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Mobility

Bentley Unveils Futuristic EV Concept

Bentley Motors Group says its all-electric EXP 100 GT concept portends a future in which EV batteries are vastly more powerful than today’s devices.

Audi’s U.S. Chief Quits

Mark Del Rosso, who took over as president of Volkswagen AG’s Audi brand operations in the U.S. in December, has abruptly left the company.

Bentley Proffers Napkin Rings. Lambo Goes CPO

Bentley Turns 100. Buy a Shirt.

Labor

Bentley Looking for Apprentices

It is always encouraging to learn about the efforts of OEMs and suppliers that are running apprenticeship programs to help train the future of the industry.

Hybrid

Bentley Ponders Its First All-Electric Car

Volkswagen Group’s Bentley Motors luxury marque tells reporters it must decide within the next 12 months whether to develop an all-electric car.

Hyundai Promotes Former Bentley, BMW Execs

Hyundai Motor Co. has promoted two former executives who recently joined the South Korean carmaker from German luxury brands.

Keogh to Head VW Operations in U.S.

Volkswagen AG has named Scott Keogh to become president and CEO of its North American operations, including the VW brand, on Nov. 1.

Propulsion

Inside Ford

On this edition of “Autoline After Hours” Joann Muller, Detroit bureau chief for Forbes, provides insights into what she’s learned about Ford, insights that are amplified on the show by our other panelists, Stephanie Brinley, principal analyst at IHS Markit who specializes in the auto industry, and Todd Lassa, Detroit Bureau Chief for Automobile.

Composites

Remember the Cardin Javelin?

Back in the early 1970s you could get a Pierre Cardin edition of an AMC Javelin.

Interiors & Electronics

An Attainable Bentley Introduced

The third-generation, aluminum-intensive Bentley Continental GT was launched late last August, and as a vehicle that has as its base engine a 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine that powers the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds with the occupants being cosseted in interior comfort, the starting price in the U.S. is $236,100 is certainly reasonable.

Interiors & Electronics

Bentley Takes Flight (Sort Of)

In 2016 Bentley Motor delivered 11,023 vehicles globally, which was a nine percent increase over its sales in 2015.

Bentley Names New CEO for Americas

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley Motors luxury car unit has named Mark Del Rosso to become CEO of its Americas operations, the brand’s largest market, effective May 1.

Interiors

Bentley Bentayga Mulliner: Crystal & 600 hp

For those of you who are not up on your 18th or 19th-century British history, you may not know that in 1897 HJ Mulliner established the coach building firm H.J.

Business

Bentley Wear

So far this year in the U.S. Bentley has delivered a total 1,475 vehicles.

Legal

Ex-Bentley CEO Wants Gearbox Royalties from VW

Wolfgang Schreiber, a former executive at Volkswagen AG, has sued the carmaker for hundreds of millions of euros in royalty payments for a dual-clutch transmission he helped develop while there, Der Spiegel reports.

Interiors & Electronics

Bentley’s First SUV Lives Up to Advanced Billing

Long before its introduction this summer, the 2017 Bentley Bentayga was hailed as the fastest, most technically advanced and, of course, most well-refined and luxurious SUV ever.

Bentley Sports Car May Be Named Barnato

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley unit may call the expected production version of its EXP 10 Speed concept car the Barnato in homage to former owner and racing champ Woolf “Babe” Barnato.  

Sales

The Artisanal Bentley

One of the characteristics of manufacturing in China is that the country’s factories churn out literally billions of products per year.

Design

Another Iconic Work by Peter Blake

This is a picture of Peter Blake—or, more precisely, Sir Peter Blake: Odds are, you don’t know who he is.

Fastback Version of New Bentley SUV in the Works

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley unit is developing a sporty derivative of its new Bentayga luxury crossover/SUV.

Design

Bentley Achieves Design Award

Although we’re not taken with the design of the Bentley Bentayga, “the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world,” we’ve got to give it up to the Bentley designers for receiving the Gold in the Transportation category of the German Design Awards for the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept.

Bentley to go Hyper?

Volkswagen AG's Bentley Motors unit is considering an ultra-exclusive supercar in conjunction with the brand's 100th anniversary in 2019.

Interiors

A Bit About the Bentley Bentayga

By now you have probably heard about the new SUV from Bentley Motors, the Bentayga, the vehicle that, with a twin-turbocharged W12 engine, which produces 600 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque, which powers the vehicle to 0 to 60 in 4 seconds and provides a top speed of 187 mph, is said to be “the world’s most powerful and fastest SUV.” And you’ve probably seen pictures of the Bentayga, with its massive grille flanked by four LED headlamps, and a skid plate on the lower side of the front bumper, deliberately located to align with the Bentley floating wing motif.

Hybrid

Frankfurt: Speed, Luxury & Not a Whole Lot of Green

At the Frankfurt Motor Show this week Volkswagen will introduce the Golf GTI Clubsport, a 40th anniversary model that is truly the definition of a “hot hatch,” as it goes from 0 to 62 mph (a.k.a., 0 to 100 km/h) in 5.9 seconds.