The 2016 Bentley Continental GT looks the part of a traditional grand touring car, with cautious, gradual adjustments for many years to its aluminum body panels generating a crisper look since 2012.
While last year’s upgrade brought body-colored aerodynamic enhancements and also a darker coating for the headlamp, taillights and 21-inch wheels, the 2016 renovation brings an upgraded front bumper and also a somewhat revised grille. The grille does little to alter the coupe’s look, yet the brand-new apron includes a touch of aggressiveness, thanks to its revamped intake design. The substantial facility vent now prolongs toward the fenders, while the side consumptions have actually been enlarged and elevated closer to the headlamps.
The front fenders acquired a brand-new B-shaped duct where the “Speed” symbol was suited on the previous model, and also the emblem was transferred in between the front wheel and the door, right over the side sills. Just what I like regarding this new side duct is that it goes with the personality line that runs from the front bumper towards the rear haunches. It’s information like these that can make a grand tourer attract attention from a layout point ofview.
Inside the cabin, updates are much less considerable, however obvious nonetheless. Motorist controls have been modified for a crisper look, while the instrument panel received brand-new dials and also graphics. Likewise, the facility console acquired a black gear-lever border as opposed to the previous grey one, while log cabin illumination is now supplied by LEDs. The Mulliner Driving Spec, which comes criterion on the GT Rate, has actually been upgraded to consist of a smaller sized diamond-quilting pattern “evocative a customized British coat” for the front seats.
In addition to all of the above, consumers can currently include a host of brand-new alternatives to their GT Rates, consisting of softer semi-aniline conceal and color-matched Alcantara for all the readily available natural leather hues. Mentioning colors, Bentley included Shortbread and also Camel to the existing options, meaning customers can choose between 17 various tones for the 2016 model year. Lastly, the GT Rate obtained a modified Onboard Wi-fi system for boosted connection.
Engine options still include a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 and a 6.0-liter W12, which also has two turbos. Both engines don’t merely vary in regards to performance, though; they likewise give the 2016 Bentley Continental GT 2 unique personalities.For 2016, the eight-cylinder obtains some software modifies, yet power outcome for the V8 S model we drove continues to be unmodified at 520 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. Carried to all 4 wheels with an eight-speed automatic transmission, that can run this substantial device to 60 miles per hour in 4.3 seconds, and on a top speed of 192 miles per hour.
2016 Bentley Continental GT Price
Price is going in between $240,000 and $250,000.
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