Toyota produces nearly 9 million cars per year, which equates to more than 173,000 per week. So if you add one more production day to that, you get 200,000. So it took Bentley more than 100 years to do that (the company was founded in January 1919). Although we must honestly say that real series production at Bentley only started in 2003. Of the 200,000 Bentleys built, exactly 154,396 left the factory in the past 18 years.
Only in 2003 the real series production started at Bentley
In 2003, the Volkswagen Group took full ownership of Bentley and the introduction of new models, such as the Bentley Continental GT (the biggest success with 80,000 units sold), the Bentley Flying Spur (40,000 units) and the Bentley Bentayga (25,000 units) began. Between 1919 and 2002, Bentley delivered only 44,418 cars. The oldest surviving Bentley is the EXP 2 from 1920, which was placed next to the 200,000th for the occasion.
Bentley only wants to build electric cars by 2030
Bentley now mainly supplies fuel-guzzling V8 and W12 engines. But that must change from 2026. Bentley’s delivery program should then only include plug-in hybrids and fully electric models. From 2030, 100 percent of all new Bentleys will be electrically powered. The only plug-in hybrid now in the price list is the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid, with a 3.0-liter V6, an electric motor and a system output of 449 hp and 700 Nm of torque.