Bentley Factory Plate

Bentley Factory Plate

Bentley Motors is a British manufacturer of luxury cars and SUVs known for its impeccable craftsmanship, engineering, and innovation. One of the most important symbols of excellence and quality associated with Bentley is the Bentley Factory Plate. In this article, we will delve into the importance of the Bentley Factory Plate and why it is highly coveted in the automotive industry.

What Is The Bentley Factory Plate?

The Bentley Factory Plate is a small metal plate that is affixed to every Bentley vehicle that leaves the factory. It contains important information about the car, such as the model, year, and unique identification number. The plate is typically located in the engine bay or the door jamb, and it is easily recognizable by its distinctive design.

The Bentley Factory Plate is more than just a piece of metal with some information on it. It is a symbol of the attention to detail and precision engineering that goes into every Bentley vehicle. The plate is a testament to the fact that every Bentley car is handcrafted with the utmost care and expertise. It is a mark of authenticity and exclusivity that sets Bentley apart from other luxury car brands.

Position of The Bentley Factory Plate

The type plate is right in general in the left front door suspension column (A-pillar).
With vehicle for the Asian space the type plate is on the right front door suspension column (B-pillar).

Position of The Bentley Factory Plate

Form and appearance of the factory plate

The kind of type plate differs depending on the type of car.

Bentley Arnage Serie

Bentley Arnage Factory Plate
Bentley Arnage Factory Plate
Location of the type plate for Bentley car
The plates consist of blackened or browned aluminium, with the lettering ‘burned on’ by laser.

Bentley Flying Spur Continontal / GT-Serie / GTC

Bentley Continental GT-Reihe Factory Plate
Location and detail of the type plate for Bentley car
Length: 220 mm
Width: 32 mm
A metal type plate is riveted onto the bodywork at both ends.

Bentley Type plate for the Asian space

Location and detail for the Asian space bentley

Bentley Production Identification Numbers (PKN)

The production identification number is an internal control number.
The (PKN) product (id) identification contains 7 characters broken down as follows:

Eg: 46-1-0249

46 = Week of year

1 = Day of the week

0249 = Serial number

Week of year:
The 1st and 2nd numerals of the product identification or PKN represent the week of the current (not the week of the model).

Day of the week:.

1 = Monday         until    6 = Saturday

0 =Exact product day not given

7 = Vehicle planned at a later stage

The year of construction cannot be deduced from the product identification (PKN) .
The type plates are on the valve cover.