New Bentley Luxury Style

By: Editor In Chief
    
Fri 9 January,2015

New Bentley Luxury Style




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(UAE, 26th November 2014) The ultimate expression of British automotive luxury is imagined ‎with the Bentley Grand Convertible, the most sophisticated open-top car ever created by Bentley. ‎Iconic yet understated in style and fashioned entirely by hand from the very finest materials, this ‎unrivalled flagship of luxury represents the ultimate in powerful, sensuous roofless motoring.‎ Bentley Chairman and CEO, Wolfgang Dürheimer, who unveiled the car in Los Angeles, ‎commented: “This concept demonstrates Bentley’s ability to create a pinnacle convertible Grand Tourer, while ‎embodying elegance beyond compare. With this car we combine the opulent Mulsanne ‎experience with the full sensory indulgence of open air touring, continuing to unite luxury and performance in new way. We are eagerly awaiting the response of our customers to this car. We will ensure that this car – if ‎it reaches the roads – will be a highly exclusive, extremely limited collector’s piece.”‎ The Bentley Grand Convertible will be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show from 19th ‎November 2014 until the 30th November 2014.‎ Powerful, refined, exquisite, resplendent in Sequin Blue, originally a bespoke colour created from a single sequin from a ‎customer’s haute couture gown, the Grand Convertible features a silver “liquid metal” finish to the ‎bonnet and windscreen frame. Contrasting the rich blue body work is the Bentley directional ‎wheel design, handed to the left and right sides of the car and finished by hand before being ‎polished to a high shine.‎ The wheels hint at the enormous power and torque that wait under the bonnet. With 537 PS (530 ‎bhp / 395 kW) and 1,100 Nm (811 lb.ft) of torque from Bentley’s legendary 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8 ‎engine of the flagship Mulsanne, the Grand Convertible promises the luxury of effortless ‎performance to match its unparalleled style.‎ As cossetting as it is breath-taking, the interior of the Grand Convertible is a showcase for the ‎abilities of Bentley’s master craftsmen. 14 naturally tanned leather hides are merged together with ‎progressive-diamond quilting, with the shape of the pattern changing over the seats and doors in a ‎cabin sized for four adults. Bright blue is used to highlight the extraordinary skill of Bentley’s trim ‎specialists, with Sequin Blue thread cross-stitched by hand through the linen-coloured leather. The ‎light hide is contrasted by the sleek elegance of Beluga leather around the top of the doors and ‎extending back to the rear tonneau, framed in polished chrome.‎ The tonneau itself provides the most significant example of Bentley craftsmanship at its finest. ‎Replete with book-matched, mirror-finished and dark-stained Burr Walnut, the tonneau features ‎the largest piece of wood veneer ever applied to a Bentley. Fashioned entirely by hand, this ‎expanse of veneer is only paralleled by the creations of the world’s best furniture makers, and is ‎finished with elegant parallel lines of chromed steel.‎ Following the Los Angeles Auto Show, in December the Grand Convertible will travel to Miami for ‎Art Basel, the world's premier international art show for Modern and contemporary work.‎ Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. In 2013 one in every four luxury cars delivered to customers worldwide was a Bentley. 2013 was Bentley’s record year in the company’s 95-year history. Global customer deliveries grew by 19% over 2012 to 10,120 cars. The Americas remained Bentley’s largest sales region, with 3,140 cars delivered. China continued its position as the second biggest market with 2,191 cars, while in Europe, deliveries reached 1,480 cars. Sales in Bentley’s home market, the UK, were 1,381 and in the Middle East, Bentley delivered 1,185 cars. By the end of 2013 Bentley had nearly 200 dealerships in 54 countries. Bentley Motors’ headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s three model lines, Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 3,700 people at Crewe.



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