Bentley Leicester Introduce The New Continental GT

Quintessential British, the new Bentley Continental GT combines enhanced performance, handcrafted luxury, phenomenal power and all new high class technology, to create the finest Grand Tourer ever produced.

All of our team at Bentley Leicester are very proud to reveal the car to the public and we can’t stop talking about it! Designed and built at the Bentley factory, our team have been able to re-define the GT to create a long, low, wide and sleek car. With a new chassis and complete redesign of the electrical architecture it will have an unrivalled presence on the road.

Its sleek new lines complement the exterior of the car perfectly whilst the inside of the cabin reaches a whole new level of luxury. The long wheelbase and short nose lend the car a sense of dynamism; this arrangement also allows the engine to be located lower, for agile handling and optimum weight distribution.

LED Headlamps

Intricately crafted new crystal-effect LED headlamps help display a new face for the Continental. Inspired by the finest cut-crystal glasses, the internal surfaces are transparent with sharply defined edges that clasp the light like a diamond.


A wide range of custom-designed wheels can be commissioned, with large 21” designs available as standard and optional 22” forged alloy wheels for a more imposing look. The twisting 3D polished surfaces on these larger wheels reflect the light magnificently, yet they can only be achieved by hand.


The designers have selected a striking range of interior colour splits and hides. Also available as part of the Mulliner Driving Specification, new diamond-in-diamond quilting can be commissioned for all four seats. Positioned on the seats, door casings and rear quarters, it is soft to the touch and truly beautiful in appearance.

The shape of the fascia reflects the wings of the Bentley badge, which now elegantly reach out to the doors. The centre console can feature our new stunning, rippled 0.6mm aluminium finish Côtes de Genève, a first in the automotive world.

Decorative features such as the clock bezels and bulls-eye air vents can be commissioned with a new and intricate diamond knurling – a jewellery-inspired texture composed of myriad diamond-shaped flat surfaces. It reflects the light like a cut precious stone.

Driving Performance

Powered by Bentley’s twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre, the W12 TSI engine is the most advanced 12-cylinder engine in the world.

Four driving modes are available for selection via the Bentley Driving Modes rotary dial located on the centre console. Drivers can brake confidently at all times: pedal travel is minimal and the pressure point is precise, so you can react fast when you need to slow down – and always feel in control. The front axle features the largest iron brakes in series production.


With a new digital and configurable display the advancements in the new Continental GT are striking.

The introduction of our rotary display, sat within the fascia, allows for a variety of settings. When starting the engine the wood planel flips to show the 12.3-inch display for navigation. Other essential driver information is also available here. Flip the display again and reveal three classic dials, displaying outside temperature, a compass and a chronometer.

The digital instrument display can be configured in numerous ways – between the rev counter and the navigation map, for example. It can also be dimmed, to make it more unobtrusive while driving, especially at night – an adjustment that’s easy to make via the steering wheel controls.

Connect to your car through the central touch screen, a suite of digital technologies connect you and your new Continental GT to the internet, enhancing your driving experience.

Apple CarPlayTM takes your music and favourite apps from your phone – plus familiar iPhoneTM features such as maps, contacts and voice control – and delivers them via the car’s touchscreen, for easier access while driving.

An optional Head-Up Display can display important driver information on the windscreen itself, including your speed, the speed limit and directions from the navigation system.

Packages of options make it easier to commission collections of related features together. They include the City Specification – with Hands Free Boot Opening, a Top View Camera, Traffic Sign Recognition, Pedestrian Warning and City Assist – and the Touring Specification, with Active Lane Assist, Active Cruise Control with Traffic Assist, Bentley Safeguard Plus and the Night Vision camera.

Bentley Leicester are happy to talk you through the advancements and changes in the technology if you have any questions.


A choice of three audio systems are offered in the new Continental GT. The 650 watt Bentley System features ten speakers and an 11-channel amplifier, for rich, powerful sound, throughout the car. The optional new Bang & OlufsenTM system increases power output to 1,500 watts, delivered through 16 speakers via a 16-channel amplifier. With four distinct DSP modes and stunning design, it is the first automotive application of the company’s BeoSonicTM control system.

Naim for Bentley represents the ultimate in-car audio choice: a 2,200-Watt, 18 speaker system with two shakers, a 20-channel amplifier, eight DSP modes and active bass. For true audiophiles, there is no equal.

The new Continental GT will make its global debut at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show between 12th and 24th September 2017.

Contact Bentley Leicester on 0116 260 1111 to enquire about the new Continental GT or come and visit our showroom.

For more information on the creation of the new Continental GT, please visit the new Continental range page.

Bentley Leicester are located just off the A46, close to the motorway with easy access from Nottingham, Derby and Lincoln. For any enquiries, please contact a member of the team on 0116 260 1111