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

Category: Coupé

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors
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RRP£179,670
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.

This is more of an appearance package, but it's all about luxury finishing touches rather than a load of stick-on skirts and spoilers. So there’s a set of model-specific 22in wheels outside and diamond stitching used throughout the interior, plus aluminium sports pedals.

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

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