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Previously we had covered the article on New 2011 Bentley Continental GT which was as exciting as any luxury car’s launch would be but disappointing. Bentley Motors will launch the new Continental GT in India in April, 2011. The Continental GT will set you back by 2+ crore rupees will be retailed through Bentley’s official dealer Exclusive Motors Pvt Ltd could take up to 6 months to deliver the car from the time of booking. The 4-seater Bentley has power going to all the wheels.

It sports a 6.0 liter, 12-cylinder, twin-turbocharged powertrain has a capable of pumping out 75PS (567bhp/423kW) and 700Nm (516lb ft) of torque and this is mated to a new Quickshift transmission which enables double downshifts. A new six-speed Quickshift transmission helps it on its way and 100kph comes up in just 4.6 seconds. The car will accelerate till 197mph (318km/h). Thanks to advanced FlexFuel technology it can also run on both standard unleaded petrol (gasoline) and sustainable bioethanol (up to E85) or any mix of the two.

The interior offers new levels of cabin design, comfort and hand crafted luxury. Some of the features so to speak are touchscreen infotainment system, state-of-the-art navigation, Google Maps and entertainment, while the latest Balanced Mode Radiator speaker technology and Dirac Dimensions digital sound processing deliver enhanced audio quality.

2012 Bentley Continental GT Technical Specifications –

* ENGINE –
o Type: 6-litre twin-turbocharged W12
o Max Power: 567bhp / 423kW / 575PS @ 6000 rpm
o Max Torque: 700Nm / 516lb/ft @ 1700 rpm
* TRANSMISSION
o ZF 6-speed automatic with quickshift and steering wheel-mounted paddleshift
o Driveline: Continuous all-wheel drive (40:60 rear bias)
o Ratios:
+ 1st – 4.17
+ 2nd – 2.34
+ 3rd – 1.52
+ 4th – 1.14
+ 5th – 0.87
+ 6th – 0.69
+ Final drive: 3.526
* BODY CONSTRUCTION
o Steel monocoque
* BRAKES –
o Front: 405mm ventilated discs (optional 420mm Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)
o Rear: 335mm ventilated discs (optional 356mm, Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)
* WHEELS AND TYRES –
o 9.5J x 20″ (optional 9.5J x 21″)
o 275/40ZR 20 (optional 275/35 ZR21 linked to option wheels)
* STEERING –
o Type: rack & pinion, power assisted, speed-sensitive ZF servotronic
o Turns lock to lock: 2.6 turns
o Turning circle: 11.3m
* SUSPENSION
o Front: Four link double wishbones, computer controlled self-levelling air suspension, with anti roll-bar.
o Rear: Trapezoidal multi-link, computer-controlled self-levelling air suspension, with anti roll-bar.
o Damping: Continuous Damping Control, tuned for dynamic performance.
* DIMENSIONS –
o Wheelbase: 2746 mm / 108.1 in
o Overall Length: 4806 mm / 189.2 in
o Width (across body): 1944 mm / 76.5 in
o Width (including mirrors): 2227 mm / 87.7 in
o Overall Height: 1404 mm / 55.3 in
o Fuel Tank: 90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons
o Boot Volume: 358 litres / 12.6 cu ft
o Kerb Weight (EU): 2320 kg / 5115 lb
o Gross Vehicle Weight: 2750 kg / 6063 lb
* PERFORMANCE –
o Top Speed: 318 km/h (198 mph)
o 0-100 km/h: 4.6 s
o 0-160 km/h: 10.2 s
o 0-60 mph: 4.4 s
o 0-100 mph: 10.2 s
o 50-80 km/h (30-50 mph): 1.7 s
o 80-120 km/h (50-75 mph): 2.9 s
* FUEL CONSUMPTION (EU Cycle) –
o Urban: 25.4 l/100km (11.1 mpg)
o Extra Urban: 11.4 l/100km (24.9 mpg)
o Combined: 16.5 l/100km (17.1 mpg)
o CO2 emissions: 384 g/km

Also see – New 2011 Bentley Continental GT

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