||6.0 L W-12
paddle auto, AWD
Ever since the Bentley Continental GT was first introduced in
2003 it has been one of the most popular sports GT cars on the
market. Partly due to the prestigious nameplate, but also because
you could take it on long trips and still get out at the end
with your spine in one piece. It had a blend of performance
and luxury which appealed to those with the money to buy one.
Now the new model has arrived, and it's one of the most comprehensively
upgraded versions yet. There's new bodywork, new engine options,
and new gadgets for the interior.
The styling of the 2011 Bentley continental GT has been thoroughly
revised. It's still instantly recognizable, but now it has a
more sleek, contemporary appearance. There's new sheetmetal
all around - especially noticeable at the front, new headlights
with LED daytime-running lights, and a new grille.
The classic Bentley matrix radiator grille is more upright on
the new Continental GT, while the new headlamp design, in traditional
four-lamp format, has intricate jewel-like detailing including
striking, LED daylight-running lights.
At the rear of the 2011 Bentley Continental GT, the designers
have integrated signature 'floating' LED lights which extend
around the edges of the bodywork. The track is wider by 41mm
at the front and 48mm at the rear than the previous model.
The 2011 Bentley Continental is powered by a twin turbocharged
6.0 litre W12 engine which produces 567 horsepower and 700Nm
(516 ft-lbs) of torque.
However later in 2011 (for the 2012 Continental GT) a high-efficiency
4.0 litre V8 engine will also be offered.
The new 4.0-litre V8 engine will achieve a 40 percent improvement
in CO2 emissions - however it won't be some sort of athsmatic,
puny unit. The new V8 is being designed specifically by Bentley’s
engineers to deliver all the oompf Bentley buyers will be expecting.
The W12 engine option will hussle the 2011 Bentley Continental
GT to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and haul it up to a top speed of
Power is directed to all four wheels though an upgraded six-speed
Quickshift transmission, which can execute shifts in just 200
Interior and Entertainment
The 2011 Bentley Continental GT features an advanced new touchscreen
system with rich map imagery and a 30GB on board hard drive.
The 8-inch screen displays the car’s audio system, telephone,
ride and comfort settings and the very latest navigation system,
which uses both an in-car hard-disc drive and a DVD player to
access route data. It also employs dynamic navigation to guide
you around areas of heavy traffic, finds destinations using
geo-tagged photos from an SD memory card and is Google Maps-compatible
The Continental GT's new infotainment system also provides the
ultimate in in-car audio entertainment. An eight-speaker sound
system is offered as standard employing the latest Balanced
Mode Radiator technology. These unique compact, flat-panel speakers
provide exceptional clarity with a very wide frequency range.
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