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  • Super high-quality interior materials
  • Assembled with supreme precision
  • Classy mix of retro and high-tech elements

In terms of both materials used and the general construction, Bentley is practically peerless in the quality of its interiors, and this Continental GT Coupe is a prime example of its finest work.

That is, of course, if you are drawn to its more traditionally styling – organ stop air vent controls, quilted leather, a forest’s worth of wood and of course knurled switchgear from here to eternity.

While there’s a veneer of the old fashioned there’s certainly nothing retro about the tech on offer, with a fully digital instrument panel complete with rev counter, speedometer and a customisable screen for directional or multimedia information. Like several elements of the Continental GT’s interior, this is an adapted version of what you’d find in an Audi, however.

The main infotainment screen measures 12.3-inches and contains Apple CarPlay and the controls for the multimedia system, sat-nav and so on. If all of this appears too futuristic you can press a button on the dash to rotate the screen away into the dashboard, revealing a continuation of the dashboard veneer, or three yacht-like dials displaying the temperature, a compass and clock.

Bentley Continental GT 2019 interior

Comfort

  • Superbly luxurious and peaceful
  • Lounge-worthy armchair front seats
  • Ride will iron out road imperfections

Unsurprisingly the comfort and refinement on offer in the Continental GT is its strongest talent, especially in the supremely smooth and silent W12 model. Even the more raucous V8 settles down on a cruise.

Either way, expect an easy ride and supportive yet armchair-like 20-way adjustable seats, complete with cooling, heating and massage function.

You can even get a new type of leather quilting called ‘diamond in diamond’ which results in an opulent look and incredible softness of touch. It took 18 months to develop this effect and each shape takes 712 stitches to create.

Laminated acoustic glass is used this time around too, giving nine-decibel reduction in interior noise over the outgoing car. And the last Continental GT’s cabin was already whisper quiet.