Following up on its commitment to lowering CO2 emissions and boosting fuel economy, Bentley is introducing the 2013 Continental GT V8.
Combining a new 4-liter V8 engine and a power train that Bentley says requires 40% less fuel with no power sacrifice, the Continental GT promises to attain excellent benchmarks for power-to-emissions within the high luxury performance car marketplace.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe||Base Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 24 gallons (90 liters)||Miles Per Gallon: 15 city / 24 hwy|
|Length: 189.2 in. (480.6 cm)||Wheel Base: 108 in. (274.6 cm)|
|Height: 55 in. (140.4 cm)||Width: 75 in. (194.3 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 5660 lbs (2565 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 12.8 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 4 people|
|Engine: V8 Twin Turbo||Displacement: 4.0 Liter|
|Horsepower: 500 HP||Max RPM: 6000 RPM|
|Torque: 487 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 4.6 seconds||Maximum Speed: 188 mph (303 km/h)|
This is going to translate into a high end luxury sports-car that will be able to travel in excess of 500 miles on a single tank of gas.
The lower fuel consumption of the Continental GT is achieved by means of a sophisticated cylinder deactivation system, providing a smooth transition from V8 to V4 modes while undergoing low throttle work-loads.
The Continental GT V8 engine features cutting edge technology, such as high pressure direct injection, ultra-low friction bearings, a superior thermal management system, energy retrieval by way of the charging system, and a revolutionary turbo charger housing for increased overall performance.
The Bentley GT will be capable of delivering 500 hp and 487 ft-lbs torque, and combined with a brand new close-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission it will reach 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 188 mph.
Exterior & Interior
The new Bentley V8 will be available in two models, the Continental GT or the Continental GTC. Both are easy to recognized by their black glossy matrix grill, chrome frame and center bar, a red Bentley "B" logo, plus a black matrix three-segment front bumper which is divided into unique body-colored strakes.
At the back of the car there are special chrome "figure-eight" tailpipe exhausts, a dark low valence, and a red "B" logo on the trunk. Both of the Bentley models are equipped with 20 inch alloy wheels as basic options.
The interior features an Eliade fabric headliner, fashionable Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneers, and an elective two-tone leather color split and short center console, to round out the classy theme of the car.
The new 2013 Bentley Continental GT does not sacrifice luxury, looks, or power, when it delivers its promise to provide a robust 4-liter V8 engine with better fuel economy, for the ultimate luxury sports-car driving experience.