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Bentley combines engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology to produce the most sought-after luxury cars. All operations flow out of Crewe, in the heart of Cheshire in the United Kingdom, where Bentley utilises unique skills handed down over generations.

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Best in class

Bentley differentiates itself from the rest of the automotive industry by using traditional handcrafted skills handed down by previous generations. The interior of each car is trimmed using leather that is only sourced from bull hides reared for the meat industry in Northern Europe. Our leather suppliers undergo regular audits to ensure that they comply with Bentley standards. Bentley only sources wood from countries with reliable sourcing practices and does not purchase veneer from trees grown in conflict regions.

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Efficient and safe

Bentley has set a target of ensuring that all new models are 10%-15% more efficient than their predecessors. All of Bentley’s engine families now incorporate variable displacement technology, introduced in 2012, which helps to achieve a reduction in CO₂ emissions of 40% and improved fuel economy, compared to model predecessors. The Bentayga Hybrid’s advanced, efficient E Motor acts as both an electric motor and a power generator. The Permanent Magnet Synchronous system offers 94kW peak power and 400Nm of torque, providing swift, silent acceleration. The system gives instant response by eliminating engine turbo lag, while a high-voltage battery is capable of recharging in 2.5 hours. Bentley’s Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) uses navigation data, sensors and cameras to predict upcoming corners, city boundaries and speed-limit changes, modifying speed accordingly to improve comfort and fuel economy. In urban environments there are a number of driver aids available that help make the journey as safe as possible. For instance, Rear Crossing Traffic Warning uses radar technology to detect crossing traffic when reversing out of a parking space, providing extra safety. And the Bentayga Hybrid comes with innovative Electric Night Vision technology, which utilises infra-red technology to identify road hazards in the dark.

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Supply chain

Bentley benefits from being vertically integrated, with many components of the final car made in Crewe. As a member of the Volkswagen Group, Bentley draws upon a joint supplier pool utilised by all members of the Group in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Group has made a commitment to ensure that environmental and social standards are observed throughout the value-added chain. Before potential suppliers are permitted to submit a bid, they must agree to comply with the Group’s sustainability requirements for business partners. Bentley currently has a five-year plan in place to include further training, governance and auditing of suppliers. The Group’s rigorous sustainability requirements include: observing the right to freedom of opinion, protection from arbitrary decisions, ban on discrimination at work, prohibition of forced labour and child labour, the fundamental right to freedom of association, the right to freedom of equal treatment and appropriate remuneration. Bentley also publishes an annual Modern Slavery Statement in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

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