The Bentley Continental GT is now one of the oldest models in production, as the original coupe appeared in the 2003 Geneva car. Yes, the vehicle has undergone many improvements since, but the basic style and the underlying platform did not change during the 2018 Bentley Continental GT.
The new 2018 Bentley Continental GT has remained relatively progressive in terms of style and the dimensions will remain about the same, although the front and rear overhangs seem shorter, meaning a larger wheelbase for more space in the cabin. The front features a traditional Bentley grille, with spectacular headlights similar to those used in the new Bentayga SUV. Overall, the design echoes the EXP 10 Speed Six concept that was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015, but it is also said that Bentley will launch a smaller and more sporting model based on this particular concept. This means that it is likely to introduce some key changes to allow differentiation between models.
The new interior of the 2018 Bentley Continental GT is as sumptuous as you can imagine, perpetuating the Bentley tradition using first-class materials and a luxurious feel. Continental shares much of the interior style with the Bentayga, but Bentley could add even more technology, like its own version of Audi’s virtual cabin, to test the design in the future. Of course, it will also include an infotainment system and Apple CarPlay. In terms of space, the traditional 2 + 2 design remains intact, with plenty of room for two people comfortably traveling or four in one pinch even on continental crossings. The longer wheelbase of the new car should improve it even further and free up more cargo space compared to the old model.
The redesigned 2018 Bentley Continental GT should again offer the W-12 and V-8 engine options. Although it is unlikely that we would see a diesel engine installed in the car, a hybrid supplement option has been confirmed. The W-12 should be the only option at launch. It will be the new 6-liter direct-injection dual-turbo diesel engine that debuted at the Bentley 2017. Factor in a production of at least 600 horsepower, compared to the 582 horsepower found in the latest model of 2017.
It seems unlikely that Bentley will cover less than £ 150,000 for the new 2018 Bentley Continental GT, a relatively small increase from the current model. That said, most Bentley’s do not leave the showroom without options that cost several thousand pounds, so the W12 version could end up costing over £ 200,000. All indications are that the new Bentley Continental GT will be on sale in 2018, but Bentley does not want to rush what has always been his best-selling model.