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Bentley Continental GT

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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.

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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

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

The new Bentley Continental GT has not yet 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.

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Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The new Bentley Continental GT has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

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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