Bentley Motors was founded in 1919 by Walter Owen Bentley. The first model of Bentley, the rapid 3-litre, was released two years later. This started an incredible history. The Larger Bentley cars were so successful at Le Mans and this earned Bentley Motorcars a renowned status among British sports car enthusiasts. Now, the Bentley brand is known to be one of the most highline automobiles across the world. Bentley’s state of the art factory is now located in Crewe, England. New Bentley coupes and sedans are hand built with precise craftsmanship. That is why at Manhattan Motorcars, we are proud to represent Bentley motors at our New York dealership. The union of traditional craftsmanship and new technology is what makes Bentley a unique car for NYC.
In 1931, Bentley sold the brand to Rolls-Royce. The 3 ½ litre was the first Bentley introduced. In the following decades, the prices of Bentley were more than Rolls-Royces and Bentley slowly withdrew into anonymity. Finally, in the 1980s, Bentley Motors mader huge strides and a new company policy was set. An iconic name brand was established and the Mulsanne Turbo Sedan was introduced. Following the Mulsanne, the Continental Coupe and Convertible created a distinct look for Bentley.
Then in the 1990s Bentley introduced the Azure convertible and Arnage sedan. However it seemed to keep Bentley just at a steady pace until finally Volkswagen acquired Bentley Motors and the Crewe Factory in 2000s, German automakers took the chance to allowed Bentley to expand the model lineup and improved overall quality of all cars. In 2003, the sporty Continental GT coupe, which later spawned the GTC convertible and the Flying Spur sedan, became extrtemely popular. In 2011, the redesigned Mulsanne once again became the flagship sedan.
As many NY luxury car enthusiasts, like Manhattan Motorcars, would expect, the Modern Bentley coupes and sedans are equipped with a series of well-built engines. The most powerful models include a twin turbocharged 12 cylinder engine generating 600 horsepower, more than enough horsepower for the roads of New York. Bentley’s traditional qualities are still incorporated into the current Bentley models. For the driver, Bentley means entering a world of luxurious high-performance. The craftsmanship is evident throughout, right down to the initials carefully etched into the upholstery inside every car. An individual hallmark of absolute quality. Here at our Bentley dealership in Manhattan, NY we are continuously left in awe.