Bentley Motors Limited (/ˈbɛntli/) is a British producer and advertiser of extravagance autos and SUVs—and a backup of Volkswagen AG since 1998.
Headquartered in Crewe, England, the organization was established as Bentley Motors Limited by W. O. Bentley in 1919 in Cricklewood, North London—and turned out to be broadly known for winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, and 2003.
Noticeable models reach out from the notable games hustling Bentley 4½ Liter and Bentley Speed Six; the later Bentley R Type Continental, Bentley Turbo R, and Bentley Arnage; to its current model line—including the Continental Flying Spur, Continental GT, Bentley Bentayga and the Mulsanne—which are showcased around the world, with China as its biggest market as of November 2012.
Today most Bentleys are amassed at the organization’s Crewe production line, with a modest number gathered at Volkswagen’s Dresden plant, Germany, and with bodies for the Continental fabricated in Zwickau and for the Bentayga made at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant.
The joining and possible division of Bentley and Rolls-Royce pursued a progression of mergers and acquisitions, starting with the 1931 buy by Rolls-Royce of Bentley, at that point in receivership. In 1971, Rolls-Royce itself was constrained into receivership and the UK government nationalized the organization—part into two organizations the aviation division (Rolls-Royce Plc) and car (Rolls-Royce Motors Limited) divisions—the last holding the Bentley subdivision. Moves Royce Motors was consequently sold to designing combination, Vickers and in 1998, Vickers sold Rolls-Royce to Volkswagen AG.
Protected innovation rights to both the name Rolls-Royce and in addition the organization’s logo had been held not by Rolls-Royce Motors, but rather by aviation organization, Rolls-Royce Plc, which had kept on permitting both to the car division. Along these lines the offer of “Moves Royce” to VW incorporated the Bentley name and logos, vehicle structures, show nameplates, generation and managerial offices, the Spirit of Ecstasy and Rolls-Royce grille shape trademarks (consequently sold to BMW by VW)— yet not the rights to the Rolls-Royce name or logo. The aviation organization, Rolls-Royce Plc, eventually sold both to BMW AG.