Bentley Continental GT Coupe (03-12) - Review

Review by Simon Harris on
Last Updated: 10 Jan 2012
4.5
Any fears that new owner Volkswagen wasn't going to deliver a proper Bentley with its first model in charge were instantly dismissed with the arrival of the Continental GT. This opulent coupé offers real 200mph performance and room for four at a pinch for just over £100,000.

4 out of 5

Safety

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The GT should be one of the safer cars in its class thanks to the standard front, side and curtain airbags, seatbelt pretensioners and the standard electronic stability control. We say should because in common with its rivals, the Bentley hasn't undergone Euro NCAP crash tests. But the grippy four-wheel drive chassis and standard stability control system should help prevent you causing a crash yourself while the expensive optional carbon ceramic brakes provide a noticeable improvement in stopping power and resistance to fade.

4 out of 5

Reliability

Being part of the same group as Audi and Volkswagen bodes well for the reliability of the Bentley GT and all current Bentley cars, just as it did for Lamborghini whose quality control received a massive shot in the arm when it became part of the family.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported.

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported.

Other

No problems reported.