2023 Bentley Improvements and Surprises

Bentley Model Year Changes

2023 Bentley Bentayga

2023 Bentley Bentayga EWB
2023 Bentley Bentayga EWB

What can you do to improve a massive, luxury sport utility? Make it bigger! The Bentley Bentayga EWB adds over seven inches to the wheelbase and overall length. Four-wheel steering is fitted to EWB models, helping to tighten the turning radius. Additional rear track width aids in stability. Unlike the standard wheelbase model, no third row of seating will be offered in the Bentayga EWB, which will seat four or five. The EWB is only offered with the twin-turbocharged 4.0 V8 engine, with 542 horsepower.

The Bentayga EWB is available in both standard and Azure trims. There is also an Azura First Edition, available in limited numbers only for the first model year.

A plug-in hybrid version returns to the lineup. After a one-year absence, the 3.0 twin-turbocharged hybrid V6 is back. It is still rated at 443 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The electric-only range has almost doubled, now 28 miles. Bentley Hybrid is available in standard, S, and Azure trims.

2023 Bentley Continental GT

2023 Bentley Continental GT S via Bentley Catalogue
2023 Bentley Continental GT S via Bentley Catalogue

A Continental S is added to the lineup, with exclusive wheels, black “S” badges, a black swoop in the lower side character line a black mesh grille, red brake calipers, and a more aggressive exhaust system. The Continental S utilizes the 4.0 V8 engine, the main differences are related to appearance, where it takes on many aspects of the Continental SPEED W12. Headlamp and taillamp lenses are tinted.

2022 vs 2023 Bentley Continental mileage

EPA fuel mileage ratings for the V8 have decreased for 2023.

A heated steering wheel and a wireless smartphone charger are now standard. Carbon ceramic brakes are now optional on all models, not just SPEED W12 models.

The Azure trim is also available on V8 models of both coupe and convertible. It includes 20-way power seats, ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, heated front armrests, and 22-inch wheels, among other luxuries.

The Mulliner is still the peak of the Continental GT and GTC, and the only model available with the W12, except the SPEED.

2023 Bentley Flying Spur

2023 Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition Courtesy Bentley Media
2023 Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition Courtesy Bentley Media

The Bentley sedan also gets the “S” treatment, with blacked-out trim, tinted headlamp and taillamp lenses, 22-inch wheels, red brake calipers, and a sporty exhaust note. Embroidered “S” emblems in the seats and “S” badges on the outside identify the model. It is equipped with the 4.0 twin-turbocharged V8 or the 2.9 twin-turbocharged V6 plug-in hybrid. The 48-volt active stabilizer bar suspension (Bentley Dynamic Ride) and all-wheel steering are also standard with the V8 engine.

The Flying Spur SPEED rejoins the lineup, utilizing the same 626-horsepower W12 twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter engine also available in the Flying Spur Mulliner. Twenty-two-inch wheels, Bentley Dynamic Ride, and all-wheel steering are included.

A new model, the Flying Spur Odyssean, is a limited edition expressing sustainability; the 2.9 twin-turbocharged plug-in hybrid is standard. Chrome is eliminated, replaced by an understated pale gold coloring. Inside, wool tweed and sustainable leather coverings, and environmentally friendly finishings on the wood veneers highlight the goals of the model.

A Flying Spur Azure offers specific luxury features, including adaptive cruise control, Lane Assist, Night Vision, Bentley Safeguard Plushead-up display, unique 22-inch wheels, special diamond quilting for the seats, standard ventilated, massaging front and rear seats, 22-way power adjustment for the front seats, and 14-way power adjustments for the rear seat. V8 or hybrid power is available.

Electric-only range with the plug-in hybrid is now 25 miles, a 20% increase.

A heated steering wheel and a front wireless phone charger are now standard. If the rear seat is equipped with a wireless phone charger the front one is deleted.



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