Bentley introduced the new coupe Continental GT with a 550-hp turbo engine

Bentley introduced the new coupe Continental GT with a 550-hp turbo engine

March 19, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Despite the reputation of the fastest and premium cars, the British brand decided to introduce a younger version of the “charged” coupe and convertibles with a more economical engine.

A year and a half ago, Bentley introduced the top version of the Bentley Continental GT models to the world. Which were equipped with W12 bi-turbo engines, capable of producing up to 635 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque. But now the company decided to offer a more economical version of dvuhdverok with a new motor.

The updated lineup coupe and cabriolet is equipped with a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine, capable of developing up to 550 horsepower and 770 Nm of torque. Nevertheless, the model remained fast and sporty: acceleration to the 100 km/h takes only 4.0 seconds (versus 3.7 seconds for the top version). The maximum speed also decreased, but only slightly – from 333 km / h to 318 km / h.

 The main message from the company is the efficiency of the new version of the Bentley Continental GT. According to the manufacturer, he is now able to drive up to 800 km on a single tank, like a real Grand Tourismo).

The first market for the Bentley Continental GT V8 coupe and cabriolet will be the United States, where cars will appear in the third quarter of this year. Buyers in other countries will have to wait until the beginning of 2020.

Meanwhile, Bentley introduced the limited edition Continental GT Number 9 in Geneva. The car is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the automaker and will be released in an edition of 100 copies.