Continental GT

Bespoke flagship takes 400 hours of hand-craftsmanship

When the Bentley Continental coupé was introduced in 2003, it defined a new kind of Bentley: a powerful, highly usable GT that stayed true to the company’s spirit. The new 16 MY Bentley Continental GT sets the bar higher in terms of design, engineering, craftsmanship, performance and everyday practicality.

The latest car takes full advantage of advanced production techniques such as aluminium Super Forming for the front wings and unique LED daytime-running lights. Everywhere you will find new materials, technology and improvements, from the sculpted new aerodynamic body that makes the new Bentley Continental GT bolder and more elegant than ever, to the new front seat designs that provide even more support.

Overview

Bentley Continental GT

At the front, the new Bentley Continental is even bolder than before. The front grills have been updated to 'a crisp modern echo of the original 1950s R-Type Continental – to create distinct surfaces giving a wide, confident and sporting feel'. While the classic four-lamp headlight array clearly uses the latest jewel-like Bi-Xenon headlights incorporating LED main beam support function to the front and LED to the rear. The track is now 41mm wider at the front and 48mm at the rear, while the boot-lid design features a powerful ‘double horse-shoe’ shape inspired by the Bentley Mulsanne.

Flared, elliptical exhaust finishers hint at the new Bentley Continental’s deep-rooted sporting credentials.

Interior Tour

Technology

Bentley Continental GT

Even the famous 6.0-litre W12 twin-turbocharged powertrain has been enhanced. It now produces 582bhp and 531lb/ft of torque, mated to a sophisticated new Quickshift transmission that changes ratios in 200 milliseconds and enables double downshifting. It can even run on sustainable bioethanol as well as petrol or a mixture of the two, thanks to Bentley’s FlexFuel technology.

To give the new Bentley Continental GT more poise to best exploit its extra power, its all-wheel drive system now has a sporty 40/60 rear torque bias, which minimises understeer in hard cornering, leaving the driver more opportunity to balance the car using precise throttle inputs.

Throughout the new car, components have been lightened, from the heart of the engine to the new smaller diamond quilting on the seats. With its performance focus sharpened in so many ways, the new Bentley Continental GT reaches 60mph in just 4.3 seconds, and achieves a top speed of 198mph.

Specification

  • Top Speed198 MPH

  • 0-60 MPH4.3s

  • Max Power582 BHP

  • Engine Size5998 CC

  • Weight2320 KG

Bentley Continental GT
Dimensions
Vehicle length 4818 mm / 189.7 in
Vehicle width 2226 mm / 87.6 in
Vehicle height (unladen) 1394 mm / 54.8 in
Wheelbase 2746 mm / 108.1 in
Weight
Unladen weight (DIN) 2320 kg / 5115 lb
Engine
Engine / cylinders / valves V / 12 / 48
Fuel management Direct injection
Max torque @ engine speed 720 Nm / 531 lb.ft @ 1800 rpm
Power output @ engine speed 590 PS / 582 bhp / 434 kw @ 6000 rpm
Performance
Top speed 198 mph / 319 km/h (governed)
Acceleration 0-60 mph 4.3 sec
Fuel Consumption
Urban 12.9 mpg 21.9 litres/100km
Extra urban 28.8 mpg 9.8 litres/100km
Combined consumption / range 1 19.9 mpg 14.2 litres/100km
CO2 emissions (combined) 330 g/km

New Bentley Continental GT pricing from £150,500

New Bentley Continental GT prices start from £150,500. This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price (RRP) including VAT as of October 2016, please call us to discuss options.

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