[WCSA – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 104 years of development of Bentley Motors, one of the largest fast-fashion retailers in the world (1919)

25-11-2023

(wcsa.world) Bentley is a luxury car brand with a rich history and a bright future. The company is committed to providing its customers with the finest possible vehicles and experiences.

Bentley Motors Limited is a British designer, manufacturer and marketer of luxury cars and SUVs. Headquartered in Crewe, England, the company has since become one of the most prestigious and well-known luxury car manufacturers in the world.

 

Bentley's vehicles are renowned for their combination of performance, craftsmanship, and luxury. The brand has a rich history in motorsports, having achieved success in events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 1920s. Bentley cars are often associated with elegance, opulence, and cutting-edge technology.

 

Bentley's current lineup includes a range of luxury vehicles, including sedans, coupes, and SUVs. The brand is known for its bespoke customization options, allowing customers to tailor their vehicles to their specific preferences.

(Wowtimes)Bentley’sHistory andAchievements

  • 1919: Bentley Motors was established with H.M. and W.O. Bentley and H.M.J. Ward as directors
  • 1921:  The history of Bentley motor cars truly begins with the delivery of the brand’s first automobile in September.
  • 1924: Bentley became widely known for winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • 1930: A group of high-profile British motorists drove Bentley cars to victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, four times in a row.
  • 1931: Rolls-Royce bought the Bentley Motors business.
  • 1933: Debut of the first Rolls-Royce-produced Bentley, the 3 ½ -liter.
  • 1939: Launch of the Bentley MkV, equipped with the 4 ½ -liter engine and independent front suspension.
  • 1946: The Bentley MkVI was launched. It is the first Bentley to feature a pressed steel body and also the first to be built from standard Rolls-Royce components.
  • 1952: The Bentley R-Type Continental made its debut, a Mulliner-bodied coupe capable of 120mph. It is the last Bentley to be built with no equivalent Rolls-Royce model for 30 years.
  • 1965: The Bentley T Series was launched, almost identical in appearance to the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. It features a one-piece body, independent suspension and disc brakes. A two-door version follows six months later.
  • 1985: The legendary Bentley Mulsanne Turbo R was launched, the fastest road-going Bentley yet.
  • 1998: Bentley has been a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group since 1998
  • 2002: Bentley and Rolls-Royce were separate companies once again, after 67 years together. The company was once more known by its original name: Bentley Motors.
  • 2003: The Continental GT was launched – the first car of the modern Bentley era.
  • 2009: Bentley showcased its fastest ever production model, the Continental Supersports.
  • 2015: Bentley launched the Bentayga – the first luxury SUV and Bentley’s fourth model line.
  • 2020: Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the company recorded its highest-ever sales figures. Bentley announced that all new cars sold will be electric by 2030.

 

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