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Bentley Wins Record Number of Awards in Centenary Year

Published on Fri, Dec 27, 2019

By: Collin Morgan

Bentley closes out a highly successful 100th year Anniversary with a bang.

Bentley has put on quite an impressive centenary jubilee, one that has now paid off in pride and gold. The prestigious British manufacturer garnered 26 global awards in all of 2019, making it the most decorated year for Bentley on record.

Bentley Flying Spur
Bentley Flying Spur

The all-new, third generation Flying Spur has been particularly adored, earning Top Gear Magazine’s ‘Luxury Car of the Year’. Top Gear described the Flying Spur as “a deeply clever, superbly executed car”, that also “gets the blend of presence and dynamism spot on.” The four-door luxury palace on wheels also earned a ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ award from Carwow. Mat Watson, Editorial Director of Carwow, showered praise on the Flying Spur’s “powerful yet elegant design, the impeccable cabin, the lavish materials and the hand-built boutique ambiance.”

Bentley Continental GT Convertible
Bentley Continental GT Convertible

The excellent Bentley Continental GT collected a total of 10 awards, and the third-generation model was named the ‘People’s Car of the Year’ at the News UK Motor Awards. Jeremy Clarkson presented the title and boasted about the Continental GT, saying: “Particularly when you sit inside, they are exceptionally good. I think it’s a wonderful, wonderful car and I want one.” I think praise from Clarkson should be considered an award on its own.

Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga

We covered a few notable Bentley models that were both very positive, and are a testament to the success of the 100th year anniversary.

Bentley Continental GT First Edition:

Limited Edition Continental GT
Limited Edition Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak Edition:

Below is an impressive list, detailing each award Bentley has been presented in 2019.


Top Gear – Luxury Car of the Year’
Carwow – ‘Luxury Car of the Year’
China Car of the Year – ‘China Car of the Year’
Southern China Annual Auto – ‘Design Car of the Year’
News UK Motor Awards – ‘British Built Car of the Year’
German Design Council Awards – ‘Outstanding Product and Communication Design’
MECOTY – ‘Car of the Year’ Middle East
MECOTY – ‘Best Luxury Coupe’ Middle East
Gear Patrol – Top 10 in Autos for 100 Best Products of the Year
Robb Report – Winner, ‘Best Grand Tourer’ in Best of the Best Awards
Robb Report Best of the Best ‘Convertible Model of the Year’ China
Scheizer Illustrierte – ‘Most Stylish Car in Switzerland 2020’
COTY Portugal – ‘Car of the Year’
Global Times Bo Yuan Awards ‘Industry Leading Innovation Award’
MECOTY – ‘Best Midsize Luxury SUV’


Top Employer Institute – ‘Top Employer 2019’
AllAboutSchoolLeavers – ‘Top Automotive Employer for School Leavers’
Fairtraim – Gold Level for the ‘Work Experience Quality Standards’
One of the ‘Top 100 Most Influential Women in the Engineering Sector’ – Astrid Fontaine
Automotive 30% Club – ‘Inspiring Automotive Women Awards’ – Astrid Fontaine, Claire Keith, Victoria Woolley, Pheobe Jay


Management Today – ‘Most Admired Car Company’
Management Today – ‘Best Quality of Products’
German Design Council Awards – ‘Parts and Accessories’ for the pen partnership with Graf von Faber-Castell
Walpole British Luxury Awards – ‘Future Legacy’ for the EXP 100 GT
Pebble Beach – ‘Best of Show Awards’ – Bentley 1931 Gurney Nutting Sports Tourer

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