The Bentley Motors Limited Company is a British producer of cars. It was founded by Walter Owen Bentley on the 18th of January 1919 in England. Two years later, the first model debuted, the rapid “3-litre” Bentley. Larger cars followed, and racing success at Le Mans earned the Bentley motorcars status among British sports car enthusiasts. Financial woes (brought on in part by the Wall Street Crash of 1929) triggered the brand’s sale to Rolls-Royce in 1931. The first new Bentley after this event was the “3 1/2-litre,” introduced in 1933 and based on a Rolls chassis that never saw production.
During the 2000s, that VW ownership allowed Bentley to further expand its model range and improve overall quality. The Continental coupe was again redesigned and quickly became a sales success, spawning a convertible version. Soon a four-door version of the Continental, the Flying Spur, debuted, followed in 2011 by the Mulsanne flagship sedan.
As one would expect, modern Bentley coupes and sedans at Manhattan Motorcars are powered by a series of surprisingly muscular engines. The most potent models are motivated by a turbocharged 12-cylinder engine that generates more than 600 horsepower, though a new V8 promises similar acceleration but with much better fuel economy. No matter the engine, Bentley’s traditional qualities remain, with all models benefiting from a cabin exquisitely finished in a variety of leather and wood trim.
Manhattan Motorcars has a wide selection of New York Bentleys to choose from in our Manhattan, New York car dealership. We understand that our customers expect the best and our lineup of Bentley new cars delivers on those expectations.
Whether you are looking to lease or purchase a new 2013 Bentley, our friendly staff is available to assist you in purchasing your next Bentley from Manhattan Motorcars! We even have 2012 and older Pre-Owned Bentley cars to choose from.
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