Bentley Continental GT 2011 facelift revealed

Bentley Continental GT 2011 facelift revealed

The Bentley Continental GT has been updated for the 2011 model year, although the VW-owned British firm is touting it as an all-new model. The new model features facelifted front and rear ends, a mildly-redone interior, an upgraded V12 and the promise of a new V8 base engine.

New features include sculpted aluminium front wings and boot lid, new headlamps with LED daytime-running lights, a more upright grille and new ‘double horseshoe’ rear profile as seen on the flagship Bentley Mulsanne.

The interior is finished in premium leather hides, and comes with new ‘cobra-design’ seats, as well as a new touchscreen, 30GB infotainment system, navigation with dynamic route guidance, and Google Map compatibility in some markets.

The upgraded twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12, or ‘W12’ as they call it, offers 567 hp and 700 Nm of torque. The 0-100 kph time is 4.6 seconds, 0-160 kph is in 10.2 seconds, and top speed is 318 kph. A new “high-efficiency” 4.0-litre V8 engine is due for release in late 2011. A “Speed” model will probably debut much later.

The new ZF automatic transmission with ‘Quickshift’ system cuts shift times by 50% and enables double downshifts. Also, a 40:60 rear-biased torque split for the all-wheel drive system is standard. Big 20-inch wheels are standard, with 21-inch optional.

The Continental GT got a hyped “internet launch” worldwide at the same time yesterday, even though a Bentley exec once told us that their customers aren’t into online stuff much.

Keep track of UAE prices and GCC updates in the Bentley Continental GT buyer guide.

What do you think?



  1. its back looks like the mulsanne….. u’ll hav to look at the mulsanne in person to spot the similarity though 🙂 but isnt a completely new model supposed to come out at the end of 2011?? maybe the v8 will debut with tht…:D

  2. Author

    This is the all-new model, brother.

  3. One of the most beautiful interiors seen in a luxury car… & those chrome pull knobs for the A/C vents is just a nice old school touch…

  4. So, when are we going to get “So we got a Bentley Continental GT” 😀

  5. Author

    ^That title’s already there! Just the old model.

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