The tradition is deeply rooted in Bentley, as it was clearly stated when the company withdrew the curtain of the third generation 2019 Bentley Continental GT at its headquarters in Crewe, England. Parked near the pre-production of the 2019 Bentley Continental GT, the voluptuous Continental Bentley R 1953 was the fastest four seater in the world at the time. As indicated by the available frames, everything from the sleek sweeping of the R-type wings to its high speed buttoned attitude inspired the 2004 Continental GT and its almost identical successor in 2012. So we could forgive this new 2019 Bentley Continental GT, which looks a lot like the two previous models, thinking it’s a simple renewal.
As such, expect to find the 2019 Bentley Continental GT redesigned interior that debuted for the 2018 model year. It’s sleek, sporty and packed with luxury and high tech features. One could say that the most impressive feature is the new infotainment screen. The Bentley Rotary Display is a 12.3 inch touchscreen housed in a three sided unit that rotates in the center console. When the car is not in use, there does not seem to be a screen in the center of the dashboard, the wood veneer flowing continuously through the dashboard. When you press the engine start button, the plate slides forward and rotates to display the configurable screen. The third side of the rotating screen displays three analog dials indicating the outside temperature, a compass and a stopwatch. This is a main feature of the industry. If you have the ability to hide the infotainment screen for the benefit of stylish watches, the instrument cluster is decidedly modern thanks to its 3D LED lights and large screen in the middle for high resolution images and navigation information. The steering wheel has also been redesigned and equipped with small buttons on both radios.
Another point to note is the new finish of the lower center console, which can be specified with a thick aluminum resembling the mechanical surface inside the Cote de Geneve watches. Of course, most surfaces are covered with fine leather with contrasting stitching available in many colors. You can also choose from many color combinations, ranging from all the black contrasts to intermittent contrasts such as black or red with white board and seat inserts. Comfort is the best of the 2019 Bentley Continental GT, with features such as 20 way adjustable seats with heating, air conditioning and Apple CarPlay massage, real time traffic and the private eCall system for emergency services included in the package standard. The standard unit has ten speakers and 650 watts, specifications that put it in the high end market compared to cars that are not as expensive as a Bentley. However, the British company takes another step forward with the optional Bang & Olufsen system with 1500 watts, 16 speakers and lighted speaker grilles. It is not enough? Then you can choose a 2,200 watt, 18 speaker Naim system with front seat active bass transducers. We have already discussed the new features of 2019 Bentley Continental GT. But what about the 2019 Bentley Continental GT Speed? Do you want to add something? Yes, but do not expect anything from this world. Add ons should only include “Speed” badges, extra padding options, and maybe a little more carbon fiber on the dashboard and center console.
The 2019 Bentley Continental GT is hiding a new 6.0 liter W-12 engine under the hood and it’s safe to assume that Bentley will also borrow it for the Speed version. Of course, you will have a little more power. In the standard 2019 Bentley Continental GT, this huge factory generates 626 horsepower and 664 pounds of torque. It’s almost the same power as the old Speed model and a much higher torque. It’s unclear how much the W-12 will offer at next speed, but the coupe should arrive with at least 650 horsepower. Whatever the result, it will become the most powerful version of the third generation of the 2019 Bentley Continental GT, at least until the arrival of a new model Supersports. The previous Supersports had an incredible power of 700 horsepower and a rotation of 750 lb/ft. The eight speed automatic transmission of the standard model will be transferred to the 2019 Bentley Continental GT Speed with some improvements. I should change gears faster and more gently to help the coupe reach that benchmark faster at 60 mph. The standard coupe needs 3.6 seconds to get there. With more power and improved bases, the 2019 Bentley Continental GT could reach 100 km/h in 3.4 clicks. The maximum speed could also go from 207 km/h to nearly 210 km/h. The improvements to the chassis and suspension should give the 2019 Bentley Continental GT Speed a sportier attitude on the road and possibly more enjoyable on the race track Sunday.
Bentley was a mother of price and future variants, although the company does not deny that the new model lineup will develop to become similar to today’s. The next and greatest generation of opulent grand tours will be on sale in the US in mid-2018 and we hope Bentley’s customers will find the new 2019 Bentley Continental GT as tasty as the best Dom Perignon in its warehouse.