Wearnes Quest Sdn Bhd, part of the Wearnes Automotive group and the official retail partner of Bentley motorcars, officially opened its flagship Bentley showroom in Kuala Lumpur. Occupying 6,400 square feet of retail space in one of the Etiqa Twins buildings, across from the Petronas Twin Towers, it is designed as a clear and contemporary space, furnished with carefully selected high quality materials and furniture that portends Bentley’s signature experience and reflects Bentley’s rich 97-year heritage of signature craftsmanship and attention to detail.
“When we took on the franchise in 2008, our vision was to strengthen the brand presence with the establishment of Bentley Kuala Lumpur as a city centre landmark. We did that with the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Gallery 8 years ago, and today marks another milestone for us” explained Jerry Lee, Managing Director of Wearnes Quest.
“This is a manifestation of our long term commitment to continue growing with and serving our very important customers and Bentley Motors,” Lee added.
Said comments David Jackson, Regional Manager of Bentley Motors, Asia Pacific, “The new showroom has been designed to give our customers a bold, clear and contemporary vision of the Bentley brand, and is finished with the same level of luxury for which our cars are renowned. With the help of our retail partner, Wearnes Quest, we have redefined the automotive retail environment, blending traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design to showcase the best of British luxury performance.”
Gabor Csurgai, Regional Managing Director of Wearnes Automotive Group commented, “With a 110-year automotive legacy and experience with brands that are synonymous with luxury performance and excellence, Wearnes’ investment and commitment to Bentley ascertains a stronger local presence in Malaysia, and a promise that our customers will receive nothing less than Bentley’s expectation of excellence.”
The grand opening of Bentley Kuala Lumpur also premiered the Limited Edition Continental GT Speed: Black Speed by Mulliner, one of the most exclusive Bentleys ever produced. Each Continental GT takes up to 110 hours to handcraft; the upgraded W12 engine is assembled by 30 technicians over 12 hours. Limited to only 20 examples, the Black Speed is exclusively available only to customers in South East Asia and Australasia; 2 units have been sold in Malaysia with interest on another 3 more. The Black Speed starts at RM 1.93 million.
Also showed off at the official opening was the world’s first luxury SUV – the Bentayga. Equipped with a new air suspension system and a world’s first 48V active anti-roll control system, the Bentayga is powered by the W12 engine that produces 608 PS and 900 Nm of torque; 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and top speed of 301 km/h. The Bentayga starts from RM 1.79 million.
The launch also showcased the Breitling for Bentley collection, the Bentley Supersports B55, reflecting an exclusive universe where luxury and accomplishment converge. Breitling’s partnership with Bentley is associated with the love of fine mechanisms, a passion for achievements and quest for technical and aesthetic excellence.
The grand opening also featured the winning designs of the Bentley Be Extraordinary International School competition, a platform for international schools to design a Bentley to be launched in 2050, in conjunction with the Education is GREAT campaign initiated by the British High Commission of Kuala Lumpur.