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CarAdvice podcast 145: Discussing the 2019 BMW X7

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Mazda CX-8 is getting Apple CarPlay and a price increase, Toyota Australia has announced a hydrogen filling station in Victoria, and the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 has been unveiled. Plus, Ford has confirmed 5000 European job losses, and Volvo will be installing technology to control drunk drivers...

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 unveiled

Bentley has unveiled a new Continental GT variant, with power from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 tuned to deliver 405kW of power and 770Nm of torque. A rear-biased all-wheel drive system, electric power steering, automatic engine stop/start, and cylinder deactivation are all standard. According to the luxury marque, the V8 is capable of whisking the coupe from 0-100km/h in 4...

Bentley Continental GT Number 9 by Mulliner revealed

Bentley has revealed a very special version of its Continental GT created in collaboration with its bespoke coachbuilding division, Mulliner, inspired by the iconic Bentley 'Blower' of the 1930s. Limited to just 100 units globally, the Continental GT Number 9 by Mulliner celebrates 'No.9', the supercharged Bentley Blower that Sir Ralph Stanley 'Tim' Birkin raced at the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hours...

2018 Bentley Continental GT recalled

Bentley has recalled the 2018 Continental GT, over concerns about an issue with its electric power steering unit. According to the company, a software fault could make drivers lost power assistance momentarily, forcing them to apply extra force to the steering wheel. Should the power assistance stop at an inopportune moment, both the driver and other road users are at increased risk of an accident...

2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible revealed, here in Q2 2019 - UPDATE

The Bentley Continental GT Convertible has been unveiled and detailed this week, joining the related coupe in the new-generation line-up. UPDATE, 3/12/18: Bentley's local division has confirmed the Continental GT Convertible will be arriving in Australia from the second quarter of 2019, priced from $462,240.50 before on-road costs...

2020 Bentley Continental GT Hybrid spied

A prototype believed to be the upcoming Bentley Continental GT Hybrid has been spied undisguised by photographers this week. While at first glance this vehicle looks like your 'regular' Bentley Continental GT, there's an extra flap on the left rear quarter panel, which is likely where the plug-in hybrid powertrain's charge point is located...

2019 Bentley Continental GT Speed spied

A prototype believed to be the upcoming Bentley Continental GT Speed has been spied in Europe this week, giving us a first look at what to expect from the hotted-up luxury sports car...

2019 Bentley Continental GTC spied again

The next-generation Bentley Continental GTC has been spied undertaking performance testing at the Nurburgring. While the thin camouflage doesn't exactly reveal any new design details, it's quite obvious the GTC will be a fabric roofed version of the Continental GT coupe. It's expected from launch the GTC will be fitted with the new GT's reworked 6...

Configurator Challenge: Bentley Continental GT, featuring 'Harrington'

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect Bentley Continental GT...

2018 Bentley Continental GT in numbers

The all-new, third-generation Bentley Continental GT is an entirely new car inside and out, which the luxury automaker hopes will redefine the very essence of the modern-day grand tourer. Either way, Bentley has sold nearly 70,000 Conti GTs (as it’s affectionately known) since launch in 2003, handing it the title of 'most successful model' in the brand's 99-year history...

2018 Bentley Continental GT priced from $422,600

Australian pricing for the new 2018 Bentley Continental GT has been announced this week, with the British luxury coupe to kick off at $422,600 before on-road costs ahead of first deliveries in the third quarter. That figure puts the big grand tourer in the same ballpark as numerous high-end luxury sports coupes, including the Aston Martin DB11 V12 (from $395,000), and the Mercedes-AMG S63 coupe (from $414,427)...