2011 Bentley Continetal GT to receive new fuel-efficient V8 later next year

Article by Christian A., on September 7, 2010

As you may know already, earlier today Bentley launched its redesigned Continental GT, which will go on sale in 2011. The British manufacturer also announced that the 2011 Continental GT will be available with a choice of two very distinctive high-performance engines: a 6.0-liter W12 engine but also a new high-output 4.0-litre V8 engine option which will be introduced in late 2011.

The new 4.0-litre V8 engine honours Bentley's environmental commitment to deliver a powertrain that can achieve a 40 percent improvement in CO2 emissions. The new engine was designed to deliver an impressive power and torque synonymous with the marquee but also a class-leading CO2 emissions-to-power ratio.

At launch, the new car will be available only with the 12-cylinder, 6-litre twin-turbocharged engine, but later next year the V8-powered version will provide a new price entry point for both new and existing customers.

Also, the W12 engine has been calibrated to provide even greater performance, thanks to increases in power, torque and fuel efficiency. The total output of the engine has been raised on the new model by 15PS and torque by 50 Nm, to 575PS (567bhp/423kW) and 700Nm (516lb ft).

With these numbers, the car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds) with has a top speed of 198mph (318km/h). The W12 engine is mated to an uprated six-speed Quickshift transmission, which halves shift times (to just 200 milliseconds).

Same gearbox has the ability to deliver double downshifts (sixth to fourth gear, for example) and improves acceleration across the entire gear range. You can find out full details and specs of the 2011 Bentley Continetal GT here!

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