Sharing the experience of riding in a limo
Sharing the experience of riding in a limo
The brand new-generation 2018 Bentley Continental GT continues to be revealed overnight, getting a brand new look, the supply of high-finish technology and much more power.
Now in the third generation, the Continental GT continues to be instantly recognisable like a Bentley because of its imposing front grille and 4 circular headlights, however includes a squarer and much more muscular aesthetic when compared with its curvaceous predecessor. The look draws much inspiration in the EXP 10 Speed 6 indisputable fact that was revealed in the 2015 Geneva motor show.
Headlining upgrades have an all-new body that's 80 kilograms lighter compared to outgoing vehicle, a better form of their 6.-litre twin-turbo W12 engine - now dubbed ‘TSI’ like several turbo gas models provided by German parent Volkswagen - mated to a different eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the development of a brand new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay.
Bentley’s new infotainment unit sits on the three-sided rotating display, which begins with no screen once the vehicle is off to own illusion of the seamless dashboard, when the vehicle activates the display glides forward and rotates to show the touchscreen.
Proprietors who would like a classical layout can rotate the display again to exhibit three analogue dials composed of the outdoors temperature gauge, a compass along with a chronometer.
In addition, there's a brand new Brought Matrix headlights, an interpretation from the Volkswagen Group’s digital driver’s instruments, along with a rear-biased all-wheel drive system.
To date, only the W12 TSI engine continues to be detailed - it’s unknown assuming a turbocharged V8 option will join the number, although the previous model signifies its potential - which now produces 466kW of power and 900Nm of torque. That’s 32kW and 180Nm greater than the outgoing W12 Continental GT, and also the performance gains are just as significant.
Bentley claims the brand new Continental GT will accelerate to 100km/h from the dead stop in only 3.7 seconds, or .8 seconds faster compared to vehicle it replaces, coming to some top speed of 333km/h (207mph) - that is 3km/h lower around the previous vehicle.
Individuals performance figures also better the prior-generation Bentley Continental GT Speed, which developed 472kW and 840Nm from the twin-turbo W12, could sprint from -100km/h in 4.1 seconds coming to some top speed of 336km/h.
Following a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission helps you to shift gears faster, whilst improving fuel efficiency. The brand new Continental GT claims combined fuel utilization of 12.2L/100km, a substantial step up from the prior model’s 14.2L/100km.
Motorists can manipulate the shift occasions with the Continental’s selectable driving modes. In ‘Sport’, Bentley states shifts are “seemingly instantaneous” to provide maximum acceleration, during ‘Comfort’ the apparatus changes tend to be more relaxed to match a far more seamless and imperceptible shifts.
Despite getting 21-inch wheels as standard and 22-inch rims being an option, the Continental continues to be claimed to become as comfortable and liveable as always because of its Bentley Dynamic Ride system. A 48-volt roll control system controls and adjusts the electronic actuators around the anti-roll bar of every axle to enhance handling and ride comfort.
Such as the transmission, the Dynamic Ride system could be adjusted with the Continental’s different driving modes.
A revised air suspension set-up compliments the 48-volt ride system, which now features three-chamber air springs with 60 percent more air volume within the softest setting when compared to previous vehicle.
In addition, there's upgraded brakes, using the front dvds growing 15mm across to 420mm within this latest generation, plus a revised exhaust system by having an adaptive valve.
Like several Bentley models, the brand new Continental GT can be obtained with a variety of exterior and interior options so customer can specify for their heart’s content.
Some 17 standard paint choices are available, with as many as 70 exterior hues available included in the extended range. In addition, there's 15 carpet options, eight different handcrafted veneers - together with a further four dual-veneer options - and 15 interior hide choices.
For individuals who would like more using their Continental GT, in addition, there's two technology option packs offered by launch.
The Town Specs package concentrates at individuals who complete more urban journeys, adding a hands-free boot opening, pedestrian warning, traffic sign recognition, city-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) along with a 360-degree camera system.
Meanwhile, the Touring Specs aids lengthy-distance journeys, getting adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, active lane assist, a mind-up display (HUD), night vision by having an infrared camera, and pre-sense braking.
Furthermore, the Mulliner Driving Specs is much more cosmetic option, adding 22-inch lightweight forged alloys, unique ‘diamond in diamond’ leather quilting, embroidered Bentley emblems, additional veneer options, a jewelled-finish fuel filler cap, sports pedals, as well as an indented leather headliner. Buyers may also go for personalised stitching right in front and rear from the vehicle, together with personalised treadplates.
The 2018 Bentley Continental GT can make its public debut in the Frankfurt motor show the following month.