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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

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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