Bentley has announced new model year details for its ground-breaking Continental GT, the Continental GT V8, and the introduction of new features.


Bentley has announced new model year details for its groundbreaking Continental GT V8, and the introduction of a new Panoramic Glass Roof for the Continental GT Coupe W12.

A Panoramic Glass Roof is now offered with the Continental GT Coupe W12 Giving a new perspective on the occupants' extraordinary journey whilst illuminating the exquisite craftsmanship of the Bentley's cabin, a Panoramic Glass Roof is now offered as a cost option on the Continental GT Coupe W12.

The sunroof is equipped with polarised glass that reduces glare, allowing the passenger a clearer view of their surroundings, and an interior blind that is electronically operated from the console for when they wish to feel cocooned by the luxurious cabin of their Continental GT.

A further stylish option now available on all Continental GT models is a High Gloss Carbon Fibre technical finish. Reinforcing the luxurious feel for which Bentley cabins are renowned, the High Gloss Carbon Fibre is applied to the fascia and door waistrails, while the centre console is finished in Piano Black Veneer.

The century sprint is completed in 4.0 seconds for the coupe and 4.1 seconds for the convertible The new Continental GT V8 meanwhile, will be lauched with a new 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged engine developing 542bhp and 770Nm of torque. It combines immense power with impressive fuel efficiency, plus a characterful V8 burble though the stylish quad exhaust pipes.

Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Crewe, the third generation Continental GT V8 and GT V8 Convertible combine driver-focussed performance with exquisite refinement and cutting-edge technology.

The new petrol engine delivers a top speed of 318km/h and the zero to 100km/h sprint is completed in 4.0 seconds for the Coupe and 4.1 seconds for the Convertible.

Spirited performance is complemented by refined efficiency, stemming partly from the ability of the engine to deactivate four of its eight cylinders in suitable conditions, without compromising the drive. Stop-Start technology, which operates at 'near-to-stop' speeds, is also available.

V8 burble will be delivered through quad exhaust pipes  20-inch, 10-spoke painted alloy wheels will feature on the car, while customers will get the option to choose from nine other designs measuring up to 22-inches. Both Coupe and Convertible models are distinguished by quad exhaust pipes and subtle V8 badging to the front wings.

An advanced, fully digital, driver-focussed instrument panel and the optional Bentley Rotating Display will come with the car, the latter featuring a 12.3-inch touchscreen housed in a three-sided unit, which revolves from the veneer to reveal the touchscreen, as well as three elegant analogue dials.

The car will provide the driving character expected of a class-leading grand tourer, along with the opportunity to explore the range of performance available via the Bentley Drive Dynamics selector. The different modes offer the full breadth of performance, from class-leading refinement and comfort to focused handling in Sport mode.

An active all-wheel drive system and electric power-assisted steering will aid manoeuvrability, while the V8 models are also offered with a wide range of driver assistance features, such as Active Lane Assist, Traffic Jam Assist and Park Assist.