Bentley Continental GTC 6.0 W12 Speed 2dr Automatic Convertible (2014) at Bentley Chelmsford

01245 932 814

£80,000

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This GTC features an exterior paint of Hallmark and interior hides of Beluga with Linen Contrast Stitching. This vehicle comes with 21 Inch Speed Alloy Wheels, Massage/Ventilated Seats, Neck Warmer, Rear-View Camera, Spare Wheel and plenty more. Contact one of our sales team for more information and to arrange a viewing.

17/05/2014

20615

Automatic

Petrol 19 combined MPG

Hallmark

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CO2: 347 g/km

MPG: 19.0

Body Glass

Acoustic glazing with infra red reflective, Electric front windows, Heated rear windscreen, Rain sensor windscreen wipers

Brakes

Anti-lock brakes, Brake assist function, Electronic parking brake, Electronic Stability Programme, Emergency brake force distribution, HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist), Traction control

Communication

Bluetooth telephone connectivity, Telephone voice dialling

Driver Aids

Continuous damping control, Front/rear park distance control, Servotronic speed sensitive power steering

Driver Convenience

Power boot opening and closing, Power latching to all doors for easy entry

Driver Information

Breitling clock, Infotainment system/satellite navigation

Driving Mirrors

Body colour door mirrors, Elec/heat/adj/fold door mirror+memory

Entertainment

DAB Digital radio, External media interface, iPod connection

Exterior Body Features

Aluminium bonnet, Bentley 'jewel' fuel filler cap, Body coloured bumpers, Dark tint radiator shell matrix and lower bumper grille, Rear diffuser, Rifled exhaust tailpipes

Exterior Lights

Bi-Xenon headlights and headlight washers, Daytime running lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Multi-zone climate control

Interior Features

Diamond quilted hide to seat facings and doors and rear quarter panels, Drilled alloy accelerator and brake pedals, Easy entry/electrically adj steering column+memory, Full hide trim, Illuminated centre console storage, Knurled chrome/hide gear lever, Ski hatch, Steering column mounted gear shift paddles, Twin front centre armrest with storage

Interior Lights

Door puddle lights, Footwell illumination, Interior light, Rear courtesy lights

Safety

Driver/front passenger airbag, Drivers knee airbag, Front and rear thorax airbag system, Front passenger airbag deactivation, Seatbelt warning, Side airbags, Tyre pressure monitoring system

Seats

14 way Elec adj front seats/memory/lumbar control, Front head restraints, Isofix attachments on rear seats, Rear head restraints, Seatbelts-colour to match hide

Security

Anti-theft wheel bolts, Auto door lock when driving, Keyless entry, Ultrasonic alarm

General

Badge Engine CC: 6.0
Badge Power: 625
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: W12
Coin Series: Speed
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: N
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
NCAP Safety Assist %: N
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km): 347
HC+NOx: N
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 5998
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Cylinder Layout: W12
Cylinders: 12
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 84
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 90.2
Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery: TWIN TURBO
Gears: 8 SPEED
Number of Valves: 48
Transmission: SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 19
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 27.2
EC Urban (mpg): 12.4

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs): True
0 to 62 mph (secs): 4.1
Engine Power - BHP: 625
Engine Power - KW: 460
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 590
Engine Torque - MKG: 82
Engine Torque - NM: 800
Engine Torque - RPM: 2000
Top Speed: 202

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 275/35 R21
Tyre Size Rear: 275/35 R21
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: 10 TWIN SPOKE
Wheel Type: 21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1393
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 4806
Wheelbase: 2746
Width: 1943
Width (including mirrors): 2227

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 90
Gross Vehicle Weight: 2900
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): N
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 260
Max. Loading Weight: 405
Max. Roof Load: N
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
Minimum Kerbweight: 2495
No. of Seats: 4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.3

THE BRITISH OPEN (new2) 26/04/2019

For many, the third generation Bentley Continental GT Convertible will be the ultimate expression of convertible motoring. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Looking for the ultimate convertible car? The third generation Bentley Continental GT Convertible can't be too far from it, a seductive combination of power, style and craftsmanship. Bentley has been making iconic open tourers for around a century, some built to achieve success at Le Mans and Brooklands, others to convey their glamorous owners to the resorts of Monte Carlo and Cannes. All have been memorable but in truth, none has been truly sporting in the supercar sense. Until now perhaps.

Background

Has the market ever been offered a proper four-seat luxury convertible supercar? I'd argue not. Yes, there are supercar drop-tops with cramped rear seats good for little but designer shopping bags. And, at the other extreme, huge leather-lined four-seater cabrios with lumbering luxury powerplants. But nothing that really combines that Ferrari feeling with space enough to share it en famille. In its first two generations of life, this car, the Bentley Continental GT Convertible, arguably got the closest to achieving this, but at heart, it was still more a Grand Tourer than a great sports car. Here though, we're going to look at the MK3 model, an open-topped Bentley that, we're told, now has the drive to delight Ferrari folk, yet manages to combine that with the space and rare refinement of an open-topped Rolls Royce. It promises a blend of trans-continental pace, dynamic drive and luxurious comfort that very few other vehicles can match. In prospect then, a very special car indeed.

Driving Experience

As with the Coupe version of this car, there's a choice of either 542bhp 4.0-litre V8 power or a 626bhp 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine and either way, we're promised that the refinement served up on the move in this GT Convertible will be virtually the same as in the fixed-top model. 62mph from rest in the W12 takes just 3.7s, with the V8 just a couple of tenths behind. Of course, the under-bonnet engineering's the same as in the fixed top too. So instead of the old-school-style automatic gearbox fitted to the previous generation GTC, you get a modern twin clutch PDK transmission borrowed from Porsche's Panamera. In fact, much about this car is shared with the Panamera, including the new lighter, stiffer, stronger MSB platform, though in this case, it's 200mm shorter in keeping with this model's gentleman's sportscar remit. This chassis, Bentley hopes, will play a major part in making this second generation Conti GTC the rewarding driving machine its predecessor never truly was. That's not only because it's torsionally stiffer - though that obviously helps - but mainly because it supports an engineering format that sees the wheels pushed further forward and the engine moved rearward, so considerably improving weight distribution. Another key change lies with the introduction of a new all-wheel drive system. The old set-up featured a fixed 40:60 split between front and rear wheels and left the car understeering rather easily when you tried to push it along. In contrast, the new Active All-Wheel-Drive' package can constantly vary front-to-rear torque split depending on the driving situation and deliberately leaves the car using rear wheel drive as much as possible. As before, there's air suspension, now a three-chamber system that works in conjunction with the clever 48V electro-mechanical anti-roll bars first seen on the Bentayga. Suspension feel is one of the things you can influence via three provided driving modes - 'Sport', 'Comfort' and 'Bentley'. Steering feel and throttle response also get tweaked with the settings.

Design and Build

Unmistakably a Bentley, the third generation Continental GT Convertible retains the elegance and style of its forebears. More sculpted and sharply defined, the sleeker body and more opulent materials used in its construction combine to create a truly beautiful car - roof up or down. This third generation Convertible model's profile is longer and lower than its predecessor due to the positioning of the front wheels 135mm further forward. This has allowed the bonnet to be extended and the nose to be lowered. The key signature power lines of its coupe sibling still dominate, flowing back towards the muscular rear haunches. The tailored convertible roof can be deployed or stowed in just 19 seconds, with the car travelling at speeds of up to 30mph. This transforms the Continental GT Convertible from a luxurious coupe into an open-top Grand Tourer at the touch of a button. Seven different fabric hood colours are available, including an authentic tweed finish for the first time. A newly designed neckwarmer (which is both warmer and quieter than in the previous generation model), is seamlessly integrated into the heated Comfort Seats, optimising efficiency and airflow around the electrically adjustable headrests. The styling highlight of the neckwarmer is a chrome centre vane that stretches the full width of the duct, echoing Bentley's famous 'bullseye' vents. Combined with a heated steering wheel, seat heaters and new heated armrests, these sophisticated comfort features aim to create a more luxurious driving experience all the year round. As with the Coupe model, there's proper room for a couple of adults in the back too.

Market and Model

Of course, Bentley craftsmanship will never be inexpensive and, sure enough, you'll still be looking at around £176,000 for this Continental GT Convertible model in W12 form. Still, you get a very special experience in return. Take the 20-way adjustable front seats for example, which are said to set new industry standards for comfort and refinement. Smooth centre panels allow maximum efficiency for the cooling, heating and massage functions, while the bolsters retain the signature Bentley quilting. As an option, an event more exclusive 'diamond in diamond'-style quilting finish is available which gives the effect of a 'floating' quilted surface in a sea of leather. Buyers get a choice of three audio systems; the standard 10-speaker 650-watt set-up, a Bang & Olufsen 1,500-watt 16-speaker system and a thumping Naim 2,200-watt 18-speaker package. Customers will need to spend even longer considering the wider portfolio of exterior paint colours. Inside, you can complement that with a choice of natural leather and wood trim that includes 'Koa', Bentley's newest veneer. What else? Well the headlights use the latest self-adjusting 'Matrix' technology borrowed from Audi. And the wheels come in a huge 21-inch size as standard, with lightweight forged 22-inch rims available as an option.

Cost of Ownership

The fuel consumption of the W12 is slightly improved from the earlier model, but don't get your hopes up too high. Based on the WLTP cycle, Bentley quotes a combined figure of 20.0mpg and 317g/km of CO2. Helping in this regard is the usual engine stop-start system and a coasting feature that sees the engine disconnected from the drivetrain and 'resting' at cruising speeds. In addition, Bentley's Variable Displacement system shuts down half the engine under low to mid-throttle driving conditions so that most of the time when commuting, your W12-engined Continental GT Convertible will actually be running as a V6. Electric power steering also helps with efficiency, drawing from the car only when steering lock is used. At the end of the day though, all of this can only make so much of a difference to a car of this weight and capacity. Though the brand has trimmed 100kgs from the GT's kerb weight this time round, this car still weighs well over two tonnes. If you feel the need to do better, then you'll want to talk to your dealer about the alternative V8 engine - but that's not massively more efficient.

Summary

This Continental GT Convertible remains a wonderful achievement. It isn't too taxing to create a supercar capable of lapping racetracks at outlandish speeds but to create something that can do almost the same while cosseting you in an atmosphere akin to an exclusive gentleman's club is a rare feat indeed. Owning one of these is like having your own private jet - in fact, it's better than that because it's so much more usable and roof-down, you can enjoy the journey so much more. This was always the world's most beautifully engineered luxury open-topped conveyance. Now, with its extra sporting brio, it's even more desirable. Is it the proper four-seater supercar convertible we were promised? Specified correctly, you could argue that. What's more important though, is that this remains a gloriously unique way to travel, in every way a true convertible. A Bentley convertible.

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