2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed is second to none when it comes to beauty, opulence, and power. It’s in fact the burliest production car ever produced. With a whopping 633 horsepower produced beneath its hood, the new model is arguably the most powerful Bentley ever made. The mind-blowing power comes from a 6.0L twin-turbo W12, which enables it move from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, and go on to achieve a lofty 206 mph top speed. Read on to learn more of what the new GT Speed offers including its slated release date and price estimate.

2017 Bentley GT Speed auto show, side view, blue color, alloy wheels

Popularly known as the Bentley Continental GT Speed, the new model comes refreshed with a complement of new exterior design features, a slew of new and upgraded technologies, and a more pronounced aerodynamic profile of course in addition to the added power and torque. The exterior profile, for instance, comes with changes like a full-width brightware, reshaped and widened rear bumper, new wheel designs, and new paint colors.

2017 Bentley GT Speed convertible, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Talking of paint colors, the additions are: Jetstream (light, bright metallic blue), Camel (a soft golden tone), and Marlin (a rich metallic blue). Well, for those who think they’ve read and heard enough of the exterior and would like to know how cool life aboard is, then here are some details: First, the driver controls are all new, with and an available larger gear-shift paddles incorporating metal embellishments and a sports oriented, more ergonomic steering wheel.

2017 Bentley GT Speed front angle, headligthts and grille

Furthermore, new graphics and dials for a more contemporary, refreshed look are available on the driver’s instrument panel. LEDs also further the brightware elements of the new interior. Helping in unifying all the driver controls’ stylish layout is the new black gear lever surround on the center console. A hidden storage is also available between the rear seats at least for the 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed V8 and V8 Speed models that offers accommodation for items such as electronic devices like iPads.

2017 Bentley GT Speed spy shots

Three flavors are available for the luxury coupe: GT Speed, GT Speed Black Edition, GT Speed Convertible Black Edition, and the GT Speed Convertible. The trim level quartet makes itself distinct through features such as interior decorations, wheel options, and unique exterior finishes. Mechanical details seem to remain the same across board. And just to single out the 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition, it is available in both coupe and convertible body styles. Some of the features include distinctive brake calipers, 21-inch five spoke directional wheels, high-gloss black exterior brightware finish, and contrasting colors to the rear diffuser, side skirts, and front splitter.

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Release Date & Price

2017 Bentley GT Speed release date

Here are the pricing details: $240,300 for the GT Speed, $253,235 for the GT Speed Black Edition, $264,300 for the GT Speed Convertible, and $277,235 for the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible Black Edition. The release date is set for early 2017.

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Exterior

2017 Bentley GT Speed auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

As already mentioned, the new model comes with several additions to the exterior aesthetic profile. Some of the features gracing its exterior include a range of 20/21-inch wheel designs, bright machined paint finch wheels for the W12 and V8 models, new 20-inch, six-tri-spoke wheels, and three new paint colors.

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Interior

2017 Bentley GT Speed steering wheel and dashboard

The aesthetic updates continue inside. The comfortable seats are adorned by the modern straight-fluting patterns, while “small-diamond” quilting pattern is available with the Mulliner Driving Specification. Driver controls are not only driver-centric but are also all new, with a sports-oriented, more ergonomic optional steering wheels.
Connectivity features are available including an onboard Wi-Fi that comes as a standard feature across the entire GT Speed lineup. Additional details will be offered on its release date.

2017 Bentley GT Speed interior, leather front and back seats

Available Trims

The 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed is available in Coupe and Convertible body styles. As at the time of writing this review, both body styles were available in V8, V8 S, and W12 models.

2017 Bentley GT Speed auto show, front view, blue color, grille

Engine Specs

The same familiar 4.0L, twin-turbo V8 that powers the existing model comes equipped under the hood of the 2017 model. Output stands at 633 horsepower and 620 lbs. ft. of torque. Top speed stands at 206 mph while the 0-60 mph acceleration requires a paltry 3.9 seconds.

2017 Bentley GT Speed engine

Safety

Tons of safety features are available for the new 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed. The details are however concealed at the moment. Rumors allege Bentley’s own internal crash impact assessment yielded a five out five star rating for overall crash impact protection.

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New 2017 Bentley Mulsanne Release Date, Specs & Info

There is no doubt the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne exceeds the strictest standards for craftsmanship and luxury with its old-world charm mixed with modern amenities and features such as a feature-rich content, serene and smooth ride quality, impeccable interior, prodigious thrust, and modern electronics. Its release date should be expected before the fall of next year. 

2017 Bentley Mulsanne exterior

Few vehicles can match the ultimate luxury prowess the Mulsanne manages to offer. Its superiority is even made better considering its bargain starting price. And for the chosen few who can afford it, rest assured, they’ll have plenty of value.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne side angle, red color

Everything in the vehicle ranging from its exterior cues to the material detail of the interior surface convey a sense of style, distinction, and wealth. The interior is impeccable, the exterior stately, and the performance is just out of this world. This big Bentley simply makes the occupants feel special in ways that cannot been penned down on paper.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne white color, front view

The level of performance and luxury is even taken higher with the newest version. The Mulsanne Speed version, in particular, offers distinction in almost every face of its creation. But rest assured, even in its basic form, the Mulsanne still continues to be an outstanding vehicle.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne rear view, taillights and tailpipe

There are no losers in this segment. All vehicles here provide a level of refinement seen nowhere else in the entire automotive industry. The level of engineering, craftsmanship, and refinement is simply unparalleled.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne exterior, headlights

Rivals here include the Rolls-Royce Phantom, BMW 7 Series, the Rolls-Royce Ghost, and the Mercedes-Benz S600 and S65 AMG trim models. While these vehicles can command a higher MSRP, they guarantee their users of latest luxuries and comfort amenities, not to mention a higher performance. But if you’re looking for some British pomp and circumstance, we highly recommend the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne blue color, alloy wheels

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Trim Options

The five-passenger 2017 Bentley Mulsanne is offered in two trims: base and Speed. There are rumors of one more trim model, but we’ll have to wait for its release date to know.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne speed

The base equipment offered for the bae model include keyless entry and ignition, a sunroof, twenty-inch wheels, four-zone automatic climate control, LED taillights and accents, soft-close trunk lid and doors, auto-dimming and heated mirrors, and bi-xenon headlights.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Exterior Configurations & Interior Review

2017 Bentley Mulsanne front angle, orange color

Inside, you get a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. Passenger and driver memory settings, a leather upholstery, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, a power rear window privacy, heated front seats, a 14-way power-adjustable front seats, wood and metallic trimmings, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, a CD player, USB/iPod input, heated rear board seats, and full power accessories.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne lcd screen, steering wheel and dashboard

Option include dark-tinted exterior trim, sport-tuned steering and suspension system, a knurled gear selector, selectable drive modes, twenty-one-inch wheels, a leather headliner, diamond quilted upholstery, metal sports pedals, and an embroidered Bentley emblems.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne steering wheel and gear shift knob

The top-of-the-line 2017 Bentley Mulsanne Speed model gets a knurled fuel filler cap, ambient interior lighting, a rearview camera, stainless steel interior and exterior accents, built-in storage for iPads and keyboards, the contents of the Comfort Specification package, a Naim premium audio system, rear-seat entertainment system, a valet key, and all the contents of the Premier Specification package.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne interior, back seats

Options offered for the Speed trim model include a six-CD DVD player, fold-down vanity mirrors, a wood-trimmed steering wheel, custom color palette, a side-view camera, a refrigerated bottle cooler, a wood-trimmed steering wheel, a heated steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne white color, rear view, taillights

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation under the hood of the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne is offered by the 6.75L V8 engine rated at 505 hp and 752 lbs. ft. of torque. Rear wheels is standard, as is the eight-speed automatic transmission system.

The 2017 Bentley Mulsanne 0-60 mph with the base Mulsanne only takes about 5.4 seconds – a quick time considering its massive curb weight.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne engine

More mojo is offered by the Mulsanne Speed model that raises the power stakes with its output rated at 530 horsepower and a whopping 811 pounds-ft. of torque. Here, 0-60 mph takes about 5.2 seconds.

When we come to the fuel economy ratings, expect the 6.75L Bentley to return 11/18/13 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Price & Release Date

2017 Bentley Mulsanne release date

The 2017 Mulsanne goes for sale sometime before the fall of 2017. The sedan price starts from an MSRP of $303,700, and about $100,000 more for the Mulsanne Convertible.

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New 2017 Bentley Bentayga – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Bentley Bentayga combines effortless performance with unparalleled luxury and everyday usability. Innovative technology features and Bentley’s own performance engineering that include the all-new W12 engine offering make the new model one of the most luxurious, powerful, and the most exclusive. Read on for more information regarding what to expect from the new model. Such info also includes its release date and price.

2017 Bentley Bentayga exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Handcrafted, engineered, and designed in Crewe, the new 2017 Bentley Bentayga styling is unmistakably Bentley. A careful balance between sculptural elegance, and timeless execution offer the new model a high level of athleticism perception even in total disregard of its powertrain. Bentley DNA is conspicuously available throughout its exterior facet – from the large matrix grille and the circular LED headlights to the muscular haunches and distinctive power line.

2017 Bentley Bentayga rear view, white color, taillights and alloy wheels

How’s life aboard? The cabin is among the finest the segment has ever seen. It isn’t about the layout or the top-notch technologies the Bentley offer that makes it stand out from its ilk, the refinement perfection lies in its nitty-gritty details. Meticulous tolerances between elements of trims are offered by the leather, wood, and metal details. The result is a supremely comfortable and elegant interior embroiled by a British flare rivalled by non-other vehicle in its class.

2017 Bentley Bentayga spy shots

At the heart of the Bentley Bentayga 2017 is a 6.0L W12 twin-turbocharged engine rated at a whopping 600 hp and 664 lbs. ft. of torque. 0-60 mph takes a blistering 4.0 seconds, and 4.1 seconds for a 0-100 km/h run.

2017 Bentley Bentayga exterior, front view, white color, grille and badges

For convenience, comfort, safety, and infotainment features, the new model comes equipped with a suite of state-of-the-art driver assistance features and technologies aimed a cementing the position of the brand. The result is a luxury SUV that is advanced, connected, and innovative. Up to eight modes are available via both the Responsive Off-Road Setting and Bentley’s Drive Dynamics Mode. The two systems are further complemented by both the Electric Power-Assisted Steering and Bentley’s Dynamic Ride system.

2017 Bentley Bentayga exterior, rear view, red color, tailpipe and badges

Yet, the new Bentley Bentayga 2017 isn’t the only vehicle in its class that is offered with various upgrades and redesigns, obvious culprits include the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, the 2017 Rolls-Royce SUV, and the Mercedes-Maybach GLS.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Release Date & Price

Once available, the new 2017 Bentley Bentayga will probably go for sale for an MSRP starting from $229,100. Its release date is set for some time later in mid-2017.

2017 Bentley Bentayga release date

2017 Bentley Bentayga Exterior

The design concept of the new 2017 Bentley Bentayga is probably miles away from the Bentley EXP 9 F Concept design that debuted four years ago at the Geneva Motor Show. Much of the design language that has been employed by the new model has been borrowed heavily from the top-selling Continental GT model with slight modifications done to befit the size and shape of an SUV.

2017 Bentley Bentayga front angle, headlights and grille

But even so, there are some few features that set it apart from the 2017 Continental GT including the grille, headlights, and the engine hood. The LED headlights mimic those of the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept that debuted last year, the engine hood is smaller, and the grille is significantly larger.

2017 Bentley Bentayga rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The side profile is akin to that of the Range Rover Sport. It looks pretty much menacing on the side thanks to the iconic rear haunches, and the 20-22-inch wheel designs available. Around back, it gets bigger exhaust outlets, a sturdy bumper, and oval-shaped taillights. Aluminum metal is also heavily used in the construction if the body panels.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Interior

2017 Bentley Bentayga interior, steering wheel

The same Bentley Continental’s design language continues deep into the cabin. Similar features include the steering wheel, the center stack, and the dashboard. Some of the unique features available include fifteen-way adjustable rear seats, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, handcrafted metal, wood, and leather trims, 22-way adjustable front seats, 18-speaker audio system, 15-carpet colors, and a slew of driver aids.

2017 Bentley Bentayga interior, leather back seats

Available Trims

As of this writing, only the base model has been confirmed to be available. There’re rumors of more trims however, more details will be offered on its release date.

2017 Bentley Bentayga side view, green color, alloy wheels

Engine Specs

As already mentioned, the new model will come with a W-12 engine that will offer an output rated at 600 hp and 664 lbs. ft. of torque. More engine options may however be offered later.

2017 Bentley Bentayga engine

Safety

When we come to the safety of the new model, rumors allege Bentley’s internal crash testing has revealed a five out of five star rating. This is no surprise especially considering the materials used for its body panels’ construction. Official government crash test safety will be available later.

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