Redesigned for 2012, the all-wheel drive Bentley Continental GT coupe's styling updates include a more upright matrix radiator grille, a "double horseshoe" rear profile, unique jewelled headlamps with LED daytime-running lights, 20-inch aluminum wheels, and an all-new handcrafted interior. The Continental GT's revised, flexible-fuel 6.0-liter W12 engine produces 567 horsepower and 516 pounds-feet of torque (an increase of 15 horsepower and 37 pound-feet of torque) and sends power through a strengthened ZF 6-speed automatic transmission with Quickshift steering column mounted gearshift paddles. The standard all-wheel-drive system's power split now has a 40:60 rear bias for a significantly more sporting feel in terms of handling and mid-corner acceleration. Continuous Damping Control constantly monitors the car's attitude and poise, adjusting the suspension settings hundreds of times a second to provide a remarkably supple ride at low speeds and increased control as speeds climb. Optional light-weight carbon ceramic brakes offer superior durability and reduce brake fade, where the brakes become less effective due to overheating in extremely demanding conditions. This 4-seat coupe features a luxurious handcrafted interior with a large variety of custom trim options, including aluminum and numerous types of wood veneers. Heated memory power seats, now in a distinctive "cobra"-design for added comfort and enhanced rear cabin space, are standard. Premium grade leather and genuine wood trim are used throughout the interior. 21-inch aluminum wheels are available in chrome and painted finishes. The Continental GT's new infotainment system features a high-resolution touch-screen interface for navigation and infotainment functions, with a CD/DVD player, 30-gigabyte hard drive and SD card slot. An 11-speaker Naim for Bentley system, created exclusively for the Continental GT by British specialists Naim, employs Dirac Dimensions digital signal processing. A rear reversing camera is also available.
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|MPG||12 City / 19 Hwy|
|Power||567 @ 6000 rpm|
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