Luxury With Speed

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Luxury With Speed
Luxury With Speed

Bentley also offers a speed version of the Continental Convertible. The luxury vehicle has a 610 hp engine and enables a top speed of 322 kilometers per hour.

Bentley is redesigning the Continental convertible and is also offering the luxurious four-seater in a "Speed" version. The particularly strong model costs from 222 649 euros and will be available from summer, announced the British VW subsidiary in Nice. The output of the six-liter W12 engine climbs to 449 kW / 610 hp, and the maximum torque rises to 750 Newton meters.

In 4.8 seconds to 100 km

This accelerates the 2.5 ton car to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds. With a top speed of 322 km / h, it is the fastest four-seater convertible in the world, according to Bentley. Consumption remains at 16.6 liters despite the increase in performance (CO2 emissions: 396 g / km).

As the company announced at the same time, a successor to the Arnage series is being developed. The last model developed under the direction of the former sister brand Rolls-Royce will soon be replaced after more than ten years of construction. This was announced by the British VW subsidiary brand at an event in Nice. The successor to the luxury sedan will be presented this year and will go on sale in 2010, said Bentley boss Franz-Josef Paefgen. The basic design will be retained, as will the now almost legendary V8 engine, which is currently the most powerful version of the 6.8 liter engine with 395 kW / 537 hp. Nevertheless, the successor is a completely new car, said Paeffgen: "The identical parts fit in a briefcase." (dpa / tmn)