New and Used Bentley Continental GT: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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The Bentley Continental GT is a premium coupe or convertible—both of which a variety of drivetrains and styles, but all are the most luxurious cars The Continental GT is quick in any weather, all-wheel drive and sufficient in any option you choose. It competes the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class as well as the Wraith and Phantom Coupe.

Read our review for more on the 2013 Bentley Continental GT

in coupe form for the 2005 year, the Continental has seen to power and re-touches to its aesthetics, but in the way of fundamental mechanical change.

The of the $185,000 coupe and $200,000 are shared with the Flying Though the two-doors have a shorter wheelbase, they the engine, transmission, all-wheel-drive and other performance pieces the four-door Spur. At the core: a twin-turbocharged twelve-cylinder engine in the cylinders are arranged not in a V shape, but as a W. spares some room the hood, and produces power as copiously and as smoothly as a conventional

In the first generation, which was until the 2011 model with one exception, the standard engine produced 552 horsepower, and a mph acceleration time of about 5 even though the cars weighed more than pounds. Updated Speed saw power rises to 600 hp, while times fell below 5 and top speed on coupes rose to 195

A Supersports model added on 21 horsepower, for a 0-60 mph of 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 204 mph; an ISR special reached 631 horsepower. Each used a six-speed, paddle-operated transmission. Each also on an independent suspension, with shuffled to the wheels via all-wheel and a Torsen differential.

Fuel in the Continental GT in this generation was a low 10/17 mpg, mitigated a little by the flex-fuel capability of all

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Among the myriad convenience and features on the Continental were a convertible lid on the GTC versions that closed or open in 25 seconds, at the of a switch. Lavish interior distinguished this Continental even from the Ferraris and of the world, and a 1000-watt Naim system was on the options list for a $6000 or so. The Mulliner trim of quilted leather, knurled and turned aluminum trim, was a of modern-day automobile construction.

In the model year, Bentley the Continental GT and GTC with slightly styling, and made a 567-hp of the W-12 standard. A quicker pattern and a revised torque to 40:60, for the all-wheel-drive system matched with slightly sporty handling. The Speed were dropped for the 2012 year, but the Supersports GTC models carried over intact the 2011 model year, the cosmetic and mechanical changes.

Recent rumors have the Supersports for a return in 2014.

A new V-8 drivetrain has become available for the model year, with a net of 500 horsepower channeled through an automatic transmission. Bentley performance nearly rivals of the W-12 car, while economy is up to 40 percent higher.

Also for 2013, the Speed is in both Coupe and Convertible Unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Show, the new Continental GT Speed offers figures to match the a stout 616 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of enabling 4.1-second 0-60 mph and a top speed of 202 mph. The GT Speed accelerates to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and hits 205 mph top

For more on the GT Speed Convertible, our first drive report .

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