New Bentley Continental GT is Coming

  • New fourth-generation Continental GT to be revealed in June
  • First Bentley to use the new Ultra Performance Hybrid powertrain
  • 782 PS and 1,000 Nm from new V8 engine and electric motor
  • Latest generation chassis technology for exceptional dynamics
  • 50 miles (80 km) of electric-only range
  • WLTP CO2 figure of under 50 g/km
  • The next step on a 20-year journey of Continental success, with almost 100,000 examples handcrafted in Crewe

[source: Bentley]

(Crewe, 16 May 2024) The new, fourth-generation Continental GT is to be unveiled in June, as the first car built around Bentley’s new Ultra Performance Hybrid powertrain.

Delivering 782 PS and 1000 Nm of torque, combined with 50 miles (80 km) of electric-only range and a CO2 figure (WLTP) of under 50 g/km, the new Continental GT marks a significant step forwards for Bentley. Not only will it be the most powerful and most dynamically capable Bentley road car in the company’s 105-year history, it will also be the most sustainable – whilst retaining the handcrafted luxury and exceptional materials that are synonymous with all Bentleys.

The latest generation of chassis technology – including active all wheel drive with torque vectoring, four-wheel steering, an electronic Limited Slip Differential, 48V electric active anti-roll control and  new, advanced dual-valve dampers. A new design and a new suite of technology complete the latest generation of the car that has come to define the modern Bentley.

Originally unveiled in 2002, the Continental GT started the rebirth of Bentley. The car was to transform the business, catalysing a ten-fold increase in sales and redefining Bentley for the modern era. Both the design inspiration, and the performance ethos of the Continental GT, came from the R Type Continental of 1952 – the fastest four-seat car in the world at the time, which defined the concept of a luxury Grand Tourer. It was a long-distance cruiser for crossing the continent – hence the name. The Continental GT adopted the same three key design lines – the power line, the haunch, and the sloping roofline.

The impact of the Continental GT was dramatic – within four years, Bentley’s annual sales climbed from circa 1000 car to over 10,000. A second-generation Continental GT was unveiled in Paris in 2010, with orders being taken from October and deliveries beginning at the start of 2011. The second generation launched with the W12, but was followed by a new 4.0 litre V8 option that was introduced in 2012. A third generation followed in 2018, based on a new and purpose-built platform and with a new engine, new suspension, new electrical architecture, new technology and new interior and exterior designs – together defining a new benchmark for the now highly competitive luxury GT sector.

Over the last 20 years, Continental GTs have broken speed records, and won championships and endurance races around the world. Globally, the Continental GT is Bentley’s second most popular model (behind Bentayga), and one in every three Bentleys sold is a Continental GT. Early next year, the 100,000th example of this now iconic Grand Tourer will be handcrafted at Bentley’s Dream Factory in Crewe, England.

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About Bentley
Bentley Motors is the most sought-after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering, Mulliner and production of the company’s five model lines, Continental GT, Continental GT Convertible, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Bentayga EWB. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 4,000 people at Crewe.

[CO2 Emissions and fuel consumption data for EU27 is pending; subject to EU Type Approval.]