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.


2018 Bentley Continental GT
2018 Bentley Continental GT
MSRP:
$236,100
Engine:
6.0L W-12
MPG:
12 City / 20 HWY
2018 Bentley Bentayga
2018 Bentley Bentayga
MSRP:
$195,000
Engine:
6.0L W-12
MPG:
12 City / 19 HWY
2018 Bentley Flying Spur
2018 Bentley Flying Spur
MSRP:
$189,000
Engine:
4.0L V-8
MPG:
13 City / 22 HWY
2017 Bentley Flying Spur
2017 Bentley Flying Spur
MSRP:
$189,000
Engine:
4.0L V-8
MPG:
14 City / 24 HWY
2017 Bentley Continental GT
2017 Bentley Continental GT
MSRP:
$198,500
Engine:
4.0L V-8
MPG:
15 City / 25 HWY
2017 Bentley Mulsanne
2017 Bentley Mulsanne
MSRP:
$361,500
Engine:
6.8L V-8
MPG:
11 City / 17 HWY
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For Sale

2010 Bentley Continental
$99,980 / 27,736 miles / CA
2007 Bentley Continental
$66,888 / 28,763 miles / CA
2009 Bentley Continental
$77,888 / 30,146 miles / CA
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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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An issue involving carbon-ceramic brakes has prompted Lamborghini and Bentley to recall certain models so equipped. The problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, revolves around the stainless steel screws that secure the brake rotors, which are prone to corrosion when exposed to salty conditions.
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