Luxurious, comfortable, and fast are the common descriptions you will always get from any user of the Bentley Continental GT. Offering the true definition of a grand touring car, the Bentley Continental GT has all the right to wear the GT moniker on its name. Having the car cost a fortune, you might need to be a celebrity or amongst the 1% club to own one of these super elegant grand touring cars. Notably, the car is more than its sleek design and athleticism on the road. Let’s have a look at some of the Bentley Continental GT’s specs that make it a modern-day iconic car.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The 2.2 tonnes roadster is powered by Bentley’s W-12 TSI engine which is the world’s most advanced 12-cylinder engine. With the W-12 unique configuration of its 294 individual components, the engine saves up to 24% space compared to an equivalent V-12 engine. Notably, the engine produces 626 horsepower at 6000 rpm and a 900 NM torque from 1350 rpm, maintained to 4500 rpm.
Owing to its immense power and torque, the Bentley Continental GT takes 3.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph, which translates to 3.7 seconds to run from 0 to 100km/h. Known for its athleticism, the car top speed is rated at 207 mph or rather 333 km/h. With the new Bentley Continental GT comes a dual-clutch transmission with shift times variable and dependent on the selected driving mode- comfort mode, sporty mode, custom, or Bentley mode.
While some might consider the Bentley Continental GT a guzzler, its customers might really not even consider that as a limiting factor. However, it is good to note that with a fuel consumption of 13.6L/100KM, the car remains the most fuel-efficient 12-cylinder Continental GT ever. At 308g/km CO2 emission, Bentley Continental GT’s emission is 16% less than its predecessor.
Body and Chassis
The new Bentley Continental GT’s body structure is made of an optimized mix of materials to ensure the stiffness and strength of the body. A balance of aluminum and steel is used in providing the car’s durable body.
Notably, the Bentley Continental GT’s set-up of the chassis is commanded by the Bentley Drive Dynamics selector, its single rotary control. Through the rotary control, one can shift through the four driving modes.
Interior and Comfort
The new Continental GT exhibits attention and detailed creation of a perfect interior, like other Bentley models. Swathed with aromatic leather and fine wood veneers, Bentley’s interior is a customizable design that guarantees you nothing but aw! Double-stitched diamond-patterned seat trims and expertly knurled control knobs are some of the perfect designs in the new Continental GT.
Onboard Technology for Exceptional Customer Experience
Bentley Continental GT’s dashboard is dominated by a 12.3-inch infotainment display. The system features a configurable home screen with three windows to display a driver’s preferred functions. Thanks to the in-built proximity sensor that menus pop up automatically as the user nears the screen.
This grand tourer comes with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. In addition, is the car’s digital gauge display that helps its user control most of the car’s functions using controls found on the steering wheel.
Other features present in the Bentley Continental GT include safety and driver-assistance features such as:
- Emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
While the car is nearly perfect in every way, it at times struggles to mask its weight at times. Additionally, its brakes can fade quickly if abused by the driver.
The new Bentley Continental GT proves to be a car of class and the perfect definition of luxury grand touring. Possessing some world-class features, the car is a product of art, design, and opulence. Even with its heavy weight, the Bentley Continental GT proves to be a speed monster having its weight assist the car to deliver amazing stability and momentum. It is without a doubt that the new Bentley Continental GT is therefore one of the best luxury cars on sale.
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