I leave you with one last observation. Bentley’s public relations team spent time bragging about the 2019 Bentley Continental metal mills, such as temperature knobs, radio controls, and shift levers. The things you can see Yes, it helps to make a wonderful cabin even more charming. When Floyd was driving somewhere along the border between Austria and Italy, I put my fingers behind the handle of the metal door. Also knurled. You can not see it, but luxury has to do with things you can touch. With this Bentley, you get what you pay for.
Exterior and Interior
It looks longer and shorter than its predecessor on the sides, while the newly designed Bentley taillights are in the rear. The oval shape mimics the exhaust pipes and, for the first time, the light enters the trunk lid. So, what sets this prototype apart from the standard 2019 Bentley Continental? For starters, there is the black edge that replaced all the chrome elements at the front and back. At the front, the four headlights have black borders, while the grid and its frame are finished in black. The bumper seems to be identical to the normal coupe, but our paparazzi said they noticed additional vents behind the side grilles. The final version of the car should also have a larger spoiler. The profile is of the same variety, with a black edge that replaces the chrome frame around the side windows. The small opening and chrome rim just above the side skirts now have a darker finish. Unlike window ornaments, it is not black but a kind of dark chrome. It’s hard to say because of the dark gray color of the car. You can also see larger wheels in a two tone gray finish. The thin edge of the bumper is also darker, as is the edge around the hole in the plate. No other changes were observed in the test vehicle, but a slightly modified diffuser and perhaps even a sportier spoiler on the boot lid.
As such, expect to find the 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 stylish watches, the instrument cluster is decidedly modern with its 3D LED lights and large screen center for high resolution images and information. The steering wheel has also been redesigned and equipped with small buttons on both radios. The coupe also benefits from new plating options, including the Koa. 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, 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. But what about the 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.
Starting with what’s under the hood: the familiar 6.0 liter twin turbo W-12 now delivers 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. That’s pretty much the same engine that made its debut in the Bentayga, although he produced 600 ponies only in the Bentley SUV. The engine block is also modified for the work of 2019 Bentley Continental GT. Since the front wheel drive shaft must pass through the block itself, Bentley had to compensate for one of the main bearings. In Comfort and Bentley modes, up to 38% of engine torque can be transmitted to the front wheels. In Sport mode, this amount drops to 17%. More importantly, the measurement between the cards has increased by 5.3 inches. This not only contributes greatly to the aesthetics, but the engine does not live completely in front of the wheels, like Audi. As we will see, understeer is greatly reduced. An eight speed, twin clutch gearbox, the first for Bentley, is bolted to this awesome W-12. This is a modified version of the Porsche PDK, also known as Porsche Doppelkupplung. Well, we could call it BDK. Do you remember that the 2019 Bentley Continental was delayed by six months? BDK. For a long time, I argued that the Porsche PDK was the best double clutch transmission, period. If you are going to fly, steal the best. Although the dual clutch offers many performance benefits, it can be annoying everyday. At low speeds, it’s difficult to start smoothly from a stop, what an automatic torque converter does perfectly. Bentley is an elite luxury brand and can not get its 1% of customers away from the stop sign. Bentley’s experts felt they had to master luxury without losing the sporty essence of PDK. These things take time.
Price and Release Date
The 2019 Bentley Continental Speed model should be significantly more expensive than the normal 2019 Bentley Continental GT. With this latest price of about $ 240,000, the next GT Speed could reach $ 270,000 next spring.