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This year’s Super Bowl had its fair share of entertaining ads. Here’s our roundup of some of the interesting automotive ads:
The boys in Crewe wrote in this morning to tell us about their new Continental GT coupe. The second-generation model looks pretty similar to the eight-year-old original, but Bentley says it’s actually a ground-up redesign. The new car sports more aggressive styling up front, with bulging fenders; a taller, more upright grille; LED daytime running lights outside of the main headlights; and a smoother rear-end and fenders.
The C-GT’s 6.0L twin-turbo W12 engine has been massaged a bit, pushing output to 567 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque (a 4.0L V8 is also available, for those who care about gas mileage). The block’s mated to a speedier 6-speed Quickshift automatic that can do double downshifts, and power hits the road through a wider rear track. The car’s all-wheel-drive system is now biased 40/60 (front/rear). The new car has a slipperier drag coefficient of 0.33, though it’s still not that great– the Toyota Prius is at 0.26, and the current record-holder, Mercedes’ E-Class Coupe, is at 0.24. The zero-to-60 mph run takes 4.4 seconds, and the Volkswagen-owned carmaker says the new C-GT boasts a top speed of 198 mph.
Inside, the new model has increased legroom, a large new 8″ touchscreen with GPS navigation and Google Maps support, a sleeker dash design, and water bottle holders in the doors.
Oh, and the Continental GT is now flex-fuel (up to E85 ethanol) capable, for those wanting to run their Bentley on processed corn.
Full photo gallery and press release after the break.
Auto Express managed to obtain a leaked photo of the 2011 Volkswagen Passat. The new car sports a squarer, slightly more aggressive design, with flared fenders, lower air intakes, and a chrome grille and new headlights matching the rest of VW’s new models.
Engine options haven’t been confirmed yet, but we’re likely looking at a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder producing around 200 HP in the U.S. Europe will probably get the same 1.4 and 1.8L TSI gas engines and 1.6 and 2.0L TDI diesels as the current Passat, along with a 2.0L turbo R model delivering 270 HP.
VW will officially unveil the 2011 Passat at the Paris Motor Show in October, and the car should hit showrooms by early next year.
Source: Auto Express