When you think of brands Bentley and Bang & Olufsen, ultimate luxury springs to mind.
And now these two powerhouses have joined forces to create a pioneering automotive industry first, at the height of excellence creating the epitome of magnificence.
Breaking new ground, the third-generation Continental GT has integrated Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSonic One-Touch system, which allows customers to enjoy a complete bespoke audio experience.
The sophisticated Bang & Olufsen system for Bentley is a marriage between Bentley’s and HARMAN International’s design and audio engineering teams that culminates in a seamless product for the luxury marque.
Particularly impressive is the four distinct audio offerings of the one-touch system, including Bright, Energetic, Warm and Relaxed, which allows users to select according to their specific mood.
Surround intensity is easily adjusted with an intuitive ‘pinching gesture’, while additional settings can be optimised for front and rear seat passengers.
The system also features 16 loudspeakers and a powerful amplifier to create a high-quality sound that’s second to none.
The speaker grilles are finished in aluminium drilled in various sizes and angles, which allow for a uniquely designed Fibonacci hole pattern that results in a highly desirable transparent acoustic experience.
Visually, this partnership is masterpiece is a feast for the senses, from the LED illumination that welcomes the driver when turned on to the laminated acoustic glass windscreen and side windows that reduce outside noise and create an optimal audio experience.
Ashley Blakemore, Head of Infotainment at Bentley, is particularly proud of this product for its high-quality effects.
“The BeoSonic user interface allows you to change equalisation based on your mood, which means fewer inputs are required to achieve their desired audio experience. When changing between sound spaces, you will instantly hear the difference: you can change from a very precise and narrow sound to a much more open and surrounding listening experience,” Blakemore says.
For the true audiophile, a Naim 2,200 W, 18-speaker system with Active Bass Transducers built into the front seats and eight sound modes is also offered.
The Bang & Olufsen system forms part of the all-new Bentley GT, which is known for its ‘seamless integration of handcrafted, natural materials and cutting-edge technology’ which is considered an ultimate statement of true luxury.