Luxury Car Sales Plunge In Korea After Company Vehicles Forced To Wear Green Plates
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by Chris Chilton
2h ago
Company-owned vehicles now wear bright green license plates in Korea. The distinctive new plates were introduced to cut down on tax evasion. Bentley sales in Korea have reportedly dropped by 77 percent since the plates were introduced. Sales of Bentley, Porsche and Rolls-Royce cars have nose-dived in Korea, a new report says, and it’s got nothing to do with drivers being unable to afford them. The real reason is the introduction of compulsory green license plates for company cars. The rule came into force at the beginning of this year, Korea Times says, introduced by the country’s Minis ..read more
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This Is The First Bentley Bacalar Heading To Auction
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by Brad Anderson
2h ago
The limited-run model had an original MSRP of around $2 million. Customers had billions of configurations to choose from. This example is finished in Mulliner Extended Range Veridian. The twelfth and final Bentley Bacalar ever built is heading to auction next month. It shows just 119 miles (191 km) on the odometer and is thought to be the first to hit the used car market. Those lucky enough to order a Bacalar from the factory were able to choose from billions of different configurations, ensuring that each one is unique. This one is painted in a dark shade of green known as Mulliner Ext ..read more
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Bentley Bentayga S Black Edition Is A Stealthy Special
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by Brad Anderson
1w ago
Customers can choose from a handful of different accent colors. The Bentayga S Black Edition delivers 542 hp or 456 hp depending on the engine. Found in the cabin are various Dark Chrome accents and carbon fiber details. Bentley has added some extra style and suave to the ever-popular Bentayga with the release of the new Bentayga S Black Edition. The car manufacturer describes the Bentayga S Black Edition as its most striking SUV manufactured to date. It immediately stands out from other versions thanks to various black detailing, including black-tinted windows. The SUV also rocks black ..read more
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Bespoke Bentley Continental GTC Mulliner Features Actual Diamonds And White Gold Inside
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by Thanos Pappas
1w ago
A unique version of the Bentley Continental GTC created by Mulliner and Boodles. Interior trimmings include diamonds, white gold, and a 200-million-year-old Autumn Stone veneer. Power comes from the now-defunct twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine. Bentley Mulliner collaborated with jewelry company Boodles for a one-off commission based on the Continental GTC. The luxurious grand tourer has a subtle color combination but the interior is full of intricate details including a shiny diamond-set pendant on the center console which is crafted in 18-carat white gold. The exterior of the Bentley x ..read more
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Bentley Owners Splurge $43,000 On Options For Every Car Even Before Mulliner Extras
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by Sam D. Smith
3w ago
Bentley has a problem. Truthfully, it’s the kind of problem every manufacturer would like to have, but it’s a problem nonetheless. The company has stretched itself thin, offering the most outlandish customizations buyers could want. While demand has exponentially bolstered Bentley’s finances, the company is facing struggles as it tries to keep up. The Mulliner name has been associated with Bentley for decades, but in 2014, the division was tasked with catering to customers who wanted to add something a bit more special to their new cars. To put it into perspective, it took Mulliner seven ye ..read more
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Bentley Boss Steps Down, Becomes Aston Martin’s New CEO
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by Thanos Pappas
3w ago
In a move that may surprise many in the automotive industry, Adrian Hallmark stepped down from his role as the Bentley CEO to become the new boss of Aston Martin. Hallmark’s decision comes after a successful six-year term at the wheel of Bentley. As for Aston Martin, this marks the third change of chief executive officer since 2020, amidst a transitional period for the brand. Bentley said that Hallmark is leaving “at his own request and by mutual consent”, adding that “he is preparing for new tasks outside the Volkswagen Group with immediate effect”. Gernot Döllner, chairman of the executiv ..read more
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Bentley Mulliner Shows How They Are Building The First New Customer Speed Six Since 1930
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by Sebastien Bell
3w ago
The first new Bentley Speed Six to be built for a customer in 94 years is now taking shape. One of just 12 examples of the Continuation Series that will be made, the obsessively original car will be ready to hand over to its new owner in 10 months. Built using period-correct materials and techniques, the Speed Six Continuation Series is a faithful recreation of the legendary car that Bentley made from 1928 to 1930. Twice the overall winner at Le Mans, the new vehicles require the help of quite a few partners. Putting a 90-year-old car back into production is no mean feat, so Bentley turned ..read more
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NJ Driver Outwits 3 Carjackers Trying To Steal Bentley Bentayga
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by Stephen Rivers
3w ago
Three people tried to steal a Bentley Bentyga in New Jersey but failed when the driver fought back and ultimately left with the key. Video from the parking lot shows the entire incident including the moments before and after the attack. Police in the area are upping patrols in hopes of reducing crime but these suspects are still on the run. The would-be carjackers attacked the son of grocery store owner Kaushik Patel in his very own business parking lot. The young man had just parked the luxury SUV and paused after opening the driver’s door. That’s when three individuals ran up from behind ..read more
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New Audi A6 E-Tron Arrives This Summer As Brand Plans To Rejuvenate Lineup
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by Michael Gauthier
1M ago
Audi has used its annual media conference to announce plans to rejuvenate their lineup. As part of this effort, the four-ring brand will introduce more than 20 new models in 2024 and 2025. The festivities kicked off yesterday with the unveiling of the Q6 and SQ6 e-tron. They’ll be followed by the all-new A6 e-tron this summer. In the second half of the year, Audi will introduce the redesigned A5 and Q5 as the “first models on the new Premium Platform Combustion (PPC).” Audi CEO Gernot Döllner said, “The focus will be on our groundbreaking electric cars” but “we are also positioning the bran ..read more
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Bentley Is Latest Automaker To Delay EVs In Favor Of Hybrids
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by Chris Chilton
1M ago
Three years ago many of the world’s automakers were scrambling to bring electric cars to market and proudly boasting that they’d sell only EVs by the end of the decade. But now it’s clear that EV sales aren’t growing as quickly as hoped, those plans are being rewritten and Bentley is the latest brand to announce delays to its electrification programs. Bentley had previously promised to unveil its first electric car by 2025 as part of its Beyond 100 strategy to go EV-only by 2030, by which time it was supposed to have launched four more electric vehicles. But that first-ever zero-emissions B ..read more
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