Bentley’s latest release of the Continental GT for 2019 offers drivers even more luxury and power in a grand touring car that features a longer design and a leaner aesthetic for those who seek to travel at great distances at fast speeds in the most comfortable surroundings the imagination can deliver.
The 2019 Bentley Continental GT power source
The allusion we made to speed gives the new Continental a sporty personality with an engine type that is a twin turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 48 valve W-12. The block and heads are aluminum. With a displacement of 363 cubic inches and 5952 cc it delivers 626 horse power at 6000 rpm with torque of 664 lb ft at 1350 rpm. The massive engine is paired with an 8 speed dual clutch automatic transmission with manual shifting mode. Bentley claims that the new Continental GT will scream for zero to 60 miles per hour in a mere 3.3 seconds and their stringent and meticulous aggregation of speed and acceleration testing further revealed that it will go from zero to 100 mph in 7.6 seconds and from zero to 160 mph in 20.9 seconds. That’s some bullet like speed and acceleration. It also did the standing 1/4 mile in 11.5 seconds at 123 mph. The manufacturer further asserts that to top speed of the new Continental GT is 207 mph.
The personification of luxury
The interior design of the new Bentley stands out from the rest of the crowd including BMW and Audi. Upon entry into the vehicle the first thing that hits you is the aromatic scent of the high quality leather of the seats. Bentley pulled out all of the stops with their diamond in diamond quilting style and they’ve attended to other important details with etching in the instrument bezels and HVAC vents with soft echoes of the whole diamond theme used in the interior styling. They’ve also used thin bronze rings on the stalks and secondary control nobs. The seats feature full adjust-ability with a 20 way system to achieve the ideal positioning for whoever happens to be occupying the seat at the time. They’ve also found a way to incorporate over 100 square feet of wood in each of the new vehicles, installed by crafts workers who spent hours in the making and fitting inlays of the fine natural interior enhancement into the cars. You’ll have your choice of eight veneers along with some unique dual combinations that are offered through the dealer. The new continental also comes with a choice of 15 different colors for the carpeting and the leather.
There is no getting around the fact that this is a long car with a length of 190.9 inches and a width of 76.9 inches. The wheelbase is 112.2 inches and its height is 55.3 inches. It’s big and the curb weight is 5056 pounds. Cornering has its limitations but the rear wheel drive has sport mode that gives the front wheels a bigger percentage of the power. The turning is just a bit slow but it only takes you a few test corners to figure out the turning ratio. For such a behemoth, the car really is planted and remarkably agile.
What makes the new 2019 Bentley Continental GT just a little more special?
As if we’ve not provided enough on the luxury, speed and decent handling of the new Continental GT, there’s just a little more that is worthy of mentioning. The car averages about 16 mpg combined driving and considering its massive engine, this isn’t that bad. The front-engine all wheel drive 4 passenger 2 door coupe has a trunk volume of 13 cubic feet for picking up a few items at the grocery store or for carrying luggage and other personal items. It’s a tourer that will get you across vast expanses comfortably and quickly. Having said this the new GT version for 2019 also comes with offers for six options that can make an already special car exquisite.
Pricing and options
The base price of the 2019 Bentley Continental GT is $219,925. For an additional $10,795 you can add Mulliner Driving Specification for the diamond in diamond quilting, aluminum pedals, an aluminum fuel filler cap and a perforated leather headliner. If you go with the Touring Specification you’ll add $8,260 to the base price for adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, head up display, night vision and lane keeping assist. The next package is the City Specification package that offers a birds eye view parking camera at 360 degrees, traffic sign recognition, pedestrian warning and hands-free trunk opening. There’s a lot more that is available if you’re interested in things like a infotainment screen with a compass, chronograph and exterior temperature gauge, or ventilated massaging front seats with even more adjust-ability.