Founded by engineer W.O. Bentley in the aftermath of World War I, Bentley's initial sales success was built upon its early competition success, most notably with iconic wins in the 24 Hours of LeMans. Regrettably, success at the track couldn't surmount its lack of success on the showroom. In the downturn of the Great Depression Bentley went into receivership, its assets and brand acquired by Rolls-Royce. More recently a one-for-two-split put Rolls ownership with BMW while the Volkswagen Group acquired Bentley.

In 2017 Bentley offers one part history and multiple visions of today. Its least expensive offering, the Continental, is arguably also the most fun to drive. It also remains the most popular, but will probably be surpassed in sales by the all new Bentayga SUV. If shopping for the most expensive Bentley, check the Mulsanne box. And if you want a large dose of VW engineering and development, the Flying Spur is the appropriate choice.


2017 Bentley Bentayga
2017 Bentley Bentayga
MSRP:
$229,100
Engine:
6.0L W-12
MPG:
12 City / 19 HWY
2017 Bentley Flying Spur
2017 Bentley Flying Spur
MSRP:
$189,000
Engine:
4.0L V-8
MPG:
N/A
2017 Bentley Continental GT
2017 Bentley Continental GT
MSRP:
$198,500
Engine:
4.0L V-8
MPG:
N/A
2016 Bentley Flying Spur
2016 Bentley Flying Spur
MSRP:
$201,000
Engine:
4.0L V-8
MPG:
14 City / 24 HWY
2016 Bentley Mulsanne
2016 Bentley Mulsanne
MSRP:
$303,700
Engine:
6.8L V-8
MPG:
11 City / 18 HWY
2016 Bentley Continental GT
2016 Bentley Continental GT
MSRP:
$198,500
Engine:
4.0L V-8
MPG:
15 City / 25 HWY
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Bentley recalls 27,640 Continental, Flying Spur models

7,778 Models Affected In US

Bentley is recalling 27,640 examples of the Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur worldwide because of a loose battery cable joint. The campaign includes 7,778 of them in the US.
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