Bentley defines grand touring luxury at IAA 2017
Bentley Motors will be debuting the new Continental GT at the IAA 2017 in Frankfurt. The third generation of the legendary Bentley Continental GT has been designed, engineered and handcrafted to ensure the highest levels of attention to detail, artistry and cutting-edge technology. This has resulted in the finest Grand Tourer ever produced.
The new Continental GT features an all-new, enhanced version of Bentley’s celebrated 6.0-litre, twin turbocharged W12 TSI engine which, for the first time, is available with a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission.
A new, technically advanced, adaptive chassis uses Bentley’s intelligent 48-volt Dynamic Ride System to ensure a responsive ride and exceptional handling and refinement in all road conditions. The new system controls ride comfort and lateral roll, cushioning passengers from excessive movement as well as making the car feel effortlessly precise.
The more sculptural and sharply defined muscular exterior design is complemented by a luxurious interior packed with exquisite details that showcases major evolutions in Bentley’s unique application of technology, including an advanced, fully digital, driver-focused instrument panel and Bentley Rotating Display.
Mulsanne Design Series by Mulliner
Also being revealed is the limited edition Mulsanne Design Series by Mulliner. Inspired by the latest trends in high-end interior design and fashion, the new model – debuting in Frankfurt in striking King Fisher Blue – pushes the boundaries of what is possible with carbon fibre.
It features an all-new Tessellated coloured carbon fibre, inspired by high-tech sportswear, and available in a choice of three signature Mulliner colours, including King Fisher, Metallic Silver and Metallic Bronze. On the exterior, a gloss black grille, side vents, window surrounds and 21” Speed wheels give the car a purposeful stance.
Mulliner Flying Spur V8 S
The Mulliner bespoke coachbuilding team has also created a special one-off Flying Spur V8 S for the Frankfurt expo. Delivering a standard of exclusivity that is unmistakably Mulliner, this unique model features a three-tone interior lined with Portland, Porpoise and white hides inspired by the classic coachbuilding era. White accents are featured throughout the interior with a special white bezel on the centre console clock and white diamond quilted stitching on the seats. Outside, Mulliner has created a bespoke Duo-Tone Light Windsor Blue over Dark Windsor Blue with a white fine-line.
Completing the Bentley line-up on the stand is the world’s only true-luxury SUV – the Bentayga. In addition to displaying an array of the world’s most luxurious and desirable cars, the British manufacturer is hosting a new tech lab – an interactive area dedicated to showcasing Bentley’s breadth of technological and engineering excellence.
Bentley’s 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show Press Conference
The Bentley press conference is at 11:45 on Tuesday 12 September. The IAA 2017 runs from 12 to 24 September 2017. The Bentley stand can be found in Hall A07.