Bentley, the British luxury car manufacturer has unveiled the refreshed Continental GT family and Flying Spur model ahead of their global debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Starting from the Continental GT, the range gets a new front bumper, combined with a smaller radiator grille and new, “more pronounced” fenders, featuring a new vent. The rear bumper is reshaped and widened with the addition of new alloys.
The family gets a new steering wheel that’s “more ergonomic and sports-oriented” and has larger gearshift paddles. New dials, decorative elements, a new black gear lever surround and a new storage compartment between the rear seats now graces the interiors. On the other hand, the four-door Flying Spur is available in both V8 and W12 powered versions in three different finishes.
The new Flying Spur gets new 20-inch wheels with an optional set of 21-inch wheels, that is offered on the Flying Spur W12. The interior now gets an updated driver instrument cluster with contemporary graphics, while the steering wheel receives a new more sporting design. There is also an on-board WiFi hotspot system for the Flying Spur.
As for the engine, the Continental GT W12 variant gets an updated 6.0 litre twin turbo W12 powertrain. The engine receives a power and torque increase, from 575hp and 700Nm to 590hp and 720Nm, while the fuel economy has been improved by upto 5%. The GT W12 now includes a variable displacement system, enabling the engine to run on 6 of its 12 cylinders to reduce fuel consumption.
The Flying Spur will now be powered by a 625hp and 800Nm W12 engine and also gains a variable displacement system that ensures an “increased range and lower emissions of 333 g/km CO2”.