The grand touring world has altered. Enter the new Continental GT, announcing a fresh era of unrivaled energy, exquisite craftsmanship and state-of-the-art automotive. With sleek lines that carve through the air a sharp path, this commanding car is available as a coupé and convertible, with either a strong W12 engine or a vibrant V8 engine. Built with a fresh Bentley design language, new Bentley technology and fresh levels of handcrafted detail from the ground up, it raises the notion of grand touring to fresh heights.
Contact your local Bentley retailer to find out about the new Continental GT, the new Continental GT Convertible, the new Continental GT V8 and the new Continental GT V8 Convertible. The design team of Bentley has fully reimagined it’s class ‘ best vehicle. The fresh Continental range redefines what a grand tourer can be, taking our power and refinement hallmarks and pushing them further. And a whole fresh level of luxury is awaiting inside the cabin.
A drastic demonstration of the unrivaled attention to detail given by Bentley, this is a real discovery trip for the driver. This is a vehicle for seeing, feeling, hearing and appreciating, designed to delight every feeling.
Our developers and technicians have provided everything you expect from Bentley in developing the variety–in a vehicle that can comfortably transport four adults, with plenty of room for luggage. This is the definitive gra
nd tourer designed and constructed at the Bentley plant in England.
Inside, Bentley’s design team has taken automotive craftsmanship to an exquisite new level. Like that of every Bentley, the shape of the fascia is inspired by the wings of the Bentley badge. It sweeps up from an elegant centre console and reaches out towards the doors, where the surface continues, surrounding the front occupants in a seemingly unending ring of handcrafted leather and wood.
In addition to a wide range of veneered surfaces, your car can be commissioned with a choice of contemporary dual veneers, which see the handcrafted wood on the top section of the fascia and door waistrail separated from a contrasting finish by a narrow Chrome pinstripe. In each case, a mirror-like Grand Black finish is paired with your choice of Crown Cut Walnut, Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus, Liquid Amber or Tamo Ash, Koa, Burr Walnut and Dark Stained Burr Walnut. For those who prefer a single veneer, there are eight choices, any of which can be enhanced with the same Chrome Pin Stripe used in the dual veneers.
With the dual veneers, the Grand Black finish selected for the lower section of the fascia continues into the centre console. As an alternative, however, the console can be commissioned with our stunning, rippled 0.6mm aluminum finish Côtes de Genève, which is inspired by the milled internal casings of fine wristwatches. A hand-finished first for the automotive world, its textured bands literally shimmer in the light.
Decorative features such as the clock bezels and bulls-eye air vents can be commissioned with an intricate diamond knurling – a jewelry-inspired texture composed of myriad diamond-shaped flat surfaces. This complements the feature that is standard on control surfaces across the new Continental range, it is easy to grip and even easier on the eye, reflecting the light like a cut precious stone while improving the ergonomic performance of important controls.
Whether you choose the effortlessly powerful Bentley 12-cylinder engine of the new Continental GT and new Continental GT Convertible, or the robust and lively Bentley V8 engine of the new Continental GT V8 and the new Continental GT V8 Convertible, you will experience phenomenal performance on every level, alongside a wealth of driving technology that makes every journey a joy.
Active All-Wheel Drive: A new range of systems operate throughout the car to ensure you can drive it with confidence, at all times. Active All-Wheel Drive ensures that power can be directed to the front as required, based on road conditions and the selected Drive Dynamic mode, providing additional grip, the moment it is required.
Active roll control: Body roll is reduced with Bentley Dynamic Ride*, an innovative 48V Electronic Active Roll Control system. As the car enters a corner, it engages automatically, continuously adjusting the anti-roll bars. On rougher road surfaces, it constantly monitors the suspension settings and adapts accordingly, for a luxurious, smooth ride. New three-chamber air suspension gives the car more scope for adjustment, which improves both handling and ride comfort. Continuous Damping Control regulates the damper setting as you drive, while four ride height sensors constantly measure the distance between the axle and the body, making adjustments as necessary.
Bentley Dynamic Ride comes as standard on the new Continental GT and the new Continental GT Convertible and is available as an option on the new Continental GT V8 and the new Continental GT V8 Convertible.
Sitting in the centre of the fascia, the optional Bentley Rotating Display allows you to tailor the car’s instrumentation according to your mood. When the engine roars into life, a flat, veneered section of the fascia physically rotates to reveal the 12.3” high-resolution touchscreen. If you prefer a more classic instrument style, a further rotation reveals another veneered panel, this one with three analog dials: a compass, a temperature gauge, and a chronograph timer. A final, reverse rotation takes place when the engine is turned off, restoring the display to its original, veneer-only position, for an uninterrupted flow of wood, right across the fascia.
Even when driving without the central touchscreen visible, all essential driver information is visible in the digital instrument panel behind the steering wheel. The instrument panel itself can be configured in numerous ways – between the rev counter and the navigation map, for example. In cars commissioned without the Bentley Rotating Display, the 12.3” touchscreen is fixed in the dashboard, visible to the driver at all times.
The new Continental range is enhanced by a wealth of intuitive digital features – including the stunning new Bentley Rotating Display, a unique fusion of cutting-edge electronics and artisan craftsmanship. It represents the latest in Bentley’s forward-looking approach to technology, fusing ease of use with exquisite, ergonomic design.
As in every Bentley, features are added to enhance the experience of driving and traveling in the car, but never dominate it. The technology is integrated intelligently, to provide what is required at the right time, from touchscreen controls that highlight automatically to physical buttons and dials that can be accessed easily, without taking your eyes from the road. Connected services like Apple CarPlay, meanwhile, provide access to digital content on the move.
The easily accessed 12.3” main screen has a split-screen mode that enables you to divide the car display in two at any time, allowing the driver to see navigation output and other essential information in the larger section, while the front seat passenger can scroll through music tracks or other information from the car infotainment system, simultaneously.
Whenever you reach towards the touchscreen, a proximity sensor detects your approaching hand and highlights controls that may be useful. Below the screen, meanwhile, a satin bar offers a place to rest your finger during operation. You can also access the main menu using the hard keys below the screen if you prefer. It is this kind of attention to detail that sets Bentley apart.