BENTLEY MOTORS AT THE 66TH IAA FRANKFURT
- Bentley unveils the Bentayga: the most powerful, most luxurious, most exclusive and fastest SUV in the world
- Bentayga combines unparalleled luxury with sporting ability, off-road performance and everyday usability
- Designed, engineered and built in Crewe, UK, this sector-defining SUV takes Bentley luxury to new places
- Continental GT displays refined Grand Touring luxury
- Bentley Mulsanne Speed – the pinnacle of luxury and performance
- GT3 racecar takes break from 2015 season to join model range
- Next generation Inspirator configurator app
- Bentley’s luxury goods collection reimagined for 2016
(Crewe/Frankfurt, 15 September 2015) Bentley Motors unveils its pinnacle, sector-defining Bentayga SUV at 10:20 BST (11:20 CET) at the 66th IAA in Frankfurt. The press conference can be viewed live at www.bentleymedia.com.
The Bentley Bentayga combines unparalleled luxury with effortless performance and everyday usability. With an all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 powertrain, the Bentayga is the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world. It offers a true Bentley driving experience and showcases a range of innovative technology features.
Its modern luxury interior is handcrafted in Britain, the Bentayga boasts the world’s finest automotive cabin, with unrivalled levels of precision. The detailing in metal, wood and leather – including meticulous tolerances between elements of trim – sets a new standard in automotive design. This level of perfection is only achievable thanks to the exceptional skill of Bentley’s colleagues in Crewe.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, comments: “The Bentayga is truly the Bentley of SUVs. It redefines luxury in the SUV sector and offers a genuine Bentley experience in any environment, thanks to a combination of unparalleled attention to detail, go-anywhere ability and cutting-edge technology. With this extraordinary car we are looking forward to an exciting period of strong growth and sales success for Bentley. The Bentayga is the next step in our brand’s bold future.”
Further details about the Bentayga, including video interviews with the project team, are available at www.bentleymedia.com.
The World’s Finest Grand Tourer
Joining the Bentayga on stand is the recently refreshed Continental GT Speed Convertible. New exterior styling including more pronounced fenders lend a more assertive and confident stance to the front of the car. Enhancing the GT’s iconic silhouette further, three new paint colours are available.
The upgrades continue inside the luxury cabin of the Continental range with a new style seat detailing, brightware elements, driver instruments, steering wheel and gear paddles. New material options and hide colours complete the refresh. Onboard WiFi, providing connectivity to all handheld devices in the car is also now available across the Continental family.
The mighty 6.0-litre twin turbo W12 engine receives a power and torque increase, from 575 PS (567 bhp / 423 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb.ft) to 590 PS (582 bhp / 434 kW) and 720 Nm (531 lb.ft), to maintain the model’s reputation of effortless performance. The power upgrade is accompanied by improvements to fuel economy and efficiency.
Unrivalled, Effortless Speed
The Mulsanne Speed completes Bentley’s production-model line-up at Frankfurt. Tailored for the driver, the Mulsanne Speed delivers the fastest handcrafted luxury driving experience in the world.
Bentley’s mighty 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8 engine propels the Mulsanne Speed to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and on to a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h), whilst modern exterior and interior bespoke styling features define the Mulsanne Speed as a statement in quintessential British luxury.
Bentley’s Continental GT3 takes a break from the 2015 racing season to join the Bentley model range at the IAA. The racecar explores the potential of the Continental GT in its most extreme form, exploiting the performance and endurance DNA in every road-going Bentley.
The 2015 season has seen the continued growth of the Bentley international motorsport programme, with Works-supported teams racing in six different series across four continents and customers taking their Continental GT3s to an ever-expanding selection of new countries and GT races.
Bentley Inspirator: A Journey Through Personalisation
Inspiration can now be transformed into recommendation, via Bentley’s latest innovation: The Inspirator.
Using a device’s camera function, the application’s facial and emotion recognition software measures expressions on the user’s face as they react to a variety of emotional and evocative imagery.
These reactions are then interpreted by the app and a bespoke Bentley for that customer is configured, providing ideas and suggestions for tailored options based on their needs, tastes and preferences.
The Bentley Collection
Bentley Motors is announcing a new look Bentley Collection which will also debut at Frankfurt Motorshow. Over 100 new items embody the essence of the Bentley brand, with their unparalleled craftsmanship and incredible attention to detail.
The range comprises six distinct collections: Style, Business, Home, Heritage, Colour, and Bentley.
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Notes to editors
- Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s three model lines, Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 3,800 people at Crewe.