The new Continental GT is making its global debut at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show between 12 and 24 September, 2017.
The luxury automotive brand has been at the forefront of luxury Grand Touring for nearly one hundred years. The new, third-generation Continental GT is the pinnacle of Bentley’s design.
At the heart of the new Continental GT sits an all-new, 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, resulting in driver-focused, dynamic performance. The all-new body and materials save more than80 kg over the previous Continental W12 body.
A new, technically advanced, 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 as well as making the car feel effortlessly precise.
“We are the world leader in luxury mobility and our products and services define new luxury in the automotive world. The new Continental GT encapsulates our desire to innovate as well as celebrate our heritage and take the Bentley ownership experience to the next, unparalleled level,” said WolfgangDürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors.
Offering four seats and improved luggage capacity, the new Bentley Continental GT’s cabin is packed with exquisite details such as a new ‘diamond in diamond’ leather design. In addition, significant work has gone into harmonizing the extensive portfolio of 15 colours across hides and carpets.
An advanced, fully digital, driver-focused instrument panel and Bentley Rotating Display for the driver areamong the suite of innovations. The latter features an impressive 12.3” touchscreen housed in a three-sided unit, which revolves the veneer to reveal the touchscreen as well as three elegant analogue dials.
A choice of three audio systems is offered in the new Continental GT. The standard system features 10speakers and 650 Watts, while a Bang & Olufsen 1,500 W, 16-speaker system with illuminated speakergrilles is aimed at lifestyle-oriented customers. The new Bang & Olufsen installation benefits from the firstautomotive 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 eightsound modes is offered for the true audiophile.