Aston Martin DB11 vs Bentley Continental GT

Aston Martin's nimble new DB11 takes aim at the established Bentley Continental GT. Which is the best luxury coupé?...

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24 Nov 2015 08:00 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Our verdict

The Bentley Continental GT is in its teenage years, but it still feels like a suitably premium product. It rides well, offers huge performance in all types of weather and is a hushed cruiser. The trouble is, it’s let down by blunt handling and a woefully outdated infotainment system.

That lets the Aston Martin DB11 take the win. Its sporting edge means slightly more noise at a cruise and a firmer ride, but its sharper handling and raucous V12 engine help to make up for that. It’s the more rounded choice.


1st – Aston Martin DB11

Aston Martin DB11 vs Bentley Continental GT

For Keener handling; better infotainment system; slower depreciation

Against Too much road and wind noise; unsettled ride

Verdict Agile, rapid and luxurious. One of the best Astons ever

Read our full Aston Martin DB11 review


2nd – Bentley Continental GT Speed

Aston Martin DB11 vs Bentley Continental GT

For Supremely quiet; more comfortable ride; all-weather performance

Against Ancient infotainment system; blunt handling

Verdict Feeling its age, but still a hushed and comfortable coupé

Read our full Bentley Continental GT review


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Specifications: Aston Martin DB11

Engine size 5.2-litre turbocharged V12

List price £154,900

Target Price £154,900

Power 600bhp @ 6500rpm

Torque 516lb ft @ 1500rpm

0-60mph 4.0sec

Top speed 200mph

Gov't fuel economy 24.8mpg

CO2 emissions 265g/km


Specifications: Bentley Continental GT Speed

Engine size 6.0-litre turbocharged W12

List price £168,900

Target Price £168,900

Power 626bhp @ 6000rpm

Torque 605lb ft @ 2000rpm

0-60mph 4.0sec

Top speed 206mph

Gov't fuel economy 19.3mpg

CO2 emissions 338g/km

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