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

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  • Bentley Continental GT 2021 infotainment
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  • Bentley Continental GT 2021 rear right tracking
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  • Bentley Continental GT 2021 badge detail
  • Bentley Continental GT 2021 interior front seats
  • Bentley Continental GT 2021 interior detail
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  • Bentley Continental GT 2021 kickplate detail
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RRP£174,980
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors

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.

The long list of standard equipment includes 21in alloy wheels, full matrix LED headlights, a 10-speaker, 650-watt audio system, wifi and a 12.3in touchscreen infotainment system. However, it’s disappointing that you have to pay extra for automatic emergency braking (AEB).

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. It makes a deeper, more bassy bellow than the W12, which is only 0.3sec quicker from 0-60.


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Key information

Doors2
Seats4
0-62 MPH4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

23.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

358

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

275

g/km