Brilliantly engineered and handcrafted by experts, Bentley’s cars are at the top of the automotive tree. They’re proof that you can indeed buy class – because that’s what they are. Some of its most popular models include the Continental GT, Flying Spur and Bentayga SUV.
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bentley Buying Guide
Bentley and luxury go together like cheese and wine – in fact, they’re inseparable. Like Aston Martin or Rolls-Royce, you don’t buy one for the latest and greatest tech like you would a Tesla, but you do buy a Bentley for its extensive comfort and driveability.
Some of its standard features you may find across the Bentley range include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, an app to help find where you parked, adaptive cruise control and lane change assist.
Push the boat out and you’ll discover even more features unique to Bentley, such as a rotating infotainment display that flips around to reveal an analogue Breitling clock, a fingerprint-activated locking storage box, a drinks cooler and cabinet complete with champagne flutes, a fly-fishing kit, falconry set-up and a large boot to sit in so you can enjoy a spot of point-to-point horse racing from the comfort of your Bentayga.
But it’s no good having all this and not safety or reliability, but thankfully, Bentley ticks those boxes too. Owners report that on the whole, Bentleys offer a good reputation for reliability. Thanks to brand ties with Volkswagen and Audi, Bentleys are much more reliable than they once were.
The same goes for safety. No Bentleys have been recently tested by Euro NCAP because of their price and exclusivity, but they’re still some of the safest cars on the road thanks to solid build quality and a whole host of safety features.
Some of these include pedestrian detection, traffic sign recognition and excellent headlights that come into their own on a dark winter’s morning.
Once you’ve paid the car’s most likely high price tag, there are a few more expenses to stomach. These are the same costs you can expect with any car, from road tax and car insurance to fuel and maintenance costs. Because a Bentley is no ordinary car, however, these prices are often inflated.
Fuel and maintenance costs will likely be the highest, with the average petrol station visit costing a Bentley owner a lot of money – especially with an average return of around 20mpg. But if you’re spending upwards of £100,000 on a car, this probably won’t bother you too much.
The sort of person who’d be buying a Bentley is someone with a very healthy wallet and who appreciates the finer things in life. Whether your plan is to cruise through the south of France or blast through the Scottish Highlands – or even, dare we say it, the school run – a Bentley will do the job.
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Who owns Bentley?
Bentley has been a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Audi Group since 1998 but was once in partnership with Rolls-Royce between 1931 and 1998.
How much is a Bentley?
Bentleys vary massively in price, with older examples available for £5,000, but newer or rarer classics carry £250,000+ price tags.
What is the most luxurious Bentley?
The most luxurious Bentley you can buy is the Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner W12, which costs £1.5m and is festooned in leather and expensive metals.
Are Bentleys made by hand?
Every Bentley is hand-built from the ground up by a group of specialists based at its factory in Crewe.
What famous person drives a Bentley?
Many celebs own Bentleys, including Kim Kardashian, King Charles III, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jennifer Lopez and Simon Cowell.