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Bentley Continental GT Coupe review

2003 - 2011 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 54.5

At a glance

Price new £123,855 - £170,155
Used prices £7,842 - £27,052
Road tax cost £395 - £695
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 317 - 337 miles
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Available fuel types


Alternative fuel

Pros & cons


Superb build quality, sophisticated image, refined driving experience, wonderful engine


Expensive to buy and run

Written by Simon Harris Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


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. Not cheap, but less than half what Bentley had been asking for the old V8 Continental.

The four-wheel drive chassis and W12 engine are actually shared with the Phaeton, Volkswagen’s attempt at a BMW 7-series rivalling saloon, but the two cars are certainly not clones and the Bentley is far more opulent, faster and more satisfying to drive. A four-door saloon version, the Flying Spur, appeared in 2005 and the GTC convertible a year later.

Then in 2007 Bentley added the GT Speed, a more powerful version of the coupé, to combat the onslaught of more recent rivals, but the ordinary coupé continues also.