2016 Bentley Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur facelift revealed
Bentley has revealed the 2016 Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur facelift models at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
Looking at the Continental GT and GTC, it gets a new front bumper, a smaller radiator grille and slightly different fenders, which features new vents. At the rear, the trunk design has been refreshed, while the rear bumper has also been redesigned. New 20 and 21-inch alloy wheel designs have also been added.
Inside the cockpit, it gets a new steering wheel and larger gear paddle-shifters. It also gets a new gear lever while new dials have been added to the instrument panel. A new storage compartment has been placed between the rear seats.
Under the hood, the engine is the same but it receives minor power upgrades. The twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine now produces 590 hp and 720 Nm of torque, while fuel economy is said to have improved by 5-percent. The W12 motor now has cylinder deactivation, allowing the engine to switch between 6 and 12 cylinders, depending on driver throttle inputs.
The Flying Spur does not receive as many changes as the GT, but benefits from new design 20-inch alloys, updated instrument panel and new steering wheel. The W12 model gets a new design for the 21-inch alloy wheels.
The Flying Spur W12 engine produces about 625 hp and 800 Nm of torque, but also benefits from improved fuel economy, thanks to the addition of the cylinder deactivation system.
The 2016 Bentley Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur should make its debut in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other GCC countries by the end of the year.
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