If you are in the United Kingdom and you are thinking about luxury cars, you must be thinking of Bentley. Bentley Motors Limited is a luxury automobile brand in the European region that started in the year 1919. In the past decades, when affluent people opted to buy new cars, the brand Bentley must have always been first in mind.
Perhaps, the car brand has perfected the art of luxury cars that through the years, it has always been the standard to which all other luxury cars have been measured against. To start with, Bentley, the company, was started by renowned engineer W.O. Bentley in England. Mr Bentley was very well known at the time for his successful design and assembly of the rotary aero-engines during the World War I period.
Bentley set the standard in luxury car perfection. With engines that were extremely powerful and very efficient, the car brand proved that with hefty tag prices came the best auto qualities. Reputation for absolutely high or premium performance was very much associated with the brand name that the car company itself acquired a group of enthusiasts and fanatics.
You know how meticulous British of the past eras were. For them, quality really comes first, and they would always strive to get the highest standards in everything. And in Bentley, their passion for quality had been satisfied.
If there was a car brand that deserves to be a Hollywood star that would be no other than Bentley. The car was featured in several international movies and television series in the past; including the hit show "The Avengers". That could be the reason why Bentley had such a strong following.
The exquisite design and external style of Bentley makes it truly spectacular. Of course, luxury cars would always look beautiful, but this car brand had taken the word beautiful, in terms of cars, to the next and higher level. Aficionados used to argue that the premium price was more for the look. But experts agree that not only the looks made Bentley a hit. The performance and engine features were definitely also to die for.
In the span of a few decades since its foundation, Bentley has also kept up with the times. It has merged with two other luxury car brands. That made the name Bentley more respected and awed. First, Bentley in the 1950s formed an alliance with premium brand Rolls Royce. Imagine that, two expensive car brands together! Then, in 1998, both Rolls Royce and Bentley brands were purchased by German high-end automaker Volkswagen. Now, Bentley seems to be active and in the limelight once again.
In this new era, Bentley is being groomed and prepared again to take the car industry by storm. Since the car brand mellowed down, the landscape of the luxury vehicle industry also paled. With the prospect of Bentley getting back to the ring, no wonder that many luxury car fanatics are getting more and more excited. The modern generation is really set to enjoy the luxury car as well.
Original Authors: Manny
Edit Update Authors: RPN
Updated On: 15/08/2007