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Britain has a new sporty limousine starting today, Bentley unveiled the new generation Continental GT, ahead of its debut in Frankfurt Motor Show.

Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain, the new third-generation Bentley Continental GT uses an enhanced version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine, mated, for the first time, to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission, for faster, more efficient gear changes. The engine is positioned further back to improve weight distribution.

The new powertrain uses the very latest engine management technology, with 300 million software calculations per second. It produces 635 PS (626 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.ft.) of torque, and accelerates the new Continental GT to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds (0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds), and on to a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph)

A new adaptive chassis uses Bentley’s intelligent 48-volt Dynamic Ride System to ensure a responsive ride and exceptional handling and refinement in all road conditions. The new system controls ride comfort and lateral roll, cushioning passengers from excessive movement.

The muscular exterior design, created using revolutionary technology, results in a lightweight, yet stiff, body. 

The lighting on the Continental GT uses the latest LED Matrix technology, but it is the design of the head lamps that truly sets them apart. Inspired by the finest cut-crystal glasses, the internal surfaces are transparent with sharply defined edges that catch the light like a diamond.

The result is similar to that of an illuminated gem. The new Continental GT has 21 inch wheels as standard, with two styles available. A 22 inch lightweight, forged wheel is also offered, alongside a hand-finished option, which allows for a twisted polished finish.

The interior of the new Continental GT showcases from highest-quality natural leathers, to rare, sustainably sourced veneers – including Koa, Bentley’s newest veneer – and hand-polished chrome details. For the first time, unique dual-veneer options are offered. Over 10 square metres of wood are used in each Continental GT, and it takes nine hours to create and fit the wooden inlays by hand.

The 20-way adjustable seats in the new Continental GT set new industry standards in comfort and refinement. Smooth centre panels allow maximum efficiency for the cooling, heating and massage functions, while the bolsters retain the signature Bentley quilting.

A choice of three audio systems is offered in the new Continental GT. The standard system features 10 speakers and 650 Watts, while a Bang & Olufsen 1,500 W, 16-speaker system with illuminated speaker grilles is aimed at lifestyle-oriented customers. The new Bang & Olufsen installation benefits from the first automotive application of the BeoSonic system – a new way for tone setting with a simple, intuitive one-touch user interface.

A Naim 2,200 W, 18-speaker system with Active Bass Transducers built into the front seats and eight sound modes is offered for the true audiophile.

When the engine start button is pressed the veneer in the middle of the dashboard glides silently forward and rotates to reveal Bentley’s largest-ever touchscreen, a 12.3 inch retina-quality digital MMI display, elegantly designed by Bentley with a customer-configurable home screen with three windows able to display the driver’s preferred functions, for example, navigation, media and telephone.



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Related Specs

  1. 2003 Bentley Continental GT

    Engine: Aluminum W12, Power: 411.6 kw / 552 bhp @ 6100 rpm, Torque: 649.44 nm / 479 ft lbs @ 1600 rpm
  2. 2006 Bentley Continental GTC

    Engine: W12, Power: 411 kw / 551 bhp @ 6100 rpm, Torque: 650 nm / 479.4 ft lbs @ 1600 rpm
  3. 2003 Bentley Continental GT Diamond Series

    Engine: Aluminum W12, Power: 411.6 kw / 552 bhp @ 6100 rpm, Torque: 649.44 nm / 479 ft lbs @ 1600 rpm
  4. 2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed

    Engine: Aluminum W12, Power: 447.4 kw / 600 bhp @ 6000 rpm, Torque: 750 nm / 553.2 ft lbs @ 1750 rpm
  5. 2008 Bentley Continental GTZ

    Engine: Aluminum W12, Power: 447.4 kw / 600 bhp @ 6000 rpm, Torque: 750 nm / 553.2 ft lbs @ 1750 rpm

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