Audi Will Reportedly Take Over Bentley

Chris Perkins
·1 min read
Photo credit: Bentley
Photo credit: Bentley

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Audi May Take Control of Bentley

As of right now, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume oversees Bentley, and the English brand receives platforms and technologies from Porsche. German publication Automobilewoche (via Automotive News) reports that this could soon change, with Bentley falling under Audi's purview within the Volkswagen Group. It's all part of VW Group CEO's Herbert Diess' mandate to simplify the company's portfolio, which is also why the futures of Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Ducati look in doubt. Automobilewoche says that under Audi control, the next generation Continental GT and Flying Spur would likely go all-electric, sharing a platform co-developed with Porsche.

FCA and PSA Expected to Win EU Merger Approval.

The combining of Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot parent PSA is going full steam ahead. Reuters reports that the European Union is set to approve the merger with the companies assuaging anti-trust concerns. Once the merger is complete—which is planned for the first quarter of 2021—the companies will take on the name Stellantis. With Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Fiat, Peugeot, Citroen, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and more all under one umbrella, Stellantis will be one of the biggest carmakers on earth.

Recapping an Important Motorsports Weekend

There was lots of racing this weekend, and most importantly, two coronations. Scott Dixon won a remarkable sixth IndyCar title despite a hard charge by Josef Newgarden, and Lewis Hamilton surpassed Michael Schumacher's record to become the winningest Formula 1 driver of all time. Read up on our coverage below.

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