This helps it to achieve a stated 16 percent better fuel economy with a range of 800kms and even on our test of more than 600kms though mountain passes and high-speed motorways, we saw better than 13 L/100kms average

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Bentley Continental GT: Taking Bentley To New Heights 


Before the Continental GT arrived in 2003, Bentley was the old man’s car company. The Conti was such a breakthrough model with its W12-cylinder engine and svelte coupe styling it changed the company’s image for good.  But the company’s most successful model needed a replacement which was tricky to say the least. Thankfully they got it right.


Fifteen years has passed since the original Bentley Continental GT hit the showrooms and on paper its 2018 replacement might look familiar with its twin-turbo 6-litre W12 engine and all-wheel drive, but dig further and you’ll see that things are very different.


Automotive technology has moved along at a rapid rate since 2003 especially in the areas of driver assistance which didn’t exist in any form back then. So aside from catching up on all this missing techno wizardry, Bentley has still managed to fit it into the best interior on the market. It’s also more powerful, uses less fuel and is substantially lighter.


The trademark twin-turbo W12 engine was substantially revised with the launch of the Bentayga SUV and its this newer version which now resides in the Continental GT.  [To be continued...]

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