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Bentley Auto Show Coverage

Bentley was founded in 1919, and in addition to being known for its ultra high-end automobiles, also produced rotary engines during World War I. It was purchased by Rolls-Royce in 1931, and the two brands co-existed together until 1998 when they were purchased by the Volkswagen Group. BMW, however, retained the rights to the Rolls-Royce name, and the two brands were eventually split apart in January 2003.

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    eBay Find of the Day: Zagato's 2008 Bentley Continental GTZ show car
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    Back in 2008, Milanese design studio Zagato got together with Bentley to create the Continental GTZ, a coachbuilt version of Crewe's prolific luxury coupe. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the design had some beautiful elements, but the GTZ wasn't supposed to be a one-and-done affair. For a handsome fee, Zagato offered to rebody anyone's Continental GT ...

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    Frankfurt: Bentley Mulsanne Executive Interior Concept is how to roll like a real boss
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    If you have to to work while being shuttled in the back seat of a car, it's hard to find a more comfortable mobile office than a Bentley Mulsanne. Still, all of that luxury won't aid you in spell-checking TPS reports as you're more likely to be lulled to sleep. Bentley has a new interior concept that will keep you alert, awake, connected and running the ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Bentley Continental GTC wafts onto stage [w/video]
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    When one of Volkswagen's higher-end marques unveils a new version of one of its core products, you know one thing for certain: the debut is just the beginning. Because after the first new version rolls out, there will be a veritable landslide of variants to follow. That's the case with the Porsche 911, that's the case with the Lamborghini Gallardo and ...

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    Report: Bentley to unveil new Continental GTC in Frankfurt
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    Bentley's Continental range has, well... "spurred" a whole line of derivatives: the GT coupe, the GTC convertible, the Flying Spur sedan, Speed and Supersports versions of each, a string of special editions.... And like other such proliferative products – say, the Porsche 911 or Ford Mustang, for examples – when one is updated, it starts a ...

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    Report: Custom 1956 Bentley S1 ute up for charity auction in Australia
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    Bentley and Bugatti may be under common ownership these days, but back in the day, they were bitter rivals. That rivalry lead one Ettore Bugatti to deride his English competition as "the world's fastest lorries" (the British term for commercial trucks). He was speaking figuratively, because while the notion of a Bentley sport-ute has been rumored every ...

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    Geneva 2011: Bentley Supersports ICR Convertible is a classy drop-top rocketship
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    This question is for all of our Bentley buying readers in attendance today: Do you prefer the Flying B in your driveway to be of the limited-edition variety? If you answered "Harrumph! Of course I do, you peasant!", then we've just gotten up close with your next purchase. It's called the Bentley Continental Supersports Ice Speed Record Convertible and ...

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    Bentley Supersports "Ice Speed Record" Convertible looks for warm reception in Geneva
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    Report: Bentley Continental Supersports "Ice Speed Record" Convertible coming to Geneva
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    It looks like Bentley isn't wasting any time when it comes to capitalizing on the company's latest feat of speed. According to Cars UK, the automaker is planning to roll out 100 special-edition models to commemorate Juha Kankkunen's recent record-breaking ice-speed run. Officially called the Bentley Continental Supersports Ice-Speed Record Convertible, ...

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    Paefgen hands Dürheimer the keys to Bentley... and Bugatti
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    The king is dead. Long live the king. After eight years at the helm of Bentley, Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen has officially stepped down from his position as chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors. Following the announcement a little over a month ago, the longtime Volkswagen group executive has literally handed the keys over to his successor, Wolfgang ...

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    Paris 2010: 2011 Bentley Continental GT, live and in the flesh
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    Here is your first glimpse at the redesigned 2011 Bentley Continental GT as it makes its world debut at the Paris Motor Show. Earlier, we mentioned that it will receive a nearly four percent price hike over the previous model, which is nothing compared to the overall improvements the new car has received. Like any car, it has good and bad angles ...

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    Video: 2011 Bentley Continental GT out on the road
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    The all-new 2011 Bentley Continental GT was recently revealed online. Initially we only had pretty pictures to look at, but information comes fast and furious on the world wide web. We have gotten our hands on a video of the luxurious grand tourer doing what it does best. The video (located just beyond the jump) is a bit low on action but high on design ...

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    Redesigned Bentley Continental GT teased in video
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    After a slew of special editions and the recent spate of spy shots, the new Bentley Continental GT is finally getting ready for its big reveal at the Paris Motor Show, and the flying B has set up a microsite with a brief teaser video to whet our appetites for the big day. As seen previously, the exterior revisions appear to be limited to a revised front ...

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    Spy Shots: Refreshed 2012 Bentley Continental GT gets ready for Paris
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    There's no denying the Bentley Continental line is due for an update. In the ultra competitive world of ultra luxurious automobiles, the sportiest of Bentley's top-shelf automobiles is, shall we say, aging gracefully, and all the while new competitors are keen to take a crack at the drive-for-yourself luxury thrown. In order to keep the Continental GT ...

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    Continentals for the Mainland: Special edition Bentleys previewed for Beijing show
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    It's been barely eight years since Bentley entered the Chinese market, and they haven't looked back. Since arriving on the scene in 2002, Bentley's sales have grown ten-fold, to the point that today China is the company's third largest market. So it's little wonder that the crew from Crewe is launching a pair of special editions specifically for the ...

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    Spy Shots: Bentley Continental GT gets a new nose, more swoop for 2011
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    Our intrepid spy shooters caught the 2011 Bentley Continental GT unwrapped for an all-too-brief moment, and managed to snap off a handful of shots before a VAG security team snatched their camera away and deleted all the images... save one. However, this singular shot proves Bentley is taking considerable pains to update the aging GT with some new ...

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    Geneva 2010: Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible is a belated holiday treat
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    Although Christmas was many months ago, we're guessing that the fine folks at Bentley specified the paint on their Bentley Continental Sports Convertible show car some months ago. How else to explain the scrumptious eggnog metallic finish and interior piping? Perhaps it was the droptop's yuletide bounty of power (621 brake horsepower and 590 pound-feet ...

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    Geneva 2010: Touring Superleggera Flying Star is our kind of coachbuilt wunder car
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    The majority of auto journalists are car freaks by nature. One of the many defining characteristics of a car freak is an undying, unadulterated love of any sort of shooting brake. If you're not a car freak, or just don't know the term, a shooting brake is a two-door station wagon. Why is this bodystyle so beloved? Many reasons, but let's just chalk it up ...

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    Geneva Preview: Bentley Supersports Convertible, all Continentals get E85 compatibility
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    A year ago at the Geneva Motor Show, Bentley took its first tentative step toward being ever-so-slightly greener with the introduction of the Continental Supersports coupe. The Supersports was a lightweight, higher-powered version of the Continental GT that was the first in the range to offer flex-fuel E85 compatibility. After several months on the ...

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    Geneva Preview: 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible
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    Bentley has dropped the details on its newest creation ahead of its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, and claims that it's produced the world's fastest four-seat convertible and the quickest drop-top Bentley in the automaker's history. The 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible is the soft-top sibling to the marque's latest coupe, packing ...

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    Coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera to launch Bentley Continental shooting brake in Geneva
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    Earlier this month, we heard rumors that coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera planned to introduce a new bespoke version of the Bentley Continental GT. Now we've got confirmation that the firm will indeed introduce an shooting brake based on the GT at the Geneva Motor Show early next month. Only 20 three-door estates are planned, and they'll ...

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