Since the first 3-liter prototype rolled out of W.O. Bentley's Crewe, England factory in 1919, Bentley Motors, Ltd. has striven to distinguish itself as the maker of the finest luxury automobiles in the world. Once known as James Bond's car in the popular 007 series of spy novels by Ian Fleming, the Bentley has reentered the public consciousness in recent times as the car of choice for a growing list of high-profile celebrities, including Jay-Z, Kobe Bryant, and even Paris Hilton. Owned by Volkswagen since 1998, the Bentley brand continues to represent the pinnacle of British elegance and attention to detail, now with the added benefit of German engineering.

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