Among the most renowned names in luxury cars is the Bentley
brand. Since its inception in the early 1900s, the brand has extended its
borders beyond London England, to become one of the most desired cars in its
class. The newest release from the Bentley motor line comes in the form of the
Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible. The new motor car has received numerous
reviews and lauded among the fastest and most superb Bentley in its class.
The new Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible has a
number of features that has lent to it being so popular on the market. Among
the most renowned features is the All-Wheel Drive, 500 @6000 horsepower and the
eight (8) speed automatic with manual mode. The car offers luxury performance
and is designed with 4/4 seating capacity and boasts a V8 Turbo 4.0 liter
engine. The new Bentley convertible is designed to use unleaded premium and 15
city/ 25 Hwy with standard MPG. Owners of the motor car will also be able to
enjoy LED lights, airbags, front fog lights, parking assistance, stability
control and valet parking key.The purpose of this book is to explore the features of the
new Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible. The features and how they
enhance the overall function of the vehicle will be introduced with a view of
maximizing the performance and use of the vehicle.
Standard Purchase Price
Sports car enthusiasts are able to purchase
the new Bentley Continental for a MSRP of approximately £233,800.00 or
$198,500.00. Owners are able to also customize their cars; attracting
additional costs based on the features and designs requested.
The size of the Bentley Continental
Supersports Convertible is comparable to most modern day cars in its class. It
has a length of 189.7 inches or approximately 4818 millimeters and an estimated
width of 87.6 inches or 2226 millimeters. When the windows are folded in the
width of the car is 76.7 inches or approximately 1947 millimeters. The Bentley
convertible also has an estimated height of 54.7 inches or approximately 1390
As with other vehicles its class, the
Bentley is built with mass to maximize durability and stability while in
motion. The kerb weight measures in a t 5412 pounds or approximately 2455
kilograms, while the complete vehicle mass is 6393 pounds or 2900 kilograms.
The boot volume is 9.1 cubic feet or approximately 260 litres.
The new convertible is designed to
comfortably accommodate approximately four (4) full-bodied persons.
The luxury is designed to offer maximized
power to users behind the wheel. To enable this feature to be maximized, the
car boasts a 5998 cc engine. The engine produces 710PS and 1017 Nm of torque
and is a 6 litre twin-turbo charged machine.
Individuals purchasing the new Bentley
convertible are able to make modifications to the external appearance of the
vehicle. The exterior modifications can include side decals, carbon-fiber
panels to the side of the car as well as gloss door mirrors. Vehicle vendors
can also opt to include lightweight forged sports wheels and the newly branded
carbon-fiber engine cover.
The Bentley convertible can be painted in
specialized colors as desired. This personalized option enables vehicle vendors
to submit preferred colors option on whatever mode; swatches, cloth or paper
and have the color perfected matched and recreated for application on the car.
The new Bentley Continental Supersports
convertible is currently available in a wealth of color options; include custom
looks and designs. The current color options include St. James Red Pearlescent,
Khamun, Magnetic, Ice Hallmark, Spectre and Burnt Orange.
The car is outfitted with wood veneers.
This accessory for the luxury car is hand treated with approximately five
layers of clear lacquer and cured for a minimum of three (3) days. The end
result is a refined wood grain finish. Vehicle owners can choose from a number
of veneer options that include Bright Tint Aluminum.
The ability to customize the appearance of
the Bentley Continental convertible is wide ranging. Prospective owners are
able to select from approximately eleven choices of colors and ten veneers. The
veneer options include Bright Tint Aluminum and satin finish carbon fibre.
Basic Personalization Options
Manufacturers of the new Bentley
Continental convertible offers vehicle
owners customization packages for items that include Premier specifications,
All-weather specification, interior style specifications, Classic specifications
as well as Mulliner Driving specifications.
In its quest to satisfy the individuality
of its varied clients, the Bentley Company offers purchasers of their luxury
cars with personalization packages. Outside of the standard customization
options, owners can select form a few full custom option. Among these
customization packages are the ‘All-seasons Specification’, the ‘Premier
Specification’, the ‘Supersports X specification’ that boasts duo tone paint
job on the exterior and the ‘Supersports X’ with metallic dup tone paint
options for the car’s bodywork design.
The Premier Specification
The customized package option for
purchasers of the new Bentley Continental Supersports convertible guarantees
personalization with luxury. This packages includes a rear view camera, valet
key, massage and ventilated seats, a pair of twin-front armrests and the new
Naim audio system. Purchasers are also able to request standard feature
modifications such the roof color, exterior color and seat lining and veneers.
This customized offer is designed to
maximize the comfort of the vehicle, regardless of the climate or environment.
This luxury option includes features such as a neck warmer, wind deflector, a
heated steering wheel, a multi-layered soft top and powerfully heated seats
throughout the cab.
This luxury accessory is designed to
include door infill, three-quarter panels that bear the Bentley emblems and a
gear lever and foot pedals that boast the traditional touring design.
The new convertible also offers modern door
designs; adding to the elegance of the new vehicle. The design of the door is a
Blackline ‘Pack and Black’ incorporation. It conceals the surround sound
system, while enhancing the classic appearance of the car’s design.
The engines of the new convertible are also
equipped with the new variable displacement technology. This feature of the car
is designed to enable a portion of the cylinder to power off during light
throttling. This allows the engine to perform at heightened efficiency and to
deliver the most powerful acceleration. It works ideally as the microprocessor
for the engine detects the gentle throttling and shuts the valves on some of
The Bentley Convertible, like most modern
day luxury cars, has stipulated fuel types. For this vehicle, users are asked
to use only the recommended Unleaded Premium to power the car.
Fuel Tank Capacity
The Bentley Continental convertible is
designed with a large full tank to maximize capacity. The tank can hold twenty
(20) gallons of the recommended fuel or approximately ninety (90) litres.
The car is outfitted with both taillights
and headlights. The car boasts Bi-Xenon headlights that have been tinted to a
dark shade. These headlights also feature support for a LED main beam. The
taillights can be found to the rear of the car and is also darkly tinted at
The design of the Bentley Continental
Supersports convertible also includes custom fit wheels. The wheels that
accompany the luxury edition are twenty-one (21) inch spoke-forged alloy
wheels. The design of the wheels also includes a diamond and black fixture
while being rotated.
Owners of the new convertible will also be
able to enjoy a Titanium exhaust. This feature of the car is designed to improve
the power of the engine; particularly while the engine is idling. It is also
designed to enhance to overall appearance of the vehicle adding character.
Hand Cross Stitching- Interior Style
The new convertible boasts options for the
interior style which includes hand –cross stitching. Owners will be able to
enjoy a Contrast Binding-to-Boot carpet with contrast binding-to-over mats,
deep pile carpet over mats for both the front and the rear and hand stitching
–to-steering wheel in contrasting color.
Hide Colors-Seat Wraps
The leather seats that are incorporated
into the design of the new convertible can be created from a selection of hide
colors. There are approximately seventeen (17) hide colors along with the
option of combining two colors for design effect. Vehicle owners can opt for
contrasting colors and stitching with contrasting effects on the panels,
armrests and the console.
Prospective owners of the new sports car
can also opt to include customized seats. Among the seating styles available to
owners is a massage function as well as the option for ventilated, heated and/or
quilted seats. The seats can be customized to colors that complement the
exterior paint chosen. The standard seat colors are black, red and white
Additional Seat Accessories
The seats in the car also offer optional
accessories for the owners. Among the other features that can be requested as
add-on options for the seats are neck warmers as well as wind deflectors. Purchasers
can also request a ski hatch as an additional feature for the seats.
One unique feature of the car is the incorporation
of treadplates into the design. These treadplates are embossed with the term
‘SUPERSPORTS’; adding a unique touch to the interior of the car.
Bentley has also incorporated luxury into
the design of the steering wheel for the Continental Supersports Convertible.
This feature of the car, boasts the Supersports accent along with an alcantara
and hide trim; for a touch of sophistication. The steering wheel is also
outfitted with 3 spokes and single tone.
The Bentley convertible is also outfitted
with a state of the art ventilation system for the front seats. This features,
though optional, offers users a direct cooling and silent-hum fan system designed
to remove excess heat while keeping the front of the car sufficiently cool.
One of the primary features of the Bentley
Continental Supersports convertible is the top down option for which it is best
known. This is linked with the car’s ventilation system to allow the car to
maintain its cool temperature. The process works by using silent fans to pull
excess heat from the backrest of each seat.
The Bentley Continental also boasts torque
vectoring. This feature of the car is designed to assess the instructions to
the accelerator and steering as well as the brake and wheel acceleration. It is
then able to gage and direct the power and performance needed for the car to
function effectively. The Torque vector is also designed to enhance the car’s
agility by ‘braking’ the rear wheel during the turning of the wheel.
The all-wheel drive feature of the
convertible is designed to give the vehicle traction; regardless of weather and
road conditions. The feature works by disseminating power to the car’s four
wheels at a ratio of 60:40 in favour of the rear wheels. It enables greater
control of the car on arduous roadways. The all-wheel drive feature is combined
with the enhanced ESC-Electronic Stability Control system.
Torque and Power
The Bentley convertible is also designed
with superior power and torque strength. The car boasts maximum power of 700
bhp/ 710 PS/ 522 kW at approximately 5900r per mile. The maximum torque feature
is 750 pounds-ft/ 1017 Nm at approximately 2000r per mile.
Electronic Utility Control System
This feature of the car works along with
the Torque vectoring for heightened efficiency. The system works by bringing
the traction control, stability control and the antilock brakes together for
enhanced performance and agility. The torque vectoring is then able to use the
60:40 distributions to enable balance during driving.
The car is also outfitted with the highest
quality suspension. This feature of the Bentley convertible boasts air springs
that are outfitted with continuous damping control and vectoring by the
high-end brake system. The suspension is also set up to effectively accommodate
the new electronic height adjustment feature.
The brakes feature of the car is designed
to maximize safety for uses. The braking system is carbon ceramic brakes that
can be either red black.
The Bentley Continental Convertible boasts
a plethora of modern day technology. Among the pieces of technology to be
enjoyed by the vehicle owner are the eight inch high-resolution screen, the new
Sirius satellite radio and the standard AM/FM radio. Users will also benefit
from the integration of built-in navigation, heating and suspension gages.
The Bentley Continental Supersports
convertible car also boasts wireless connectivity in the form of Bluetooth
capabilities. This function enables smartphones and other smart devices to be
paired with the car for safe and hands-free interactions.
The Bentley is also designed to emit verbal
warnings to vehicle users during particular navigations. This audible warning
feature works most efficiently during reverse and parking actions; specifying
the turns suggested for the best results.
The car also boasts an eight (8) channel
audio system. This feature of the car also includes an eight (8) speaker audio
system that is boasts BMR speakers for enhanced projection during play.
Miles Per Hour
The car is designed for power as well as
performance. It boasts approximately 0-62 miles per 3.9 seconds. The car also carries
a maximum speed of 205 miles per hour or approximately 330 kilometers per hour.
Miles Per Gallon
The Bentley Continental Supersports
convertible offers enhanced miles coverage by the gallon. For the standard city
drives within the continental US, the estimated mpg is eleven (11), while the
highway driving mpg comes in at approximately nineteen (19). The combined
estimated mpg is thirteen (13).
The car is also outfitted with two sets of
Grilles. The first is a set of lower bumper grilles that are tinted black and
can be found to the front of the car. The second is a set radiator bumper
griller and matrix grilles that are also tinted black and can be found on the
front of the Bentley Continental.
The Bentley is also designed with features
known as Badges. The derivative badges are displayed as a Supersports badge
that goes across the front fender of the vehicle. The exterior badge comes in the form of a
black brand logo and is displayed on the fender.
The Bentley Continental Supersports
convertible is outfitted with a modern infotainment system. This feature of the
luxury car comes in the form of an eight (8) inch touch screen display. The
screen is conveniently located in the front console of the car for timely
access. Vehicles owners will be able to enjoy features that include navigation
maps, comfort controls and trip data. The system is outfitted with a thirty
(30) gigabytes hard drive, optional Wi-Fi hotspot for timely access on smart
The new infotainment system of the
convertible requires the use of a SIM card to function effectively. Users are
able to use a SIM card from a smart phone or one procured from the preferred
Naim for Bentley
The new Bentley convertible is outfitted
with the Naim for Bentley audio system. This feature was created through the
combined efforts of Bentley and the Naim companies. The new audio system boasts
eleven (11) BMR speakers, acoustic analysis for maximized clarity, a DSP brain
for the reinvention of the sound and a 1,100 watt amplifier.
Balanced Mode Radiator
The Balanced Mode Radiator or BMR feature
of the new convertible is a specially designed set of speakers. These speakers
are created by combining the functions of a mid-range speaker and separate
tweezers into one object. They are efficient at directing sound to maximize
clarity and enhancing the subwoofer and bass for optimal ear play.
The Bentley line of cars, like other luxury
vehicles, requires specialized servicing. The manufacturers strongly recommend
that these cars be serviced by registered and certified Bentley dealers. There
are currently over fifty (50) licensed Bentley servicing dealers within the
continental USA. A few of these are found in Bellevue, Atlanta, Miami, Austin
Texas, Boston, Columbus Ohio, along the Gold Coast and in Fort Lauderdale.
Bentley Dealers- Sales
The sale of luxury cars such as the Bentley
Continental Supersports convertible are usually handled by specialized dealers.
The Bentley convertible should only be purchased from these licensed Bentley
dealers. This guarantees, for the owner, warranty on parts and services;
minimizing additional cost after purchase. Within the continental USA there are
over forty (40) licensed Bentley Sales dealers; most of which can be found
along the south and east coasts of the country. Easily located dealers can be
found in North and South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Philadelphia, New York and