Bentley Motors Limited has been in the automotive industry since 1919 and became well-known because of their rotary aero-engines. After the war, the British company continued on to produce award winning car models for a large user demographic, competing fiercely with BMW. It has collaborated with Rolls Royce and Volkswagen Group in the design and manufacturing of products. And from then until now, Bentley cars have never failed to deliver quality and functionality, both in the luxury and racing department.
This 2012, the company continues to outdo its previous efforts with a new line of Bentley cars to cater to every enthusiasts’ need. Here are some of the most noteworthy models you might want to add to your collection of fine vehicles.
First, there’s the Bentley Continental, which is one of the brand’s most saleable units for 2011. This 2012, their new releases include the GT, Flying Spur and Super Sports, which highlight a slightly revamped bodywork, improved comfort features, additional interior storage, more dynamic handling and updated electronic systems to not only secure additional driving power, but also control and enjoyment. These four -seater vehicles are set up with high quality interior leather, wood veneer trim and an eight speaker audio system as part of its impressive entertainment specifications. They also sport alloy wheels, LED running lights, automatic xenon headlights, parking sensors, heated external mirrors, power lids, power tilt and telescoping steering wheels, and memory functions. These cars also have lumbar adjustments, on top of a dual-zone automatic climate control and optional cruise controls, rearview cameras and phone handsets. All of these features make driving more efficient for users. At $190,000 to $260,000 (the Supersports being the most expensive of the series), they are definitely more affordable than alternative brand models of their caliber.
Then there’s the Bentley Mulsanne, which some die-hard collectors would question to be anything as good as the standard Continental Bentley cars. It was first introduced back in 1998 with its ¾-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. And 14 years later, it has become one of the most successful Bentley releases in the U.S. luxury car market – particularly because of its association to ballers and hip hop royalty. This car’s crowning glory, aside from its engine (which produces 505 horsepower and 752 pounds-feet of torque), is it’s luxurious, handcrafted interiors with a variety of customization options. Not only will buyers be treated to premium grade leather and genuine wood veneers; they will also be able to take advantage of an 8-speed automatic transmission, column mounted gearshift paddles, computer controlled, adaptive air suspension, ensuring both comfort and performance in one product. They will also be able to make use of a multi-zone climate control system on top of heated memory power seats, power trunks and a multimedia system composed of a 60 GB hard disc drive, satellite navigation, 8-inch multimedia screen, iPod and MP3 player compatibility, 14 speaker system and Bluetooth connectivity. Like the Continental line up, customers could also have cruise control and rear-view cameras installed for security and navigation purposes. Now, this particular mode is more expensive than the Continental Bentley cars, with a price tag of $290,000. But if you are out to make a worthwhile luxury car investment, this is one of the best choices you can go with.
To ensure that you end up with the best deals, you should shop around for discounts, freebies, warranties and services. These are the only means you can maximize your expenditure.