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2013 Bentley Continental KBB Expert Review

The Fair Market Range for this car in your area is $210,201 - $214,448.

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MSRP $212,325

Fair Purchase Price $212,325
Fair Market Range ($210,201 - $214,448)

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KBB Expert Review

KBB Editors' Overview

By KBB.com Editors - Updated Date: 3/18/2013


Even in the rarified air of ultra-luxury vehicles, few combine the performance, pampering and prestige found in the 2013 Bentley Continental. The Continental is available as a coupe (GT), convertible (GTC), and sedan (Flying Spur), with Speed variants of each offering more of just that. While the big sedan is as distinguished as the 2-door Continental counterparts, 2013 marks its last year in current guise ahead of an all-new 2014 Flying Spur model. As praiseworthy as the sedan is, it's the coupe and convertible that really steal the show in the Continental lineup with their hulking excess. With thundering 8- and 12-cylinder engines and immaculate interiors, these handmade British automobiles more than hold their own against rivals from Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Maserati among the world's .01 percenters.

You'll Like This Car If...

If potent performance is just as important to you as interior opulence, it doesn't get much better than a Bentley. The Continental's eloquent interior speaks of the finest British coachwork, while the vehicle's mechanicals feature some of the best German engineering.

You May Not Like This Car If...

You don't need to shell out $200,000 for Continental-like luxury and performance. You can spend much less money and have access to far larger dealer networks with a Mercedes-Benz S-, CL- or CLS-Class, BMW 6 or 7 Series, or even an S5 or S8 from Audi, which shares Bentley's VW corporate parent.

What's New for 2013

Bentley Continental GT coupe and convertible models now have an 8-speed ZF transmission that helps attain (slightly) better fuel economy, while the 2013 Flying Spur sedan continues with a 6-speed transmission before the vehicle's 2014 revamp. The GT Speed coupe and convertible performance variants boast additional power, with their 12-cylinder engines tuned to unleash 616 horsepower.

Driving It Driving Impressions

All 2013 Bentley Continental models have the power to blast their considerable mass from 0 to 60 mph in the 4-second range and hit top speeds of nearly 200 mph or, in the case of Speed models, beyond. These are sports-car figures, but Continentals are not necessarily sports cars. A hushed, comfortable ride takes priority over racecar-like agility. Driving a Continental is meant to be an experience in elegant motoring. These cars just happen to also have the means to blow past lesser cars – which is most every car – when duty calls. The Continental's all-wheel-drive system provides excellent grip in slippery conditions, and the newer 8-speed ZF automatic transmission is smooth, especially in sport mode. On open roads, the 2013 Bentley Continental is bliss. Parking lots are another matter, especially for the coupe models and convertibles with the top raised. These cars' beautifully sloped roofs compromise rear visibility, which can make backing up your $200,000 vehicle dicey. Spend extra and get the rearview camera.

Favorite Features

NAIM AUDIO
Unless you're an audiophile, Naim may not be a familiar name to you. After hearing what this British audio brand serves up in its components tailored for Bentley vehicles, you'll never forget it. These available ultra-premium sound systems turn the cabin into an auditorium for musical bliss.

INTERIOR FIT AND FINISH
Every knob, every surface and, well, just about everything you come into contact with in a Bentley Continental speaks a tactile language all its own. It's a language of nobility and opulence. For proof, nothing more is needed than a press of the sturdy metal ventilation buttons.


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