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Bentley Continental GT review

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4 Jan 2017 14:28 | Last updated: 18 Oct 2018 02:10

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Continental GT is obviously anything but cheap, plus it averages just 23.2mpg in official tests.

Still, rivals also perform badly in these areas, and while the GT will cost you a small fortune in depreciation, it holds its value slightly better than the Aston Martin DB11 and doesn’t plummet anywhere near as badly as the Mercedes S-Class Coupé.

You also get a lot of equipment for your money, including 21in alloy wheels, full matrix LED headlights, a 10-speaker, 650-watt audio system, wi-fi and a head-up display. But in typical Bentley style, customers can also specify virtually any other luxury item they might desire.

One option worth considering is the City Specification pack, which includes automatic city braking with pedestrian recognition, although it’s disappointing this isn’t standard on such an expensive car when it is included on some regular family hatchbacks.

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Verdict

The Bentley Continental GT is a fine grand tourer that gets the balance between sports car and luxury car just about spot on.

  • Luxurious interior
  • Huge performance
  • Enjoyable to drive
  • Expensive
  • Gearbox can be jerky
  • Missing some safety kit
There are 3 trims available for the Continental GT coupe. Click to see details.See all versions
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