Bentley Continental GT

The Bentley Continental GT is a luxury coupe of the British manufacturer Bentley Motors Limited, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. The abbreviation GT stands for Gran Turismo.

  • 2.1 Continental GT Speed

Continental GT (2003-2011)

Bentley Continental GT (2003-2011)

Vehicle characteristics

The Continental GT is the first Bentley, which was developed under the direction of Volkswagen. It is the W12 -cylinder engine of the VW Phaeton, but with turbo - charging, installed. Even the all-wheel drive and air suspension come from the Group's brother. The Bentley is - also mostly in manual labor - manufactured at the main plant in Crewe England, where it is produced due to the high demand at capacity, resulting in long waiting times.

The Continental GT is on sale from 180,000 euros (as of 20xx ). As standard it includes, among other things, a full leather interior, steering wheel controls, Infotainment system with navigation system, DVD player and 12 -channel hi-fi system, six- disc CD changer, multi -zone climate control and electrically adjustable front seats with "memory" function. For an extra charge the customer receives the Mulliner Driving Specification package of in-house finishing department: 20 "alloy sports wheels, embroidered Bentley logo in the seat back, shifter in sport design and perforated aluminum sport pedals Also optionally available is a carbon-ceramic. brake system.

Continental GT Speed

In 2007 the Coupé series by the uprated variant Continental GT Speed ​​has been enhanced. The suffix -speed is based on the legendary 'Speed ​​Model' of the early years. In addition to improving the performance of speed on a slightly modified chassis, other wheels and a 3 -spoke sports steering wheel features.

As part of the introduction of the GT Speed ​​, the series got a subtle facelift ( modified front view). The motors of all Continental models designed more efficiently; the average consumption with unchanged output fell by a half liters per 100 km.

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Dashboard (2007-2010)

Continental Supersports

In the summer of 2009 a further variant of the GT was presented. The Bentley Continental Supersports has 463 kW ( 630 PS, 14 kW more than the Speed ​​version ) and a torque of 800 Nm ( GT Speed ​​: 750 Nm). Furthermore, the front air intakes have been enlarged and modified the rear. In addition, the empty weight of the Super Sport was reduced in comparison to the basic version to 120 kilograms. Has been put aside in part to the back seat and installed CfFK sports seats with more lateral support. He 's the fastest street-legal model of Bentley. According to factory specification, it accelerates in 3.9 seconds to 100 km / h and reaches its top speed at 329 km / h

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Continental GT ( since 2011 )

Bentley Continental GT ( since 2011 )

The second generation was released in early 2011 and was visually changed only modestly compared to the first generation. At the front, the headlights have been redesigned and revised the design of the bumper. At the rear, this model is distinguished by the flat shaped lights and a revised tailgate. Little has done to the dimensions, the width increased by 2 cm to 1.94 m now.

The previous twelve-cylinder engine has been redesigned so that its performance increases by 12 to 423 kW ( 575 hp). He also fulfilled the applicable since 2011 Euro -5 emissions standard.

In April 2012, a smaller V8 petrol engine with twin turbocharging and a power of 373 kW was added (507 hp).


Bentley Continental GT V8 ( since 2012 )

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Continental GT Speed

Also, the GT Speed ​​was reprinted and presented at the last weekend of June 2012 in Goodwood. The launch took place in October. The performance was compared with the predecessor increased from 449 to 460 kW ( 625 hp). With a top speed of 329 km / h is adjacent to the Supersports the fastest production Bentley. The CO2 emissions have been lowered so that now the GT Speed ​​meets the Euro 5 standard. Instead of the 6-speed automatic transmission now provides an 8- speed automatic transmission for the transmission of power, which is still made to all four wheels, but the ratio in favor of the rear wheels has been changed to 40:60.