Bentley Auckland News

Summer health check
Summer health check

Wherever your summer destination may be, with our complimentary vehicle health check, we will ensure that your Bentley is fully prepared for the roads that await. The complimentary vehicle health check will cover: • Condition of tyres and adjust tyre pressures • Spare tyre pressure • Oil level and top up (if necessary) • Fluid levels and top up (if necessary) • Battery condition • Condition of wiper blades. Your vehicle health check should take approximately 20 minutes and we encourage you to enjoy a coffee in our showroom while we attend to your Bentley.

Retailer of the Year 2019
Retailer of the Year 2019

Bentley Auckland Won the Asia Pacific Retailer of the Year Award for 2019 , results were understandably delayed due to the obvious disruptions , but it was well worth the 8 months in suspense! Awards are based on a “Balanced Score Card” which measures a Bentley dealerships ability to drive a number of disciplines, including customer experience and satisfaction.

Flying Spur Demonstrator
Flying Spur Demonstrator

Our 2020 Bentley Flying Spur demonstrator has finally arrived! In a beautiful shade of Dark Sapphire Blue, this all-new car is the first one in New Zealand. Built around a formidable 6.0 litre W12 engine producing 635 PS of power and 900 Nm of torque, the new Flying Spur delivers a sophisticated and exhilarating driving experience like no other in its class.

Covid 19 opening hours.
Covid 19 opening hours.

During the lockdown phase of Covid 19 Bentley Auckland will continue to take telephone calls and emails as usual. Please call Derek Bennett on 0277003092 in the first instance or your usual point of contact.

2020 V8 Coupe arrives in NZ
2020 V8 Coupe arrives in NZ

The eagerly anticipated V8 Engine is now available in the New Continental GT Coupe and Convertible. Our V8 Demonstrator packs a serious punch and together with its charismatic engine note ,and bespoke features , we see this car fast becoming one of the most sought after models in the range. Please contact a member of the sales team to arrange your test drive.

Bentley Mulliner Bacalar
Bentley Mulliner Bacalar

Bentley Mulliner has revealed the all-new Bacalar. The rarest two-door Bentley of the modern era, and the ultimate expression of two-seat, open-air luxury, this definitive Grand Tourer spearheads a return to coachbuilding by Bentley Mulliner – the oldest coachbuilder in the world. Just 12 examples of this striking, limited edition model are being created, guaranteeing rarity and exclusivity, and offering supreme luxury and breath-taking performance.

Bentley wins at Bathurst!
Bentley wins at Bathurst!

A number of our Bentley Auckland and Giltrap Group customers traveled to Bathurst to see the 12 Hour , Bentley owners were rewarded with a terrific win from the Number 7 car setting a new distance record of 314 laps across the 12 hours. The win comes after the M-Sport team worked incredibly hard over the weekend, undertaking three significant repairs on the pair of Continentals including an overnight engine change on the #7 on Friday and a rear-end rebuild for the #8 overnight on Saturday.

GTC No 1 Edition
GTC No 1 Edition

A fabulous GT Convertible Number 1 Edition has been sold in New Zealand with delivery to Christchurch. The Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner is inspired by the No. 1 Bentley Blower along with the Hon. Dorothy Paget – the remarkable woman who helped turn the car into a legend. It brings the pioneering spirit of a golden age in motor racing to the modern open-air grand tourer.

Karaka Yearling Sales
Karaka Yearling Sales

On Friday 24th January we introduced some new people to the Bentley Auckland showroom. With the Karaka yearling sales happening over the weekend it was a great opportunity to host a welcome reception for guests of the Australian Turf Club from both Australia and NZ. If you're knowledgeable about racing you will have heard of New Zealander Guy Mulcaster and champion race horse"Winx". Guy Mulcaster is one of the leading bloodstock agents in the Southern Hemisphere and shared some of his life experiences with Shaun Summerfield during a most enjoyable Q&A session.

The Pikes Peak GT
The Pikes Peak GT

Out of a total of 15 Pikes Peak Limited Edition GT's , 2 are making their way to New Zealand. The Pikes Peak GT is based on the W12 Coupe and won this years Pikes Peak Hill Climb Challenge driven by Kiwi Drift Ace , Rhys Millen.

The Finish Line
The Finish Line

To mark the end of the incredible tour of New Zealand the cars drove across the finish line at Bruce McILroy Ltd in Ashburton. Bruce's workshops are set in beautifully manicured gardens and created the perfect setting to celebrate the end of what turned out to be a magnificent tour.

Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle

When you think of New Zealand , Castles are not the first thing that come to mind , unless you're thinking about Lord of the Rings! The Bentley Drivers Club Tour arrived in style with everyone dressing for the occasion and to mark WO Bentleys 100th Year in a way that befits the brand and celebrates the club.

NZ Centenary Tour
NZ Centenary Tour

The New Zealand Bentley Drivers Club and Bentley Auckland embarked on a one month Centenary Tour of New Zealand. The tour will end on Sunday 4th November at a garden party with over 60 Cars due to attend.

Centenary Party
Centenary Party

July 8th marked 100 Years of Bentley Motors , to the day. Bentley Auckland celebrated in 1920's cabaret style with Sheba Williams performing on the night as well as the unveiling of the incredible WO Mulsanne & bust of WO Bentley himself.

What Women Want.
What Women Want.

Bentley Auckland sponsored this years “What Women Want” event at the Cordis Hotel, Auckland. Attendees enjoyed Ayala French Champagne on arrival, pop-up store shopping, three-course lunch matched with wines, entertainment, a Shen Fashion show, inspirational speakers and a charity auction for The Heart Foundation.

Leadfoot 2019
Leadfoot 2019

The incredible Pikes Peak Wining Bentayga has arrived in New Zealand in time for the Leadfoot Festival in Hahei. The only modification made to the car, aside from the fitment of a safety cage, was to the front bumper to allow for additional cooling to the 600bhp, twin-turbo 6.0-litre engine. The W12 was also fitted carbon-ceramic brakes, which are an option on Bentayga models, and an Akrapovic exhaust system.

Bentley on Tour
Bentley on Tour

During November we visited Queenstown , Christchurch & Wellington with the all New Bentley Continental GT , Bentayga V8 Petrol & Bentayga V8 Diesel. The new GT was a particular hit given that it had never been seen in the South Island , many people commented on how incredible the technology is and absolutely loved the all new rotating display.

International Design Awards
International Design Awards

Bentley Auckland hosted this years Trends International Design Awards to celebrate the very best of New Zealand home design. Winners on the night were: Gary Todd Architecture (Winner Architect-designed New Home) O'Neil Architecture (Winner Designer New Home ) Matt Brew Architects ( Winner Architect-designed Renovation) Creative Arch (Winner Designer Renovation) A draw was held at the end of the evening with the winner taking home a Naim Audio Muso System designed in collaboration with Bentley Motors.

Scott Mclaughlin Grand Prix
Scott Mclaughlin Grand Prix

A VIP Dinner for prize winners of the Scott McLaughlin Grand Prix and other doners to Kartsport New Zealand was held at the stunning Boomrock lodge , Kauri Bay. Once a WW2 lookout for the New Zealand Army , Boomrock Lodge is a multi venue property situated on Clevedon's gentle rolling hills with amazing views out towards Waiheke, Ponui and the Coromandel

NZ Autocar Bentayga V8
NZ Autocar Bentayga V8

Autocar NZ have reviewed the very latest Bentayga V8 Petrol in this Octobers issue. This particular car in Rose Gold over Magnetic was ordered to showcase certain factory options including Biometric Storage , Signature Audio , City & Touring Specifications.

GT Press Drive Gold Coast
GT Press Drive Gold Coast

3 Journalists from New Zealand flew across the ditch to drive the all New Continental GT with other press from around Australia. The event covered key aspects of the new car in detail and of course a thorough drive to really enforce what a superb car this really is. Uno Magazine & Autocar were in attendance as well as Blu Steven from YouTube Channel Carnut.kiwi

The Mulsanne Speed
The Mulsanne Speed

Bentley Motors create the world’s most iconic cars, and we think there is no greater place to drive them than right here in New Zealand. In August we released a short film showcasing the incredible Mulsanne Speed and the stunning Parihoa Farm. The film has been viewed over 12,000 times on Facebook and has been shared all round the world by not only fans , but customers and employees of Bentley Motors in Crewe. See the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkYBBvvjOY8

Breakfast with Bentley
Breakfast with Bentley

On Saturday 25th August we hosted a social media and customer breakfast open to everyone to celebrate the New Continental GT. Visitors to the showroom enjoyed some traditional English cuisine including Salmon Bagels and freshly baked Scones!

2018 GT Demonstrator
2018 GT Demonstrator

Our much awaited all New Continental GT has finally landed in New Zealand. Finished in Sequin blue this sensational Grand Tourer is a game changer in its segment and will set the benchmark for many years to come.

Bentayga Breaks SUV Record at Pikes Peak
Bentayga Breaks SUV Record at Pikes Peak

Driven by two-time champion Rhys Millen (NZ), the Bentayga completed the 12.42-mile course in just 10:49.9 – taking nearly two minutes off the previous record by averaging 66.5 mph. “This record proves the outstanding dynamic ability of the Bentayga – demonstrating again how Bentley Motors is the only automotive company in the world that can combine pinnacle luxury and breath-taking performance. Congratulations to all at Bentley Motorsport and to Rhys Millen and his team.”

Jason Bae - NZ Steinway Artist
Jason Bae - NZ Steinway Artist

New Zealand’s only Steinway artist Jason Bae returned from his studies at the Royal Academy to give a recital tour of New Zealand. Jason was the youngest ever concerto soloist with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra at the Starlight Symphony in the Park. The brilliant young pianist performed to our customers to pre launch the incredible new "Spirio" self playing Piano.

New GT static preview.
New GT static preview.

The all New Continental GT has arrived here at Bentley Auckland , but not quite ready for the roads! Bentley Motors kindly lent us a “pre production” model , one of their special engineering cars , to compliment our grand opening in December.

Prepare for Extraordinary
Prepare for Extraordinary

After the successful showroom inauguration on 03rd August 2017, the new iconic Bentley Auckland Showroom on Great North Road held our much-awaited official Grand Opening on 14th December 2017. More than 350 distinctive guests were present at the event enjoying live music by New Zealand’s triple platinum artist ,David Kerrison. Our new flagship showroom has been designed to go beyond any previous luxury automotive experience in New Zealand and was completed in time to launch the all new Bentley Continental GT , flown in especially from the factory in England. Sir Colin Giltrap, Chairman of the Giltrap Group marked the occasion together with David Jackson , Regional Manager for Bentley Motors Asia Pacific. The all new Continental GT is here to view until February 10th with first customer deliveries beginning in May , just after our official demonstrators arrive.

DENIZEN HEROES BLACK TIE GALA
DENIZEN HEROES BLACK TIE GALA

The 2nd annual Denizen Heroes Black Tie Gala, one of the most coveted events of the year, celebrated the achievements of six outstanding individuals who have contributed to enhance the greater Auckland community. As a sponsor, Bentley Auckland displayed a Continental GT V8 & Bentayga W12 at the grand entrance to St Matthews-in-the-City.

BENTLEY SPONSORS EYE MAGAZINE LAUNCH
BENTLEY SPONSORS EYE MAGAZINE LAUNCH

In May 2017 Eye Magazine together with Bentley Auckland launched their new lifestyle magazine released annually focused on fashion, beauty, cuisine, horse racing, motoring, travel and lifestyle. This Chinese version of Eye magazine is new to the Auckland luxury scene and was well received on the night. The event was held at the Matisse Furniture Store in Parnell and included other brand partners such as Stoneyridge,Flame Tree, Sugarcoated,Mentions NZ Sunscreen, Craig Primrose paintings & Michael Joyce.

Bentley Auckland official car sponsor at Karaka
Bentley Auckland official car sponsor at Karaka

Bentley Auckland together with the Giltrap Group assisted Karaka Bloodstock with cars at this years Yearling Sales event. On Display were the all new Continental GT and a New Flying Spur that was used to transport prospective buyers to and from the sale. New Zealand thoroughbreds have gone from strength to strength on the world stage of top class racehorses.

Flying Spur arrives in NZ
Flying Spur arrives in NZ

Here for just a week , ahead of market entry in May 2020 , the all New Flying Spur paid a visit to Bentley Auckland on February 15th. The new Flying Spur’s sharp lines, sculpted form and balanced proportions combine to create a commanding and powerful presence.

NEW CONTINENTAL GT MULLINER CONVERTIBLE DEFINING OPEN TOP LUXURY
NEW CONTINENTAL GT MULLINER CONVERTIBLE DEFINING OPEN TOP LUXURY

Introducing the new Continental GT Mulliner Convertible: the luxury pinnacle of the Continental GT family, available with Bentley's V8 and W12 powertrains. Mulliner has gone above and beyond the industry-leading craftsmanship so synonymous with Bentley and the world’s definitive Grand Tourer to create the pinnacle luxury convertible in the Continental range.

BENTLEY EXP 100 GT
BENTLEY EXP 100 GT

The Bentley EXP 100 GT has been designed to explore how grand touring could look in 2035. It takes the striking design and exhilarating performance that are essential parts of the Bentley DNA in innovative new directions, inspired by the ways our customers’ lives are changing.

CELEBRATING THE FUTURE OF BENTLEY - 100 EXTRAORDINARY YEARS
CELEBRATING THE FUTURE OF BENTLEY - 100 EXTRAORDINARY YEARS

On 10 July 2019, we will be celebrating 100 extraordinary years of Bentley Motors. Bentley’s vision for the future of Extraordinary Journeys will be unveiled on the day of the Centenary. Born from Bentley DNA and inspired by our customers, it showcases an exciting future.

THE NEW CONTINENTAL GT CONVERTIBLE NUMBER 1 EDITION BY MULLINER
THE NEW CONTINENTAL GT CONVERTIBLE NUMBER 1 EDITION BY MULLINER

Bentley has created a unique, Limited Edition model that pays homage to the legendary No. 1 Bentley Blower of 1929. The Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner is a modern interpretation of a truly iconic racing car, and features a remarkable piece of history, cast from a piston from the original No.1 Blower, set within the front console, as part of the Bentley Rotating Display.

Introducing the New Flying Spur
Introducing the New Flying Spur

Bentley Motors has unveiled the world’s most advanced Grand Touring luxury sedan – the all-new Flying Spur. Whether driving or being driven, the all-new Flying Spur offers a unique combination of limousine luxury and sports sedan performance, blending bold new road presence with world-leading interior quality and design, plus cutting-edge customer-focused technology.

Introducing the new Bentayga V8 Design Series
Introducing the new Bentayga V8 Design Series

New Bentayga V8 Design Series is a contemporary styled and visually dynamic version of the world’s most luxurious SUV. It blends unique Mulliner exterior and interior features, together with a suite of existing Bentayga options, to create a highly desirable special edition.

Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner
Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner

In celebration of Bentley’s first 100 extraordinary years, Mulliner has created a truly exceptional limited edition: the Continental GT Number 9 Edition.

NEW BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT CONVERTIBLE: THE PINNACLE OPEN-TOP GRAND TOURER
NEW BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT CONVERTIBLE: THE PINNACLE OPEN-TOP GRAND TOURER

Introducing the all-new Continental GT Convertible. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain the GT Convertible represents everything Bentley knows about creating the world’s most stylish and elegant Grand Tourers.

BENTLEY INTRODUCES ‘ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY’:  THE WORLD’S FIRST SUPER-FAST IN-CAR WIFI
BENTLEY INTRODUCES ‘ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY’: THE WORLD’S FIRST SUPER-FAST IN-CAR WIFI

Bentley announces the launch of Advanced Connectivity – the world’s first super-fast, reliable and secure in-car WiFi system, available now for Mulsanne and for all Bentley models in 2019. Call us now on +64 9 884 3042 or visit Bentley Auckland to discuss how you can add this new service to your Bentley. You can now benefit from uninterrupted mobile network coverage while travelling, providing a fully functioning and fully connected executive office on the move.

Centenary Specification: A Mark of Distinction
Centenary Specification: A Mark of Distinction

Bentley is celebrating entering its 100th year by introducing a special Centenary Specification. You can visit us at Bentley Auckland to discover this luxurious specification, which is only available for Bentley cars commissioned between January and December 2019.

MULSANNE W.O. EDITION BY MULLINER
MULSANNE W.O. EDITION BY MULLINER

Bentley Motors presents a new very special limited edition Mulsanne. The Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner pays homage to the founding father of Bentley Motors and incorporates a genuine piece of Bentley history in every car.

BENTLEY PREMIERES EXTRAORDINARY NEW FILM
BENTLEY PREMIERES EXTRAORDINARY NEW FILM

Bentley has revealed a new film which tells the extraordinary story of Bentley’s evolution. As we enter our 100th year of creating the definitive Grand Tourer, we are honouring almost a century of innovation, achievement and craftsmanship in an engaging short film.

Introducing new Bentley Bentayga V8
Introducing new Bentley Bentayga V8

Since its introduction, Bentley Bentayga has set the luxury SUV benchmark, offering customers an unforgettable Grand Touring experience unrestricted by landscape or conditions. Bentayga V8 is everything Bentayga was designed to be, balancing exquisite refinement with astonishing performance.

NEW FLYING SPUR V8 S BLACK EDITION
NEW FLYING SPUR V8 S BLACK EDITION

Introducing the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition. This new edition adds another dimension to the already powerful and intriguing looks of the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S, giving this agile, exhilarating 4 door sedan an even darker edge.

MULLINER LIMITED EDITION: FLYING SPUR DESIGN SERIES
MULLINER LIMITED EDITION: FLYING SPUR DESIGN SERIES

The Flying Spur Design Series is a striking Limited Edition by Mulliner. Available across the entire range, this exclusive edition highlights the Flying Spur’s most important design lines with bright accent colours.

EXPLORE IN EXTRAORDINARY DETAIL
EXPLORE IN EXTRAORDINARY DETAIL

Bentley has pushed the boundaries once again, unveiling one of the world’s most detailed landscape images and the second in its campaign of extraordinary gigapixel photographs.

BENTLEY EXP 12 SPEED 6E CONCEPT DEFINES NEW SEGMENT: THE LUXURY ELECTRIC VEHICLE
BENTLEY EXP 12 SPEED 6E CONCEPT DEFINES NEW SEGMENT: THE LUXURY ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Bentley Motors has revealed the new EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, sharing its ambition to define the electric luxury segment. For more information about this new concept contact us.

BENTLEY LAUNCHES NEW CONTINENTAL SUPERSPORTS AND SUPERSPORTS CONVERTIBLE
BENTLEY LAUNCHES NEW CONTINENTAL SUPERSPORTS AND SUPERSPORTS CONVERTIBLE

Bentley has revealed its fastest and most powerful production Bentley to date – the new Continental Supersports. The Supersports takes the phenomenal performance, handling and speed of the first generation to new levels. A supercar by design with bold body styling features; including carbon-fibre accents to front and rear and a large carbon-fibre rear spoiler.

NEW CONTINENTAL GT V8 S BLACK EDITION
NEW CONTINENTAL GT V8 S BLACK EDITION

We’re delighted to introduce the latest addition to the Continental family: the Continental GT V8 S Black Edition. This exclusive special edition, available both as coupé and convertible, is designed to emphasise the sportier, more contemporary edge of the GT V8 S.