Bentley has revealed the Bentley Continental GT and the Bentley Continental GT Convertible ahead of the Detroit Motor Show. Have a look!
Both models will be fitted with a new twin turbocharged 4.0-litre 500bhp engine – which Bentley says delivers a 40 per cent improvement in fuel economy.
They will also wear red enamelled Bentley badges, previously used only on performance-tuned ‘Red Label’ cars. The flagship W12 edition will continue to be sold, and will focus on unrivalled comfort and refinement.
Developed in partnership with Audi, the new engine includes a cylinder management system that shuts down four of the eight cylinders at cruising speeds.
A new eight-speed automatic gearbox drives all four wheels, while stop-start also helps to cut fuel consumption. Official figures are yet to be released, but expect fuel economy of around 25mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 265g/km. Performance is strong, with a 0-60mph time of less than five seconds and a 180mph top speed.