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Bentley Continental V8 - Web Exclusive

This new Bentley V8 delivers maximum power of 500hp at 6000rpm and a peak torque of 487 lb-ft.

Dec 20, 2011

In a bid to reduce emissions and improve economy, Bentley has announced a new 4.0-liter V8 turbo engine that will be used in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Two new Bentley Continental V8 models will be unveiled with this engine at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 9, 2012.

The new twin-turbocharged V8 Continental GT coupé and GTC convertible are said to achieve exceptional standards for power-to-emissions in the luxury car sector.

This new Bentley V8 delivers maximum power of 500hp at 6000rpm and a peak torque of 487 lb-ft, which is available across virtually the entire rev range from 1700-5000rpm, providing effortless power delivery in the Bentley tradition. Combined with a new close-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission, this translates into a sub-5 second 0-60mph time (0-100km/h) and a top speed of over 180mph (290km/h).

At the same time, the new V8 Continental models achieve outstanding levels of fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions for the luxury performance sector and are capable of travelling over 500 miles on a single tank of fuel.

The arrival of the new V8 Continental fulfils Bentley’s environmental commitment to produce a new powertrain that delivers a 40 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions over its existing W12 engine.

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The new V8 engine features variable displacement with a highly sophisticated engine management system, ensuring a seamless and imperceptible transition from V8 to V4 mode under light-throttle load.

The high-technology V8 also features high-pressure direct injection, low friction bearings, thermal management, energy recuperation via the charging system, and innovative turbocharger packaging for greater efficiency.

The instantly recognizable growl of the new 4.0 litre V8 engine sets it apart from its Bentley stablemates. You can listen to the engine by visiting the videos page at www.eurotuner.com.

The new V8 engine will be available in two models; the Continental GT and the Continental GTC. Expressing their muscular character, these models are distinguished by a gloss black matrix grille with chrome frame and center bar, a red enamel Bentley ‘B’ badge, and a black matrix three-segment lower front bumper, divided by distinctive body-colored strakes.

At the rear, unique chromed ‘figure eight’ exhaust tailpipes, a dark lower valance and red enamel ‘B’ trunk badge emphasize the sporty identity of the new V8s. Both models are specified with 20-inch wheels as standard with an optional 21-inch six-spoke design, which is available in dramatic Diamond Black (exclusive to the Continental V8) or Diamond Silver finishes.

Inside the cabin, an Eliade cloth headlining, new contemporary Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneers, optional two-tone leather color split and short center console continue the fresh design theme.

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