Detroit Motor Show: New Bentley Continental V8s
Bentley is launching its new additions to the Bentley Continental range at the Detroit Motor Show next month.
Exhilarating and Efficient
Both cars feature Bentley’s new V8 engines, offering Bentley’s signature ‘wave of torque’ and refined power.
The V8 range delivers a top speed of over 180mph, and 0-60mph acceleration of less than five seconds.
Drivers enjoy an impressive 500bhp, peak torque of 660Nm, all wrapped in Bentley’s distinctive V8 growl, providing an exhilarating, effortless drive.
This can be safely enjoyed across a wide range of weather and road conditions thanks to the Continental V8s all-wheel drive system, using an advanced Torsen differential, and 40:60 power split
Variable displacement technology allows for a transition between V8 to V4 that is almost undetectable.
The addition of an 8-speed automatic transmission combines ultra-fast shifts and a six percent gain in efficiency.
Efficiency might not be a word associated with luxury sports cars, but Bentley have succeeded in engineering a system that saves 40% on fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.
The V8 Continental models can apparently do up to 500 miles on a single tank, although we will need to wait until the New Year for Bentley to release more detailed information.
Bentley have packed the V8 Continentals with cutting-edge technology to ensure this target is met, including high pressure direct injection, energy recuperation, low friction bearing and pioneering turbo charger packaging.
Potent, muscular character
The Continental V8s have the imposing, enviable appearance expected of a Bentley.
At the front, the Bentley Continental V8’s have a distinguished, chrome-framed black matrix grille and the distinctive red enamel Bentley ‘B’ badge.
The Bentley’s distinctive sporty lines are emphasised at the back with chromed ‘figure eight’ tailpipes, a dark lower valance and another ‘B’ badge.
The Continental V8’s come with 20-inch alloys as standard, with the option to upgrade to 21-inch six-spoke wheels.
Bentley are offering the Continental V8’s in a range of eight colours.
In the interior, Bentley’s contemporary and elegant styling is in evidence with the optional two-tone leather upholstery and Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneers.
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