/Official: Bentley Continental GT Facelift

Official: Bentley Continental GT Facelift

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It wasn’t that long ago when Bentley updated the looks of the Continental GT family with new headlights and grilles and stuff. But they obviously felt the market needs another slightly revised Conti, and so they announced the Bentley Continental GT Facelift family for the Geneva Motor Show 2015.

At first glance, it appears that the Bentley Continental GT Facelift has grown a mustache. Look closer, and you’ll notice it is actually the car’s new air intake system consisting of one large grille flanked by two smaller ones. The traditional Bentley radiator grille is smaller and the fenders are new. But to be honest the front-end look seems worse off because of these changes.

Changes at the back are more subtle and include a more sculpted boot lid with a spoiler lip, classier bright work, and wider rear bumper to convey a more powerful image. Other styling modifications include the addition of newly designed 20” and 21” wheels and new paint colors including Marlin (a rich metallic blue), Camel (a soft golden tone) and Jetstream (a light, bright metallic blue).

The interior of the 2015 Bentley Continental GT Facelift does not feature any drastic change over the previous model, but the whole thing is cleaner and less cluttery with buttons. Among the main highlights we can mention the “small-diamond” quilting pattern, sport grippy steering wheel, softer semi-aniline hide for the seat cushions and backrests, Alcantara headlining, new cubbyholes, and onboard WiFi.

Mechanically, the new Bentley remains largely unchanged in V8 guise, but the W12 gets a boost to 590 PS and 720 Nm (531 lb.ft) of torque, while fuel consumption is enhanced by 5 percent. In the four-door Flying Spur model this engine makes 625 PS (616 bhp / 460 kw) / 800 Nm (590 lb.ft).

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