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The New Bentley Continental GT And GTC V8

The New Bentley Continental GT and GTC V8

 

Presented by Bentley Northbrook

A GT/GTC that drives to a different beat.

The clues are there. The dark mesh radiator grille, ringed by bright metal. The aggressive lower bumper with its three air intakes. The dark rear valance, with its twin exhaust tailpipes shaped into an elongated, side-on figure eight. And one further small, but significant detail: a red enamel Bentley winged ‘B’.

These are the tell-tale signs of an all-new Bentley available at Bentley Northbrook a Chicago dealer, powered by a 4.0 litre V8 engine.From the distinctive backbeat of its eight cylinders at idling speed to the glorious snarl of full-throttle acceleration, the new V8 offers an exhilarating, involving and passionate route to Bentley Continental ownership. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed transmission transmit its power to the road with unshakable precision. This is a Bentley that can both stir the soul or calm the spirit, according to the mood of the driver or the conditions.

Performance

With power comes responsibility.

Pressing the start button of the advanced new 4.0 litre V8 engine and its inspiring repertoire of sound is brought to life. From the deep V8 burble at low engine speeds to the rising growl and rasp as the car accelerates. Bentley’s new V8 develops a massive 660 Newton metres of torque at the comparatively low engine speed of 1700rpm, catapulting a Continental GT V8 from a standing start to 60 miles an hour in just 4.6 seconds, and on to a potential top speed of 188mph (303 km/h). A new 8-speed transmission delivers faster, smoother gear changes, and accounts for 6% of the total 40% efficiency gain achieved by the new V8. Its greater number of ratios ensures that the engine is always working at its most efficient gearing.

Craftsmanship

Our Craftsmanship Comes In Many Forms.

Whether it is the technological - the knife-edge crease lines down the front wings of the Continental GT made using a technique called superforming, where 5083 grade aluminium is heated to 500ºC and shaped around a die using air pressure. No other process enables such a complex panel to be created with such crisp sharp lines and without seams or joins. Or the traditional – V8 upholstery hide begins with an age-old tanning process that retains the rich, natural aroma of classic Bentley interiors. When it arrives in two-dimensional form, it will be shaped, stitched and worked around the complex multiple curves of seats and armrests. Bentley Northbrook a Chicago dealer has this beautiful 2013 Bentley GT V8 available. Creating a cocoon of curved yet crisply-defined planes and surfaces that demand the highest standards of skill from our dedicated craftspeople.

Technology

Not All The Advanced Technology Is Under The Bonnet.

The Continental GT’s infotainment system is every bit as compact, powerful and technologically advanced as the cars that houses it. As standard the Continental GT comes with an eight channel, eight speaker system, with 15GB of storage for music. Music can be played via an iPod, MP3 player, the car’s own six-disc CD changer or even an SD card.As for the ‘info’ in ‘infotainment’, the effortless touch-screen navigation system includes live traffic data*, online access for point of interest searches*, a 30GB hard disc drive offering rapid access to a continent-full of mapping and even the option of satellite landscape imagery*. As you drive, it provides real time monitoring of your tyre pressures, access to your phone contacts (either via Bluetooth or by inserting your SIM card) and the opportunity to zoom in or out of mapping at the slightest touch of a finger.

* Not available in all markets

Interior Design

Every Surface You Touch, Every Control You Use, Is Developed To Bond Driver With Machine.

Traditional crafts of wood, leather and knurled metal are expressed in a crisp and modern design language to capture the sporting, youthful spirit of the V8. The symmetrical fascia was inspired by the Bentley winged ‘B’, and features a 'flying buttress' centre stack and open illuminated stowage. The shorter centre console creates extra space in the rear, emphasising the sporting feel of the cockpit. The specially-chosen veneer – Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus - has a clean, straight grained appearance that also gives a spectacular 3D effect. Complementing the sporty, focused design theme, the V8 models are offered with a monotone hide interior in a choice of Beluga, Newmarket Tan, Porpoise or Imperial Blue. A single-minded interior proposition entirely at one with the efficiency of the new V8. Choose the optional Driving Specification and you will be able to select duo tone colour split seats with perforated and quilted hide as an alternative to the straight flute design to create an interior that is truly unique.

Exterior Design

A Lean And Muscular Look Entirely In Keeping With The Powertrain Beneath It.

The Crewe styling team has created a Bentley coupé of elegantly tailored lines and muscular form, with the precise crease of the front wings shaped by advanced aluminium super forming technology. Those distinctive large, close-set inner headlamps are ringed by jewel-like LED lights. At the rear, Bentley’s signature ‘floating’ LED lights draw ones eye to the extremities of the car, emphasising its low, wide stance. A shape that echoes some of the great Bentley grand tourers of the past, yet the design is clean, contemporary and fresh. The V8’s character is emphasised by the gloss black mesh grille, ringed in bright chrome, the aggressive jut of the three-segment front bumper and by the dark rear valance with those tell-tale figure-of-eight exhaust tailpipes. The V8 features a red enamel winged ‘B’ badge on the bonnet, boot and wheel centres; a distinguished signature of the V8 powertrain. For an even more dramatic look there’s an exclusive 21” wheel developed by the Bentley design team to accentuate the sporting character of the V8.

Everyday Practicality

High Performance And High Function Are Not Mutually Exclusive.

The impeccably framed door and rear quarter trims offer excellent stowage, a result of many hours spent on the road by the design team to develop a living space worthy of a grand tourer. Elegant cobra-head seats with their integrated headrests are not simply outstandingly comfortable but also create more legroom for rear passengers. Bentley’s new V8 engine is astonishing, not just for what it does but also for the way it does it. The power and torque figures of 500bhp and 660Nm from 4.0 litres alone would indicate that this new V8 is an advanced high performance engine. But take into consideration that the GT coupé’s CO2 emissions are a mere 246 g/km and it’s clear that the newest Bentley engine’s technology is world-leading. Even though the Bentley develops a full 500bhp, its power to emissions ratio sets a new benchmark that will take most rivals years to equal. Four years is a short span of time in which to develop a revolutionary new engine, yet Bentley’s commitment in 2008 to develop a GT capable of a 40% increase in fuel-efficiency has now been achieved with the new V8. At Bentley Northbrook you will enjoy your new Bentley V8 on a long, rewarding drive; with up to 530 miles between fill ups, your journey need have few interruptions.

 

Technical

 

ENGINE 
Engine Capacity 3993cc 
Max. Power 500bhp / 507 PS / 373kW @ 6000rpm 
Max.Torque 660Nm, 487 lb-ft @ 1700rpm 
Fuel 98 (95) RON

DRIVELINE AND TRANSMISSION 
Continuous all-wheel drive 
8-speed automatic transmission

PERFORMANCE 
Max. Speed 188mph / 303km/h 
Acceleration 0 - 60mph 4.6 seconds 
Acceleration 0 - 100km/h 4.8 seconds 
* Power rating based on 98 RON fuel

FUEL CONSUMPTION 
EU DRIVE CYCLE 
Urban 18.4mpg 15.4 litres/100km 
Extra-Urban 36.7mpg 7.7 litres/100km 
Combined 26.9mpg 10.6 litres/100km 
CO2 emissions 246g/km 
EPA DRIVE CYCLE 
City Driving 15mpg 
Highway Driving 24mpg 
Combined 18mpg

WEIGHTS AND VOLUMES 
Kerb Weight 2295kg  5060 lb 
Gross Vehicle Weight 2750kg 6063 lb 
Boot Volume 358L 12.6cu-ft 
Fuel tank capacity 90L 20.0 Gallons / 24 US Gallons

DIMENSIONS 
Overall Length 4806mm 15ft 9in 
Width across mirrors 2227mm 7ft 3in 
Width with folded mirrors 1943mm 6ft 3in 
Overall Height 1404mm 4ft 7in 
Wheel Base 2746mm 9ft

 

Standard

EXTERIOR SPECIFICATION 
Black Bentley matrix grille integrated into bonnet with bright surround and centre strip 
Red winged 'B' badge to radiator shell and boot lid 
Black lower rear bumper valance 
Rear diffuser 
Bi-Xenon projector headlamps with LED signature daylight running lamps, LED main beam supplementation and integrated washer jets 
Full LED rear lamps with jewellery-effect inner lamp treatment 
Bright chrome rear lamp embellisher 
Rear fog and reversing lamps, high level rear brake light 
Twilight sensor control and tunnel detection for lighting 
Door area lighting in lower edge of exterior mirrors and entrance lighting in lower edge of each door 
Concealed rear aerofoil with automatic deployment 
Colour coded electronically adjustable door mirrors with heating, power folding and memory functions 
Power latching to driver and passenger doors for easy entry and exit 
Rain sensing windscreen wipers 
Acoustic interlayer to side and rear glass 
Keyless entry and ignition 
Standard fuel filler cap 
Central locking with remote boot release 
Twin figure-of-eight stainless steel tailpipes 
Choice of 7 exterior paint colours: Beluga, Dark Sapphire, Glacier White, Moonbeam, Onyx, St. James' Red, Thunder

INTERIOR SPECIFICATION 
Full premium grade hide interior with a choice of 4 colours: Beluga, Imperial Blue, Porpoise, Newmarket Tan 
Slim design power adjustable front seats with heating, lumbar, nose extension and memory functions 
4 seat configuration with straight flutes 
Driver's front seat 14 way adjustment & memory including lumbar and nose extension 
Passenger's seat 14 way adjustment & memory including lumbar (12 way in North America) 
Isofix rear seat fixings 
Short centre console with single armrest 
Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneer to fascia panels and console 
Eliade cloth headlining in four colours: Beluga, Grey, Blue, Saddle 
Breitling clock 
1 monotone interior colour split 
Boot carpet in black (Beluga) 
Seat belts and leather-bound carpets to match all hide colours 
Single-tone, hide-trimmed, 3-spoke, multi-function steering wheel 
Bulls-eyes air vents with chrome organ stop controls 
electric tilt and reach adjustment steering column with memory and easy entry and exit functions 
Treadplates with embossed 'BENTLEY' word 
Automatic seat belt presenter 
Footwell and centre console stowage illumination 
Touch screen infotainment system with 8 inch high resolution screen and incorporating AM/FM radio, HDD navigation, external media interface, single DVD/CD slot, single SD card slot, integrated HVAC controls, telephone control with Bluetooth wireless connectivity, suspension settings and TPMS features - voice activation on infotainment system features* 
Satellite radio (Sirius)* 
8 channel, 8 speaker audio system with Balanced mode Radiator (BMR) speakers
Multi-zone automatic climate control system 
Volumetric ultrasonic alarm 
Bentley GPS tracking system provision 
Park distance control with graphic on infotainment screen and audible warning 
Foot pedals with Bentley 'B' emblem 
Hide and chrome trimmed gear lever with manual shift change facility 
Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger deactivation, driver's knee airbag (North America only) 
Front and rear side and thorax airbags