The Bentley name is synonymous with high performance British luxury cars for the well heeled. After 60 years of ownership by Rolls Royce, Bentley Motors has flourished since being acquired by Volkswagen in 1998. The Continental GT coupe has spawned new sporty variants, while the stately Mulsanne sedan is a legitimate alternative to the Rolls-Royce Phantom. More exclusive than the German premium brands, Bentley has carved out its own niche with a combination of distinctive styling, luxury and performance.
This sedan is for new Bentley customers who want performance and style, but need the accommodations and convenience of a 4-door. Positioned above the S-Class Mercedes-Benz, the Flying Spur is far more exclusive. A 6.0L W-12 and AWD ensures that this Bentley can forge through the worst weather in speed and comfort. The standard air suspension keeps the Bentley level regardless of load, as well as adjusts ride height automatically. With a curb weight well over 2.5 tons; this Bentley is as heavy as some full size SUVs. Despite its conservative styling, the Flying Spur has a top speed of 195 MPH, which makes it one of the fastest sedans on the planet.
This luxurious coupe combines exclusivity and performance better than anything else in its class. Only the big Mercedes-Benz CL coupe is on par with the Bentley. Although the CL has comparable performance, it can't match the striking Continental GT in sheer style. Powered by a 6.0L W-12 and equipped with AWD, this Bentley is built for long distance journeys in any weather, but with a curb weight over 2.5 tons, this is one heavy coupe.
The Bentley Arnage was a holdover from the days before VW owned Bentley. The Mulsanne is Bentley's new flagship.