롤스로이스가 독립 부서로 출범한 코치빌드의 첫 번째 모델 보트 테일(Boat Tail)을 공개했다.
코치빌딩은 고객이 콘셉트 설계부터 디자인, 엔지니어링 등 각 단계에 밀접하게 참여해 세상에 단 하나뿐인 차량을 만들어가는 매우 특별한 맞춤 제작 방식이다. 롤스로이스는 맞춤 제작 서비스 비스포크의 전 세계적인 인기에 힘입어 보다 희소성 있는 서비스를 위해 코치빌드(Coachbuild) 독립 부서를 출범시켰다.
보트 테일은 롤스로이스가 코치빌딩을 정식 서비스로 출범하며 선보이는 첫 번째 모델로, 현대 선박 디자인에 대한 심미안을 공유한 롤스로이스 최상위 고객 3명을 위해 제작됐다. 3대의 보트 테일은 공통된 바디에 각 고객의 취향을 반영했으며, 4년여에 걸친 고객과 협업 끝에 완성됐다.
이번에 공개된 보트 테일은 롤스로이스의 전례 없는 최고급 수공예 디자인과 경이로운 엔지니어링이 결합돼 탄생했다. 특히 자동차를 통해 특별한 순간을 경험하고 싶은 고객에 맞춰 설계된 공간이 대표적인 특징이다.
차체는 약 5.8m에 달하는 넉넉한 크기와 우아하면서도 여유로운 자태를 자랑한다. 차량 전면부 중심에는 새로운 형태의 판테온 그릴과 라이트가 자리잡았는데, 이 중 기존 롤스로이스 모델과 달리 프런트 엔드와 결합된 그릴은 오직 코치빌드 포트폴리오 모델에만 허용된 디자인이다.
보트 선미의 형태가 접목된 후면부는 날카로운 모습이다. 넓고 움푹 팬 리어 램프는 전면부와 같이 가로 형태로 자리잡아 롤스로이스 특유의 세로형 램프에서 벗어난 모습을 보인다. 선박에서 따온 요소 또한 선명하게 드러난다. 특히 거대한 나무 판으로 구성된 리어 데크는 역사적인 보트 테일의 목재 데크를 현대적으로 재해석한 것이다. 여기에 적용된 칼레이도레뇨(Caleidolegno) 비니어는 주로 실내 공간에 쓰이는 흑회색 소재로, 미적인 요소를 잃지 않고 외부에 사용될 수 있도록 특별히 제작됐다.
리어 데크는 자동차 역사상 가장 야심 찬 기능을 담고 있다. 버튼 하나로 마치 날갯짓하는 나비처럼 열리는 데크는 보트 테일 차량을 특별한 순간을 기념하고 축하하는 호스팅 스위트(hosting suite) 공간으로 변모시킨다. 호스팅 스위트는 진정한 롤스로이스식 야외 다이닝 경험을 선사하는 체스트와 보트 테일 문자가 각인된 요리 집기, 고급 와인에 대한 애정이 깊은 고객을 위해 특별 제작돼 섭씨 6도의 급속 냉장이 가능한 샴페인 냉장고 등을 포함한다. 또한, 후방 센터 라인에는 보트 테일만의 유쾌한 경험과 재미를 극대화하기 위해 아름답고 기발한 파라솔이 수납되었다.
외관은 의뢰 고객이 가장 좋아하는 색상인 파란색을 풍부하고 복합적인 톤으로 구성해 적용했다. '배'를 연상시키는 색조는 그림자 속에서는 은은한 빛을 띠며, 태양빛 아래에서는 페인트에 혼합된 금속성 크리스털 가루들이 빛나면서 활기차고 에너지 넘치는 분위기를 연출한다. 외장 페인트가 완전히 마르기 전 바디 라인을 손가락으로 훑어 내 모서리 부분과 도색을 가장 부드러운 방식으로 처리한 것도 특징이다. 휠은 밝은 파란색을 채택하고 고광택 작업 및 클리어 코팅 과정을 거쳐 보트 테일만의 특성을 더욱 강조했다.
롤스로이스 최초로 그라데이션 도색 과정을 거친 보닛은 상대적으로 깊고 어두운 블루 컬러가 그릴로 향할수록 마치 폭포처럼 밝아진다. 실내 공간의 가죽 또한 그라데이션 처리되었는데 앞좌석 시트는 어두운 파란색, 뒷좌석 시트는 보다 밝은 파란색으로 마감해 운전자 중심인 보트 테일의 특성을 명확히 드러낸다.
센터페시아에는 롤스로이스 장인들과 럭셔리 시계 제조사 보베 1822(BOVET 1822)가 협업해 만들어낸 아름답고 정교한 타임피스가 자리한다. 이 고급스러운 타임피스는 두 럭셔리 하우스가 3년에 걸쳐 아마데오 컨버터블 시스템(Amadeo convertible system)을 개조해 탄생시킨 것으로, 손목에 찰 수도 있고 센터페시아 중심에 끼워 자동차 시계로 사용할 수 있다.
롤스로이스는 보트 테일만을 위해 1,813개의 새로운 부품을 만들었으며, 롤스로이스 고유의 알루미늄 스페이스 프레임 아키텍처는 8개월에 걸쳐 보트 테일의 거대한 크기에 맞춰 재설계됐다. 15개 스피커로 구성된 비스포크 롤스로이스 오디오 시스템은 기존 롤스로이스 모델과 달리 바닥 전체를 베이스 스피커의 공명실로 활용해 보다 우수한 오디오 감상 경험을 제공한다.
여기에 최상급 호스팅 스위트 경험을 위해 5개의 전자식 제어 유닛(ECU)과 배선 하네스가 차량 후면부 전용으로 완전히 새롭게 설계됐다. 그 결과 후면부 데크는 67도의 적정 각도로 열 수 있었고, 안전한 메커니즘 설계는 물론 차량 내부의 음식을 적정 온도로 보관하기 위한 토탈 온도 제어 시스템의 통합이 가능했다.
롤스로이스모터카 CEO 토스텐 뮐러 오트보쉬는 "보트 테일은 협업, 야심, 노력과 시간의 정점으로, 성공을 기념하고 영원한 유산을 만들겠다는 일념 하에 탄생했다"라며 "롤스로이스 보트 테일은 롤스로이스 브랜드는 물론 현대 럭셔리 산업의 중추적인 순간을 기념한다."고 말했다.
Bentley는 오늘 Bentayga 제품군에 추가 스포츠 민첩성을 제공하는 새로운 Bentayga S의 세부 사항을 발표했습니다. 눈에 띄는 디자인 단서와 독특한 디테일을 갖춘 Bentayga S는 영국에서 설계 및 엔지니어링되고 Crewe에있는 Bentley의 탄소 중립 공장에서 제조 된 Bentley 벤치 마크, 어디에서나 사용할 수있는 고급 SUV의 최신 버전입니다.
2015 년 Bentayga가 출시 된 이후 처음으로 S 버전이 출시되었습니다. 이는 Bentayga 온로드의 역동적 인 성능을 즐기는 수많은 고객의 피드백을 반영합니다. Bentley의 기존 'S'브랜드를 기반으로하는 새로운 향상된 스포츠 Bentayga는 표준으로 장착 된 Bentley Dynamic Ride 액티브 안 티롤 컨트롤과 향상된 스포츠 섀시 모드를 통해 더욱 매력적인 드라이브를 제공합니다. 댐핑이 15 % 증가하면 섀시가 강화되고보다 역동적 인 SPORT 모드 ESC 튜닝을위한 플랫폼이 제공됩니다.
Bentayga S는 또한 블랙 디테일의 독특한 추가를 통해 수정 된 시각적 존재를 특징으로하며 새롭게 디자인 된 자유롭게 흐르는 스포츠 배기 가스로 더욱 스포티 한 사운드 트랙을 제공합니다.이 두 가지 모두 Bentayga가 도로에서 이미 인상적인 존재감을 높여줍니다.
Bentayga S는 세 가지 마감 처리 된 새로운 고유 한 22 인치 휠, 전면 도어 하단 가장자리에 위치한 혁신적인 'S'배지, 기본 사양 인 Blackline 사양 등 다양한 독특한 외관 기능으로 구별됩니다. 이 프로필은 더 큰 리어 스포일러, 글로스 블랙 사이드 실 및 하부 범퍼 (전면 및 후면)로 인해 존재감을 높였습니다. 헤드 램프와 테일 램프에 대한 다크 틴트 렌즈, 블랙 도어 미러, 블랙 스플릿 타원형 테일 파이프가 인상적인 외관을 완성합니다.
고급스럽고 세련된 캐빈 내부에는 새로운 시트, 독특한 스티칭, 새로운 색상 분할 및 Alcantara®를 사용하여 독특한 Bentayga S 스타일이 눈에 띄는 외관과 향상된 동적 능력을 반영합니다. 계기판, 센터 콘솔, 도어 패드 및 시트 볼스터의 색상 액센트와 시트 쿠션 및 등 인서트, 스티어링 휠 및 기어 레버를위한 Alcantara®는 Bentayga S에 대담하고 현대적인 스타일을 제공합니다. 'S'배지는 조수석 페시아뿐만 아니라 운전자 계기판의 새로운 그래픽과 모델을 나타내는 조명이 켜진 트레드 플레이트에서 찾을 수 있습니다.
Bentley의 부문을 정의하고 시장을 선도하는 고급 SUV는 4, 5 또는 7 시트 구성으로 제공되며 2016 년에 시장에 진입 한 이래 25,000 명 이상의 고객이 Bentayga를 인수했습니다. Bentayga 제품군의 네 번째 모델은 효율적인 플러그인 하이브리드, 4.0 리터 터보 차저 V8 및 강력한 6.0 리터, 12 기통 속도를 결합합니다.
숭고한 파워와 성능
Bentayga S는 Bentley의 유명한 4.0 리터, 트윈 스크롤 터보 차저 V8 가솔린 엔진을 특징으로하며 엄청난 출력과 인상적인 연비를 결합합니다. 최신 세대 엔진은 542 bhp (550 PS) 및 568 lb.ft를 개발합니다. 토크 (770Nm), 0-60mph (0-100km / h) 시간 4.4 (4.5) 초, 최고 속도 180mph (290km / h). 이 동급 최고의 성능은 654km (406 마일)의 범위와 294g / km의 CO2 배출량으로 보완됩니다.
가능한 한 효과적으로 전력을 배포하는 Bentley Dynamic Ride는 표준으로 장착되며 타의 추종을 불허하는 48V 시스템을 활용하는 세계 최초의 전기 능동 롤 제어 기술이었습니다. 이 시스템은 코너링시 최대 1,300Nm의 토크로 0.3 초 이내에 반응하여 코너링시 측면 롤링 힘을 상쇄 할 수 있으며, 최대 타이어 접촉을 보장하여 동급 최고의 실내 안정성, 승차감 및 탁월한 핸들링을 제공합니다.
최근 출시 된 Continental GT Speed와 유사하게, 그랜드 투어링 편안함과 매력적인 성능의 경계가 섀시 모드 선택을 통해 확장 된 Bentayga S는 이제 표준 Bentayga에 비해 향상된 SPORT 모드를 통해 향상된 기능을 제공합니다.
SPORT에서는 에어 서스펜션 댐핑의 추가 15 % 증가와 고유 한 전자 안정성 제어 및 벤틀리 다이내믹 라이드 튜닝으로 스티어링 느낌이 개선되고 턴인 응답이 향상되며 차체 롤이 더욱 감소 할 수 있습니다.
Bentley의 브레이크 시스템에 의한 토크 벡터링의 재 보정 – 자동차가 코너 입구에서 안쪽 뒷바퀴를 가볍게 제동하여 앞 차축 턴인을 날카롭게하는 방식으로 Bentayga S는 주행에 더욱 민감하게 반응했습니다.
새로운 스포츠 배기 장치가 표준으로 포함되어 있으며, 자유롭게 흐르는 1 차 및 2 차 파이프는 흐름을 개선하고 머플러의 천공 감소와 결합하여 향상된 특성과 볼륨을 제공하여보다 성능 지향적 인 느낌을줍니다.
Bentayga의 포괄적 인 오프로드 능력은 500mm 도강 깊이와 함께 4 개의 전용 오프로드 모드 (눈과 젖은 풀, 흙과 자갈, 진흙과 트레일, 모래)를 제공하는 선택적인 All-Terrain Specification과 함께 남아 있습니다.
Bentayga 'S'-진정한 도로 존재
새로운 Bentayga S의 젊고 근육질의 외관 디자인은 진정으로 역동적 인 주행 경험을 반영합니다. 스타일리시하고 목적이있는 Bentayga S의 스포츠 특성은 모든 각도에서 명확하게 볼 수 있으며 차량 내부와 외부의 특성을 변화시키는 일련의 변화로 더욱 극적으로 만들어졌습니다.
Bentayga의 이미 눈에 띄는 도로 존재감은 모든 외부 브라이트웨어에 검정색 처리를 한 'S'에서 한층 더 증폭되어 검정색 도어 미러 및 검정색으로 칠해진 측면 실과 일치합니다. 이러한 기능은 헤드 램프와 타원형 테일 램프의 어두운 색조 처리와 하단 범퍼 그릴의 새로운 고광택 블랙으로 강화됩니다. Bentayga S의 더 큰 리어 스포일러는 측면에서 루프 라인을 확장하고 속도에서 향상된 공기 역학적 안정성을 제공하며 검은 색 페인트, 분할 타원형, 스포츠 배기 테일 파이프 및 독특한 외부 배지로 보완됩니다.
새로운 고유 한 22 인치 휠 스타일은 극적이고 차량 중앙선에서 미러링되어 스포크 ( '낫'처럼 보임)가 차량 양쪽에서 동일한 방향을 가리 키도록합니다. 세 가지 마감으로 제공되는 은색 도장이 표준이며 전체 광택 검정색 또는 검정색 및 밝은 광택 처리는 선택 사항입니다. 검정색과 밝은 광택 처리 된 휠은 노동 집약적입니다. 먼저 림은 세라믹 광택 처리를 한 후 밝은 부분을 마스킹하여 최종 마감에 앞서 광택 검정색 페인트를 적용 할 수 있도록 손으로 광택 처리합니다.
독특한 캐빈-고급스럽게 장착
'S'색상 분할은 좌석 쿠션과 등받이 중앙 패널, 기어 레버, 스티어링 휠, 상부 트림 및 헤드 라이닝을 가로 질러 V8 구동 Bentayga의 실내에 Alcantara®를 도입하여 성능에 초점을 맞추면서 고급스러운 인테리어를 만듭니다.
새로운 플루트 시트 디자인은 4, 5 및 7 시트 구성으로 제공됩니다. 새롭고 독특하고 현대적인 시트 디자인의 도입은 어깨 부분을 통해 깔끔하고 단순한 스티치 라인으로 더욱 스포티 한 미학을 제공합니다. 새로운 스티칭 디자인은 1 차 또는 2 차 하이드 색상과 일치하는 홈을 정의하고 Alcantara® 요소와 결합하여 새로운 미학을 완성합니다. 시트 등받이는 'S'모티프 자수로 마감되었습니다.
독특하고 우아한 페시아 배지가 탑승자 앞의 대시 보드를 장식하며, 유사한 테마의 Bentayga S 트레드 플레이트는 차량에 들어 오거나 내릴 때 조명을 비 춥니 다. Bentayga S는 Bentayga Speed와 완전 디지털 운전자 정보 패널을 공유하며, 하이 엔드 크로노 그래프의 영향을받은 뚜렷한 다이얼 그래픽을 사용합니다. 디스플레이는 조종석에 현대적인 모습을 제공하고 운전자의 요구 사항에 맞게 사용자 지정할 수 있으며 우아한 애니메이션과 함께 실시간 조명 효과를 제공합니다.
고해상도 화면은 클래식 또는 확장 형식으로 볼 수 있습니다. Classic에서 디스플레이는 속도계와 회전 속도계의 전통적인 2 개 다이얼 디자인을 보여줍니다. 확장에서 오른쪽 다이얼은지도 및 미디어 정보를위한 영역으로 대체됩니다.
For the first time since the launch of Bentayga in 2015, an S version is now available – reflecting feedback from the huge number of customers that enjoy the dynamic performance of their Bentayga on-road. Building on Bentley’s established ‘S’ brand, the new enhanced sports Bentayga provides an even more engaging drive, with Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll control fitted as standard and an enhanced Sports chassis mode. A 15 per cent increase in damping stiffens the chassis and provides a platform for a more dynamic SPORT mode ESC tune.
Bentayga S also features a revised visual presence through the distinctive addition of black details, and a more sporting soundtrack courtesy of a newly designed, free-flowing sports exhaust – both of which increase the Bentayga’s already imposing presence on the road.
The Bentayga S is distinguished by a range of distinctive exterior features, including new unique 22” wheels with three finishes, innovative ‘S’ badges positioned on the lower edge of the front doors, and Blackline Specification as standard. The profile has increased presence due to the larger rear spoiler, gloss black side sills and lower bumpers, front and rear. Dark tint lenses to head lamps and tail lamps, black door mirrors and black split oval tailpipes complete the striking exterior.
Inside a luxuriously refined cabin, a unique Bentayga S style can be found using new seats, unique stitching, a new colour split and Alcantara® to reflect the striking exterior and increased dynamic ability. Colour accents on the instrument panel, centre console, door pads and seat bolsters as well as Alcantara® to seat cushion and back inserts, steering wheel and gear lever, give the Bentayga S a bold and contemporary style. ‘S’ badges can be found on the passenger fascia as well as new graphics in the driver’s instrument panel and illuminated treadplates, denoting the model.
Bentley’s sector-defining and market-leading luxury SUV is available in four, five or seven seat configurations, and since it entered the market in 2016, more than 25,000 customers have taken delivery of a Bentayga. The fourth model in the Bentayga range joins the efficient plug-in Hybrid, the 4.0-litre turbocharged V8, and the powerful 6.0-litre, 12-cylinder Speed.
Sublime Power and Performance
The Bentayga S features Bentley’s renowned 4.0-litre, twin-scroll turbocharged V8 petrol engine, combining immense power with impressive fuel economy. The latest-generation engine develops 542 bhp (550 PS) and 568 lb.ft. (770 Nm) of torque, with a 0-60 mph (0–100 km/h) time of 4.4 (4.5) seconds and a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h). This class-leading performance is complemented by a range of 406 miles (654 km), with CO2 emissions of 294 g/km.
Deploying the power as effectively as possible, Bentley Dynamic Ride is fitted as standard and was the world’s first electric active roll control technology that utilises an unrivalled 48V system. The system can react within 0.3s with up to 1,300 Nm of torque to counteract lateral rolling forces when cornering, ensuring maximum tyre contact to deliver class-leading cabin stability, ride comfort and exceptional handling.
Similar to the recently launched Continental GT Speed, where the boundaries of grand touring comfort versus engaging performance have been extended through chassis mode selection, the Bentayga S now offers increased capability through an enhanced SPORT mode over a standard Bentayga.
In SPORT, improved steering feel, greater turn-in response and further reduced body-roll is possible due to an additional 15 per cent increase in air suspension damping and a unique Electronic Stability Control and Bentley Dynamic Ride tune.
Recalibration of Bentley’s Torque Vectoring by Brake system – whereby the car lightly brakes the inside rear wheel at corner entry to sharpen the front axle turn-in – has made Bentayga S even more responsive to drive.
A new sports exhaust is included as standard, with free-flowing primary and secondary pipes improving flow and combining with reduced perforations in the muffler to deliver enhanced character and volume, giving a more performance-oriented feel.
The Bentayga’s comprehensive off-road abilities remain, with the optional All-Terrain Specification bringing four dedicated off-road modes (Snow and Wet Grass, Dirt and Gravel, Mud and Trail, and Sand) along with a 500 mm wading depth.
Bentayga ‘S’ - True Road Presence
The youthful, muscular exterior design of the new Bentayga S reflects a truly dynamic driving experience. Stylish and purposeful in equal measure, the sporting nature of the Bentayga S is clearly visible from every angle, and made more dramatic with a suite of changes that change the character of the car both inside and out.
The Bentayga’s already striking road presence is amplified still further on the ‘S’ with black treatment to all exterior brightware, matched with black door mirrors and black-painted side sills. These features are enhanced by dark tint treatment to the headlamps and elliptical tail lamps, together with new high gloss black on the lower bumper grilles. A larger rear spoiler on the Bentayga S that both extends the roofline in profile and provides increased aerodynamic stability at speed is complemented by black painted, split oval, sport exhaust tailpipes, and unique exterior badging.
The new unique 22” wheel style is dramatic and mirrored from the centre line of the vehicle, ensuring that the spokes (appearing like ‘scythes’), point in the same direction on both sides of the vehicle. Available in three finishes, silver painted is standard, with full gloss black or black and bright polished being optional. The black and bright polished wheel is highly labour intensive – firstly the rim is ceramic polished, before the bright areas are masked off to allow for gloss black paint to be applied, ahead of a final finish - polished by hand.
A Unique Cabin - Luxuriously Equipped
The ‘S’ colour split introduces Alcantara® to the cabin of the V8-powered Bentayga, across the seat cushions and back rest centre panels, gear lever, steering wheel, upper trim and headlining creating a performance-focused yet luxurious interior.
A new fluted seat design is available in four, five and seven seat configurations. The introduction of a new, unique and modern seat design provides a more sporting aesthetic with clean simple stitch lines through the shoulder areas. The new stitching design defines the fluting, available to match either primary or secondary hide colour, and combines with the Alcantara® elements to complete the new aesthetic. The seat backrests are finished with an embroidered ‘S’ motif.
A unique and elegant fascia badge adorns the dashboard in front of the passenger, with a similarly themed Bentayga S treadplate that illuminates when stepping in or out of the vehicle. The Bentayga S shares a fully digital driver’s information panel with the Bentayga Speed, with pronounced dial graphics that take influence from high-end chronographs. The display brings a contemporary look to the cockpit, can be customised to the driver’s requirements and features real-time lighting effects with elegant animations.
The high-resolution screen can be viewed in either Classic or Expanded format. In Classic, the display shows the traditional two-dial design of speedometer and tachometer. In Expanded, the right dial is replaced with an area for maps and media information.
벤틀리가 3세대 컨티넨탈 GT의 오픈형 모델인 컨티넨탈 GT 컨버터블을 공개했습니다. 알려진 것처림 GT는 그랜드 투어러(Grand Tourer)를 의미하죠. 속도와 우아함을 함께 누릴 수 있는 모델입니다.
소프트톱 형태이고 19초만에 작동을 끝낼 수 있습니다. 물론 낮은 속도에선 주행 중에도 작동할 수 있어요. 전작과 비교해 루프 소음을 줄였다는 설명이네요.
엔진은 635마력짜리 W12이고 8단 듀얼 클러치 변속기와 짝을 이룹니다. 3.8초면 100km/h까지 가속할 수 있으며 최고속도는 333km/h까지 낼 수 있네요. 단순히 빠르게 달리는 것만이 아니라 전작과 비교하면 20% 가볍고 5% 비틀림 강성이 좋아져 굽잇길 주행력도 나아졌으리라 짐작할 수 있습니다.
Bentley is introducing the all-new Continental GT Convertible. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain – and representing all Bentley knows about creating the world’s most stylish and elegant Grand Tourers – the GT Convertible is the very essence of the luxury brand.
Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bentley Motors, said: “Elegant understatement that forces you to look; engineering excellence you’ll take for granted – the extraordinary breadth of capabilities offered by the new Continental GT Convertible is unique and can only be offered by our noble British brand.
We have been building luxury Grand Tourers since the company was founded in 1919 and, as we approach our centenary year, the Continental GT Convertible joins a highly acclaimed range – arguably the strongest and most technologically advanced portfolio of products the world has ever seen in one luxury brand.”
Elegant and sculptural exterior styling harmonises perfectly with an exquisite handcrafted cabin, featuring the highest quality leathers and sustainably sourced veneers.
The tailored convertible roof can be deployed or stowed in just 19 seconds, with the car travelling at speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h). This transforms the Continental GT Convertible from a luxurious coupe into an open-top Grand Tourer at the touch of a button. Seven different fabric hood colours are available, including an authentic tweed finish for the first time.
A newly designed neckwarmer (which is both warmer and quieter than in the previous generation model), is seamlessly integrated into the heated Comfort Seats, optimising efficiency and airflow around the electrically adjustable headrests. The styling highlight of the new neckwarmer is a chrome centre vane that stretches the full width of the duct, echoing Bentley’s famous ‘bullseye’ vents. Combined with a heated steering wheel, seat heaters and new heated armrests, these sophisticated comfort features create a luxurious driving experience in all environments.
The all-new Continental GT Convertible heightens the sensory experience of open-air motoring with exhilarating performance. A powerful 6.0-litre Bentley W12 engine is mated to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission. [WLTP drive cycle: fuel consumption, mpg (l/100km) - Combined 20.2 (14.0). Combined CO₂- 317g/km. NEDC drive cycle equivalent: fuel consumption, mpg (l/100km) – Combined 22.8 (12.4). Combined CO₂ - 284g/km.]
The new powertrain uses the latest engine management technology to produce 635 PS (626 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.ft.) of torque, and accelerate to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds (0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds), on to a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph).
The new Continental GT Convertible also showcases major evolutions in Bentley’s unique application of technology. An advanced, fully digital, driver-focused instrument panel and Bentley Rotating Display for the driver are among the suite of innovations. The latter features an impressive 12.3” touchscreen housed in a three-sided unit, which revolves from pure veneer to reveal either a touchscreen or three elegant analogue dials – offering customers the option of a digital detox when desired.
Elegant, sophisticated and refined, the all-new Continental GT Convertible is the pinnacle of open-top luxury Grand Touring.
Effortless Elegance Meets Power and Style
Unmistakably a Bentley – the third generation Continental GT Convertible retains the elegance and style of its forebears. More sculpted and sharply defined, the all-new body and materials combine to create a truly beautiful car – roof up or down.
The Convertible’s profile is longer and lower than its forebear due to the positioning of the front wheels 135 mm further forward. This has allowed the bonnet to be extended and the nose to be lowered. The key signature power lines of its coupe sibling still dominate, flowing back towards the muscular rear haunches.
The lighting on the Continental GT Convertible uses the latest LED Matrix technology, but it is the design of the headlamps that truly sets them apart. Inspired by the finest cut-crystal glasses, the internal surfaces are transparent with sharply defined edges that catch the light like a diamond.
The result is similar to that of an illuminated gem – an effect which is magnified when the optional welcome sequence gradually illuminates the headlights as you approach the car. The taillights also feature the cut-crystal effect, highlighting the three-dimensional depth of the optics.
The all-new Continental GT Convertible has 21” Five Tri-Spoke wheels as standard, with the option of 10-Spoke and 22” Five Open-Spoke wheels. These three wheel designs are offered in a selection of ten polished and painted finishes.
Convertible customers can choose from the palette of 17 colours, including Beluga, Onyx and Portofino. An optional extended range of colours is also available – as well as the option of full bespoke colour-matching for Bentley customers. These can be coordinated with seven exterior roof colours.
A Handcrafted Luxurious Cabin
The exquisite interior of the all-new Continental GT Convertible is a showcase for Bentley’s unrivalled expertise in the use of natural materials, fully revealed to the world when the elegant roof is lowered.
From the highest-quality leathers, to rare, sustainably sourced veneers, such as Koa and Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus, the cabin is a triumph for craftsmanship and artisanal skill. Unique dual-veneer is offered, with over 10 square metres of wood used in every car. Customers have the choice of a polished wooden steering wheel too.
The dashboard is styled and sculpted by long, flowing wings that mirror the shape of the Bentley badge. Continental GT Convertible customers can choose from eight interior hood lining colours, including Red, Blue and Magnolia.
The centre console is finished to match the lower fascia, but can be specified in a new technical finish that is inspired by the delicate mechanical surfacing inside the finest mechanical Swiss watches, known as Côtes de Genève. This surface is machined onto 0.6 mm-thick aluminium and is created by machining from side to side to create a linear pattern. Each row is 5 mm wide and machined at an angle to give a truly three-dimensional finish, with each pass of the machine making a minute step of 0.5 mm.
New types of luxurious haptic finishes adorn the interior of the Continental GT Convertible for greater sensory, as well as visual, enjoyment. In some areas, pillow knurling replaces the traditional mechanical knurling, for a softer, more refined feel on switches and controls, while diamond knurling adds a luxurious touch using a detailed three-dimensional faceted surface.
The 20-way adjustable Comfort Seats set new industry standards in comfort and refinement. Smooth centre panels allow maximum efficiency for the ventilation, heating and massage functions, while the adjustable bolsters retain the signature Bentley quilting. There is also the option of Hand Cross Stitch finishing.
A choice of three audio systems is offered in the new Continental GT Convertible. The standard system features 10 speakers and 650 Watts, while a Bang & Olufsen 1,500 W, 16-speaker system with illuminated speaker grilles is available, benefiting from the first automotive application of the BeoSonic system – a new way for tone setting with a simple, intuitive one-touch user interface.
A Naim 2,200 W, 18-speaker system with Active Bass Transducers built into the front seats and eight sound modes is offered for the true audiophile.
Behind the wheel, the technological advancements in the new Continental GT Convertible continue. The driver-orientated instrument panel is fully digital and can be personalised by the driver.
The Bentley Rotating Display offers the choice between a digital or analogue journey. At first glance there appears to be no screen in the centre of the dashboard. Instead, the veneer flows uninterrupted across the dashboard, while a thin chrome bezel behind the steering wheel surrounds a digital instrument display.
When the engine start button is pressed, however, the veneer in the middle of the dashboard glides silently forward and rotates to reveal Bentley’s largest-ever touchscreen, a 12.3” high-definition-quality digital MMI display, elegantly designed by Bentley with a customer-configurable home screen with three windows able to display the driver’s preferred functions, for example, navigation, media and telephone. The user interface is designed to be akin to a modern mobile phone and menus are structured to be instantly intuitive.
The third side on the Bentley Rotating Display reveals three elegant analogue dials displaying outside temperature, a compass and chronometer. Such an innovative use of traditional elements underscores Bentley’s unique commitment to the past and the future, and offers customers the choice of digital or analogue display or clean, calm cabin.
The new Continental benefits from features designed to keep both driver and passengers connected at all times. Apple CarPlay, the smartest and quickest way to integrate the functionality of Apple devices in a car is connected via a USB port.
Customer journeys are streamlined with features designed to improve navigation. Online search, powered by Google makes finding destinations simple, while real-time traffic information keeps the driver informed of current length or changes in congestion. In emergency situations, Private eCall provides instant access to emergency services for ultimate peace of mind when travelling.
Exceptional Optionality including a Tweed Convertible Roof
The all-new Continental GT Convertible redefines personalisation with paint, leather, veneer and lifestyle options that are virtually unlimited and tailored to the individual.
The standard palette alone comprises 17 exterior paint colours, with up to 70 hues available in the extended range. There are also 15 luxurious carpet options, eight different handcrafted veneers (with a further four dual veneer options) and 15 choices of interior trim hide, which means that customers are able to specify their own choice of luxury finish.
Seven exterior roof colours are available, including for the first time a contemporary interpretation of traditional British tweed. Black, Blue, Claret and Grey are among the other options. Furthermore, eight interior roof liner finishes are offered, ranging from New Red to Magnolia.
The unique Z-fold convertible roof system represents a major improvement both in terms of refinement and packaging. The roof, with its sealing system improvements and acoustic treatments, contributes to a three-decibel reduction in overall noise levels compared to its predecessor at typical cruising speeds.
An entirely new combination of roof insulating materials and operating mechanism, combined with sealing system improvements and acoustic treatments, have created a Convertible Grand Tourer that is as quiet as the previous generation Continental GT Coupe.
Two technology option packs are offered at launch: City Specification for urban journeys and the Touring Specification for long-distance driving, both curated to optimise the customer experience.
City Specification includes hands-free boot opening, pedestrian warning, traffic-sign recognition and city braking systems as well as a top-view camera. The Touring Specification pack, meanwhile, offers adaptive cruise control with traffic-jam assist, active lane assist, a heads-up display, night vision with an infrared camera, and pre-sense braking.
The Mulliner Driving Specification adds a more sporting look to the car with 22” lightweight forged alloy wheels, unique ‘diamond in diamond’ quilting, embroidered Bentley emblems, additional veneer options, a jewelled-finish fuel filler, sports pedals and indented leather headliner. Customers can also choose personalised stitching in the front and rear of the car and personalised treadplates.
As with all Bentleys, the Continental GT Convertible can also be handed over to the highly skilled and dedicated craftspeople at Mulliner, Bentley’s personal commissioning division, who will respond to bespoke customer requirements.
Sublime Power: The Beating Heart of Bentley
The all-new Continental GT Convertible is offered at launch with Bentley’s 6.0-litre, W12 TSI engine. Designed, developed and handbuilt in Crewe, it is the most advanced 12-cylinder engine in the world.
The new powertrain uses the very latest engine management technology, with 300 million software calculations per second. It produces 635 PS (626 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.ft.) of torque, accelerating the Convertible to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds (0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds), on to a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph).
The W12 TSI combines high-pressure direct fuel injection with low-pressure injection. The combination of these two systems maximises refinement, lowers particulate emissions and optimises power and torque delivery. [WLTP drive cycle: fuel consumption, mpg (l/100km) - Combined 20.2 (14.0). Combined CO₂- 317g/km. NEDC drive cycle equivalent: fuel consumption, mpg (l/100km) – Combined 22.8 (12.4). Combined CO₂ - 284g/km.]
The new engine utilises Start-Stop technology and, in Bentley’s advanced application, coasting is also made possible. The engine rests not only when the vehicle is stationary but also at near-to-stop speeds.
Bentley’s Variable Displacement system shuts down half of the engine under defined conditions. Intake and exhaust valves, fuel injection and ignition are all shut down on defined cylinders, with the engine running as a six-cylinder for improved efficiency.
Significantly, a new dual-mass flywheel replaces the torque converter, to dampen out the oscillations of the driveline and provide a fittingly smooth power delivery for luxury touring.
The dual-clutch eight-speed transmission provides smooth acceleration and impressively quick gearshifts, hallmarks of the Continental GT character, as well as combined fuel economy of 22.8 mpg (UK) or 12.4 L/100 km (NEDC combined).
A new Active All-Wheel-Drive System replaces the traditional 40:60 power delivery split between front and rear wheels respectively, instead varying the front-to-rear torque split dependent upon the driving situation.
Unrivalled Grand Touring Ride and Handling
The third generation of Continental GT Convertible features Bentley Dynamic Ride, an advanced 48-volt roll control system for unrivalled car control. The system controls and adjusts the electronic actuators on the anti-roll bar of each axle and so improves handling and ride comfort, as well as making the car feel lighter and more precise.
This system instantly counteracts lateral rolling forces when cornering and ensures maximum tyre-to-road contact to deliver class-leading ride comfort and exceptional handling.
While conventional anti-roll bars present a compromise between body control and ride comfort, Bentley’s active system provides variable torsional resistance, allowing the Continental GT Convertible to be both dynamically capable and comfortable for all occupants at all times. The use of a 48-volt system results in silent, instantaneous responses and sufficient power on hand to deal with all road surfaces.
Through Bentley’s Drive Dynamics Control different modes can be selected: Comfort mode, Bentley mode or Sport mode; the suspension, engine, gearbox and other chassis systems will modify to match the selected drive mode. Alternatively, the driver can personalise his or her own dynamic settings.
The air suspension on the new Continental GT Convertible uses three-chamber air springs which give the car 60 per cent more air volume in the softest setting than the previous model. This allowed Bentley’s engineers more scope for tuning the suspension to improve the ride comfort and dynamic character of the car. The system offers the scope to vary from sporting spring stiffness to luxury limousine refinement depending upon which mode the driver has selected.
As a foundation for this impressive handling, the Continental GT Convertible boasts a body-in-white structure that manages to be both stiffer and lighter than its predecessor. This five per cent improvement in torsional rigidity and 20 per cent reduction in structural weight are achievable thanks to the intelligent utilisation of aluminium and high-tensile steel in the platform.
Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) is also featured on the Continental GT Convertible. The new system improves feedback to the driver, while providing isolation from unwanted road disturbances. The steering system features a variable rack ratio, allowing increased response with higher steering angles to aid manoeuvrability whilst maintaining excellent stability at high speeds.
Another key feature is the latest-generation Continuous Damping Control (CDC), which constantly adjusts the damper forces to optimise comfort. The system continually measures the velocity and distance between the wheels and the body at each corner and also adjusts the air volume in the springs if necessary to ensure the optimum balance of comfort and handling. Both front and rear axles are of a lightweight aluminium construction, with multilink design at the front and rear.
The braking system is the most powerful iron system ever fitted to a Bentley, with a total of 28 pistons. Front brake discs measuring 420 mm are a two-piece construction utilising a cast-iron friction ring and aluminium mounting bell. Front calipers feature ten pistons each, while rear calipers contain four pistons each that clamp 380 mm single-piece discs. Brakes of this scale provide the reliable, repeatable stopping performance inherently important to a 200+ mph sporting Grand Tourer.
Bentley has worked together with Pirelli to create bespoke tyres for the new Continental GT Convertible right from the very beginning of the design phase. The car runs exclusively on Pirelli P Zero tyres, using a different tyre size between front and rear axles for the first time, to enhance dynamic ability. During the development process, Pirelli’s engineers sat alongside their counterparts from Bentley, driving and refining the car-tyre package until the perfect balance was reached between performance and comfort.
The latest material compounds help the tyre respond more directly to driver inputs, ensuring a dynamic experience that is balanced and communicative.
The P Zero tyre fitted to the Bentley also has Pirelli’s Noise Cancelling System which reduces road noise coming into the cabin. At the same time, rolling resistance is also improved on the latest P Zero tyres, creating less friction against the road without compromising grip. As a result, both wet and dry grip represent a step forward, with a noticeably reduced risk of aquaplaning.
2016 메르세데스 AMG S 65 카브리올레 특별한 사진들 + 2016 북미 모터쇼 특집입니다.
S클래스 오픈형 중 가장 강력한 성능을 자랑하는 V12 바이터보 엔진입니다
그야마로 럭셔리 오프너네요
Affalterbach. With the new S 65 Cabriolet, Mercedes-AMG is for the first time offering a performance car which combines the impressive power of the 6.0‑litre V12 biturbo engine with the pleasure of open-top driving for four occupants. An output of 463 kW (630 hp), 1000 newton metres of maximum torque, the sport suspension based on AIRMATIC and the exquisite appointments emphasise the exceptional status of the new flagship model in the S-Class family from Mercedes-AMG. A new dimension in open-air motoring is guaranteed by the automatic wind protection system AIRCAP, the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, heated armrests and intelligent climate control. The three-layered acoustic fabric soft top is available in four colours, and has a very high-quality interior lining in nappa leather and DINAMICA microfibre.
No other car manufacturer in the world offers such a wide portfolio of twelve-cylinder models as Mercedes-AMG: The S 65 Saloon, SL 65 Roadster, G 65 off-roader and S 65 Coupé are now joined by the new S 65 Cabriolet as a further high- performance alternative for discerning automobile enthusiasts.
"The customer base for our V12 biturbo engine expects the ultimate in every respect. That is why we are offering a four-seater high-performance convertible with this legendary power unit for the first time. The new S 65 Cabriolet sets benchmarks for all relevant criteria: top performance, a breathtaking driving experience and exquisite appointments," says Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The peak output of 463 kW (630 hp) and maximum torque of 1000 newton metres make for effortlessly superior performance: The Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. The top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited). The AMG Driver's package includes an increase in the top speed to 300 km/h (also electronically limited). Yet it is the unrivalled 12-cylinder driving experience that thrills much more than facts and figures: stylish driving comfort and effortless power delivery combine with great refinement and the unmistakable AMG V12 engine sound.
Key data at a glance
Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet
463 kW (630 hp) at 4800-5400 rpm
1000 Nm at 2300-4300 rpm
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined
12.0 l/100 km
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
* Electronically limited
With an NEDC combined fuel consumption of 12.0 litres per 100 kilometres (equivalent to 272 g/km of CO2), the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Coupé is significantly more economical than all of its rivals.
Technical highlights of the AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine
Forged crankshaft in high-grade alloy steel
Multi-spark ignition with 12 twin-spark ignition units
Air-to-water intercooler with low-temperature circuit
ECO start/stop function
The exclusive carbon-fibre/aluminium engine cover also visually conveys the exceptional strengths of the V12 engine, which will be hand-assembled on the new, additional AMG engine line in Mannheim from 2016. The ultra-modern assembly layout is logistically and ergonomically perfect for the AMG philosophy of "One Man, One Engine". This means that at AMG's headquarters in Affalterbach (production of V8 engines) and in AMG engine production in Kölleda/Thuringia (4‑cylinder engines), each engine is assembled entirely by hand by a single technician in Mannheim. A badge bearing the technician's signature and attached to the engine is a personal testimony of perfection and quality.
Power transmission with threeindividual driving modes
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission is responsible for transferring power to the rear axle. This automatic transmission offers a choice of three individual modes, Controlled Efficiency (C), Sport (S) and Manual (M). Sport and Manual emphasise the vehicle's dynamism: the ultimate emotional appeal and tangible sportiness are ensured by the brief, precisely defined cutback of ignition and injection when shifting up a gear under full load. This shortens shift times and lends an audibly more emotive tone to gearshifts. The ECO start/stop function is activated in transmission mode "C".
Design features: High-sheen chrome as a distinguishing feature
The Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet also fascinates with its irresistible, timeless design lines. V12-specific features include the numerous design elements in high-sheen chrome at the front, sides and rear, which are particularly effective in conjunction with dark paint finishes. The large central Mercedes star on the front apron, the "twin blade" radiator grille, all of the air intake grilles, the trim strip on the "A-wing", the side flics (air deflector elements) and the front splitter are in high-sheen chrome. The front splitter reduces lift at the front axle, while the gap above the front splitter ensures an effective flow of air to the separate engine oil cooler behind it.
At the sides, the eye is drawn to the "V12 BITURBO" lettering on the wings and the high-sheen chrome inserts in the side skirts – which harmonise perfectly with the ceramic high-sheen multi-spoke forged wheels. Their large size of 8.5 J x 20 with size 255/40 ZR 20 tyres at the front, and 9.5 J x 20 with tyre size 285/35 ZR 20 at the rear, emphasises the model's athletic appearance.
In the closed position, the multi-layered acoustic soft top has the design contours of a coupé silhouette. The fabric soft top is available in black, dark blue, beige and dark red. It can be electro-hydraulically opened and closed while on the move, up to a speed of 50 km/h. Opening and closing take around 17 seconds. The soft top is deposited above the automatically extending luggage compartment partition. This avoids the need for any additional closures on the soft top compartment lid, in keeping with the high design quality embodied by the S 65 Cabriolet.
The rear section also sparkles: The AMG sports exhaust system's two chromed twin tailpipes in V12 design are fully chrome-plated and perfectly integrated into the rear apron. Above the distinctive diffuser insert, painted in high-gloss black, the trim element forms an effective contrast: it echoes the design of the "A-wings" on the front apron and is finished in high-sheen chrome.
Bodyshell: lightweight and torsionally rigid
The sculptured outside skin surrounds a highly stable structure which is light in weight yet extremely strong thanks to the intelligent material mix. The bodyshell of the new S 65 Cabriolet achieves the same torsional rigidity level as a coupé. At the same time the outside skin, the front section and the rear section of aluminium, as well as the use of magnesium, reduce the weight of the bodyshell to that of the current S 65 Coupé. The bulkhead behind the rear seats also contributes to this. This serves to rigidify the bodyshell, but also saves weight by carrying the pyrotechnically deployed rollover bars.
Careful attention to detail is also evident in the luggage compartment concept: when the soft top is opened, it folds away into a section of the luggage compartment. The soft top is separated from the remaining luggage compartment space by means of an electrically operated, retractable cover which encloses the soft top. This luggage compartment partition extends automatically when opening of the soft top. This means that the driver no longer needs to stop in order to operate the luggage compartment cover manually. The partition is not activated if the luggage compartment has been so loaded in such a way that there are objects in the area of the partition. When the soft top is closed, the luggage compartment partition can be retracted by pressing a button in the inner panelling of the boot lid, so as to increase the available luggage space. Additional convenience and space benefits include standard-specification electro-hydraulic remote locking for the luggage compartment and a through-loading facility into the interior.
Interior: equipment, quality and ambience of the highest standard
The extraordinarily stylish character of the twelve-cylinder model is also obvious in the interior: The S 65 Cabriolet welcomes its occupants with an incomparably exquisite ambience. The sport seats in designo Exclusive nappa leather are a distinctive highlight with their model-specific diamond-pattern layout. The perforations deliberately avoid the areas where stitching features in the nappa leather. The result is exceptionally neat contrasting seams and an unrivalled impression of quality. Electric adjustment, a memory function and seat climatisation are standard features. More contoured seat cushions and backrests improve lateral support when cornering at speed.
The fabric soft top has an interior lining completely in DINAMICA microfibre. High-grade nappa leather lines the window frame including the A-pillars, the roof claddings and the sun visors.
Outstanding climatic comfort with the roof open or closed
Maximum climatic comfort is assured by the automatic wind protection system AIRCAP, the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, the heated armrests, the seat heating also in the rear, and the intelligent climate control. In contrast to conventional systems, the climate is controlled fully automatically. This means that the driver does not need to select a mode for closed or open top, nor is it necessary to save a temperature setting for these driving conditions.
Sport steering wheel in a three-spoke design
A perfect feel for the car's behaviour is ensured by the 3-spoke sport steering wheel in nappa leather, which has a flattened lower section. It features shift paddles, a distinctly contoured rim trimmed with perforated leather in the grip area, and a metal insert with AMG lettering.
Another typical AMG speciality is the AMG instrument cluster: information on the engine speed, vehicle speed and much more appears on two animated round dials on the 31.2 centimetre, high-resolution colour TFT display. The typography, the needles in red/silver, the speedometer with its 360 km/h scale and the "V12 BITURBO" lettering in the rev counter all have a specifically AMG look. When the driver's door is opened, an AMG start-up screen appears on the right-hand display, while an animated Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet appears in the instrument cluster.
Lithium-ion battery reduces weight by over 20 kg
The Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet is equipped with a lithium-ion battery as standard. This innovative technology offers numerous advantages over a conventional battery concept: with a capacity of 78 Ah, the lithium-ion battery replaces both the starter battery and the backup battery – resulting in a weight saving of over 20 kg.
Sport suspension based on AIRMATIC
The sport suspension based on AIRMATIC provides an incomparable driving experience. It has AMG-specific kinematics, considerably tauter elasto-kinematics and new parameterisation of the variable damping adjustment – the driver benefits from more direct responses, and also faster handling responses with a dynamic driving style. The damping characteristics can be preset in two modes: a high level of long-distance comfort or a sporty, stiff setup.
It is perfectly complemented by the electro-mechanical, speed-sensitive sport steering with a constant, direct steering ratio of 13.5:1: this optimises vehicle handling and agility while maintaining driving safety at high speeds. Depending on the suspension setting, the steering characteristics are adapted for more sporty or comfortable response. In either case the driver feels precise feedback from the road surface, and a high level of steering precision.
Ceramic high-sheen forged wheels with fully integrated wheel bolt cover
The exclusive forged wheels of the V12 Cabriolet appeal with their exceptional design, which represents a contemporary interpretation of classic sports car rims: each of the 16 spokes twists so that the light-catching contours radiate to the centre of the wheel hub. The effect: The wheel appears larger than its actual dimensions of 8.5 J x 20 at the front and 9.5 J x 20 at the rear.
As standard the forged wheels feature a high-quality, screw-on, fully integrated wheel bolt cover in forged aluminium. Its shape is reminiscent of a centre lock as seen in motorsport. The AMG lettering is incorporated into the rim as a design element. Three further forged wheels in the same format are available as optional alternatives – one design variant with a matt black finish and high-sheen rim flange.
Optional ceramic high-performance composite brake system
The high-performance composite brake system features large brake discs and brake callipers with a grey finish – red callipers are available as an optional extra. A ceramic high-performance composite braking system with 420 x 40 mm discs at the front and 360 x 32 mm discs at the rear is optionally available. This is around 40 percent lighter in weight. The lower unsprung masses improve driving dynamics, agility and ride comfort.
Extensivestandard equipment with head-up display and touchpad
The extensive range of standard equipment for the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet includes the head-up display and the touchpad. The head-up display projects key information such as the vehicle speed, speed limits, navigation directions, traffic signs and information from DISTRONIC PLUS onto the windscreen. The visualisation of the engine speed and the current gear is exclusive to AMG. In Manual transmission mode, a coloured upshift bar and the possible gears for a manual gear change are also protected onto the windscreen. The virtual colour display measuring 21 x 7 centimetres appears to float on the bonnet at a distance of about two metres from the driver. The innovative touchpad makes it significantly easier to operate the radio, telephone and navigation system. In contrast to conventional systems, the touchpad can be used to operate all of the infotainment functions. The input area is approximately 6.5 x 4.5 centimetres in size and is integrated into the handrest with a cover for the keypad.
Intelligent Drive: new standards in safety
The new S 65 Cabriolet is available with numerous innovative assistance systems that make driving even more comfortable and safe. "Intelligent Drive" systems include PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection, DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, Brake Assist BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus and Night View Assist Plus. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS features distance and collision warning functions with adaptive Brake Assist, offering protection against collisions from just 7 km/h, plus an additional function: when a danger of collision persists and the driver fails to respond, the system is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to more than 100 km/h, thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stopping vehicles. At speeds of up to around 50 km/h the system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles, and is able to prevent rear-end collisions at up to around 40 km/h.
The preventive occupant protection system PRE-SAFE® has also been extended. As PRE-SAFE® PLUS, it can now also recognise an imminent rear-end collision and warn following traffic by activating the rear hazard warning lights at a high frequency. When a danger of collision persists, the system can "lock" the brakes of the stationary vehicle prior to a rear-end collision and activate the PRE-SAFE® belt tensioners immediately before impact. This action minimises the risk of whiplash injury by reducing the forward jolt caused by the impact, and ensuring that the occupants are in the best possible position.
Standard equipment for the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet includes the following (selection):
Exclusive package incl. upholstery in designo Exclusive nappa leather
Headliner in nappa leather / DINAMICA microfibre
LED Intelligent Light System
Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC
Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system
Driving Assistance package Plus, including DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, PRE-SAFE® Brake, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRE-SAFE® PLUS
Seat Comfort package for driver and front passenger
The Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet can be ordered from 4 April 2016 onwards, and the market launch in Mercedes-Benz own-retail outlets and dealerships will be from May 2016.
포드세일즈서비스코리아(대표이사 정재희, 이하 포드코리아)는 링컨의 플래그십 모델이자, 고품격 장인정신과 첨단 테크놀로지가 결합된 럭셔리 프리미엄 세단 ‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’를 21일 국내 공식 출시한다.
신형 V6 3.7L Ti-VCT 알루미늄 엔진으로 최대 출력 309마력과 최대 토크 38.3 kg•m, 탁월한 퍼포먼스를 자랑하는 ‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’는 길이 5.2m, 너비 1.9m*, 탑승 공간 2,996 리터의 대형 프리미엄 세단으로, 주행경험에서부터 내외부 디자인까지 링컨의 제품 철학을 일관되게 반영하면서도 향상된 테크놀로지와 디자인을 적용해 동급 최강 모델로 새롭게 탄생했다.
동급 유일, 링컨만의 첨단 테크놀로지로 주행 안정감 극대화
‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’는 새롭게 적용된 링컨만의 첨단 테크놀로지를 통해 다이내믹•쾌적•안전성 등 주행의 모든 면에서 최대의 만족감을 선사한다.
가장 큰 변화 중 하나는 연속 댐핑 제어(Continuously Controlled Damping, 이하 CCD) 기술에 기반한 최첨단 노면 지능형 전자식 서스펜션이다. CCD 기술은 차량이 주행하고 있는 노면 상태를 파악해 눈을 깜빡이는 것보다 짧은 시간(초당 500번)에 모든 바퀴로 전달되는 충격을 서로 다르게 흡수하게 하는 첨단 기술. 일례로 차량이 도로 위에 생긴 구덩이를 지나가게 될 경우, 즉시 댐핑 압력을 조절해 운전자가 느끼는 충격과 불편함을 최소화하여 보다 편안한 운전을 돕는다. 동급 차량에서 이 기능을 기본 장착한 것은 ‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’가 최초다.
또 하나의 특징은 전동 파워 스티어링(EPAS)을 갖춘 ‘링컨 드라이브 컨트롤(Lincoln Drive Control)’이다. 전동 파워 스티어링은 급격한 커브, 부드러운 주행 등 다양한 운전상황에서 파워 스티어링의 조작감이 지속적으로 변화하는 기술. ‘링컨 드라이브 컨트롤 시스템’은 전동 파워 스티어링 기술을 바탕으로, 변속 레버를 변경하는 것만으로 핸들링 퍼포먼스 및 주행 퍼포먼스, 서스펜션, 변속기, 트랙션 컨트롤 등을 손쉽게 제어해 안정적인 주행과 함께 도로 환경에 맞는 맞춤식 운전을 가능하게 도와준다. 이번에 출시된 ‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’의 ‘링컨 드라이브 컨트롤은 다이내믹 또는 쾌적한 주행 모두를 만족시킬 수 있도록 다음의 두가지 모드를 지원한다:
Ø 드라이브 모드(Drive Mode): 일상 생활에 어울리는 부드럽고 편안한 운전 경험 제공
Ø 스포츠 모드(Sport Mode): 견고한 스포츠 서스펜션 세팅으로 변화시켜 퍼포먼스 위주의 운전 경험 전달
럭셔리를 빛내는 링컨의 안전성
‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’의 프리미엄은 안전성으로 더욱 빛난다. 동급에서 유일하게 장착된 토크 벡터링(Torque Vectoring, 코너를 돌때 좌/우 바퀴의 회전수를 조정하여 더욱 안전하게 코너를 돌 수 있도록 돕는 기술)과 커브 컨트롤(Curve Control, 급한 코너를 빠른 속도로 회전할 때 네 바퀴 중 필요한 곳에 적절한 제동력을 가하는 기술)은 더욱 안정적인 주행을 돕는다. 특히, 한쪽 차선이 인식되지 않는 경우 핸들 진동을 통해 운전자에게 위험을 경고하는 차선 이탈 경고 장치’(Lane Keeping System)와 보조 제동 기능이 포함된 충돌 경고 장치(Collision Warning)는 위험을 감지하고 이를 알리는 수준을 넘어 보다 적극적으로 운전자의 안전을 지원하는 기능들이다. 보다 편안한 운전을 도와주는 어댑티브 크루즈 컨트롤(Adaptive Cruise Control)과 액티브 파크 어시스트(Active Park Assist, 자동 주차 보조 기능) 등을 통해 주행 안정성과 편의성에 링컨 특유의 럭셔리함을 더했다.
링컨의 장인정신으로 재탄생한 New MKS
‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’는 럭셔리·친환경·편안함’(LUXURIOUS, ORGANIC, COMFORTABLE)의 키워드로도 표현될 수 있다. 새로운 링컨의 디자인 컨셉으로 재해석된 프론트 범퍼, 펜더, 본네트, 리어 범퍼 디자인과 두 배 이상 촘촘해진 폭포수 그릴은 여전히 링컨 특유의 고급스러움을 선사한다. 링컨의 럭셔리 디자인 터치는 스티어링 휠의 방향과 연동되는 어댑티브 HID 헤드램프, LED로 점등되는 테일라이트, 패널이 완전히 열리며 뒷자석에서도 하늘을 볼 수 있도록 2중 유리로 구성된 듀얼 패널 문루프를 아우르며 차량 전체에 흐른다.
포드의 전설적인 대표 모델 ‘T’와 1950년형 ‘링컨 컨티넨탈’(Lincoln Continental)을 비롯해, 럭셔리 항공기나 요트의 실내에 주로 사용되는 스코틀랜드 ‘브리지 오브 위어’(Bridge of Weir™)사의 고급 소가죽을을 사용한 인테리어는 턱시도 스트립과 파이핑, 핸드 스티칭으로 고급스러움을 한층 업그레이드 시켰다. 특히, 링컨의 디자이너들은 가죽 본연의 아름다움을 유지하기 위해 엠보싱 공법 대신 친환경·유기농 태닝 공법을 적용했으며, 머리받침 및 차량의 시트 쿠션은 친환경과 편안함, 오랜시간 지속되는 내구성을을 위해 콩 추출물을 주재료로 제작되었다.
스마트 테크놀러지, 스마트 럭셔리!
2013 뉴 링컨 MKS는 대시보드와 센터콘솔, 계기판 등에도 디자인을 적용했고, 마이링컨 터치 시스템을 채택했다. 2013년 뉴 링컨 MKS는 전체적으로 한결 세련되고 고급스러우면서도 보다 향상된 편의성을 제공한다. 특히,
4.2인치 풀 컬러 LCD가 채용된 클러스터와 새로운 5버튼 컨트롤이 장착된 스티어링 휠을 채택했다. 스티어링 휠의 가죽 밑으로 장착된 얇은 금속이 스티어링휠을 따뜻하게 만들어 주는 ‘히티드 스티어링 휠’(Heated Steering Wheel)은 혹한의 겨울에도 따듯한 운전환경을 제공한다
. l 스마트 테크놀로지는 8인치 디스플레이에 싱크(SYNC®)가 포함된 마이링컨 터치(MyLincoln Touch™) 시스템을 탑재했다. 또한, 음향 공학적 설계와 함께 정격 출력 700W·16개 스피커를 갖춘 THX® II 인증 오디오 시스템(THX® II Certified Car Audio System)이 옵션으로 추가됐다.
포드코리아의 정재희 대표이사는 “’2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’는 링컨이 지닌 장인정신을 기반으로 첨단 기술과 고급스러움이 조화된 링컨의 플래그십 세단”이라며, “럭셔리 브랜드 링컨의 진면모를 모두 보여주는 최고의 세단 ‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’는 한국 소비자들에게 프리미엄 세단의 새로운 기준을 제시할 것”이라고 말했다.
Bentley is releasing full technical details of its exciting new 205 mph (330 km/h) all-wheel drive performance flagship ahead of its official international show debut at the Moscow Motor Show on 29 August. The new Continental GT Speed is the fastest road-car Bentley has ever produced and orders are being taken now, with deliveries scheduled to start in October 2012.
Powered by Bentley’s iconic 6-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, the GT Speed develops 625 PS (616 bhp) at 6000 rev/min – up 50 PS versus the standard Continental GT - with 800 Nm (590 lb.ft) of torque available from 2000 to 5000 rev/min (up 100 Nm) for instantly accessible high performance. Coupled with a new ZF eight-speed close-ratio automatic transmission and state-of-the-art engine management software, the GT Speed despatches the zero-to-sixty sprint in 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2s), reaching 100 mph (160 km/h) from a standing start in just 9.0 seconds. In-gear acceleration is equally breath-taking.
In the Bentley Speed tradition, outstanding performance is matched by an enhanced chassis with up-rated springs, anti-roll bars and bushes, a lowered ride height (by 10mm front and rear) together with re-tuning of the electronically controlled damping and steering systems.
However, this newest, most powerful addition to the Continental stable still displays the refinement and suppleness that makes a Bentley unique. Even the exhaust note, deeper and more exhilarating under hard acceleration, remains civilised and refined during high-speed cruising.
Its all-wheel-drive system, biased 60:40 in favour of the rear, offers reassuring stability and the potential to access the prodigious performance all year round in virtually any weather conditions or road surface.
Subtle signature design cues distinguish the GT Speed from its stable-mates, including exclusive 21-inch, ten-spoke alloy wheels, dark-tint matrix to the radiator shell and lower bumper grilles and ‘rifled’ exhaust tailpipes. Inside the handcrafted cabin, the Speed models are specified exclusively with the Mulliner Driving Specification, featuring quilted, perforated leather and bright metal detailing plus a broader choice of optional technical finishes. This now includes the exclusive-to-Speed dark tint aluminium as well as carbon fibre. The result is a highly distinctive, contemporary, sporting, luxury coupe.
The 575 PS (567 bhp) W12 powertrain of the Continental GT coupe and GTC convertible models also benefits from enhancements made to the more powerful GT Speed. In addition to the new engine management system and eight-speed transmission, all W12 engines now feature an energy recuperation system. Together, these deliver a 12% improvement in fuel economy and CO2 emissions across the GT W12 range and a 10% improvement for the GTC W12.
GT Speed – sophisticated technology for extreme performance
As the fastest production Bentley ever, the new Continental GT Speed reaffirms the legendary W12’s status as an engine of extreme performance. Developing 625 PS (616 bhp) at 6000 rev/min and 800 Nm (590 lb ft) of torque from 2000 rev/min, the twin-turbo, 48-valve, 6.0-litre W12 is now fitted with the very latest ME17 engine management system. Capable of performing 180 million individual calculations per second, the new system delivers enhanced turbocharger control, outstanding torque management and improvements to driveability. In addition, a revised Sport mode provides a sharper throttle with faster response for effortless acceleration at all speeds.
The W12 engine is mated to a ZF eight-speed transmission for the first time. Designed to handle the extreme levels of torque generated by the W12, the transmission cuts acceleration times by ensuring that the engine is always at the ideal speed for peak torque delivery. This state-of-the-art transmission also features “Block Shifting” technology, capable of shifting directly from (for example) 8th gear to 4th gear for instantaneous response and thunderous acceleration.
The combination of the new transmission and the uprated engine results in breath-taking supercar performance. The sprint from 0-60 mph takes just 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds) and the relentless acceleration continues to a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h). 0-100 mph is dispatched in a mere 9.0 seconds – a level of performance akin to the previous generation Continental Supersports, and almost a full second quicker than the updated 575 PS Continental GT.
The exhaust system of the new GT Speed has been developed from the free-breathing, low back pressure design first used on the Continental Supersports Ice Speed Record car. The new exhaust produces a sportier, more intense baritone sound under hard acceleration without sacrificing a relaxed, refined and quiet tone during cruising conditions.
Up to 12% efficiency improvement for all two-door Continentals
Powertrain developments have not been restricted to the pursuit of outright performance. Bentley’s engineering team has also focused on enhancing efficiency, and the power and torque increases for the new GT Speed are accompanied by an improvement of up to 12% in fuel economy, range and CO2 emissions across the two-door model range.
The new eight-speed transmission delivers six per cent of the total efficiency gain. The eight close-ratios ensure that the engine operates in its most efficient range during relaxed driving, while the very latest software developments ensure that gear changes are both fast and imperceptibly smooth.
The new transmission, together with the ME17 engine management system, is fitted to the standard Continental GT and GTC models from now.
The W12 engine features recuperation for the first time, delivering a 1.6 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions alone. Recuperation is a technology involving precise control of the vehicle’s electrical system and alternator to allow flexible generation of electricity. The output of the alternator is increased during low engine load conditions, for example when decelerating, with the excess electrical energy stored in the car’s battery. When the engine is then under load, the alternator output is reduced, increasing overall engine efficiency while the battery provides the previously stored energy to compensate.
Reflecting the improvements in efficiency, the Continental GT and GT Speed now feature a combined cycle fuel economy of 19.5 mpg (14.5 litres/100km) and CO2 emissions of 338 g/km (subject to certification) – outstanding figures for a 12-cylinder grand tourer. Meanwhile, the GTC has a combined cycle fuel economy of 19.0 mpg (14.9 litres/100km) and CO2 emissions of 347 g/km.
The efficiency improvements also benefit the performance of the standard GT and GTC models. The standard 575 PS GT now takes just 4.3 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph (0-100 km/h in 4.5s) with 100 mph (160 km/h) reached in 9.8 seconds from a standstill. The performance of the Continental GTC is equally exhilarating – 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.7s) and 0-100 mph (and 0-160 km/h) in 10.3 seconds.
GT Speed – lowered, uprated suspension for agility, comfort and refinement
The new Continental GT Speed features significant changes to both chassis hardware and software for a sporty, engaging drive that matches the formidable powertrain. Aluminium double wishbone front suspension and a trapezoidal multi-link rear setup are retained, but now feature revised air suspension springs and dampers for improved agility and body control, with roll, pitch and heave all reduced for a more agile driving experience.
The self-levelling system constantly monitors ride height and damping according to road conditions, and positions the car with a ride height 10mm lower than the standard Continental GT. Bentley’s chassis engineers have also fitted stiffer suspension bushes for sharp, communicative handling and uprated anti-roll bars to optimise the handling balance.
Software changes are also wide-ranging, combining to use the revised suspension hardware to deliver an exciting but refined experience. Steering and suspension control systems receive revised calibrations.
Sophisticated stability control, optimised for driver involvement
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system has been optimised to work perfectly in tune with the new ME17 engine management system for outstanding driving performance. The ESC system retains the “Dynamic Mode” setting that allows increased wheel slip at higher speeds, with engine torque reinstated more quickly after a system intervention. Together, these systems give the spirited driver more opportunity to exploit the full potential of the new chassis setup and higher power output. Steering feel and feedback to the driver are both improved, while careful tuning of the Continuous Damping Control (CDC) system means minimal degradation in ride comfort despite the uprating of the suspension components.
Outstanding stopping power across the Continental range
In line with the standard Continental models, the new GT Speed is fitted with 405 mm diameter front and 335 mm rear ventilated, cast iron brake discs and eight-piston callipers as standard for outstanding stopping power. The boundaries of braking performance can be further extended by specifying 420 mm front / 356 mm rear cross-drilled Carbon Silicon-Carbide (CSiC) discs as a cost option. Providing a 20 kg weight saving over the standard brakes, the fade-free CSiC discs last the lifetime of the car under normal driving conditions, while brake pad life is doubled. ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Hydraulic Brake Assistance, Drag Torque Control and aquaplane detection are all fitted as standard.
All-wheel drive – a performance car for all seasons
For all Continental models, the new eight-speed transmission feeds the famous Bentley wave of torque to a permanent all-wheel-drive system which retains the 60% rear / 40% front torque split first introduced on the Supersports. Allowing the spirited driver to control the car’s line and balance using the throttle, the rear-biased torque split minimises understeer during hard cornering and varies torque between the front and rear axles for optimum grip. Meanwhile, the all-wheel drive system provides reassuring grip and traction in all road and weather conditions.
Sculpted coachwork with signature Speed design cues
The iconic Continental GT has a form that expresses the same balance of power and elegance, exhilaration and endurance that is provided by its exceptional powertrain. The classic Bentley DNA is evident through the sensual powerline that runs the length of the car, meeting the sculpted rear haunch.
Advanced superforming technology uses high temperatures and pressurised air to shape the front fenders into exquisite, unbroken curves in extremely durable aerospace-grade 5083 aluminium alloy. The latest body construction techniques deliver crisply defined feature lines and form to every area of the exterior design. The flowing lines and curves – inspired by the original 1950s R-Type Continental – create highly distinct surfaces, bringing the feel of a truly coachbuilt car to the Continental family.
For the GT Speed, these elegant shapes are enhanced with a suite of signature design cues. A new 9.5J x 21” ten twin-spoke wheel design is exclusive to GT Speed, available in bright painted or dark tint finishes, and fitted with 275/35 ZR21 tyres. Dark tint radiator matrix and front bumper grilles enhance the air intakes that pay homage to the Le Mans winning Bentleys of the 1920s to give the front of the new GT Speed a more aggressive, sporting look.
At the rear of the car, new rifled exhaust tailpipes are fitted exclusively to GT Speed and are complemented by chrome rear lamp bezels that are also introduced on Continental GT and GTC models. Also fitted as standard to all 6.0 litre Continental models are new W12 badges located below the muscular power line on the front fenders. Beneath the bonnet, the twin turbocharged intake manifolds of the Speed model are uniquely powder-coated with a black finish. GT Speed treadplates complete the set of exterior design cues.
Mulliner Styling Specification in polished carbon fibre
All two-door Continental models may also be specified with the striking Mulliner Styling Specification package option. Available as a dealer-fit accessory, the “Classic Pack” comprises a range of styling features finished in carbon fibre that accentuate the car’s iconic shape, including:
Front bumper grille strakes
Side sill extension blades
Rear bumper diffuser
Complementary features include carbon fibre door mirror cowls, the finishing of the standard rear spoiler in carbon fibre and the fitment of the 21” “Elegant” wheels in a unique black finish.
As well as the 17 exterior paint finishes available as standard to the Continental models, a range of almost 100 additional paint options is available including solid, metallic, pearlescent and satin finishes. Further extending the art-of-the-possible, Bentley’s specialist paint team can also create bespoke exterior colours to precisely match customer requirements.
Despite the GT Speed’s sporting overtones, this grand tourer retains a hand-crafted interior created using only the finest natural materials. Soft, supple leathers, polished veneers and cool-touch metals combine with the meticulous craftsmanship for which Bentley is renowned to provide a cabin of exceptional quality.
As standard, the new GT Speed is specified with Bentley’s luxurious yet sporting Mulliner Driving Specification, which features diamond-quilted, perforated leather hides to all four seats, door trims and rear quarter panels. The cabin headlining is finished in indented leather hide, while optional embroidered Bentley emblems can be specified for the headrests.
The sports gear lever has a classic knurled finish, while the driver uses drilled alloy sports foot pedals. The unique Bentley “Jewel” filler cap is provided as standard, as are Dark Stained Burr Walnut or Piano Black veneers.
With its gleaming, geometrically precise overlapping circles, engine-turned aluminium – also known as ‘engine spin’ – has indelible associations with Bentley sporting success. The dashboard of ‘Old Number One’ – the Speed Six that won two Le Mans 24 Hour races – is crafted from the same material. With such a pedigree it’s natural that Bentley offers two engine spin options for the fascia and consoles – one in Bright Aluminium and the other, unique to the Continental GT Speed, in Dark Tint Aluminium. Its understated shade perfectly complements the dark tint chrome radiator and bumper grilles.
Alternatively, the more recent Bentley Le Mans success is reflected in choosing the Carbon Fibre option for fascia, roof and centre consoles, its satin finish specially developed to reduce unwelcome reflections.
Seventeen different hide colours are available and as with the rest of the Continental family, the interior of the GT Speed can be specified with duo-tone colour splits, including one split previously exclusive to GT V8. Contrast stitching throughout, including to the steering wheel, is also available.
ADVANCED INFOTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY
A new feature of the advanced 8-inch touchscreen, 30GB on-board Infotainment system is the addition of satellite navigation “Personal Points of Interest”. This allows the user to save places of their choosing (e.g. a specific restaurant) into the system.
The touchscreen displays the car’s audio system, telephone, ride and comfort settings and navigation information, which uses both the hard-disc drive and a DVD player to access route data.
An eight-speaker sound system is offered as standard employing the latest Balanced Mode Radiator technology. These unique compact, flat-panel speakers provide exceptional clarity across the audible spectrum and a very wide frequency range. The 11-speaker Naim for Bentley system – created exclusively by British audiophiles Naim – is available across the Continental range.
Music can be played and controlled directly from an iPod® as well as from a six-disc CD changer, SD card reader or directly from the car’s hard-disc drive, which can store up to 15GB of music. DAB digital radio is also available in regions where the infrastructure supports it.