Bentley Motors will have a suite
of contemporary design updates and new exquisite features for its Continental
GT family. The new models will be unveiled and displayed at the Geneva Motor
Show from March 3, 2015 onwards.
The Bentley Continental GT will
have new exterior design features, aimed at sharpening the on-road presence of
the iconic Grand Tourer. A new front bumper combines with a smaller radiator
shell and new, more pronounced fenders. The fenders now feature a new vent,
complete with a graceful metallic “B” adornment, which serve to emphasise and
enhance the renowned Bentley “power line” that flows rearwards from the front
arches. New bright chrome fender badges for the V8 S and W12 models now match
those applied to the GT Speed.
At the rear of the car, the
boot lid is now more sculpted, with a pronounced aerodynamic profile to the
trailing edge. The rear bumper has been reshaped and widened for an added sense
of power, and now features full-width brightware. The V8 S and GT Speed also
gain a new rear diffuser design to further differentiate the
performance-focused members of the Continental family.
The standard wheel for the GT
V8 and GT W12 becomes a new 20”, six-tri-spoke wheel, in painted finish for the
V8 and bright machined for the W12.
The visual upgrades continue
inside the luxury cabin of the Continental range. A new and contemporary
straight-fluting pattern adorns the four generous seats, while the Mulliner
Driving Specification (standard on GT Speed) gains a tightened, “small-diamond”
quilting pattern reminiscent of a tailored British jacket. Driver controls are
all-new, with an optional, more ergonomic and sports-orientated steering wheel
and larger gear-shift paddles incorporating tactile knurled metal embellishers.
Brightware elements across the
console are updated, the driver’s instrument panel receives new dials and
graphics for a refreshed, more contemporary look, and the beauty of the new
interior is now illuminated by LEDs. The centre console also features a new
black gear lever surround, unifying the style of all driver controls. For V8
and V8 S coupe models, a new hidden storage compartment is fitted between the
rear seats, capable of accommodating and charging electronic devices including
Under the revised skin of the
Continental GT W12 lie three changes to the mighty 6.0-litre twin turbo W12
powertrain. Firstly, the engine receives a power and torque increase, from 567
bhp and 700 Nm to 582 bhp and 720 Nm, to maintain the model’s reputation of
Luxury of choice extended on Flying Spur
Bentley’s four-door luxury
sedan, the Flying Spur comes with additional features for 2015, thus offering more
A new 20” six-tri-spoke wheel
is available for both V8 and W12 powered Flying Spurs, in three different
finishes, while a 21” seven-twin-spoke design is offered on the Flying Spur W12
Mulliner in polished or Graphite painted with bright machining finishes.
The exquisite cabin of the
Flying Spur also gains modern and tactile new features to maintain Bentley’s
reputation for interior style and usability. The driver instruments are updated
with contemporary graphics, while the steering wheel receives a new more
sporting design. A knurled metal finisher adorns the optional gear shift
paddles, and the Flying Spur receives the same onboard WiFi hotspot system as
the updated Continental family for ultimate connectivity while travelling –
keeping the Flying Spur as the ultimate car for work or relaxation.
The 616 bhp Flying Spur W12
engine gains efficiencies and even greater grand touring capability thanks to
the variable displacement system now included on the Continental GT W12, for
lower fuel consumption, increased range and lower emissions of 333 g/km CO2.
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