Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 2dr Auto [City Spec] Review

Category: Coupé

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors
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RRP£168,500
Review

The Bentley Continental GT is a fine grand tourer that gets the balance between sports car and luxury car just about spot on. We’d take ours in ‘entry-level’ V8 form over the flagship W12 model due to its more characterful soundtrack and sharper handling.

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The long list of standard equipment includes 21in alloy wheels, full Matrix LED headlights, a 10-speaker, 650-watt audio system, wi-fi and a 12.3in touchscreen infotainment system. However, it’s disappointing that you have to pay extra for automatic city braking with pedestrian recognition.

The entry-level Continental GT comes with a 542bhp 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 that is capable of propelling the car from 0-60mph in just 3.9 seconds (just 0.3 seconds down on the W12). It makes a deep, bassy bellow compared to the W12's almost V6 sounding engine note.


Key information

Doors2
Seats4
0-62 MPH4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

23.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

358

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

275

g/km

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