Bentley has released the first images of its new Continental GTC ahead of its Frankfurt motor show introduction. The second generation GTC is sportier than its predecessor; is lighter in weight, has a wider track and engine power is increased too. A new six-speed transmission means gear shifting times have been halved and the 0-60mph time is now 4.5 secs.
Audi is to launch a hybrid version of its luxurious A8 saloon that combines a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder TFSI petrol engine with an electric motor to produce 245PS. The car will be able to run in all-electric, zero emission mode up to 62mph and fuel economy should be above 44mpg and CO2 output below sub-148g/km. On sale late next year.
MERCEDES TO REVEAL NEW B-CLASS
Mercedes-Benz will reveal its new B-Class model ahead of the Frankfurt motor show. The compact MPV sports tourer has been reworked to increase interior space and better economy. The car also features a new seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission and a radar-based collision warning system as standard. We’ll get it here in March 2012.