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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Bentley Continental GT Coupe review.

Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Bentley Continental GT Coupe (03-11) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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PROS

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

CONS

Expensive to buy and run

At a glance

New price £124,805 - £170,155
Used price £10,640 - £44,895
Used monthly cost £262 - £1,107
Fuel economy 16 - 17 mpg
Road tax cost £325 - £570

PROS

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

CONS

Expensive to buy and run

Bentley Continental GT Coupe rivals

Mercedes-Benz
CL AMG
4.5 out of 5 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. 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.

Bentley Continental GT Coupe rivals

Mercedes-Benz
CL AMG
4.5 out of 5 4.5

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