Bentley’s big Continental GT has been overhauled a handful of times since its 2003 debut, and next month the carmaker will hand out a few more tweaks.
Revealed today ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut, the 2015 Continental GT gets a light styling update and a power upgrade for the flagship W12 engine.
Cosmetic changes include new bumpers at both ends, a new boot lid with a more pronounced lip, and, on V8 S and GT Speed models, a new rear diffuser.
There’s also new chrome badging for V8 S and W12 models and new 20-, 21-inch wheel designs. New ‘Marlin’ blue, ‘Camel’ gold and ‘Jetstream’ bright blue colours have been added to the range.
In the cabin you’ll find new trim patterns, including a new ‘small diamond’ quilting design for the Mulliner Driving Specification.
New drive control switches are featured, there’s new dials and graphics in the instrument cluster, and a new optional sports steering wheel with larger gear shift paddles with knurled metal embellishments.
The big 6.0 litre twin-turbo W12 engine has also been upgraded for 2015, gaining increases in power and torque. Power is up from 422 to 434kW and peak torque is up from 700 to 720Nm.
The 4.0 litre V8 models remain unchanged under the hood, with power listed again at 373kW/660Nm in the GT and 389kW/680Nm in the GT S.
Watch for the ‘new’ Continental GT range to touch down in Geneva next month, with an Australian debut likely to occur toward the year’s end.
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