2015 Bentley Continental GT Review, Price and Specs

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2015 Bentley Continental GT Review, Price and Specs – Welcome to Newcarsuv.com, we will provide the latest information about the Bentley Continental GT Concept. 2015 Bentley Continental GT changes is one brand new car from Bentley that was released in 2015. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 Bentley Continental GT Release Date.

2015 Bentley Continental GT Concept

The Bentley Continental GTC is the droptop version of the Continental GT, the car that all but reinvented Bentley when it was introduced in 2002. Like its fixed-roof counterpart, the GTC is offered with an Audi-derived 4.8-liter V8 and a 6.0-liter W12, and each engine is available in two power tunes.

We’ve never really understood why Bentley gives the fastest versions of its Continental clan “Speed” branding. It’s not as if any of the lesser models are exactly deficient when it comes to delivering velocity. Even the “entry-level” V-8, the one you lend to the pool boy on his day off, can crack 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. And as the performance gains made for the 2015 Speed over its toweringly fast predecessor are so modest, “Slightly More Speed” might be a more appropriate title.

Driving a Bentley is always special, even when it’s another variant of the familiar Continental GT line, but our V-8 S test car’s stunning Quartzite paint stopped us in our tracks. Keys in hand, we had to fight the urge to drive the thing and instead deployed folding chairs to stare at it like gentry taking in the Preakness Stakes. Of the Continental’s sea of paint options, this might just be the fairest of them all.

Mixed with the V-8 S black-mesh grillwork and red accents, the hue lends the now-familiar Continental shape a timeless feel. Every S gets dark Beluga-colored trim for the rocker panels and fascias, exclusive 20-inch wheels, and red-painted brake calipers. The eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive, and twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 carry over from base V-8s, although the S’s engine is tweaked for 21 more horsepower and 15 more lb-ft of torque for totals of 521 and 502.

The fastest Bentley is going to be officially revealed in a few weeks at the Geneva Auto Show nestled in the foothills of the Alps in Switzerland.

2015 Bentley Continental GT Interior

2015 Bentley Continental GT Price

Pricing for the new 2015 Bentley Continental GT has been set at $187,900 – $227,600 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2015 Bentley Continental GT we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog Newcarsuv.Com.

The Continental does, however, have leather and wood so pungent you’ll hallucinate hedge-fund returns cresting 97 percent, which would have helped cover our test car’s $32,245 options tab. Massaging front seats were a relative steal at $950, as was a backup camera (for a Bentley, that is) at $1215. Other financial hits came from the car’s Naim audio system ($7300), adaptive cruise control ($2730), contrasting interior stitching ($1905), the must-have sport exhaust ($2480), that gorgeous paint ($12,660!), and a few other odds and ends.

2015 Bentley Continental GT Features

2015 Bentley Continental GT Interior

The interior is fairly traditional Bentley. Acres of leather cover nearly every surface that isn’t metal or wood, and the seats are stitched in a quilted pattern. It is all very luxurious. GT Speed-exclusive touches include a dark monotone interior that features bright painted accents on the doors, console, gear lever, basically anywhere you would traditionally find wood. The Speed branding is stitched into the seats, and the front passenger gets the luxury of having a “subtle yet elegant” Speed badge plastered on the dash in front of them. I think it’s because they don’t have gauges, so Bentley wanted to give them something to look at.

Buyers can order a more powerful model called GT V8 S Convertible that gains an additional 20 horsepower and 15 lb-ft. of torque, pumping the engine’s output to 521 ponies and 502 lb-ft. of twist. Thanks to the extra power, the GT V8 S sprints to 60 mph from a stop in 4.5 seconds before topping out at 191 mph.

Topless GT V8 S models gain special 20-inch wheels, a body kit, bespoke fender badging and two exclusive paint shades. Inside, the changes include available two-tone trim choices.

Underneath, the GT V8 S’ air suspension has been lowered by about 10 millimeters while increased spring rates and unique damping are designed to give the car more performance-oriented handling. To complement the suspension changes, the GT V8 S receives its own recalibrated steering and damping control systems as well as a unique tuning for its stability control.

2015 Bentley Continental GT Exterior

2015 Bentley Continental GT Exterior

The exterior of the GT Speed has always been bold, but the new design changes make the fastest Bentley look more elegant. The aggressive body kit is now painted. It might not seem that noticeable on the grey car we have pictured by the sharp contrast that was present on lighter colored cars was too boy-racer for a true Bentley.

All that power also comes with a revised exterior. The visual presence of the Bentley has never been lacking, but a large collection of subtle enhancements make the GT Speed look that much better. As everyone knows, red ones go faster, so thankfully the exterior changes to the new GT Speed include a new Candy Red paint color.

But while the aforementioned materials may sound relatively standard fair for a luxury vehicle, perhaps the realization that there are 17 standard soft-touch leather hide colors with six color split combinations, which are then complemented by a choice of one of seven veneers each produced by Bentley’s own craftsmen and women would provide a bit more perspective.

The entire lineup includes electronic climate control, Bluetooth and a DVD navigation system that also controls climate and audio functions. The navigation system sports Google maps and a vibrant 8-inch LCD touchscreen. A Naim audio system has pure, flat sound, for just an additional $7,000 or so.

Although neither of the U.S. safety agencies have crash-tested a Continental (if they ever did, we might weep) safety concerns seem almost like a moot point considering the GT’s stout construction, and its full range of airbags and the pop-up roll bars that GTC models get for extra protection. The standard rearview camera system is much appreciated, though, as the high-and-far rear can be challenging to see over.

The cockpit is centered around a sweeping dashboard and instrument panel finished in premium, soft-touch leather hides. A touchscreen-based, 30GB infotainment system introduces advanced satellite navigation with dynamic route guidance, seven-digit postcode entry and Google Map compatibility for certain North American, Asian and European markets.

2015 Bentley Continental GT Design

2015 Bentley Continental GT Engine

The twin-turbocharged V8 engine promises much improved fuel economy while retaining most of the 12-cylinder’s power. The eight-cylinder sends 500 horsepower and 487 lb-ft. of torque to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, enough to send the heavy convertible from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and on to a top speed of over 180 mph. Fuel economy checks in at 15 city, 24 highway miles per gallon.

For Bentley traditionalists, however, twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 carries on with an output of 567 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Lighter than the outgoing model thanks to some material changes throughout, the revised W12 sprints to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.

The twelve-cylinder sends power to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic capable of delivering gear-skipping double downshifts for improved response. Fuel economy is rated at 12 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.

The Continental GTC’s all-wheel-drive system splits 40 percent of the power to the front wheels and 60 percent to the rear to reduce understeer. Both 20 and 21-inch alloy wheels are available.

The GT V8 S model, introduced this past model year, rises to the occasion in 2015 as the performance touring car of the lineup, with a higher-output 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 making 521 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission that includes an S mode with sharper throttle response and a more aggressive shift logic. GT V8 S models can get to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, and to a top speed of 192 mph. GT V8 models carry their output of 500 hp and 487 lb-ft (and sub-five-second 0-60 time) over from last year. Both the GT Coupe and Convertible remain also offered with the top 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W-12 engine that produces 631 hp.

The fastest model of the range is the Continental GT Convertible Speed. The performance flagship touts a 202 mph top speed as its trademark and does it the old-fashioned way: by adding more power. The 6.0-liter W12 has been massaged to churn out 616 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. of torque.

Still, the W-12 engine is probably the oldest-feeling part of the car, with a slight-but-noticeable response delay that’s probably as much about the engine’s internal parts gathering momentum as it is old-fashioned turbo lag. But once it’s on song, it’s an almighty thing, with a torque curve resembling a topographical map of Iowa. It pulls cleanly from well under 2000 rpm all the way to the 6200-rpm fuel cutoff. The eight-speed autobox works well when left to its own devices, but the Sport mode is too needlessly aggressive given the engine’s torque, and the manual override suffers from both poorly placed steering-wheel paddles and an inability to process requests for multiple downshifts at the same time. And the soundtrack isn’t the most inspiring either a big, offbeat bass-heavy roar that gets louder with revs but no more melodic (unlike the warbling V-8). That said it’s hard to be too critical of a car that makes going so fast so easy.

Yet for all its performance, the Speed is definitely a grand tourer rather than a sports car. The combination of well-damped air suspension and more than 2-1/2 tons of curb weight works pretty well over rougher roads, especially with the dampers switched to the Comfort setting. In corners, however, the sheer forces involved in turning so much metal, glass, and leather are always obvious, especially with the considerable weight of the W-12 engine carried over the front wheels. The Speed can deliver impressive peak g-loadings if you’re prepared to muscle it into faster turns, but if you try to carry too much velocity the car feels very big and heavy. (It doesn’t get the torque vectoring that the forthcoming GT3-R will have.) It’s far nobler to flow along at the relaxed six-tenths pace that seems to be the car’s natural speed.

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