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Bentley Continental GT (3rd) Review Rundown

Bentley Motors | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 05 May 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Bentley Continental GT
  • Powerful twin-turbo V8
  • Superlative comfort
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The Bentley Continental GT Convertible is a beautifully executed piece of engineering that delivers exactly what a car of this type should. It's not as fun to drive as a DB11, but if what you're after is just the world's finest traditional Grand Tourer, the Continental GT is where the standard is set.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
The new Bentley Continental GT features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. The engine is the same in all but installation details as that in the Bentayga V8, but with 542bhp, it's usefully more powerful than even the 521bhp ‘S' version of the old Continental GT. It costs £148,800, which is a touch over 11 grand less than the 626bhp W12.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful twin-turbo V8
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Stunning interior
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
This is Bentley's take on the original concept: an expensive and exclusive luxury car (which is the Grand) designed for doing enormous distances without apparent strain. To that end it deploys the aforementioned 4-litre, twin turbo V8, taking it with a 542bhp power output. It's still highly capable, generates impressive grip and has well geared, well weighed and commendably accurate steering.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Impressive handling
  • Superb handling
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The new Bentley Continental GT covers ground effortlessly. Its sumptuously finished cabin puts rivals to shame. It's better to drive than before, and the engine is silky smooth. True, there's not much space in the back, but if you're lucky enough to sit up front then there's no denying the latest Conti is one of the finest GT cars in the world.
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Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Impressive handling
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 93%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The third-generation Bentley Continental GT Convertible is incredibly expensive. Refinement and comfort are excellent, it even handles well, and there's a deep reserve of performance. With a 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine that makes 626bhp and 900Nm of torque – even though this tank weighs 2,414kg – it'll still hit 60mph in 3.7 seconds and 207mph flat out.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic cabin quality
  • Excellent infotainment tech
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 91%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
At £151,800, it's still far from cheap, but it becomes the entry point to the Continental line-up. Despite the smaller capacity and lower cylinder count, the new GT V8 is still an outrageously quick car. Bentley claims that it will do 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds – only 0.2 second behind the W12 model.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous V8 engine
  • Impressive refinement
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 95%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
With V8 power, the Bentley Continental GT Convertible is a beautifully executed piece of engineering that delivers exactly what a car of this type should. It's so comfortable and so characterful thanks to that engine, which delivers more than enough performance. With the acoustically insulated roof up, combined with double-glazing, the cabin is extremely refined, with only a very slight wind whistle around the roof seals. The build and finish are exquisite, from the wood veneers to the quilted leather and the interior brightwork.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Comfortable and characterful
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 95%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Continental GT Speed is the most agile, alert and – importantly – fun road car from Bentley yet. It's lost none of its ultra-luxurious appeal, offering comfort and quality in abundance, but the new additions have pushed its dynamic ability to new heights. For the first time on a production Bentley, there's an electronically controlled limited-slip differential (eLSD ) at the rear.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful twin-turbo W12 engine
  • Comfortable and fun to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

carmagazine[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Carmagazine have found the following[***]:
Bentley has added extra appeal to its Continental-based GTC convertible. Power climbs from 552bhp to 600bhp and torque from 479lb ft to 553lb ft. The Speed can crack 60mph in the same 4.8sec as the GT, while ‘only' 195mph is on offer, roof down.
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Pros[**]
  • Brilliantly refined low-speed manners
  • Impressive range of engine options
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

carmagazine[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from Carmagazine have found the following[***]:
The new third-generation drop-top Conti is remarkable for its mastery over physics and its curmudgeonly rules. Climbing quickly and effortlessly inland from the Mediterranean coast, melancholy threatens as you ponder the truth that this Continental is surely the last of its kind. The interior – as befits a £175,890 luxury car in the first days of its life – is gorgeous.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Impressive range of engine options
  • Fantastic build quality
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

carmagazine[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Carmagazine have found the following[***]:
The new Bentley Continental GT Speed is the cleverest Conti yet. But also the most fun; a tactile, involving Grand Tourer. Powered by 6.0-litre W12 twin-turbo engine that's powered much of the Continental range since 2003. On sale date is TBC, as is price.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful W12 engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of active systems
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
Bentley's big GT is one of the best-looking coupes around. Sitting in a Continental GT in traffic is like being wrapped in your own personal fortress of solitude. With the touch of a button, the Bentley Rotating Display's 40 moving parts can silently flip the 12.3-inch multimedia screen.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Beautifully appointed infotainment tech
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 is as fine a grand tourer as its W12-powered counterpart, but at the same time, an even better sports car. The V8 models get new 20- and 21-inch wheel designs, and the W12's oval shaped exhausts are now split into a pair of better-looking, dual-outlet pipes. The interior is simply exquisite, right down to the last detail.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Gorgeous interior design
  • Excellent infotainment tech
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[13]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Bentley Continental GT convertible will start at $236,100 when it goes on sale in the U.S. later this year. The convertible uses Bentley's latest 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine, which made its debut in the Bentayga SUV. The Continental GT is one of the few cars that feels truly special and desirable.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Terrific ride quality
  • Fantastic infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[14]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Bentley is betting that buyers of its opulent Continental GT will be interested in downsizing. The Continental GT V8 is available with a digital instrument cluster, heads-up display, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system based on Audi's MMI. The transmission's tendency to second-guess the driver contradicts the Continental GT's sporting mission.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Lots of driver-assistance tech
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Bentley Continental GT V8 2019 review. Autocar. 2019-06-26. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Bentley Continental GT V8 2020 UK review. Autocar. 2020-01-16. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ New Bentley Continental GT 2018 review. Autoexpress. 2018-11-29. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ New Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2019 review. Autoexpress. 2019-05-29. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ New Bentley Continental GT V8 2020 review. Autoexpress. 2020-01-24. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. 6. ^ New Bentley Continental GT Convertible V8 2020 review. Autoexpress. 2020-04-20. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  7. 7. ^ New Bentley Continental GT Speed 2021 review. Autoexpress. 2021-05-04. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  8. 8. ^ Bentley Continental GTC Speed (2009) review. Carmagazine. 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  9. 9. ^ Bentley Continental GT Convertible (2019) review: the last hurrah?. Carmagazine. 2019-02-26. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  10. 10. ^ Bentley Continental GT Speed (2021) review: the sharpest Conti yet. Carmagazine. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  11. 11. ^ 2020 Bentley Continental GT review: How to feel like a million bucks. Cnet. 2020-01-22. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  12. 12. ^ 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 first drive review: A more athletic grand tourer. Cnet. 2019-06-25. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  13. 13. ^ 2020 Bentley Continental GT convertible first drive review. Digitaltrends. 2019-02-25. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  14. 14. ^ 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 coupe first drive review. Digitaltrends. 2019-06-26. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  15. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  16. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  17. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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