2015 Bentley Continental GT Review

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31 May 2014
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Bentley is famous for manufacturing some of the most luxurious cars of all time. The renowned company has launched yet another masterpiece. It is the 2015 Continental GT. The specifications of the car are nothing short of impressive. Let’s look at what Bentley is offering with its 2015 Bentley Continental GT:

Engine Specifications

The all new Bentley Continental GT has an impressive engine. In fact this stupendous luxury car is available in quite a few engine variants. The toned down variant of the Continental GT engine is a 4.0-liter V-type engine with eight cylinders.

The 4.0-liter engine is twin-turbocharged and produces immense power. It is rated at producing 521 horses. Moreover, it can produce over 500 pounds of torque per feet. If you think the specifications of this engine is impressive, you should consider the high-end model.

The second engine variant of the Continental GT is a more aggressive. The engine is a W-type with twelve cylinders. It has a capacity of 6.0 liters and produces an astonishing 631 horsepower. This engine is also twin turbocharged for optimal performance.

Transmission

The transmission of the 2015 Continental GT is rather impressive. The massive engines introduced for this model are paired with an eight-speed transmission. This transmission is an automatic. It is known as the ZF transmission.

The best part about this transmission is the S mode. Once the S mode is turned on, the throttle response become very sharp and the gear shifting becomes aggressive as well. This makes the driving the 2015 Continental GT even more fun.

Performance

The performance of the 2015 Continental GT is unmatched. It is a luxury car, but if needed it can turn into a mean sports machine. Both engine variants of this car produce spectacular power. The V-8 version can accelerate from 0 to 60 in only 4.3 seconds, which is rather impressive for such a heavy car.

The W12 engines perform better than the V8’s but only marginally. The massive 631 horsepower engine can accelerate from 0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds. Moreover, it can achieve speeds of over 190 miles an hour. This is not something you normally expect from a luxury car.

Exterior Design

Bentley retains its classic styling with the 2015 Continental GT. Of course there are a few upgrades. But the overall essence of the design is the same. In other words, you can tell from a mile away that it’s a Bentley, which is a good thing. However, the rims of the 2015 Continental GT give it a rather sporty look.

The positioning of the headlamps is slightly different. But there are still two lamps. The grille is slightly larger and laid back. The styling of the front bumpers has also been tweaked. This is one of the best aspects of the 2015 Continental GT. You can clearly make out that it’s a Bentley, but the upgrades are very prominent.

Interior Styling

If there is one aspect that is more impressive than the engine specifications of the 2015 Continental GT, it is the interior. Bentley is always acclaimed for its attention to detail in the interior styling. The same sophistical and elegance can be seen in the interior of the 2015 Continental GT.            In fact, the interior of this car is nothing short of a work of art. Each seam and every notch is crafted to perfection.