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Bentley Continental GT (3rd Gen) Coupe & Convertible

MSRP 199800 EURNEX score 87%

Product Overview

The Bentley Continental GT is the 3rd iteration of one of the world's most popular luxury GTs. Built on Volkswagen Group's MSB platform, its sporting capabilities and refinements have been vastly improved over the previous generation.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Powerful W12 and V8 engine options
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Fantastic infotainment system
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good handling
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Impressive handling
Cons
  • Lack of standard equipment
  • Lack of analogue dials
  • Lack of refinement
  • Lacklustre engine
  • Quite expensive
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Specifications

Variants:
V8
W12

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
358 L / 12.6 cu ft

Dimensions

Size | Height
1405 mm
Size | Length
4850 mm
Size | Width
1966 mm
Weight
2244 kg
Wheelbase
2851 mm

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.7 s
Fuel Economy
13.6 L/100 km, 20.8 mpg
Top Speed
333 km/h

Powertrain

W12Engine | Displacement
6.0 L
V8Engine | Displacement
4.0 L
W12Engine | Power
626 hp @ 6000 rpm
W12Engine | Torque
900 Nm @ 1350 - 4500 rpm
Engine | Type
W12 or V8
Fuel Capacity
90 L / 23.78 gal
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Dual-clutch

Production

Debut
2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
Made In
UK

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Bentley’s W12 engine feels as potent in this 650bhp state of tune as you’d hope it would, albeit still a bit lazy and boosty in its delivery at times. Both coupé and convertible are near enough identical cars to interact with at a simpler level. Even in their sportiest drive modes, neither troubles you with much weight or tactile feedback through the steering.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • New-found handling dynamism
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Not the most exciting engine
  • Lacklustre engine

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 88%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
With 542bhp, it’s usefully more powerful than even the 521bhp ‘S’ version of the old Continental GT. It is also 50kg lighter than the W12, all removed from the nose, which means their power-to-weight ratios are separated by little more than 30bhp per tonne. The suspension of the V8 has been tweaked, but only tuned to match the change in weight and distribution.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Best-handling Bentley on the market
  • Powerful V8
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • More expensive than the W12

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
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. The engine removes a useful 50kg from the nose of the Continental GT.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent handling
Cons
  • Lack of analogue dials

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Under the skin, this new Continental has much in common with the latest Porsche Panamera. Almost every part has been honed to suit the latest British bruiser. Under the bonnet, the GT is still powered by a huge 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12. It feels as quiet at 70mph as the firm's flagship Mulsanne EWB.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Impressive handling
Cons
  • Interior isn’t as refined as it should be
  • Sport mode feels compromised

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score 88%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The third-generation Continental GT Convertible is the pinnacle of the open-top grand tourer. 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. Just as in the Continental coupe you'll find the largest touchscreen ever to feature in a Bentley, at 12.3 inches.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Not the most comfortable to drive

autoexpress[6]

Sentiment Score 89%
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Impressive handling
Cons
  • Lacklustre engine
  • Lack of refinement

autoexpress[7]

Sentiment Score 91%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Technology and craftsmanship combine in equal measure to deliver something very special that drips with elegance and desirability in almost every way. It's so comfortable and so characterful thanks to that engine, which delivers more than enough performance. The GT Convertible is delightfully comfortable and glides over the road, but given its size and weight, at nearly five metres long and 2,335kg, the Bentley handles nicely, too.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Quite expensive

autoexpress[8]

Sentiment Score 95%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Coupe goes from 100mph in 3.3 seconds to 62mph in just 3.7. New carbon-ceramic brake discs gripped by 10-piston calipers are the largest fitted to any road car, and only just squeeze behind the 22-inch alloy wheels. New electronic rear differential - the first for the brand - rear wheel steering and variable electronic stability control. Prices start at £209,000 for the convertible and climb to £900 for the Coupe.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Impressive handling
  • Fantastic infotainment system
Cons
  • Not as powerful as rivals
  • More expensive than rivals

autoexpress[9]

Sentiment Score 92%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
For the first time on a production Bentley, there's an electronically controlled limited-slip differential (eLSD ) at the rear. The adaptive air suspension has been retuned in conjunction with the 48-volt active anti-roll set-up. The 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine now produces 650bhp alongside its 900Nm of torque.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Not the most fun to drive

carmagazine[10]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The GTC Speed gets the styling tweaks outlined above, plus the Mulliner pack (quilted hide seats, three-spoke multi-function wheel, knurled chrome gear lever) That comes at extra cost on the plain Jane model. Fettling that 6.0-litre, twin turbo W12 (two narrow angle V6s on a common crank) doesn't come cheap. Factor in the suspension upgrade and, what the hell, it's £10k well spent.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Impressive low-speed manners
  • Superb infotainment system
Cons
  • Not the most fun to drive
  • Seat backs are too firm

carmagazine[11]

Sentiment Score 93%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The third-gen Conti's more capable chassis has already proved itself in the Coupe, and the Convertible's an equally giant leap over its forebear. The interior – as befits a £175,890 luxury car in the first days of its life – is gorgeous. The car also deploys everything in Bentley's dynamic arsenal; a torque-splitting centre diff and all-wheel drive, torque vectoring by brake, air suspension, 48-volt anti-roll control and the biggest iron brakes currently on sale.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Fantastic infotainment system
Cons
  • Pricier than Coupe

carmagazine[12]

Sentiment Score 95%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The Continental GT Speed isn't a trackday car; it's not pretending to be a 911 GT3 rival, and it's still a big grand tourer first and foremost. It's thumpingly fast. On Hangar Straight, 160mph comes and goes with laughable ease, and if Stowe corner wasn't in the way it would keep pulling all the way to 208mph. Those big brakes are up to the job of getting it stopped, and pedal feel is decent too.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek looks
  • Impressive handling
  • Good handling
Cons
  • Not quite as fast as the regular GT
  • Not the most fun to drive

cnet[13]

Sentiment Score 98%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
Now more than ever, the Bentley Continental GT is a big coupe you'll want to drive. A more athletic chassis and one of the world's finest V8 engines really make this car come alive. The EPA rates the 2020 Continental GT V8 at 16 miles per gallon city, 26 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Beautifully knurled switchgear and diamond-quilted leather
  • Powerful V8 engine
Cons
  • Not as powerful as the W12

cnet[14]

Sentiment Score 93%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The Continental GT V8 is as fine a grand tourer as its W12 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 dual-outlet pipes. Infotainment duties are handled by a Bentley-skinned version of the Porsche Communication Management software.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior design
  • Fantastic infotainment tech
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

digitaltrends[15]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
Bentley opted for an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, rather than the torque-converter automatics used in its previous vehicles. Dynamic Ride active suspension system uses a 48-volt electrical system and electronic actuators to counteract body roll. Despite having a fabric convertible top, the Continental GT was library quiet on the inside.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Fantastic infotainment system
Cons
  • No all-wheel drive
  • Less refined transmission

digitaltrends[16]

Sentiment Score 64%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The Continental GT V8 also gets the Bentley Dynamic Ride active suspension system from the W12 model and the Bentayga SUV. In Sport mode, acceleration goes from quick to ferocious, and the suspension stiffens up appreciably. The V8 engine adds an extra layer of sensation to this stately coupe.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Comfortable ride
  • Powerful infotainment tech
Cons
  • Lack of standard equipment

User Reviews

References

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2. ^ Bentley Continental GT V8 2019 review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/bentley/continental-gt/first-drives/bentley-continental-gt-v8-2019-review. 2019-06-26. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Bentley Continental GT V8 2020 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/bentley/continental-gt/first-drives/bentley-continental-gt-v8-2020-uk-review. 2020-01-16. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ New Bentley Continental GT 2018 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bentley/continental-gt/101870/new-bentley-continental-gt-2018-review. 2018-11-29. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ New Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2019 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bentley/continental-gt/106096/new-bentley-continental-gt-convertible-2019-review. 2019-05-29. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ New Bentley Continental GT V8 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bentley/continental-gt/107310/new-bentley-continental-gt-v8-2020-review. 2020-01-24. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ New Bentley Continental GT Convertible V8 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bentley/continental-gt/352077/new-bentley-continental-gt-convertible-v8-2020-review. 2020-04-20. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ New Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bentley/continental-gt/356011/new-bentley-continental-gt-speed-convertible-2021-review. 2021-09-14. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
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10. ^ Bentley Continental GTC Speed (2009) review. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/bentley/bentley-continental-gtc-speed-2009-review/. 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ Bentley Continental GT Convertible (2019) review: the last hurrah?. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/bentley/continental-gt-convertible/. 2019-02-26. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
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14. ^ 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 first drive review: A more athletic grand tourer. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-bentley-continental-gt-v8-coupe-preview/. 2019-06-25. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
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16. ^ 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 coupe first drive review. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2020-bentley-continental-gt-v8-coupe-review/. 2019-06-26. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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