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2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed convertible

2013-01-02 08:22

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CHESHIRE, England – Bentley’s new drop-top performance flagship, its fastest convertible yet, will make its global debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Taking its place at the pinnacle of the Bentley Continental range, the new Convertible the new GT Speed Convertible is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0 litre W12 and has improved suspension, steering and handling. Permanent all-wheel drive ensures optimum traction and power delivery whatever the road conditions.

Engine
Type    six-litre twin-turbocharged W12
Max Power     460 kW at 6000 rpm
Max Torque     800 Nm at 2000 rpm

Transmission
Type     ZF 8-speed automatic with Quickshift, Block Shifting and wheel-mounted paddleshift
Driveline     Continuous all-wheel drive (40:60 rear bias)
Final Drive     2.85

Brakes
Front     405mm ventilated discs (optional 420mm Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)
Rear     335mm ventilated discs (optional 356mm, Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)
Wheels and Tyres
Wheels     9.5J x 21”
Tyres     275/35 ZR21

Steering
Type     Rack & pinion, power assisted, speed-sensitive ZF servotronic
Turns lock-to-lock     2.6 turns
Turning circle     11.3 m
Suspension
Front     Four link double wishbones, computer controlled self-levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar
Rear     Trapezoidal multi-link, computer-controlled self-levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar
Damping     Continuous Damping Control, tuned for dynamic performance

Dimensions
Wheelbase     2746 mm
Overall length     4806 mm
Width (across body)     1944 mm
Width (inc. mirrors)     2227 mm
Overall height     1393 mm
Fuel tank     90 litres
Kerb weight (EU)     2495kg
Gross vehicle weight     2900 kg
Performance

Top speed     325 km
0-100 km/h     4.4 secs
Fuel Consumption (EU cycle)
Urban     22.7 litres/100km
Extra Urban    10.4 litres/100km)     
Combined    14.9 litres/100km
CO2 emissions     347g/km

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