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Bentley Continental GT, Bentley Continental GT Convertible: Revealed ahead of Detroit Motor Show

Bentley Continental GT, Bentley Continental GT Convertible

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.