2016 Bentley Continental range gets a facelift before the Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 17, 2015

Bentley’s Continental range has just received an updated and the British carmaker announced that it will bring its new models at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. As you can see from the photos, the 2016 Bentley Continental GT shows a new front bumper featuring a smaller radiator shell, more pronounced fenders which feature a new vent as well as the metallic “B” adornment.

Moreover, the V8 S and W12 models get new bright chrome fender badges. Moreover, new wheels to the range of 20-inch and 21-inch designs are available.

According to Bentley, GT V8 and GT W12 models get a new 20-inch six-try-spoke wheel painted finish for the V8 abd bright machined for the W12. Meanwhile, the Mulliner Driving Specification wheel changes to a new 21-inch seven-twin-spoke design, finished in Graphite Grey with bright machined spokes.

A new 21-inch five-spoke directional sports wheel is also available for the V8 S and GT Speed. Bentley says that the Continental GT range also receives three new paint colours: Marlin (a rich metallic blue), Camel (a soft golden tone) and Jetstream (a light, bright metallic blue).

The interior was updated too and the Continental GT arrives with a new straight-fluting pattern that adorns the four seats, while the Mulliner Driving Specification (offered as standard on GT Speed) features “small-diamond” quilting pattern which is reminiscent of a tailored British jacket.

Furthermore, driver controls are all-new , while a more ergonomic and sports-oriented steering wheel and larger gear-shift paddles are offered as an option. Other optional features for the interior include softer semi-aniline hide for the seat cushions and backrests as well as two new leather colours (Shortbread and Camel).

Continental GT W12 models are powered by the mighty 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine, boosted from 575 hp (423 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque to 590 hp (434 kW) and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) of torqur. Thanks to the variable displacement system and the new evolution, the engine is able to use just six of the 12 cylinders in order to reduce fuel consumption (14.1 l/100 km) as well as lower 329 g/km of CO2 emissions.

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