Bentley Continental GTC Convertible (2006-2010)

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Product Overview

Bentley Continental GTC is a large luxury convertible in production from 2006 to 2010. It was available with two tunes of VAG's bi-turbocharged W12 engine that displaced 6.0 liters paired to a 6-speed ZF 6HP26A automatic transmission. AWD is standard.
Based on the Continental GT, the GTC was also built on Volkswagen's D1 platform, which also supported the VW Phaeton and the Bentley Flying Spur. The car shares parts with the D3 Audi A8 and S8, too.
Still, the GTC is the more luxurious car. Even though it is based on VW's new platform that is less exclusive, the list of customizations is very long and grew each year. It is only underneath and overtime that one realizes that the car is a suited-up VW.

Ratings

What we found**

Neofiliac score 82% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb speed and acceleration
  • High refinement
  • Luxury feel
  • Iconic styling
Cons
  • Synonymous with footballers, rappers, and the nouveau riche
  • Styling did not age well
  • Too many VW parts

What external reviewers found***

External score 86% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Impressive low-speed manners
  • Gorgeous looks
Cons
  • Not the most fun to drive
  • Seat backs are too firm
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Specifications

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
235 L / 8.3 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
19.0 L / 20.1 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
12.5 L / 13.2 qt
Fuel Capacity
90.0 L / 23.8 gal
Passengers
4
Payload
415 kg / 915 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Disc
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
275/40 R19

Construction

Body Style
2-door Convertible

Dimensions

Size | Height
1398 mm / 55.0 in
Size | Length
4807 mm / 189.3 in
Size | Width
1918 mm / 75.5 in
Track Width | Front
1623.0 mm / 63.9 in
Track Width | Rear
1607.0 mm / 63.3 in
Weight
2495.0 kg / 5500.5 lbs
Wheelbase
2745 mm / 108.1 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.1 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
4.8 sec
Fuel Economy
27.4 L/100km / 8.6 MPG (urban) | 12.7 L/100km / 18.5 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
314.0 km/h / 195.1 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Engine
BEB, BWRA
Engine | Bore
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Engine | Displacement
6.0 L / 366.0 cu-in / 5998.0 cc
Engine | Power
560.0 hp / 417.6 kW @ 6100 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
93.4 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
90.2 mm / 3.6 in
Engine | Torque
650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged multi-port injected petrol W12 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic

Production

Availability
2006 ~ 2010

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External Reviews

carmagazine[1]

Reviewer 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

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References

  1. ^ 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 2022-05-21.

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