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2019 Bentley Continental GT First Glimpse Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut

By Harsh Soni , Aug 31, 2017 10:06 AM EDT
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All new Bentley 2019 Continental GT has been spotted ahead of Frankfurt debut. The upcoming luxury car looks more than ready to take on the rest of the luxury grand tourer segment.

Visually, the 2019 Bentley Continental GT hasn't changed all that much. It's got the same basic look as the outgoing model, only sleeker and more refined from the previous models. However, there is an updated headlight and new taillights, there's a lot more going on. The 2019 Bentley Continental GT has a wheelbase 5.3 inches longer than the previous Continental, as reported by Motor Trend.

Inside of 2019 Bentley Continental GT, there's a sea of leather, wood, and metal finishes like in any ultra-luxury coupe. Bentley claims that each cabin uses more than 100 square feet of wood and it takes nine hours to hand-fit the inlays. The car has 20-way adjustable seats, which are covered in leather and get a "diamond in diamond" quilting pattern that reportedly took 18 months to develop.

According to CNET, tech-wise, the 2019 Bentley Continental GT comes with a 10-speaker sound system and 16-speaker or 18-speaker systems are also available. The instrument panel in the car is a giant screen and there is also Apple CarPlay that ridiculous rotating touchscreen, however, it doesn't appear Android Auto came along for the ride.

2019 Bentley Continental GT, under the hood, carries a 6.0-liter W12 that puts out 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. In combination with a new all-wheel drive system, it'll hit 62 mph in 3.6 seconds and keep going until 207 mph. A new electric power steering system makes the Continental GT to be equipped with active safety systems.

The 2019 Bentley Continental GT will be on official display at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. However, the pricing and specific release-date information are still not revealed.

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