Bentley Car Dealer, Bentley Dealership, Knutsford, Cheshire Luxury car brand in the heart of Knutsford. About us Bentley Motors LimitedåÊ(/èöbÝntli/) is a British luxury automaker, and a wholly owned subsidiary of the German companyåÊVolkswagen AG.åÊIts principal activity is the design, engineering, manufacture, and distribution of luxury automobiles sold under the Bentley marque. Based inåÊCrewe, England, Bentley Motors Limited was founded byåÊW. O. BentleyåÊon 18 January 1919 in Cricklewood near London and was acquired byåÊRolls-RoyceåÊin 1931. Bentley Motors Limited is the direct successor ofåÊRolls-Royce Motors, which Volkswagen AG purchased in 1998. The purchase included the vehicle designs, model nameplates, production and administrative facilities, theåÊSpirit of EcstasyåÊand Rolls-Royce grille shape trademarks, but not the rights to the use of the Rolls-Royce name or logo, which are owned by Rolls-Royce Holdings plc and were later licensed toåÊBMW AG. Bentley vehicles are sold via franchised dealers worldwide, and as of November 2012, China was the largest individual market for Bentley automobiles.Most Bentley cars are assembled at the company'såÊplant in Crewe, with a small number of Continental Flying Spurs assembled at theåÊTransparent FactoryinåÊDresden, Germany.åÊAutomobile bodies for the Continental model line are produced inåÊZwickau, Germany. Bentley cars are largely hand-built. Bentley cars won theåÊ24 Hours of Le MansåÊinåÊ1924,åÊ1927,åÊ1928,åÊ1929,åÊ1930åÊandåÊ2003. The current Bentley production models are theåÊContinental Flying Spur,åÊContinental GTåÊandåÊMulsanne. Notable former Bentley production models include theåÊBentley 4å_ Litre,åÊBentley Speed Six,åÊBentley R TypeContinental,åÊBentley Turbo RåÊandåÊBentley Arnage.