Double Gold for new Continental GT at German Design awards
The all-new Bentley Continental GT has won Gold in two key categories of the prestigious German Design Awards – one of the most highly respected design competitions in the world.
The luxury Grand Tourer was named winner by a jury of independent experts in the categories for best ‘Exterior Premium Brand’ and best ‘Interior’.
Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain, the new Continental GT has been launched to global acclaim. Blending the highest level of attention to detail and artistry with refinement and performance, it represents the very essence of the Bentley brand.
Commenting on the award-winning exterior, German Design Council judge, Jürgen Lewandowski said: “The jury was impressed by the muscular exterior design of the latest Continental GT, which has retained a classic elegance that made its predecessor so popular, yet is more sculptured and sharply defined.”
Presenting the jury’s verdict on the interior design of the Continental GT, Prof. Andrea Lipp-Allrutz added: “With the Continental GT they have managed to achieve a combination of tradition and the modern zeitgeist, not only in terms of technology but aesthetically too. Traditional craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology and aesthetics merge together to form an extraordinary design from this extraordinary brand.”
Stefan Sielaff, Bentley’s Director of Design, added: “To receive two such prestigious design awards says everything about the quality that our highly skilled designers delivered when creating the new Continental GT. It is a design based on a bold new vision that is still unmistakably Bentley.”
The German Design Awards is organised by the German Design Council and honours the world’s best automotive design achievements. The Council was founded in 1953 and is one of the world’s leading design bodies.