Bentley Motors’ new, state-of-the-art Engineering Test Centre begins operations

Bentley Motors today announced its new, state-of-the-art Engineering Test Centre has commenced operations after receiving official approval from Britain’s Vehicle Certification Agency. Based at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, England, this latest investment follows the recent recertification by the Carbon Trust marking three years as a carbon neutral site.  

70 years since Bentley established own design department in Crewe

Bentley Motors is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of its own Design department at Crewe. The first Crewe-designed Bentley was the R-Type Continental in 1951, and was the responsibility of John Blatchley, the Head of Styling. John’s previous experience as chief designer from Gurney-Nutting, the coachbuilders responsible for the iconic ‘Blue Train’ Bentley, meant he had a honed sense of proportion and form. 

Bentley Mulliner finishes off Bacalar Car One and Blower Car One

Bentley Mulliner has completed the first customer cars in both of its new series of pinnacle, handcrafted, bespoke projects. Each car is the first of their respective 12 vehicle series, with Bacalar Car One being the first customer delivery of Mulliner’s new coachbuilt barchetta. Meanwhile, Blower Car One is a millimetre-accurate mechanical recreation of Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin’s 1929 supercharged 4½-Litre, and the first customer car of the world’s first pre-war continuation series.

Third member of Bentley Mulliner Collections portfolio – Flying Spur Mulliner

Bentley Mulliner announces the new Flying Spur Mulliner – the ultimate in four-door luxury Grand Touring and Mulliner’s first electrified Bentley. Whether enjoying the technically advanced V6 Hybrid powertrain, the emotional V8 or endless waves of torque from the W12, customers will still benefit from the exquisite detailing offered by the latest Mulliner product.

New, bespoke Bentayga Hybrid delivered to The Macallan Estate

Bentley has today delivered a new Bentayga Hybrid, complete with bespoke Mulliner details, to The Macallan Estate in Speyside, Scotland. Following the announcement last month of a long-term brand partnership between Bentley Motors and The Macallan, the new hybrid is the first of two permanent estate cars for The Macallan, to be joined by a matching Flying Spur Hybrid. Bentley Mulliner has added beautiful, subtle details themed by The Macallan to the car, including unique stitching, personalised inlays to wood veneer, and bespoke treadplates and LED welcome lamps.

Five examples of revered coachbuilt Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine become available

Bentley is offering customers a final opportunity to purchase a piece of automotive history – one of the British brand’s most unique and distinguished models, the Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner. Five examples of this rare, modern coachbuilt car, which was specifically designed for customers seeking the finest in luxury limousine transportation, have recently become available for purchase. These five cars were all built by hand by Mulliner in 2015, and shipped to their destination in the United Arab Emirates – but never used nor registered.

The last Breitling and Bentley watch celebrates 19 years of extraordinary wristwatches

Swiss watch brand Breitling and British luxury car maker Bentley have been working together for 19 years, the longest ever serving partnership between a watch brand and a luxury car manufacturer. The partnership began in 2002, when Bentley and Breitling came together to design the onboard clock for the first ever Bentley Continental GT, which was debuted in 2003. Following this, the partnership has created some of the most notable watches in Breitling’s history. The last Bentley Breitling Tourbillon now leaves the factory – set to be an iconic collectors’ timepiece for generations to come – and representing the final collaboration between the two brands.