Tag: Bentley

Bentley will retire the W12 engine next year

Bentley introduced its iconic W12 engine back in 2003, with the first Continental GT and it was used in subsequent versions of the car in the years afterwards. Shortly afterwards, Volkswagen used the same W12 engine in the Phaeton. Bentley has said that order books for all W12 powered cars will close this December, but just before that happens – a brand new car, the Bentley Batur will arrive and use […]

Bentley announces new hybrid version of the Flying Spur

Bentley is moving into the hybrid world a few models at a time, building on from the Bentayga hybrid which combined a 3.0-litre V6 with a hybrid system to make 335bhp. The new hybrid Flying Spur saloon has an even more powerful engine with a 2.9-litre V6 and 410bhp. The Flying Spur Hybrid is due to go on sale later this summer, with prices starting at £160,000. Bentley say the […]

Bentley is making 1,000 employees redundant

Following the tough decision Aston Martin had to make this week, in making getting rid of 500 jobs – Bentley is going to be cutting 1,000 jobs as, like most of the car makers based in the UK it is taking the strain of the impact from the coronavirus. Bentley will be contacting each of its employees, which is at 4,200 at the moment and offering them to voluntarily leave, […]

Bentley will be stopping car production in the UK for one month, joining JLR

Today, Bentley has announced that it will be stopping production of any new cars in its factory in Crewe and is shutting down the factory for one month with plans to reopen again on the 20th April. This news joins a similar announcement from Jaguar Land Rover today, where it plans to temporarily shut down its factories in Castle Bromwich, Halewood and Solihull. Bentley’s factory produces around 11,000 cars a […]

Bentley won’t launch a full electric car until 2025 at the earliest

According to Adrian Hallmark, the boss of Bentley – the company’s future is all about electric cars but that reality won’t greet us until the mid 2020s, with 2025 being the earliest unfortunately as the company doesn’t want to just make an electric version of an existing car, as this can compromise range and any efficiencies – instead, like its parent company VW has done with the ID.3, it wants […]

This is a 53 billion pixel image of a Bentley

In a recent promotional stunt and technical exercise by Bentley, the car company created this 53 gigapixel (53 billion pixels) image of the new Bentley Mulsanne, but this looks like just an image of the Golden Gate bridge but if you zoom in far enough you can actually see the car, driver and the stitching on the passenger seat. To create this image, Bentley teamed up with Nasa to use […]