Bentley is known as a manufacturer of luxury cars, model 2016 Continental GT Speed is became the fastest Bentley ever.
The vehicle sits on the fender-vent bandwagon.
There is a range of several new 20” and 21” wheel designs for buyers to choose from. The standard wheel for the GT V8 and GT W12 becomes a new 20″, six-tri-spoke wheel. The Mulliner Driving Specification wheel changes to a new 21″ seven-twin-spoke design. Finally, a new 21″ five-spoke directional sports wheel joins the existing 21″ design available for the V8 S and GT Speed.
At the rear, the boot lid seems to be more sculpted with an emphasized aerodynamic profile. The rear bumper has been redesigned and widened for an additional sense of power and now features full-width brightware. The vehicle also gained a new rear diffuser design.
The vehicle’s also equipped with new LED lighting.
As for the color, Bentley added Shortbread and Camel shades to the existing options, so customers can now choose between 17 different shades.
The GT Speed also got a revised Onboard WiFi system for better connectivity.
Interior of 2016 Bentley Continental GT
According to Bentley, all driver controls have been redesigned for better ergonomics. The vehicle has also received a rear storage compartment with charging for smartphones and tablets, and available in-car Wi-Fi.
The seats have been adorned with straight-fluting pattern, whereas the Mulliner Driving Specification gained a “small-diamond” quilting pattern.
The interior innovations include brand new driver controls with an optional and sports-oriented steering wheel and larger gear-shift paddles.
The driver’s dashboard received new dials and graphics for a fresh, modern look. The center console features a new black gear lever surround, which unifies the style of all driver controls.
A new secret storage compartment is hidden between the rear seats – it’s capable of accommodating and charging electronic devices such as iPads etc.
Engine and Specs
The 2016 Bentley Continental GT buyers will be offered with a choice between a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12. In most models, the latter should be able to deliver 582 hp and 531 pound-feet of torque. With a more powerful engine next generation of Continental GT will accelerate 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, top speed will be around 195 mph.
The engine upgrade is followed by improvements in fuel economy of up to 5%. The W12 is now equipped with a variable displacement system and the new evolution running at part throttle on six of its 12 cylinders to decrease fuel consumption and offering lower CO2 emissions (329 g/km) and combined fuel economy of 20 mpg.
Price and release date
Bentley unveiled the new Continental GT 2016 at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Official pricing still remains unknown, but it’s expected to fetch between $194,000 and $250,000, depending of the market.
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