CONTINENTAL GT CONVERTIBLE

The Bentley Continental GT Convertible offers a seductive combination of performance, style and exclusivity.

 

The Continental GT Convertible has been sharpened, refined and rethought in every detail. The result is a convertible sports car that offers supercar levels of performance together with luxurious accommodation for four people. So if you are looking for the enchantment of open-top motoring, there’s no better place to experience it than at the wheel of a Bentley.

 

DESIGN

EXTERIOR DESIGN

 

Each bodyline, crease and swell of bodywork has a look of millimetre-perfect precision. From the front, the face of the Continental GT Convertible appears hewn from solid metal, with distinctive large inner headlamps flanking the familiar Bentley mesh grille. A sweeping bodyline spears backwards from the front wheel to meet the muscular curve of the rear wheel’s haunch. Super forming, a technique that uses a combination of 500ºC temperature and air pressure, is used to form the Continental GT Convertible immaculately tailored lines.

 

INTERIOR DESIGN

 

For the Continental GT Convertible’s cockpit, Bentley’s interior design team has created a cocoon of curved yet crisply-defined planes and surfaces. From the sweep of the fascia architecture, inspired by the form of the Bentley wings, to the satin-chrome dials with their white illumination, the interior of the Continental GT Convertible expresses timeless Bentley design cues with contemporary flair.

 

The supportive ‘cobra’ style seats give the cockpit a spacious ambiance and their slim line design offers easy access to the rear seats. All leather surfaces are soft-touch, yet seams and edges are precisely defined. Instrument graphics are elegant and clear; the cabin architecture has a lithe, inviting feel.

 

The cockpit of the Continental GT Convertible has been designed to provide tactile and visual delight, together with outstanding levels of comfort. These are the hallmarks of a true Bentley grand tourer.

 

MULLINER SPECIFICATION

 

The coachbuilders of Mulliner have been adding lustre to the Bentley name since 1924, when they were first associated with the winged ‘B’. Now an integral part of the company, Mulliner offers the opportunity to add further individuality to your Continental, with the reassurance that all Mulliner components are designed, engineered and tested to Bentley standards.

 

COLOUR AND CHOICE

 

As well as the 17 exterior paint finishes selected for the Continental  W12 models, your Bentley dealer can also show you almost 100  additional optional paint finishes, including solid, metallic, pearlescent and satin-finish colours. If this encyclopaedic selection fails to provide the shade you have in mind, Bentley’s paint specialists will be pleased to match any colour you like and reproduce it in the mirror-like finish of a Bentley’s bodywork. Your Bentley Dealer will be happy to discuss making your Bentley as individual as you.

 

 

PERFORMANCE

ENGINEERING

 

The Continental GT Convertible delivers breathtaking performance. Its W12 engine produces 567 bhp, with maximum torque of 700 Nm available from just 1700 rpm for effortless power at the flex of the driver’s right foot. The figures tell their own story: the Continental GT Convertible accelerates from 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 195 mph.

 

TRANSMISSION

 

An all-wheel drive powertrain gives the Continental GT Convertible reassuring traction in all conditions. The impressive power of the W12 engine is sent to all four wheels, with a 60:40 rear power delivery bias for optimum handling. As a result, it is not simply one of the fastest convertibles in the world but also one of the most confidence-inspiring, delivering exceptional grip and control.

 

POWER AND TORQUE

 

In the Continental GT, 0-60mph takes just 4.3 seconds and 100 miles an hour can be reached in 9.8 seconds from standstill. The figures for the Continental GT Convertible are equally impressive: 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds and 0-100mph in 10.3 seconds.

Yet, as ever, it’s not just what the Bentley does; it’s the way that it does it. Devastating speed, delivered with silken smoothness: a balance of attributes from the most beautifully balanced of engines.

 

EFFICIENCY

 

The 575PS engine produces 700Nm of torque, giving that glorious surge of power at any engine speed that is a hallmark of Bentley performance. In its latest guise, Bentley’s engineers have refined the twin turbochargers for improved responsiveness at low engine speeds. Together with the latest ME17 engine management system and the beneficial effects of the new 8-speed close-ratio transmission, the result is a 12  per cent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emission and faster acceleration, compared with the preceding W12 model.

 

TECHNOLOGY

SEAT TECHNOLOGY

 

The Continental GT Convertible was designed to provide supreme comfort for driver and passenger. The seats’ surfaces feel soft and yielding for an immediate sensation of comfort, yet there’s a firmer interlayer beneath that provides the all-important support during longer drives.

 

Choose the optional front seat ventilation system, and excess heat is drawn out of the seat backrest by silent-running fans, allowing you to enjoy hood-down summer motoring in the Continental GT Convertible while remaining cool. This option is paired with a new seat massage system, including two lumbar massage cells and ten surface massage cells, for an invigorating massage that extends right down the back to keep you alert and relaxed as you drive. And for those cool summer evenings or crisp spring mornings, the Continental GT Convertible offers a further inducement to enjoy hood-down motoring.

 

With the optional neck warmer feature, a discreet vent in the seat just below the headrest provides a stream of warm air to take the chill off your drive. 3-speed settings allow you to achieve the ideal level of comfort for the conditions. When a convertible looks this good hood down, you’ll want to enjoy it all year round. And with seats like these, you can.

 

IPOD/MP3 CONNECTIVITY

 

While 15GB should be enough music storage to last you on a round-the-world-tour, you can also play music via an iPod, MP3 player, the car’s own six-disc CD changer or even an SD card. The Naim™ for Bentley system, incorporating ten custom-built speakers and eight individual DSP modes, is available as an option for the ultimate in audiophile experiences on the move.

 

NAIM™ FOR BENTLEY

 

The Naim™ for  Bentley system, incorporating custom-built speakers and eight individual DSP modes, is available as an option, turning the cockpit of a Bentley Continental into the equal of any concert venue in the world.

 

DETAILED SPECIFICATION

GALLERY

BASIC INFORMATION

STANDARD & OPTIONAL FEATURES

Max power

575 PS / 567 bhp / 423 kw @ 6100 rpm

 

Max torque

700 Nm / 516 lb.ft @ 1700 rpm

 

Engine capacity

5998 cc

 

Fuel type

98 (95) RON

 

Acceleration

0 - 60 mph, 4.4 seconds 0 - 100km/h 4.7 seconds

 

Max speed

195 mph / 314 km/h

 

Combined

19.0 mpg 14.9 litres/100 km

 

Urban

12.4 mpg 22.8 litres/100 km

 

Extra urban

27.4 mpg 10.3 litres/100 km

 

City driving

12 mpg

 

Highway driving

20 mpg

 

Kerb Weight

2495 kg / 5501 lb

 

Gross Vehicle Weight

2900 kg / 6393 lb

 

Boot Volume

260 litres/9.1 cu ft

 

Fuel Tank Capacity

90 litres/20 gallons/ 24 US gallons

 

Dimensions

 

Overall Length

4807 mm / 189.3 in

 

Width Across Mirrors

2226 mm / 87.6 in

 

Width With Folded Mirrors

1947 mm / 76.7 in

 

Overall Height

1400mm / 55.1in

 

Wheelbase

2746 mm / 108 in

 

STANDARD FEATURES

 

Veneer

Burr Walnut veneer

 

Gear lever

Hide & chrome trimmed gear lever

 

Hides and colour splits

Full choice of 17 hide colours and colour splits

 

Mulliner Driving Specification Interior Features

Optional

 

Engine

4.0 litre twin turbo-charged V8 engine producing 507PS & 660Nm of torque

 

Suspension

Air springs with continous damping control. Touring suspension set-up with electronic height adjustment facility

 

Wheels

20" 5-Spoke design alloy wheels

 

Brakes

Iron brakes with Black painted brake callipers

 

Radiator matrix

Bright front radiator matrix

 

Tailpipe

Twin oval exhaust tailpipes

 

Headlights

Bi-Xenon headlights incorporating LED main beam support function

 

Taillights

LED taillights

 

Exterior badges

Black brand logos and W12 fender badges

 

Colour Specification

Standard

 

Twin front arm rests

Standard

 

OPTIONAL FEATURES

 

Premier Specification

Interior Style Specification - Contrast Stitch

Interior Style Specification - Cross Stitch

All Seasons Specification

Classic Mulliner Styling Specification

Classic Specification

Knurled gear shifter

Massage/ventilated seats

21" Alloy wheels

Jewel oil and fuel filler caps

Carbon ceramic brakes

Naim Audio System

Adaptive Cruise Control

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