Many car shoppers dream of driving a Mercedes-Benz, Lexus or even a Cadillac. But few people even imagine owning a vehicle from the top tier of the automotive world, a zone where brands like Rolls-Royce and Bentley play. Even as a used car, a Bentley is out of the reach of many.
Bentley is so far out of the mainstream that you can easily find drivers who don't recognize the brand, or, at the very least, couldn't name a single model. But for owners of these British vehicles, there is no comparison to their levels of power, elegance, craftsmanship, and exclusivity. Well-heeled buyers have their choice of the fairly traditional Bentley Arnage, the Bentley Arnage Final Series, the svelte Bentley Brooklands and the Bentley Mulsanne sedan (saloon in British speak). More popular, at least on the roads of car-crazy Southern California, is the Bentley Continental GT, which shares its architecture with the Bentley Continental GT Speed, Bentley Continental GTC convertible, Bentley Continental GTC Speed, Bentley Continental Series 51, and the Bentley Continental Supersports.