The luxury of spontaneity – the freedom to take to the open road on your own terms. No other car on the road today exempliﬁes the spirit of life’s grand tour more than the Bentley Continental GT.
The new model sports an even more powerful W12 twin turbo engine, up to 590 PS from 575 PS, and an innovative variable displacement system that creates more power, but with lower emissions than ever before. Alongside this increased performance is a suite of reﬁnements to create the most luxurious travelling experience. They include a new, more sculpted and sporty steering wheel allowing the driver’s hands to ﬁt, and connect, more closely with the car. There’s an optional semi-aniline hide that forms the enhanced straight-ﬂute seating for an even more luxurious travelling experience. Supercar speed meets handcrafted luxury.
Creating a new GT coupé allowed our design team to combine inspiration from past iconic Continental models with the most advanced technologies. The familiar haunch line – a crisp modern echo of the original 1950s R-Type Continental – has sharp, modern radii to create distinct surfaces giving a wide, confident and sporting feel.
An 8-speed close-ratio transmission and innovative Variable Displacement system, the W12 twin-turbo engine creates less emissions than before, despite the increase in power.
The new steering wheel introduces new knurled paddle-shift gear selectors and a new wheel shape to give an even more assured grip. Behind it, the instrument panel and dashboard subtly echo the flying wings of the Bentley motif. Fashioned from the highest quality soft-touch leathers and striking analogue dials that, at night, flood with ‘blood orange’ illumination. The dynamic cockpit area rises from the centre console in the form of dramatically surfaced ’wings’. For 2016 a new veneer option is available across the Continental range: Dark Stained Madrona, a dark rich veneer which compliments the luxurious interior of the Continental GT.
|Max power||590 PS / 582 bhp / 434 kw @ 6000 rpm|
|Fuel Type||98 (95) RON|
|Combined||19.9 mpg 14.2 litres / 100 km|
|City driving (US)||12 mpg|
|Highway driving (US)||21 mpg|
|Maximum torque||720 Nm / 531 lb.ft @ 1800 rpm|
|Max speed||198 mph / 319 km/h|
|CO2 emissions||330 g/km|
|Length||4807 mm / 189.3 in|
|Width||2226 mm / 87.6 in|
|Height||1401 mm / 55.2 in|
|Wheelbase||2746 mm / 108 in|
|Gross Vehicle Weight||2750 kg / 6063 lb|
|Boot Volume||358 litres / 12.6 cu ft|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons|
|Kerb Weight||2320 kg / 5115 lb|
|Emission Controls||EU 6 / LEV II|