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2018 Bentley Continental

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MSRP Range :
$241,425 - $327,925
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Combined Fuel Economy
14 MPG
Horsepower
582 HP
KBB Consumer Rating
5.0 
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Pros

In the 2018 Bentley Continental GT, you’ll get an all-wheel-drive, open-air ultra-luxury car that can seat four, top 200 mph and has enough over-the-top bling to impress even the most jaded billionaire.

Cons

If you’re looking for a coupe, you’ll have to wait for the 2019 model. If you’re looking for something more environmentally friendly, the Continental GT doesn’t offer an electric or hybrid option, but neither do any of its rivals, a number of which will get better than the Continental’s 12 mpg.

What's New For 2018

With the arrival of an all-new Continental GT coupe later this year, the 2018 model line carries on with only three convertible models: GT, GT Speed and, for the first time, a Supersports. The GT gets a new limited-edition Timeless Series that adds Mulliner content and Liquid Amber Veneer.

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2018 Bentley Continental Pricing

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$241,425 - $327,925

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2018 Bentley Continental Expert Review

With an all-new Continental GT coupe set to debut in 2019, the 2018 Bentley Continental GT soldiers on this year, but only in convertible form. Although basically a carryover from last year, the Continental GT is still a formidable piece of work, offering buyers a handcrafted drop-top with a twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder engine. In Supersports guise, the W12 is tuned to produce an astounding 700 horsepower, which is enough to move this 2-ton beauty to 60 mph in less than four seconds and keep it running to speeds just over 200 mph. That puts the big 4-seat Bentley in the same company as some of the world’s most impressive luxury-performance coupes including the Aston Martin DB9/Vanquish, Ferrari California and Rolls-Royce Dawn.

Driving the 2018 Bentley Continental

Despite a hefty curb weight exceeding 5,000 pounds, the remainder of the 2018 Continental GT convertible lineup merits dynamic kudos thanks to a superb balance of power, comfort and control. The twin-turbocharged W12 engine packs a wallop for sure, ranging from 582 in the GT to 700 horsepower in the Supersports, making these Bentleys exhilaratingly quick. The standard all-wheel-drive system imparts a confident feel even when you’re pressing through challenging twisty bits or running hard on the highway in the rain. Standard air suspension with continuous damper control allows the four discrete levels of chassis tuning, although the lower-riding GT Speed and Supersports set themselves apart with tauter Sport programming in place of the baseline Touring spec to deliver a more enthusiast-grade feel. Regardless of model, spending time in the stylish, finely finished and superbly isolated interior of any Continental GT can make even the most mundane errand-running mission a memorable experience.

Favorite Features

TWIN-TURBOCHARGED W12 ENGINE
The Continental’s delicious twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder gains power the further up the trim line one ventures. The W-shaped design incorporates two banks of three cylinders on each side of the engine block, further distinguishing the Continental GT from lesser luxury cars.

FRONT SEATS WITH MASSAGE AND NECK WARMERS
There’s nothing like a vigorous massage after a long day shopping on Fifth Avenue. Thankfully, you can get one on the way home if you opt for the Continental’s massaging front seats. On cold nights, a vent atop the seat blows warm air onto the back of its occupant’s neck. 

2018 Bentley Continental Interior

Like all Bentley vehicles, the handcrafted cabin of the new Continental GT family is a strikingly sensual environment that deftly melds rich leather with a variety of fine wood and alloy accent elements. The Convertible features a one-touch fully lined power soft-top. Updated instrument graphics and more user-friendly controls add new charm to the realm from a driver’s standpoint, and revised model-specific upholstery patterns bring greater visual distinction. Extremely supportive full-power front buckets are matched with individual rear seats that while comfortable in their own right, are better suited to carrying kids than full-size adults.

2018 Bentley Continental Exterior

The Bentley Continental looks most handsome with its top removed, which may prompt bouts of open-air driving even as the days grow cooler. Beautiful bold contours create a muscular yet elegant shape that pays tribute to the first Continentals of the mid-1950s. Despite VW ownership of the brand, the styling is pure Bentley, bold where it needs to be (think headlights, wheels and flared fenders) yet subtle and distinctive (that grille) in others. A massive rear spoiler and carbon-fiber trim are the hallmarks of the Supersports trim.

2018 Bentley Continental Standard Features

The Continental GT family complements its model-range-specific premium leather/wood/aluminum cabin trim elements with a full array of comfort/convenience touches and power assists -- including a rearview camera and hands-free trunk activation. Even the base models feature an 8-speaker premium sound system, an 8.0-inch touch screen with navigation, Bluetooth phone/streaming audio, 21-inch wheels and LED-infused bi-xenon headlights. Moving up to the Speed and Supersports variants adds Mulliner Driving Specification quilted-leather upholstery and standard heated seats.

2018 Bentley Continental Options

In addition to the near-endless selection of unique touches available through Bentley’s Mulliner operation and the Naim premium audio system, Bentley offers upgrades like ventilated front seats with massage, deep-pile carpets and mats, a sport steering wheel, adaptive cruise control and massive carbon-ceramic brakes. On-board Wi-Fi is also available as are a heated steering wheel, a wind deflector and integrated neck warmers, which blow warm air through a vent in the seat to fight off chill on those top-down evenings. And don’t forget to spec out your jewel gas- and oil-filler caps.

2018 Bentley Continental Engine

The Continental GT family offers three versions of the W12 engine. Making 582 horses the 6.0-liter 12-cylinder in the W12 GT also employs a cylinder-deactivation system that improves its combined fuel economy. The W12 in the Continental GT Speed cranks out an exhilarating 633 horses, while the W12 in the range-topping Supersports makes 700 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque. All engines are backed by a paddle-shiftable 8-speed automatic transmission and grip the road with all-wheel drive.

6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 (GT)
582 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
531 lb-ft of torque @ 1,700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 12/20 mpg

6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 (GT Speed)
633 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
620 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 12/20 mpg 

6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 (Supersports)
700 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
750 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 12/20 mpg

How Much Does the 2018 Bentley Continental Cost?

The 2018 Continental GT Convertible has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) around $241,500, while the Speed ups the price to around $270,000 and the Supersports closer to $328,000. Bentley’s extensive personalization programs can add considerably to those numbers, and while KBB hasn’t set fair purchase prices for any Continental variant, full retail represents a good starting point. By comparison, an Aston Martin DB9 GT Volante opens just over $217,000, the Vanquish S commands nearly $315,000, while the Ferrari California and Rolls-Royce Dawn begin around $202,000 and $345,500, respectively. Although less exclusive, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet starts around $134,000.

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2018 Bentley Continental Consumer Reviews

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Performance
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Quality
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Rapsody
08/15/2018
2007 Bentley Continental

"This is the best luxury car i have ever owned."

As outlined above.
This Car commands respect, which involves time.
This model is one of the first batch of GTCs shipped to Florida for their introduction in 2007 They received numerous inspections at the factory in the UK befitting a dramatic and spectacular new model. Most of the shipment were in the colors considered the most outstanding, namely Silver Lake(light metallic blue) exterior with Saffron hide interior. This Car has the very comprehensive specification of these Show Models, plus the addition of 22inch diameter chrome/silver lake wheels. It has had the benefit of an average of less than 2200miles per year plus the enhancement of entry in Concours de Elegance events which entails continued attention both inside & outside. It is immaculate.Read less
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FlyingSpurDriver
06/05/2017
2007 Bentley Continental

"4-door FLYING SPUR FLIES"

Race car fast - but you dont feel it. CLASSY!
Not a 40MPG car.
Bought it used. I have had it for one year and have put on about 8000 miles. Traded in a used Bentley I bought 20 years ago. This car is much different. The W-12 is super fast. Well-appointed. Huge back seat. Deceptive as it looks slow but is wicked fast. W-12. Twin Turbo.AWD Solid colors are nice, but two-tone colors on these cars make them look awesome. New they are out-of-reach , but used, very affordable. Maintenance? Find yourself a good independent mechanic that knows the cars (whether they are Bentley, Rolls-Royce, etc) These cars are built to last. Just do the oil changes when they are due, change tires,brakes, etc. When you buy a used car that will last you 20+ years, you come out way ahead.Read less
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AC
04/22/2017
2005 Bentley Continental

"Great Buy!!"

Purchased 3 yrs ago out of Portland OR. 2nd owner. Serviced locally in GA. 7500 when purchased. 12500 miles now. Why you ask so little miles? Got sick and have difficulty with height of car. Too low!! :( Replacing with sedan or SUV. Upgraded with a rear camera insulation.
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MARILYN
10/06/2016
2009 Bentley Continental

"FUN TO DRIVE, LOTS OF COMPLIMENTS, GREAT CONDITION"

FUN TO DRIVE. TOP DOWN NICE OPTION, MULTIPLE OPTIO
TOO MUCH CAR NOW FOR AN ALMOST 80 YEAR OLD WOMAN
CHAMPAGNE COLOR, BROWN ROOF, TAN INTERIOR. 13,000 MILES. JUST HAD ANNUAL EXAM AT BENTLEY IN NAPLES, FL. HAVE COMPLETED PAPERWORK. ALL IN GREAT SHAPE.
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trident
05/11/2015
2014 Bentley Continental

"A solid 10 except for price."

Biggest front brakes in the industry
The car has a target on it. More road rage incide
A lot of people say I bought the car for prestige, but the truth is I bought it for the styling. When I first saw a Bentley Continental GTC V8, I saw the rear first with the big butt end and then the flowing lines to the top and the sides. It is something else! As far as performance it is a ten, in fact everything is a 10 except the price. I purchased the car for $50,000 below MSRP, a lot of markup and it was the end of the year. I have had the car for 5 months and not a problem in 2,200 miles. Everyone thinks it is a hardtop, but the four layers of roofing makes it so quiet. My suggestion is to buy a used one with low miles. The rich seem to drive less, myself it is to be driven. If you ever thought of owning one, a used late model year is the way to go. Let them pay the depreciation. It is a great fun car to drive.Read less
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2018 Bentley Continental Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Telematics
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Internet Access
  • Real-Time Traffic Information
  • Voice Recognition System

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Changer
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • CD Player
  • Subwoofer

Seating

  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Dual Power Lumbar Support Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Massage Front Seat
  • Memory Front Seats
  • Power Driver's Lumbar Support Seat
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat
  • Ventilated Front Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front & Rear Air Conditioning
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Power Liftgate/Trunk Release
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 12 mpg
  • EPA Class - Sub Compact Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 20 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 14 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 582 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.55 inches
  • Torque - 531 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 1700 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 4.4 seconds
  • Top Speed - 196 mph

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Wood Interior Trim

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P275/40ZR20
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Rear Tires / Wheel Size - P275/40ZR20
  • Tire Type - Performance
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Memory Exterior Mirrors
  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 3 years
  • Powertrain Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Powertrain Years - 3 years

Mechanical

  • Axle Ratio - 2.85
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - AWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Engine Sub-Type - Twin Turbo
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 12 cylinders
  • Displacement - 6.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.31 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.0
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 48 valves
  • Engine Configuration - W
  • Emissions Rating - SULEV
  • # of Speeds - 8 speed
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 5501 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity - 24.0 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 38.2 inches
  • Height - 55.1 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 4
  • Overall Length - 189.7 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 4 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - Not Recommended
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 9.1 cubic feet
  • Wheel Base - 108.1 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 87.6 inches
  • Width without mirrors - 76.7 inches
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2018 Bentley Continental Safety

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2018 Bentley Continental Safety Technology
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

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