The 2018 Bentley Continental GT coupé is a quintessential Grand Tourer built exclusively in the UK. Phenomenally powerful, beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted. It’s a ground-breaking GT that showcases Bentley’s iconic style, unrivalled power and cutting-edge automotive technology. Re-defining what a GT can be, with an interior that reaches a whole new level of luxury.
The new 6.0 litre W12 petrol engine has been re-imagined with phenomenal results. 0-60 mph takes an astounding 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 207 mph. The engine itself can switch seamlessly between high-pressure direct injection or alongside port injection depending on which is most efficient at the time. Resulting in emission levels that are among the best in its class.
The new model is built on a re-designed chassis, with overhauled electrical architecture and 8-speed dual-clutch transmission for smooth and effective gear changes. The drivetrain is optimised for two optimum settings; sport and comfort. The GT coupé can cruise along comfortably and quietly thanks to the 48V Active Roll Control system, which optimises handling: adapting to changing road conditions to preserve the characteristically-smooth Bentley ride. With the touch of a button the Continental GT can engage sport mode, implementing dynamic response and adjusting the exhaust note to match.
Bentley have completely re-imagined the finest car in its class, marrying English craft with German electronics. The wider body and lowered roofline creates a dramatic sense of speed even when the car is at a standstill. Iconic elements such as the distinctive rear wheel haunch have been retained, whereas other features; most notably the tail-lights, have been re-designed to echo the exhaust pipes below.
Interior mood lighting greets the driver when entering the lavish cabin. The seats are elegant and comfortable with handcrafted quilting featured throughout. In true Bentley style, the interior package is fully customisable. Practically-limitless options are offered, ensuring no two Continental GT’s are the same. The interior features diamond-style patterned knobs and trim inspired by the ‘Côtes de Genève’ finish used on handmade wristwatches. 17 exterior colours and 13 finishes are offered thanks to the very latest in robot paint technology.
The new model is packed with safety
equipment including; blind-spot warning, adaptable high-beam headlights,
lane-assist head-up display on the windscreen and traffic sign recognition.
Other innovative features include ‘City Safeguard’ which detects pedestrians
and prepares the car to brake. Four cameras also ensure the driver can see a
virtual view of the car’s surroundings, while the park-assist system can detect
and automatically steer the vehicle into a parking space.
Underneath the bonnet is a technological marvel. The GT coupé is the most advanced Bentley ever produced. The flagship twin-turbocharged W12 petrol engine is more powerful and 16% more fuel efficient than before, thanks to 93 processors, delivering more than 100 million lines of computer code, through five miles of wiring.
The interior is a curation of Bentley’s most luxurious technologies; the revolutionary ‘Bentley Rotating Display’ is the world’s first three-way bespoke rotating dashboard. It allows the driver to choose from a 12.3” HD touchscreen, handcrafted analogue compass and chronometer, or glide silently to a clean uninterrupted flow of wood.
|Vehicle Length||190.9in / 4850mm|
|Vehicle Width||86.1in / 2187 mm|
|Vehicle Height||55.3in / 1405km|
|Wheelbase||112.2in / 2851mm|
|Unladen Weight (DIN)||4947 lm / 2244kg|
|Engine / Cylinders||W12|
|Engine Capacity||5998 cc|
|Max Torque||900 nm|
|Top Speed||207 mph|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph / 3.6 sec|
|Combined Cycle||23.2 mpg (12.2 litres/100km)|
|Urban Cycle||16.0 mpg (17.7 litres/100km)|