Bentley Motors is building on the global demand for the Continental GT family with a suite of contemporary design updates and new exquisite features for its most successful model. Bentley’s luxurious and powerful Flying Spur also receives a set of features for 2015, focusing on powertrain development, on-board technology and interior comfort. The new models will be unveiled and displayed at the Geneva Motor Show from Tuesday 3rd March, with deliveries starting this summer.
Styling enhancements for the Continental GT include revised front bumper and grille, reprofiled fenders with a metallic B vent, a character line running towards the rear fender, a more sculpted trunk lid, and a new rear diffuser for the performance-oriented V8 S and GT Speed models. Other exterior updates include new 20- and 21-inch wheels, as well as three new paint colors: Marlin (a rich metallic blue), Camel (a soft golden tone) and Jetstream (a light, bright metallic blue). In addition to the changes to the standard specification, a new range of optional interior features has been developed, such as a new seats – straight-fluted on standard models, diamond-quilted on Mulliner and GT Speed models – as well as new controls and trim. Two new leather colours join the Continental range for 2015 – Shortbread and Camel.
Furthermore, the headlining of GT V8 S, GT W12 and Speed coupe models is now available in Alcantara, colour matched to all 17 of the available interior hide colours. Onboard WiFi, providing connectivity to all handheld devices in the car is also now available across the Continental family.
There are also mechanical upgrades, but only for the range-topping Continental GT W12, whose 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine receives a power and torque increase, from 575PS (567hp) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) to 590PS (582hp) and 720Nm (531 lb-ft). The engine also gets a variable displacement system and is now able to run at part throttle on 6 of its 12 cylinders. As a consequence, fuel economy increases by up to 5 percent to 20 mpg UK (14.1 l/100 km or 16.6 mpg US) combined, while CO2 emissions are now 329 g/km.