Bentley has unveiled the refreshed Continental GT family and Flying Spur model prior to their debut during the Geneva Motor Show
Starting with the Continental GT lineup, the range comes with a new front bumper combined with a smaller radiator grille and new, “more pronounced” fenders, featuring a new vent. At the back, the boot lid is now more “sculpted", while there is also a widened and reshaped rear bumper, as well as new 20-inch and 21-inch wheels.
Inside the cabin, the British company has fitted the model with a new steering wheel that’s “more ergonomic and sports-orientated” and has larger gear-shift paddles. New dials on the instrumental panel, new decorative elements on the center console that also features a new black gear lever surround and a new storage compartment between the rear seats have been also put.
The Continental GT W12 variant gets some changes for its 6.0-liter twin turbo W12 powertrain. The engine receives a power and torque increase, from 575 HP (423 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) to 590 HP (434 kW) and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft), while the fuel economy has been improved with up to 5%. The GT W12 now includes a variable displacement system, enabling the engine to run on 6 of its 12 cylinders to reduce fuel consumption.
The four-door Flying Spur comes with new 20-inch wheels, available for both V8 and W12 powered versions in three different finishes. There’s also an optional set of 21-inch wheels, offered on the Flying Spur W12. The interior gains updated driver instruments with contemporary graphics, while the steering wheel receives a new more sporting design. The Flying Spur also benefits from an onboard WiFi hotspot system.
The 625 HP (460 kw) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) W12 engine of the vehicle also gains a variable displacement system that ensures an “increased range and lower emissions of 333 g/km CO2”.
Further details can be found at the press release section below.