Bentley Motors expects sales in Russia to increase 20% year on year to 200 cars in 2006, its president Franz-Josef Paefgen told the Prime-Tass news agency.

He also said that the company was considering opening a third dealership in Russia, in particular, in Saint Petersburg. Bentley currently has two dealerships in Moscow and the Moscow Region.

In 2005, Bentley's total sales rose 30% on the year to 8,500 cars, Paefgen said, adding that in Russia, sales more than doubled to 167 cars from 67 in 2004.