When it comes to combining class with speed, Bentley often comes out on top. And to ensure it stays on top, the British manufacturer set a new goal: create the world’s best touring car. Sure, this seems like a lofty claim. But then the company unveiled the 2019 Bentley Continental GT. And if you ever placed any doubts in Bentley, then you’ll need to check out this cool car. So, do you want to see the future of the luxury grand touring coupe? Then join us as we take a look at everything the 2019 Continental GT has to offer!
2019 Bentley Continental GT Specs and Motor
If you ever thought a luxury coupe couldn’t drive fast, think again. The Continental GT packs one of the best engines you’ll find on a modern car. Pop open the hood, and you’ll find a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12 engine. Overall, this monster of a motor pumps out 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft torque. Sounds pretty impressive for a grand touring car, right? Well, it gets better. All this power amounts to a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds. And with a top speed of 207 mph, it’s more than safe to say that this is a fast car. In fact, you might not think of race cars when you hear luxury coupe, but the 2019 Continental GT is more than capable of handling its own on a racetrack.
There’s no denying this is a powerful engine. But much of this performance also occurs because of a few design choices. For example, the 2019 Continental GT borrows some of the MSB architecture from the Porsche Panamera. As a whole, this allows the weight to distribute better than ever before in a continental.
Another nice feature here is the 3-chamber air suspension. This provides a comfortable ride on even the bumpiest of roads. It’s not too common that you’ll find a car combining a fast, yet smooth drive at the same time. But the Bentley Continental GT succeeds in doing just that.
If you’re familiar with the 2012 continental, then this cool car will look familiar. And that’s not a bad thing. This aluminum vehicle displays some nice contours along the sides and hood. Even the front vent adds some cool points to this grand touring coupe. As a whole, the appearance simply looks elegant and timeless. Sure, it might not look like your typical race car. But that’s completely fine when you have something that looks this dignified sporting such impressive performance.
Bentley also offers quite a bit of customization when it comes to designing your Continental GT. With 17 colors to choose from, you’re sure to find something to fit your personality and style. And if you can’t wait until the release date, be sure to check out Bentley’s official Continental GT configurator.
Hop inside the 2019 Bentley Continental GT to find even more fun. Immediately, you’re sure to spot the diamond quilt designed seats. Overall, these required 310,000 stitches for a completed design. So you know some time and effort went into the interior design here. In fact, you even get a say in the color, stitching, contrasts, and other details when you purchase one of these dream cars for yourself.
By now, we’ve talked plenty about the fun the driver will have in this cool car. But that doesn’t mean there’s not some fun for passengers. In fact, the 2019 Bentley will make long drives the ultimate relaxing experience.
One of these features that allows for this to happen includes the glass in the backseat. As a whole, this is designed to reduce outside noises by a full 9 decibels. So this is perfect if you’re holding a conversation or just trying to snooze during a long road trip. There’s also massaging seats as well for that extra level of luxury.
In the front seat, you’ll find a touchscreen on the center console. Overall, it offers your typical infotainment features. But if you prefer to hide this screen, then the Bentley Rotating Display feature is for you. This piece physically turns. Thus, you can choose between displaying your infotainment screen, analog dials, or a wood panel. If nothing else, it is a cool customization feature.
How Much Will a 2019 Bentley Continental GT Cost?
As of right now, the MSRP for one of these cool cars is sitting around $214,600. And while Bentley has yet to state a release date, you can expect this dream car to arrive stateside sometime in 2019.
Living up to the standards of past Continental GTs is no easy task. Add to this that Bentley plans to create the world’s best grand touring coupe, and you’re looking at a tougher challenge. But really, when you look at the sheer speed and performance of this car, you’ll find some of the best numbers ever featured in a luxury car. So we have no doubts that Bentley will live up to its claims with the 2019 Continental GT.
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