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During this 75-year period, 197,086 luxury cars - or 97% of Bentley's entire production run - have been handcrafted at their iconic factory.

24 May 2021 | International News : U.K.



Bentley Motors today marks 75 years of car production from the luxury marque's iconic factory in Crewe, England. 

During this 75-year period, 197,086 luxury cars - 97% of Bentley's entire production run - have been handcrafted, an extraordinary milestone when considered that just 38,933 were built before modern day models such as the Continental GT and Bentayga were introduced from the turn of the century.              

Just 38,933 cars were built prior to modern day models such as the Continental GT and the Bentayga
Remarkably, records show that 84% of all cars built in Crewe for the U.K. market are still on the road today, with that number growing at unmatched levels.

Bentley is currently building 85 cars a day - one month's output, two decades ago.           

Arguably the biggest change to Pyms Lane, Crewe, took place in 1998, following the acquisition of Bentley by the Volkswagen Group. The Group immediately invested significantly to modernise the factory and transformed the company into the one that exists today, creating a platform for an illustrious period in the history of Bentley Motors.     

Pyms Lane has remained the focal point for Bentley's headquarters in Crewe since the company arrived in 1938. What stands today are industry-leading facilities that are fully carbon neutral, the first luxury car brand to achieve such a feat.        

Bentley's investment in Pyms Lane will be realised with the opening of an Engineering Test Centre and R&D building
Over the coming weeks, Bentley's subsequent investment in Pyms Lane will be realised with the opening of an Engineering Test Centre and R&D building - both of which will further support Bentley's journey towards electrification.

The ambitious plans Bentley has for car production were outlined as part of its groundbreaking Beyond100 strategy.

The company aims to be carbon neutral by 2030, with the Crewe factory climate positive thereafter.

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