Optional ‘100’ grille honours record achievement during Bentley’s centenary year Alcan...

Bentley EXP 100 GT – Working In Partnership For A Future Of Sustainable Luxury Mobility

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37198"] source: Bentley Bentley’s vision of the future sets the benchmark for sustainability Luxurious cabin includes finest intelligently curated materials All-electric concept car an environmental showcase Bentley partners with world’s leading experts in sustainable materials Sustainable future includes 5,000-year-old Copper Infused Riverwood 100% organic leather-like textile a bi-product of wine-making British Farmed Wool carpets and embr...