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Bentley Continental GT

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Bentley Continental GT

(2018 - present)

    Summary


    The Bentley Continental GT is a large luxury 2+2 coupé. The current model is the third generation and was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show and went on sale in 2018.

    Unlike the first two generations of Continental GT, which were based on a Volkswagen platform, the new model shares its underpinnings with the Porsche Panamera. This has made it a far more dynamic car to drive. The GT was originally launched with a W12 petrol engine, and a new V8 engine option was added in early 2019.

    The Continental GT has a sister convertible model, the GTC. We are building a separate page for this car, so check back soon. There is also a saloon relative called the Flying Spur, which shares its platform and a lot of its components with the Continental models.

    The Bentley Continental GT has received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media, ranging from good to outstanding. It has received particular praise for its improved driving dynamics and luxurious cabin, with the only real criticisms being that the improved handling has resulted in a small trade-off in ride comfort.

    As of June 2022, the Continental GT has an Expert Rating of 85% based on 27 reviews, which is ten points better than the Aston Martin DB11.

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    Key specifications


    Body style: Coupé
    Engines: petrol
    Price: From £159,100 on-road

    Launched: Spring 2018
    Last updated: Spring 2019
    Replacement due: TBA


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    Safety rating


    No safety rating

    The Bentley Continental GT has not been crash-tested by Euro NCAP. Previous generations of Continental have never been tested by Euro NCAP, so we don’t expect that this one will be, either.

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

    The Bentley Continental GT has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

    We’re not expecting the Continental GT to be put through its paces by Green NCAP but, if it does happen, we’ll publish the results here.

    Reliability rating

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    As of June 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Bentley Continental GT to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusive from extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Continental GT, we’ll publish the score here.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Bentley Continental GT has received

    2019

    • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Coupé
    • News UK Motor Awards – British-Built Car of the Year + Jeremy Clarkson People’s Car of the Year

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    Bentley Continental GTThe Bentley Continental GT has received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media, ranging from good to outstanding, with particular praise for its improved driving dynamics and luxurious cabin.