Luxurious interior; aggressive yet beautiful styling; powerful engines; Bentley nameplate; available as a coupe or a convertible
Two engines are offered in the Continental for 2020, though both send power to all-four wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Continental V8 is powered by a 4.0L twin-turbocharged unit making 542 horsepower, enough to sling the coupe to 60 mph in a claimed 3.9 seconds. Bentley claims a top speed of 198 mph with the V8. For those wanting more performance, 6.0L turbocharged 12-cylinder engine is also offered, making 626 horsepower, allowing the Continental GT to reach a claimed top speed of 207 mph. Both engines are available in the Coupe or the convertible and being a grand tourer, Bentley have equipped the Continental with a very large gas tank. Owners of the V8 coupe should be able to go more than 500 miles between trips to the gas station while cruising on the highway.
The Bentley Continental comes in four distinct trims for both the convertible and coupe version: base V8, base W12, First Edition V8 and the First Edition W12.
The base V8 and W12 trim come standard with many of the same features and equipment. The ultra-luxury SUV comes with 20-inch alloy wheels, heated front and rear leather seating, Alcantara headliner, power folding heated mirrors with tilt function, leather steering wheel and remote keyless entry with push button start. The Continental's infotainment system comes stocked with 12.3-inch touchscreen, 650-watt 10-speaker sound system, satellite radio, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay.
The First Edition adds many more premium features to the line-up for both engine options. First Edition Continentals come standard with 22-inch wheels, first row ventilated premium bucket seats, leather headliner, electrically adjustable headrests, head-up display, traffic sign recognition, Adaptive Cruise Control, sport pedals and Bentley's exclusive Rotating Clocks Display. Also, the First Edition adds many more standard safety features including 360-degree camera system, Traffic Assist, Lane Assist, City Assist with pedestrian prevention, Reversing Traffic Warning, Bentley Safeguard Plus, panic alarm, tracker system and night vision.
Prospective buyers shopping for a new Bentley are treated to an incredible wealth of options to make their car feel bespoke, unique and personalized. The Continental is no exception with a huge number of color, wheel, interior and trim options. For instance, while most cars are available in two or three shades of silver, there are no fewer than thirteen different silvers available on the Continental.
The customization just goes on from there. Buyers are treated with a selection of wheels ranging from 20-inches, up to 22-inches in a variety of silver and black styles. Interior leather is two tone by default with around fourteen different colors available. Of course, exactly how the cockpit is divided up between those two colors is up to the customer; they can pick one of five different options. Nine different veneers are offered for the dashboard and surrounding interior, including walnut, carbon fiber, eucalyptus and ash options, while contrasting stitching on the seats can also be ordered in several different styles.
There are of course, plenty of option packages. A Touring Specification adds lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, night vision and a heads-up display. City Specification comes with a top view camera, traffic sign recognition, pedestrian warning, a hands-free trunk, auto dimming mirrors and a reversing traffic warning system. Mood Lighting Specification adds extended interior lighting, while a Front Seat Specification package adds fancier seats with chrome bezels and a massager. Stereo options include a Bang & Olufsen sound system that comes with sixteen speakers and 1500 watts of power, though true hi-fi nerds will instead spring for the Naim sound system with twenty speakers, a twenty channel amplifier and 2200 watts.
After an extensive redesign in 2019, The Continental returns for 2020 with few changes, including the addition of the 4.0L V8 engine option.
Bentley is generally regarded as an ultra-luxury brand, with prices befitting such a title. The Continental fits right in with this description, as it endeavors to give buyers the best of everything with as few compromises as possible. The Continental competes directly with the industry's major luxury brands such as Mercedes Benz, Porsche and BMW.
None of those brands offer anywhere near the kind of exclusivity that comes with the Bentley nameplate. But the Continental offers plenty of merits beyond that as well. Few cars can match the Continental's blend of comfort and speed, while the styling inside and out offers buyers something much more beautiful than any of its rivals.
|Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year||9.4|
|EPA Greenhouse Gas Score||N/A|
|EPA Classification||Minicompact Cars|
|Trans Description Cont.||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD|
|First Gear Ratio (:1)||5.97|
|Second Gear Ratio (:1)||3.23|
|Third Gear Ratio (:1)||2.08|
|Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)||1.42|
|Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)||1.05|
|Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)||0.84|
|Reverse Ratio (:1)||N/A|
|Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)||3.15|
|Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)||0.68|
|Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)||0.53|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy||26 MPG|
|Cruising Range - City||384.00 mi|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est - City||16 MPG|
|Fuel Economy Est-Combined||19 MPG|
|Cruising Range - Hwy||624.00 mi|
|EPA MPG Equivalent - City||N/A|
|EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy||N/A|
|EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined||N/A|
|Engine Type||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8|
|Fuel System||Gasoline Direct Injection|
|SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM||542 @ 5750|
|SAE Net Torque @ RPM||568 @ 2000|
|Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)||N/A|
|Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)||N/A|
|Total Cooling System Capacity||N/A|
|Front Head Room||N/A|
|Front Leg Room||N/A|
|Front Shoulder Room||N/A|
|Front Hip Room||N/A|
|Second Head Room||N/A|
|Second Leg Room||N/A|
|Second Shoulder Room||N/A|
|Second Hip Room||N/A|
|Length, Overall||190.9 in|
|Width, Max w/o mirrors||76.9 in|
|Height, Overall||55.1 in|
|Track Width, Front||65.8 in|
|Track Width, Rear||65.5 in|
|Min Ground Clearance||N/A|
|Cargo Area Dimensions|
|Trunk Volume||8.3 ft³|
|Base Curb Weight||5315 lbs|
|Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.||N/A|
|Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.||N/A|
|Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.||N/A|
|Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.||N/A|
|Suspension Type - Front||Double Wishbone|
|Suspension Type - Rear||Multi-Link|
|Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)||Double Wishbone|
|Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)||Multi-Link|
|Shock Absorber Diameter - Front||N/A|
|Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear||N/A|
|Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front||N/A|
|Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear||N/A|
|Front Tire Size||P295/40YR20|
|Rear Tire Size||P265/45YR20|
|Front Wheel Size||20 X 9.5 in|
|Rear Wheel Size||20 X 9.5 in|
|Front Wheel Material||Aluminum|
|Rear Wheel Material||Aluminum|
|Steering Ratio (:1), Overall||N/A|
|Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)||N/A|
|Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb||37.8 ft|
|Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall||N/A|
|Brake Type||4-Wheel Disc|
|Brake ABS System||4-Wheel|
|Brake ABS System (Second Line)||N/A|
|Disc - Front (Yes or )||Yes|
|Disc - Rear (Yes or )||Yes|
|Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness||16.5 in|
|Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness||15 in|
|Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx||24 gal|
|Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx||N/A|
3 Years/Unlimited Miles
3 Years/500,000 Miles
3 Years/Unlimited Miles
3 Years/Unlimited Miles
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
Mfg's Report Date:
MAY 26, 2020
VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected:
Bentley Motors, Inc. (Bentley) is recalling certain 2020 Continental GT vehicles equipped with a factory-installed sunroof. The sunroof may not be properly bonded to the vehicle body, possibly resulting in wind noise, water leaks, and in some cases, the complete separation of the sunroof from the vehicle.
If the sunroof panel separates from the vehicle while it is being driven, it may increase the risk of an injury or crash.
Bentley will notify owners, and dealers will remove the old sunroof glass and fit a new sunroof glass assembly to the vehicle using the approved bonding products and procedure, free of charge. The recall began June 22, 2020. Owners may contact Bentley customer service at 1-800-777-6923. Bentley's number for this recall is RE 20/15 (RB57).
Manufacturer Recall Number:
RE 20/15 (RB57)
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