2010 Bentley Continental Supersports Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Bentley Continental Supersports - Road Test Specs

2010 Bentley Continental Supersports Coupe

(6.0L W12 Twin-turbo FFV AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
ModelContinental Supersports
Style2dr Coupe AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A)
Base MSRP$267,000
Options on test vehicleRearview Camera ($1,320); Gas-Guzzler Tax ($2,600); Destination Charge ($2,595)
As-tested MSRP$273,515


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged and intercooled W12
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5,998cc (366 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)9.0
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)621 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)590 @ 2,000
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.172:1, II=2.340:1, II=1.521:1, 4=1.143:1, V=0.867:1, VI=0.691:1 final drive = 3.524:1


Suspension, frontIndependent, double-wishbone control arms
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)Not available
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelP Zero
Tire typePerformance
Tire size, front275/35R20
Tire size, rear275/35R20
Wheel size20-by-9.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialPainted alloy
Brakes, front16.5-inch ceramic disc
Brakes, rear13-inch ceramic disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)2.6
0-60 mph (sec.)3.8
0-75 mph (sec.)5.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.0 @ 116.0
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)3.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)109
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)67.7 stability on, 67.8 stability off
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.90 stability on, 0.90 stability off
Sound level @ idle (dB)46.8
@ Full throttle (dB)76.7
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.1

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBrake torque shaves a substantial 0.3 second from the quarter-mile time and 0.4 second from zero to 60. Otherwise, there's little trick to launching the big Bentley. Sport mode utilized on best run.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsPedal feel isn't exactly like a sports car, but the big carbon-ceramic stoppers certainly get the job done. Lots of confidence.
Handling ratingVery good
Handling commentsIt's clear someone who knows how a car should work has spent some time tuning this monster. It is responsive to lift throttle, responds respectably and is quite amazing considering its mass. Still, if you want an involving driver's car, this probably isn't it.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)56.75
Wind (mph, direction)1.81 mph tailwind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)12 city/19 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)13.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)23.8

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,940
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,996
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59/41
Length (in.)189.1
Width (in.)76.6
Height (in.)54.3
Wheelbase (in.)108.1
Track, front (in.)63.9
Track, rear (in.)63.3
Turning circle (ft.)Not available
Legroom, front (in.)42.3
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)13.1
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)13.1


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/Unlimited miles
Powertrain3 years/Unlimited miles
Corrosion3 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 years/30,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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