Bentley builds engineering test center in Crewe

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Luxury car manufacturer Bentley Motors is constructing a new engineering test facility at its headquarters in Crewe, UK.

Due for completion in a year’s time, the center will cover nearly 5,000m2 over two floors. This will be divided up into office space, a dedicated laboratory for monitoring vehicle emissions, a technical conformity department, and a space housing a climate-controlled chassis dynamometer.

The additional capacity will enable Bentley to meet the growing demand for its Flying Spur and Continental GT, as well as Bentley’s first foray into the electric-vehicle market, the Bentayga Hybrid SUV. Indeed, all of the marque’s models will have hybrid or electric variants by 2023 as Bentley aims to become the world’s most sustainable luxury manufacturer.

This philosophy is mirrored by the environmental considerations of the company’s new plant, which was built on a greener site and aims to promote biodiversity.

“Our new engineering test facility will further enhance Bentley’s industry-leading manufacturing plant and allow us to diversify into hybrid and pure electric cars,” said Dr Werner Tietz, Bentley’s board member for engineering. “It follows continued expansion and reinforces our commitment to build the finest handcrafted motor cars in the world.”

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