July 27, 2016 11:45 AM ET

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Company Overview of Bentley Motors Limited

Company Overview

Bentley Motors Limited designs, engineers, and manufactures cars. It also offers cars for racing purpose. In addition, the company provides various pre-owned and heritage vehicles, accessories, and financial services, as well as service, maintenance, and repair. It offers its products through a network of dealers in the United Kingdom, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific; and its showroom in Crewe, United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Crewe, United Kingdom. Bentley Motors Limited operates as a subsidiary of Volkswagen International Finance N.V.

Pyms Lane

Crewe,  CW1 3PL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1919

Phone:

44 1270 255155

Fax:

44 1270 586548

Key Executives for Bentley Motors Limited

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 58
Board Member for Finance, IT and Business Development
Age: 50
Engineering Chief and Board Member for Engineering
Communications Director
Board Member for Human Resources
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Bentley Motors Limited Key Developments

Bentley Introduces Updated Mulsanne

Bentley has updated its top-level Mulsanne, creating a three-model range. The updated Mulsanne maintains the attributes of what the Volkswagen luxury brand identifies as its DNA: exquisite, individual, and powerful. Bentley's update to its top-range Mulsanne sedan is arriving on the market in the coming months, with the company demonstrating the car to media and analysts, including IHS, on routes in the Bavarian Alps in June. As the pinnacle of the Bentley brand's models, the Mulsanne sets the tone for the range. Among the changes to the new vehicle are updates to the front and rear fascias, as well as a new hood. The front grille is 80 mm wider and has Bentley's traditional vertical strakes and new adaptive LED headlamps, which adjust the beam pattern to driving and lighting conditions based on four settings for town, country, motorway, and high-beam. The outer lamps now sit in line with the headlights, accentuating the width of the car. The bumper, radiator shell and hood continue as one piece, integrated seamlessly to contribute to the visual appearance of width. Along the side is a new B-shaped wing vent in the lower section of the fender. In the rear, new taillights also carry a B shape and sit in a redesigned bumper. The powertrain has been carried over, with the standard 505-hp 6.75-litre V8 engine in the Mulsanne and Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase models and a 530-hp version in the Mulsanne Speed model. In all models, the engine is mated to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, though the transmission is tuned toward more sporting gear ratios in the Speed, and the car takes a driver-focused Sport suspension mode. Bentley says that the Mulsanne has all-new chassis hardware, as the engineer designers had looked for a step change in refinement over the dynamics of the outgoing car. The changes seem to favour noise reduction, including active engine mounts, all-new air suspension, new suspension bushes, and new noise absorption technology in the tyres. Systems added to the big Bentley include blind-spot detection, adaptive cruise control, and collision mitigation. However, the Mulsanne's in-car entertainment and connectivity features have been increased notably, with a focus on the rear-seat passengers. The model offers Wi-Fi and has added as standard Apple CarPlay, and features standard, 32GB Android-based tablets in the rear seats, a system called Bentley Entertainment Tablet. (The timing of the addition of Android Auto is unclear, though it is under consideration.) The tablets are removable for in-car or in-home use. When connected to the car, the tablets are able to display the programmed navigation, enabling the rear-seat passengers to see the route, time to destination, and vehicle speed. Passengers can surf the internet, check email, and adjust media sources and volume through the tablet, controlling the whole-car audio or focusing on their own space. The Bentley's navigation system and in-car Wi-Fi draw from the corporate technology bin, as they use the Google Earth navigation display introduced to the Volkswagen Group through Audi. For drivers, there is a new 8-inch display touchscreen connected to a 60GB solid-state hard drive for on-board media storage. Gone is the wood cover that dropped down to hide the display; as Bentley has shifted to the touchscreen display, the screen was moved forward about 25mm for easier operation.

Bentley Launches New Flying Spur Variant, Flying Spur V8 S, at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Bentley launched its new Flying Spur variant, Flying Spur V8 S, at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle is to be positioned between the basic Flying Spur V8 and the W12-powered edition. The automaker is to commence delivery of the vehicle this summer. The model is equipped with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo engine that delivers 521bhp and 502lb-ft of torque, coupled with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system with a 40:60 torque split. It features a black grille with a body-colour insert, custom 20-inch open-spoke painted wheels inspired by the Continental GT V8 S and optional dark-theme styling elements including tinted lights, black gloss mirror covers and black 21-inch six-spoke wheels.

Bentley to Launch Flying Spur V8 S

Bentley is launching its Flying spur V8 S at the Geneva motor show. The vehicle sits above the entry-level V8 and below the range-topping W12-powered model. The model is equipped with a modified version of the brand's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers 388kW and 680Nm respectively. It accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 306km/h. It features 20-inch open-spoked painted wheels, black radiator grille and rear diffuser and a unique grille insert along with V8 S badging and V8 S tread-plates and options with dark-tint front and rear lights, black exterior mirror covers and 21-inch black six-spoke wheels.

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