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Spy Shots: Refreshed 2012 Bentley Continental GT gets ready for Paris

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Spy Shots: Refreshed 2012 Bentley Continental GT gets ready for Paris

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Jul 27th 2010 at 5:33PM

There's no denying the Bentley Continental line is due for an update. In the ultra competitive world of ultra luxurious automobiles, the sportiest of Bentley's top-shelf automobiles is, shall we say, aging gracefully, and all the while new competitors are keen to take a crack at the drive-for-yourself luxury thrown.

In order to keep the Continental GT looking fresh, Bentley is readying a slightly facelifted 2012 model for the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Judging from these spy photos snagged by Auto Express, the changes will be subtle but fairly comprehensive, focusing mainly on the front and rear fascias and perhaps a bit more power from the W12 lurking underhood.

As ever, the grille is the main focal point up front, and it will now be flanked by a swankier set of quad headlamps. Bumpers are revised front and rear, and the taillamps appear to be downsized and elongated sideways. As we said before, subtle but effective. Stay tuned, we'll be sure to bring you live shots of this and everything else that's fit to see from the City of Light come October.



New Bentley Conti pictures

Spies blow the cover on Bentley’s facelifted Continental GT.

2012 Bentley Continental GT front

Auto Express Car Reviews

By Tom Phillips

27th July 2010

Cheque this out! Our undercover photographers have snapped the facelifted Bentley Continental GT on test in Germany. And while the car is wrapped in this striking chequered flag camouflage, the Conti’s new look is clear to see.

The facelifted Bentley still features a prominent grille, but gains new Mulsanne-style headlights, new front wings and a redesigned front bumper. The side retains the signature Bentley crease, while the rear is marked out by new rear lights and tweaked bumper.

More personalisation options are expected for the interior, giving customers a better choice of materials to customise their cars.

Under the bonnet, the Bentley is expected to adopt a more powerful version of the Audi A8 flagship’s 542bhp 6.3-litre W12 engine, connected to an eight-speed gearbox and driving al four wheels.

The car is due to make its public debut at the Paris Motor Show in October before going on sale later in 2011. Prices will start at around £130,000.

Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/255055/new_bentley_conti_pictures.html#ixzz0uvSxyE00

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