The Continental Embodies the Luxury of Spontaneity. Seizing the Moment in Full Control.

The Continental is the most stylish grand tourer in the world, combining luxury and performance like no other car can. The new Continental range spans 5 model derivatives – the dynamic GT3-R, the enthralling GT V8, the new, edgier GT V8 S, the luxurious GT and the incredibly powerful yet refined GT Speed- giving you the freedom to choose the grand tourer perfectly fits your lifestyle. The Continental provides permanent all-wheel drive, absolute luxury and soul-stirring power for those who want to seize adventures far and fast.

The GT Speed is Bentley’s fastest and most powerful Continental ever. The 6.0 litre W12 twin-turbocharged engine races from 0-60 mph in an exhilarating 4 seconds, and accelerates to a top speed of 206 mph. The Continental GT V8 is an extremely capable sibling sprinting from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds and reaching a maximum speed of 188 mph. Whichever Continental you choose will deliver an exquisite driving experience, and wrap you and your passengers in hand-crafted comfort as you explore the Rocky Mountain region.

The Continental is a striking example of Bentley innovation, aerodynamic performance and designed to turn heads. From the familiar powerline running down the side to its distinctive twin headlamps, the Bentley design DNA is evident in every exterior detail. New front fenders have a more pronounced angle over the outer light, contributing to a wider, confident stance. A new wider front bumper design and the lean muscular rear haunch convey the power that resides beneath, while the Bentley matrix grille provides a clear reminder of the car’s racing heritage. The knife-edge crease lines down the side cannot be created by traditional manufacturing techniques, only by superforming – a process developed in the aerospace industry, in which the aluminium is heated to 500°C and shaped by air pressure. It’s just one example of the attention to detail that sets the Continental apart.

The new Continental brings contemporary styling to the iconic grand tourer inside and out. New exterior details emphasize Continental’s sense of movement and drive aerodynamic performance. The GT Speed is the most powerful Continental ever, and the first Bentley to achieve 0-60 mph in a mere 4 seconds, all while in complete control thanks to state-of-the-art all-wheel drive system and Electronic Stability Program. New steering column mounted paddle shifters effortlessly transcend the gears of the 8-speed transmission to optimize responsiveness and performance. The Continental is at the forefront of innovation combining luxury and performance like no other car on earth.

Entering the cabin of the Continental, you immediately sense luxury through and through. Carefully selected hides cover every soft-touch surface with supple leather. Numerous veneer options are available, each are meticulously lacquered and sanded up to 18 times, and blended with smooth metallic surfaces to deliver a sleek, luxurious finish. Creating this level of incomparable luxury and style takes time, the time of dedicated craftsmen and women. Some might consider our obsessive attention to detail excessive, but such people do not work at Crewe, home of Bentley Motors. Old world craftsmanship combined with state-of-the-art navigation and communication technology create an exquisite and peaceful environment for you and your passengers to travel. Wrap your hands around the leather steering wheel and you will feel a deep connection to the grand tourer at your command. This is the feeling of luxury and spontaneity, this is the feeling of Continental.

*Technical Specifications below are for the 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed model year.
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  • Maximum Power 626 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Maximum Speed 206 mph 331 k/mh
  • 0–62 mph 4.4 seconds 0-100 km/h
  • Maximum Torque 605 Ibs/ft @ 1700 rpm
  • Maximum Revs 6000 rpm
Body Type 2-door, 4-seat coupe
Engine Type 6.0 litre W12 twin-turbocharged
Bore and Stroke (mm) 84/90.2
Cylinders 12
Displacement/Capacity (cc) 5998
Compression Ratio 09:01
Litres 6 litres
Valve gear 48-valve, 4 overhead camshafts
Emission Level/Standards EU6
CO2 emissions (combined – g/km) 338
Max Power (bhp / kw / PS @ rpm) 626bhp / 467kW / 635PS @6000rpm
Max Torque (Ib-ft / Nm @ rpm) 605Ib-ft / 820Nm @ 1700rpm
Fuel Petrol
Battery 51 amp/hr, 92 amp/hr
Alternator 190A (water-cooled)
Transmission ZF 8-speed automatic
Transmission 8HP90 A74
1st 4.71
2nd 3.14
3rd 2.1
4th 1.67
5th 1.29
6th 1.00
7th 0.839
8th 0.667
R 3.317
Maximum Speedover Maximum Speed (mph / km/h) 206 / 331
0 - 100 km/h 4.4
0 - 200 km/h
Tyres and Rims
Front 9.5j x 21"
Rear 9.5j x 21"
Front Winter
Rear Winter
Fuel Consumption
Combined 14.5
CO2 Emissions
Combined 338
Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase (mm / in) 2746 / 108.1
Front Track (mm / in) 1667 / 65.6
Rear Track (mm / in) 1663 / 65.5
Overall Length (mm / in) 4806 / 189.2
Width Across Mirrors (mm / in) 2227 / 87.7
Width Across Body (mm / in) 1943 / 76.5
Width with Mirrors Folded (mm / in) 1946 / 76.6
Overall Height (mm / in) 1404 / 55.3
Kerb Weight EU (kg / Ib) 2320 / 5115
Gross Weight (kg / Ib) 2750 / 6063
Front Axle Weight (kg / Ib) 1550 / 3417 max
Rear Axle Weight (kg / Ib) 1460 / 3219 max
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres / gallons / US gallons) 90 / 20 / 24
Boot Floor Length (mm) 1081
Boot Floor Width (min) (mm) 805
Boot Loading Height (sill ht) (mm) 691
Boot Volume (l) 358
Front Legroom (mm) 1049
Front Headroom (mm) 953
Front Shoulder Width (mm) 1470
Rear Legroom (mm) 829
Rear Headroom (mm) 928
Rear Knee Room 30
Rear Shoulder Width (mm) 1292
Suspension Springs Multi-link Air-Sprung Suspension
Dampers CDC (Continuous Damping Control) Tuned for Dynamic Performance
Ride Height Control Driver Adjustment of Ride Height and Stiffness
Steering Type ZF Servotronic
Turns, Lock to Lock 2.6 turns
Turning Circle (kerb to kerb) (m / ft in) 11.3/37’ 1”
Turning Circle (kerb to kerb) (m / ft in) 11.3/37’ 1”
Front 405mm iron/420mm carbon with red-painted callipers
Rear 335mm iron/356mm carbon with red-painted callipers