Bentley is busy refreshing its existing lineup, just launching a long-wheelbase version of Bentayga. Now, the Bentley Continental range is growing with the new S version of the Continental GT Coupe and the Continental GTC Convertible.
Joining the Bentayga S, which launched in 2021, the new 2023 models aim to add a sportier character to the Continental GT and GTC’s base V-8 version, Bentley said in a press release Monday. The output of the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 remains unchanged, though, at 542 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. According to Bentley, this is good for 0-62 miles per hour of about 4.0 seconds.
In S models, the V-8 breathes through a standard sport exhaust system that Bentley says amplifies the sound a bit more. GTS and GTC SO get Bentley Dynamic Ride as standard equipment. Generally optional, it uses electric motors that activate anti-roll bars to help reduce body roll. An 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive are standard.
Bentley Continental GTS
The Bentley Continental GT S and GTC S models feature dark colored headlights and taillights, standard 22-inch wheels (21-inch wheels optional), and a gloss black grille. With the exception of the Bentley badge and lettering, most of the exterior trim has also turned black. Black quad exhaust tips and seal extensions from high-performance Continental GT Speed block out external changes.
The S model’s interior trim is a combination of Dynamica synthetic suede and leather, with optional quilting for the seats. The gauges use the same graphics as the Continental GT speed.
The 2023 Continental GT S will be priced at $ 266,000 and the Continental GTC S will run at $ 292,500 with a destination charge of approximately 7 2,700 for each model. The Bentley S model did not share the time for the sale date.