|2016 Bentley Continental GT V8 S|
2016 Bentley Continental GT V8 S The Bentley Continental GT is refreshed with a complement of recent exterior design facets, aimed toward sharpening the on-road presence of the long-lasting Grand Tourer. A brand new front bumper combines with a smaller radiator shell and new, more reported fenders to lend a extra assertive and positive stance to the entrance of the vehicle. The fenders now characteristic a brand new vent, complete with a graceful steel "B" adornment, which serve to emphasize and increase the renowned Bentley "energy line" that flows rearwards from the front arches. New vivid chrome fender badges for the V8 S and W12 items now healthy those utilized to the GT speed.
On the rear of the auto, the boot lid is now extra sculpted, with a suggested aerodynamic profile to the trailing facet. The rear bumper has been reshaped and widened for an added sense of energy, and now facets full-width brightware. The V8 S and GT velocity additionally acquire a brand new rear diffuser design to further differentiate the efficiency-targeted participants of the Continental family.
The revisions to the outside aesthetic are accomplished with the addition of recent wheels to the variety of 20" and 21" designs to be had. The general wheel for the GT V8 and GT W12 turns into a new 20", six-tri-spoke wheel, in painted conclude for the V8 and brilliant machined for the W12. The Mulliner driving Specification wheel alterations to a brand new 21" seven-twin-spoke design, finished in Graphite grey with brilliant machined spokes. Ultimately, a brand new 21" five-spoke directional sporting events wheel joins the present 21" design to be had for the V8 S and GT speed.
Bettering the GT's iconic silhouette further, three new paint colors are available: Marlin (a rich metal blue), Camel (a tender golden tone) and Jetstream (a gentle, bright metallic blue).
State-of-the-art Refinements to an Unrivalled Cabin
The visual enhancements proceed throughout the luxurious cabin of the Continental variety. A new and modern-day straight-fluting pattern adorns the four beneficiant seats, at the same time the Mulliner driving Specification (usual on GT velocity) good points a tightened, "small-diamond" quilting pattern harking back to a tailor-made British jacket. Driver controls are all-new, with an optional, more ergonomic and sporting activities-orientated steering wheel and bigger gear-shift paddles incorporating tactile knurled metal embellishers.
Brightware elements throughout the console are up to date, the driver's instrument panel receives new dials and portraits for a refreshed, extra brand new look, and the great thing about the brand new interior is now illuminated with the aid of LEDs. The centre console additionally aspects a new black gear lever encompass, unifying the type of all driver controls. For V8 and V8 S coupe items, a new hidden storage compartment is fitted between the rear seats, able of accommodating and charging electronic contraptions including iPads.
Moreover to the changes to the usual specification, a new range of non-compulsory interior aspects has been developed.
GT W12 and GT velocity models can now be targeted with new, softer semi-aniline hide for the seat cushions and backrests, characterize the best possible pleasant of leather available in the automobile market and giving an much more cozy, high-priced and typical consider. Two new leather colours join the Continental range for 2015 - Shortbread and Camel.
Moreover, the headlining of GT V8 S, GT W12 and speed coupe units is now on hand in Alcantara®, colour matched to all 17 of the on hand inside cover colors.
Onboard WiFi, providing connectivity to all handheld instruments in the auto is also now available across the Continental household.
W12 performance and effectivity Continues
under the revised dermis of the Continental GT W12 lie three alterations to the mighty 6.Zero-litre twin faster W12 powertrain. To begin with, the engine receives a vigor and torque increase, from 575 PS (567 bhp / 423 kW) and seven-hundred Nm (516 lb.Feet) to 590 PS (582 bhp / 434 kW) and 720 Nm (531 lb.Ft), to preserve the mannequin's fame of effortless performance.
The vigour upgrade is accompanied via upgrades to gas economic system of as much as 5%. The GT W12 now involves a variable displacement process and the new evolution is equipped to run at section throttle on six of its 12 cylinders to curb fuel consumption without sacrificing refinement and offers curb CO2 emissions of 329 g/km and mixed gasoline economic climate of 20 mpg (14.1 litres/a hundred km).