Australian pricing and features for Bentley’s refreshed 2016 Continental GT range, revealed in February, have been detailed this week ahead of an October delivery schedule.
The ultra-premium GT coupe and its GTC convertible sibling have been given a light refresh for the new model year, gaining light styling tweaks and an updated W12 engine.
There’s restyled bumpers at both ends, along with a new boot lid with integrated lip spoiler and a new rear diffuser on top-spec models.
The V8 S and W12 models pick up new chrome badging, and new 20- and 21-inch wheel designs are also featured. The new-look rims are joined by new Marlin blue, Camel gold and Jetstream bright blue colour choices.
Inside, there’s new-look trim options, headlined by a new ‘small diamond’ quilting designer for Mulliner Driving Specification model.
Other highlights in the cabin include new drive control switches with new dials and graphics in the instrument cluster, along with a new optional steering wheel that adds larger gear-shift paddles with knurled metal embellishments.
On the power side, Bentley has turned up the wick on its big 6.0 litre twin-turbo W12 engine, increasing outputs from 422kW and 700Nm to a new high of 434kW and 720Nm.
The smaller 4.0 litre V8’s specifications remain unchanged, again delivering 373kW and 660Nm in GT models, and 389kW and 680Nm in the GT S.
2016 Bentley Continental GT pricing (plus on-road costs):
GT Coupe V8 – $402,600 (+$10,200)
GT S Coupe V8 – $427,900 (+$10,000)
GT Coupe W12 – $431,300 (+$10,200)
GT Speed Coupe W12 – $485,200 (+$10,100)
GT Convertible V8 – $443,700 (+$12,000)
GT S Convertible V8 – $471,200 (+$11,800)
GT Convertible W12 – $474,600 (+$11,600)
GT Speed Convertible W12 – $534,400 (+$11,800)