2017 Bentley Speed GT – New Model Info

The world of high-performance touring cars is for the most part dominated by Bentley vehicle, and one of the most exquisite ones is the GT Speed brand. Thus we are more than looking forward to its 2017 Bentley GT Speed releases that has been announced for the upcoming period. The car was introduced for the first time back in 2003 and has not been significantly changed since then except for the introduction of a few models and the most major rebut that came in 2011. But it is still hard to notice these changes that came in year after year. But this is going to be a much needed change which this brand is going to enjoy.

2017 Bentley Speed GT front angle, grille and headlights

The Geneva Auto Show was the event that enabled us to see everything that the Bentley brand is planning for their upcoming release. They have showcased an entire batch of vehicles coming from the Bentley Continental brand which included coupes and convertible options that are going to be present as of next year. All the cars have been updated and have some notable improvements that come as a welcomed refresh for this kind of a brand.

2017 Bentley Speed GT exterior, side angle

The convertible line is bolstered with the 2017 Bentley GT Speed variant which as all the other vehicles receives a notable update. The changes that the car is going to receive can be seen from the added pictures that have been released from the show and what you cannot see from the photos you can read in our review that gathers all the specs and performance rates necessary for the fans of this brand. Read the rest of the text and study the numbers and specs that come with it.

2017 Bentley GT Speed exterior

2017 Bentley Speed GT rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Bentley GT Speed receives various upgrades to its exterior design but they are actually more of an update than a grand overhaul. This has been the case for mostly of the updates that Bentley has done to their cars and so will it be this time as well. The car receives updates that make are seen as a natural evolution of the car and not ground breaking achievements in design. It actually does not need to incorporate such large changes as the look is already an appropriate one with many cool new design features and appropriate styling cues.

2017 Bentley Speed GT alloy wheels, side view

The front side gains a bit of an aggressive rework as the front fascia now has restyled air inlets and a smaller grille surround. This update to the front part of the car makes it a lot more cohesive than before and is a much better addition to the car. The front part also has a metallic B-shaped vent and the character line is more pronounced on the front fenders which is carried all the way back to the decklid. The GT Speed has an overall sporty looking appearance now and the back side gains a diffuser integrated into the rear fascia. It also uses the 21-inch option as standard, but also adds some other new ones available as optional.

Interior

2017 Bentley Speed GT steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The interior of the 2017 Bentley Speed GT gains a lot of noticeable changes that enhance the comfort but also the appearance of the car. The vehicle receives a new seat design which is going to sport a diamond-pattern quilting for this one. The standard seats have a retro look to them which makes them more exclusive but the high-end comfort is the trademark of Bentley so it is going to be present in this one as well. The Alcantara headliner is offered as optional and so are some other material choices that are given to use as optional. Besides this there is a whole range of technology upgrades which even allow you to add a Wi-Fi hotspot. This is of course offered as an optional part of equipment and you can choose it when purchasing your car. This is a very good British type of a convertible which accounts for its brand in great fashion.

Engine

2017 Bentley Speed GT engine

The 2017 Bentley Speed GT is the fastest convertible that is currently on the market. Its appearance does not fool anybody for a second as it brings to the table exactly what it shows on the outside. This has been made available with an update that has been made to the engine. This year the vehicle is going to use the 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12 engine with an output of 576 horsepower to 582 horsepower, while torque goes from 516 pound-feet on the current car to 531 pound-feet. There was a possibility of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine making a comeback, but Bentley did to confirm this news till now, maybe we still get to see it available though. A great addition to the powertrain is the cylinder deactivation, which cuts fuel consumption and improves it by 5%.

Price and release date

All of the car enthusiast will certainly wish to own this car while the other ones are just going to wish being drive in it. If you plan to get your own 2017 Bentley Speed GT vehicle you will need to spend around $266,485. The vehicle is going to be available come next year as its release date is scheduled for the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.

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2017 Bentley Speed GT side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Bentley Speed GT silver color, headlights

2017 Bentley Speed GT exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Bentley Speed GT interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

2017 Bentley Speed GT rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

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2016 Bentley Bentayga

2016 Bentley Bentayga Release Date, Price, Interior Design, Specs – Bentley is one of the most famous car producers when it comes to luxury vehicles, but you rarely see it being tied up with an SUV brand. Even though producing cars for over a century, the Bentley mark did not deemed it feet to produce an SUV vehicle during this period, but this has been changed during the last Frankfurt Auto show when the 2016 Bentley Bentayga was released.

2016 Bentley Bentayga
2016 Bentley Bentayga

The release date is scheduled to be during the end of the year when the new Bentley Bentayga will be released as a 2016 model. This is going to be the fastest, most powerful and certainly the most luxurious and expensive SUV in the world as Bentley is making this a reality. The design of the new luxurious SUV vehicle is going to be based in the Audi Q7 but this does not take the uniqueness of the car at any sense.

The model is also being released with an interesting choice of powertrains. We are going to see a diesel engine option provided inside this vehicle and there is also a hybrid version available as well. More on that you will find out by reading the rest of the review while the provided pictures of the 2016 Bentley Bentayga which will enable you to see the quality of design and the beauty of the vehicle.

2016 Bentley Bentayga exterior

The Bentley EXP 9 F concept vehicle which was showcased at the 2012 Geneva Motor show was supposed to be the basis for this vehicle, but the fact is that this concept has a pretty general design, so the production model received a harsh remodeling which resulted with the Bentayga car. In order to design their first SUV vehicle, Bentley decided to play it safe and use a similar design seen in the Continental GT. Thus the front end of the vehicle receives a traditional matrix engine grille combined with the four round headlamps. The front bumper is also something that is taken from the GT vehicle as it uses large intakes and a slimmer grille which covers the entire width of the apron. But the engine hood is taller and the headlamps are smaller which actually differs these two designs apart from each other.

2016 Bentley Bentayga front
2016 Bentley Bentayga front

On the other hand the side view is similar to the EXP 9 F concept. It has a choice between some large wheels, between 20 and 22 inch, and it also sports the iconic rear haunches that are seen in other Bentley models.  The overall look of the car gives it an imposing look as the car is actually larger than the current Q7 car from Audi. It looks great and makes the car look much more interesting than the concept car. At the back, the split tailgate that was seen in the concept was dropped and now it incorporates a conventional one. You will see the oval-shaped taillights, larger than the ones in the GT, and sturdy bumper with big exhaust outlets.

2016 Bentley Bentayga back
2016 Bentley Bentayga back

Interior

The same thing goes for the interior as with the exterior of the new Bentayga. Much of it has been taken from the Continental GT but has been set to fit the SUV standards needed for the inside. This means wider center console and raised armrests in the door panels, a new dashboard and center stack, and a similar but yet fairly different wheel design that the car incorporates. The inside is luxurious and roomy like in every Bentley vehicles and it is the characteristic which they will incorporate in all the cars they produce. The handcrafted leather, wood, and metal trim are just the beginning of the inside comfort adjustments. The center console gives the driver the ability to control all the features of the vehicle and a useful thing here is the eight-inch touchscreen which enables you to do so.

2016 Bentley Bentayga interior
2016 Bentley Bentayga interior

The front seats are very comfy and can be adjusted in 22 different ways. They come with an included heating, ventilation and even a massage function that the driver will appreciate. The inside fits four to five people, which comes optionally available with a choice between a traditional bench or two individual seats in the rear. The rear seat entertainment includes a 10.2-inch Android tablet with an audio system that has 1,950-watt, 18-speaker combo by Naim.

Engine

In order to offer the new Bentley Bentayga, they have to have a wide choice of engines to do so. The news of adding the diesel version and a hybrid powertrain are big but are still not confirmed yet. The engine option that is confirmed is the turbocharged W-12 TSI. This drivetrain incorporates cylinder deactivation, friction reduction and new fuel injection tech. as well.  Bentley has announced some killer specs for the car that will amount to 600 horsepower and 664 pound-feet (900Nm) of torque. Emissions are reduced to below 250g/km as the choice for the gearbox comes to the eight-speed automatic and also an all-wheel drive as well. In order to reach a mark of 60 from a standstill, the Bentayga will need 4 seconds flat.

Release date and price

The release date is set for the end of the year as the new SUV produced by Bentley is going to make an appearance after the long wait and the concept model seen back in 2012 in Geneva. We have already got a taste of it at the 2015 Frankfurt show and soon we will get see it person There are already 400 pieces of the Bentley Bentayga ordered for production but the price has still not been made official yet. Some estimation are given that the car will be priced at $200,000.

 

 

 

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2016 Bentley Mulsanne

2016 Bentley Mulsanne Release Date, Msrp, Price, Interior – As Sam Graham – Mulsanne line director put it, “the Bentley isn’t just a Saturn V rocket that has been hand-curved from mahogany and gold; it is a testament to the carmakers art and craftsmanship”. Indeed the style of the Mulsanne will be a unique fusion of coachbuilt elegance, sportiness and solidity.

2016 Bentley Mulsanne
2016 Bentley Mulsanne

Reverberating the Bentley S-Type of the 1950’s, the new vehicle features a highly prominent, classic rounder inner headlights surrounded by chrome and a bold frontal design that is dominated by the classic Bentley matrix grille.

Additionally, the headlights are flanked by two smaller outboard clusters that feature the latest there is in lighting technology. Also, optionally available is the legendary Flying B retractable radiator mascot.

The short front overhang, long bonnet and a long rear overhang aid in conveying a sense of achievement and power, reinforced by sharply sculptured lines and muscular haunches which follow gracefully from the front fascia’s wings to the posterior ones. Below are uniquely designed 20” wheels which reinforce the vehicle’s sporting and powerful stance.

Engine Specs – 2016 Bentley Mulsanne

The new vehicle comes with a power that can be capable of powering a heavy-duty pick-up. That should not come as a surprise considering this is a Bentley made car. The Mulsanne comes with an equally impressive and powerful 6.75L V8 engine.

The pushrod mill comes with revised features which include the new control systems. With the engine comes a power output of around 505 hp and 752 pounds of torque, which get matched to an 8-speed auto transmission system and can conveniently be controlled by the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

And despite the efforts that have been plunged in making the vehicle a fuel saver, the Bentleys mass and firepower can’t redefine the laws of physics. The fuel economy checks in at 11/18 mpg in the city/highway.

Enabling a comfortable ride is the air suspension system incorporated by the Continuous Damping Control, which also reduces the vehicle’s height automatically at high speeds in order to reduce lift and also enhance its aerodynamic balance.

2016 Bentley Mulsanne Interior & Exterior Design

The vehicle’s cabin brings forth the latest technological features and old-world opulence together at the same time. According to Bentley, the vehicle takes approximately 90 hours to complete and comes fitted with leather hides, high quality mirror matched wood veneers, and hand finished stainless steel.

2016 Bentley Mulsanne  interior
2016 Bentley Mulsanne interior

On the dashboard is an 8” multimedia screen that is located unobtrusively behind the electrically operated veneered door, while beneath sits an intricately designed leather lined media player stowage drawer with available ports for USB, iPod, Mini USB and a 3.5mm auxiliary input.

2016 Bentley Mulsanne  front
2016 Bentley Mulsanne front

Other features that you will find in the Bentley include a personalized keyless entry system, keyless start, diamond quilted leather,14 speaker audio system, Naim audio system, Comfort Specification, and Entertainment Specification, etc.

Keeping the Mulsanne firmly planted in the ground is the unique set of 21” wheels that come complete with titanium fasteners. The two sets of wheels come in either painted or polished finishes, and can be equipped with the vehicle’s optional own-leveling wheel badges.

2016 Bentley Mulsanne  back
2016 Bentley Mulsanne back

But the highlight of Mulsanne cabin’s Driving Specification is a rear-seat throttle cooler with enough space for two full-size Champagne bottles. The package, which is also provided for other Bentley models, features 3 hand-blown and hand-cut lead crystal champagne furrows. Additionally, a discerning eye will notice the flute design mirrors of the iconic Mulliner’s wheels spars.

Other exterior features of Mulsanne include daytime running lights, body-colour front and rear bumpers, double glazing, power liftgate, electric foldable mirrors, high pressure headlight cleaners, metallic paint, electric glass sunroof, tinted glass, rain sensor, etc.

Price & Release Date of the New Bentley Mulsanne 2016

The most significant highlights of the new Mulsanne, which we at All About Cars have noticed include; extremely fun driving dynamics, more torque than a Ferrari F-12, unparalleled comfort and luxury, and the craziest one – people build you things, just for driving it. Despite the show of might, glamour and opulence, a seasoned Bentley user might critique its infotainment system which is rather outdated in the modern era.

2016 Bentley Mulsanne  release date
2016 Bentley Mulsanne release date

Expect the vehicle to go for sale with a price tag of around $303,000 for the base Mulsanne while the Speed Price specs will cost 338,325. The release date is expected to be somewhere before the close of the year. It goes without saying that the 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed trim is particularly an impressive hyper-luxury limousine.

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