2021 Bentley Continental GT

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2021 Bentley Continental GT Review: The High Flyer

There are a bunch of rich people living in the USA, but there is a big difference between the old money and the nouveau riche, and one of the best ways to spot it is in the cars they drive. The newly rich tend to go for flashy rides such as Lamborghini Aventadors, while old money tends to stick to the more reserved, but both can agree that the 2021 Bentley Continental GT is worth the hefty price tag. This stunning grand tourer is now in its third generation and continues to sell well globally. The 2021 model offers up to 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque from a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine and provides a serene cabin and tons of customizability, but fails to impress quite as much as the Rolls-Royce Wraith or feel as sharp as a BMW 8 Series. Nevertheless, this is a stunning piece of engineering that deserves your attention.

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2021 Bentley Continental GT Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2020 Continental GT?

The new year sees few updates, but there are some changes for the new Bentley Continental GT if you look closely. A new steering wheel design is standard and now features capacitive sensing, and three new paint options are offered: Patina, Viridian, and Snow Quartz. A new interior trim in sustainably sourced tweed is also made available.

Pros and Cons

  • Gorgeous styling
  • Tons of power
  • Refined interior
  • Lots of custom options
  • Not as special as a Rolls-Royce
  • Is fuel economy something rich people even think about?
  • Some competitors are sharper in the corners

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2021 Bentley Continental GT Trims and Prices

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
V8
4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$202,500
Mulliner
4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$202,500
W12
6.0L Twin-Turbo W12 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$218,900

Continental GT Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 190.9 in
  • Wheelbase 112.2 in
  • Height 55.3 in
  • Max Width 76.9 in
  • Front Width 65.8 in
  • Rear Width 65.5 in
  • Curb Weight 5,017.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Thunder
  • Windsor Blue
  • Cricket Ball
  • Julep by Mulliner
  • Anthracite
  • Anthracite Satin by Mulliner
  • Beluga
  • Black Crystal
  • Onyx
  • Royal Ebony by Mulliner
  • Spectre
  • Storm Grey by Mulliner
  • Titan Grey
  • Black Sapphire
  • Blue Crystal
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Continental GT Performance

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Engine and Transmission

The entry-level engine option is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 542 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. These outputs are managed by 8-speed automatic transmission and motivate an all-wheel drivetrain. In this configuration, the Continental GT sedan will reach 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 198 mph. The most powerful option is the 6.0-liter twin-turbo 12-cylinder gas engine, which churns out 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. In this guise, the 2021 Continental GT will smash the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.6 seconds and top out at 207 mph. There's tons of power on offer in either spec and although it feels rapid when you want it to, the Conti GT truly shines as a long-distance cruiser.

  • Engines
    4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas, 6.0L Twin-Turbo W12 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

Continental GT Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    24.0 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 16/26 mpg
* 2021 Bentley Continental V8 Coupe

Continental GT Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    4-seater
  • Front Head Room 40.1 in
  • Rear Head Room 36.7 in

Continental GT Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    12.6 ft³

Continental GT Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    3 Years \ 500,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    3 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    3 Years \ Unlimited Miles

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2021 Continental GT a good sedan?

Bentley is one of the biggest names in luxury motoring, and with good reason, it builds some of the most refined vehicles out there, and the 2021 Bentley Continental GT is a mere continuation of that fact. The GT, now in its third generation, has seen steady improvement over the years up to the point where you're looking at one of the best 4-door grand touring luxury vehicles on offer today. Not only is this a gorgeous car to look at, but it offers one of the most beautifully appointed interiors out there. This all adds up, and at almost 5,000 pounds, the Conti GT isn't going to do you any favors at the gas station, but if you're driving one of these, that will be the least of your worries. Also, there is no safety rating review of the 2021 Bentley Continental GT, since nobody would dare crash anything this expensive, but you can depend on its reliability. With enough power to run a small town, the GT will destroy most sports cars off the line without breaking a sweat. This is what effortless luxury and power look like.

🚗What Continental GT Model Should I Buy?

The V8 car offers more than enough performance, so we'll stick with eight cylinders instead of 12. For the exterior styling, we'd go with the Storm Noir exterior package, which includes Beluga black exterior paint and Black Line 22-inch wheels, and we'd also get the panoramic glass roof. On the inside, we'd opt for the Bentley rotating display and Bang & Olufsen sound system. To get the exact price of the 2021 Bentley Continental GT sedan, you'll have to get in touch with the automaker directly, and have the financial credentials to back up the inquiry. But, if we were to hazard a guess, you'd be paying somewhere in the area of $200 to $300k.

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