The End of an Icon: the Bentley Continental GT W12 is Saying Goodbye – But You can Still Own this Piece of Automotive History.

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The Continental GT gives you everything you need: Luxury, comfort, and a high status. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group/Joe Brann

The end of the Bentley Continental W12 marks the end of an era for one of the most iconic luxury cars in the world.

Bentley Motors has announced that it will be discontinuing the production of the GT W12 version of the Continental grand tourer, citing a shift towards sustainable and electrified vehicles. 

With its powerful engine, sleek design, and luxurious interior, the Continental GT W12 has been a staple in the Bentley lineup for nearly two decades – and a favorite among car enthusiasts and luxury car buyers worldwide. In fact, the Continental is known as the ultimate grand touring car thanks to its unique combination of power, craftsmanship, and stunning automotive design. And in its 6.0-liter W12 form it’s phenomenally powerful.

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Bentley has announced that it will discontinue the production of the W12 and introduced new models, including the Bentayga SUV pictured above. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group/Joe Brann

While the Continental W12 may be going away, Bentley is not abandoning its commitment to luxury and performance. 

The company has introduced several new models that promise to deliver the same level of luxury and performance that the Bentley Continental GT W12 was known for, including the new Flying Spur and the Bentayga SUV.

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These new models feature advanced technologies and innovative design elements that are sure to impress even the most discerning buyers.

The last Continental GT W12 will roll off the assembly line in 2022, ending a production run that has lasted for nearly two decades. Additionally, Bentley has already announced that it will be replacing the Continental GT W12 with a new model, one that promises to be just as impressive and luxurious as its predecessor. 

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Bentley will be replacing the W12 with a new engine. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group/Joe Brann

The new model will be powered by a hybrid powertrain, which will combine the power and performance of a traditional gasoline engine with the fuel efficiency and environmental friendliness of an electric motor.

The move to a hybrid powertrain is part of Bentley’s larger commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint. The company has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2030, and the new hybrid Continental GT is just one step in that direction.

While the end of the Continental GT W12 is certainly a sad moment for luxury car enthusiasts, it is also an exciting time, as Bentley looks to the future and continues to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible in the luxury car market.

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Bentley looks to the future and continues to innovate and push the boundaries. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group/Joe Brann

In the meantime you can still order a piece of history, the last of the Bentley Continental W12.

The entire Continental GT range combines exquisite craftsmanship with the power to exhilarate at a moment’s notice. The Continental GT model captures the essence of grand touring, while the Continental GT S adds sports styling and a more dynamic drive. 

Drivers who demand unrivaled performance and sporting luxury can choose the aptly named Continental GT Speed. Those who prioritize comfort and well-being can opt for the elegant Continental GT Azure, while for the ultimate grand touring experience, there is the truly wondrous Continental GT Mulliner.

Whichever model you choose, expect enough room for four adults to travel in comfort and style, coupled with generous luggage capacity. Built for the open road, this is a GT car like no other.

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Bentley Continental GTC Speed. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group/Joe Brann

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The Continental GT is built for effortless acceleration and a truly thrilling drive. 

You can choose from two powerful, twin-turbocharged petrol engines: a 4.0 liter V8 or a 6.0 liter W12. 

The Bentley Continental W12 engine takes performance to the next level: churning out 641 horsepower, taking you to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, and on to an incredible top speed of 208 mph. In all models, the engine sits largely behind the front axle, to optimize weight distribution and dynamic handling. 

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The Bentley Continental W12’s motor is a force of nature. | Bentley

An active all-wheel drive system enables you to enjoy rear-wheel drive when conditions beneath the tires are good – yet benefit from the extra traction of all-wheel drive, the moment the car detects the slightest wheel slip.

From the Pirelli Noise Cancellation System to the three-chamber adaptive air suspension, the Continental GT is fine-tuned for comfort, for confidence, and for a truly thrilling drive.

You can never go wrong with a Bentley. Check out our Bentley Continental GT W12 inventory at Bentley Rancho Mirage below.

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