Friday, January 27, 2012

The new Bentley Continental V8 range 2012

Bentley Contitental GT V8
Bentley Contitental GT V8 front
Bentley Contitental GT V8 dashBentley Contitental GT V8 interior
Bentley Contitental GT V8 engineBentley Contitental GT V8 engine

  • New Continental GT and GTC V8 models debuted at the North American International Auto Show, Detroit (January 2012)
  • Exceptional power-to-emissions ratio combined with classic Bentley power and torque from new 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine
  • Fulfils Bentley’s environmental commitment to a new powertrain delivering a 40 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions
  • Advanced technologies include direct injection, variable displacement, new close-ratio 8-speed transmission and all wheel-drive
  • New Continental V8 model range complements the flagship 6.0 litre W12 GT and GTC
This remarkable, new Bentley V8 engine delivers maximum power of 500bhp (507PS/373Kw) at 6000 rev/min and an extraordinary peak torque of 660Nm (487 lb ft) which is available across virtually the entire rev range from 1700 to 5000 rev/min, providing exhilarating performance and effortless power delivery in the Bentley tradition.

Combined with a new close-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission, this translates into a sub-5 second acceleration time for the 0-60 mph (0-100km/h) sprint and a top speed of over 180mph (290km/h).
The arrival of the new V8 Continental models fulfils Bentley’s environmental commitment to produce a new powertrain that delivers a 40 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.

The new V8 engine features variable displacement with a highly sophisticated engine management system, ensuring a seamless and imperceptible transition from V8 to V4 mode under light throttle load.

The high-technology V8 also features high pressure direct injection, low friction bearings, thermal management, energy recuperation via the charging system, and innovative turbo charger packaging for greater efficiency.

The instantly recognisable growl of the new 4.0 litre V8 engine sets it apart from its Bentley stablemates.
The new V8 engine will be available in two models; the Continental GT and the Continental GTC.

THE NEW CONTINENTAL V8 MODELS
Distinctive sporting style
  • Gloss black matrix grille with bright chrome surround and divider
  • Three-segment lower bumper with black air intakes and striking body-coloured dividers
  • Dark rear lower valance
  • Distinctive twin ‘figure eight’ exhaust tailpipes
  • Red enamel Bentley winged ‘B’ badges above the front grille, to the bootlid and wheel centres
  • 7 exterior colours offered in standard range
Sporty, contemporary interior
  • New Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneer unique to the V8 models
  • Eliade cloth headlining and pillar trim
  • Short centre console in place of W12 through-console
  • 4 hide colours offered in standard range
  • Unique two-tone leather colour split
  • 3 hood colours (Continental GTC)
Exhilarating, efficient new 4.0 litre V8 engine
  • Exceptional power-to-emissions ratio reflecting engine efficiency
  • Variable displacement (a technology first proven on the Mulsanne) imperceptibly cuts 4 cylinders on cruise and light throttle
  • Switchable engine mounts ensure refinement
  • Engine optimisation technologies boost efficiency
  • New, close-ratio, 8-speed transmission offers 6 per cent efficiency gain with ultra-fast shifts
  • Turbochargers mounted within ‘V’ for efficiency and fast response
  • Over 500 miles (800km) range on one tank of fuel
  • Distinctive V8 growl
  • All-wheel drive system with 40:60 rear biased torque split
Bentley Press