Geneva 2015: Refreshed Bentley Continental GT Bows

Cameron Aubernon
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geneva 2015 refreshed bentley continental gt bows

Coming off a successful trip to Bathurst, the refreshed Bentley Continental GT brought its family to the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

Improvements to the GT W12, GT Speed and GT V8 S include revised front and rear bumpers, a new rear diffuser for the higher performance models, 20- and 21-inch wheels for the GT V8, and three shades of paint, two blue and one gold.

The revisions continue with the power itself, where the 6-liter W12 jumps to 582 horsepower and 531 lb-ft, from 567 horses and 516 lb-ft of torque. The W12 also uses variable displacement to improve fuel economy by shutting down half of its cylinders.

Inside, the driver’s instrument display gains a more contemporary look, while the V8 and V8 S coupes gain a hidden storage compartment that can store and charge electronic devices.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • RHD RHD on Mar 03, 2015

    That's a beautiful but very pricey Mustang!

  • VenomV12 VenomV12 on Mar 03, 2015

    Do they need a new model, technically yes, but in reality not really. They still sell bucketloads of them and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Go to anywhere like NYC, Chicago, Miami or LA and you can't throw a rock without hitting a Continental GT, they are like Camrys. They are basically the coupe version of a G-Wagen. One of my neighbors just got a black V8 one a couple of weeks ago, it doesn't look much different than the original, but it still looks great and powerful. Another coupe I can think of that can kind of go on forever is the Maserati Gran Turismo, I have yet to get tired of looking at that car. All they really need to do is periodically update the tech on this car and they will be fine. The new Mercedes S-Class coupes are probably better, but at the end of the day they share a name with the B-Classes and CLAs of the world and Bentley is still Bentley. What Bentley really needs to do is to get the Flying Spur's looks up to the Continental GT's levels and the interior tech and amenities on par with the S-Class and then they could get a huge sales hit with that car, I almost never see them anywhere.

  • Analoggrotto Buyers are skipping these in droves and heading down to sign the golden paperwork for a new Telluride. ATPs speak volumes and we have 'em. Our customers are telling us that we offer Mercedes quality for a better deal, and our suite of luxury features rivals any luxury automaker. Insult me all you want, but AVMs, DSDs and BSODs tell the truth.
  • Ted Lulis The Exodus from California is mind-boggling. No surprise from the rectum of the country
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