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2020 Bentley Continental

What’s new

  • The Bentley Continental GT has been fully redesigned
  • Part of the third Continental GT generation introduced for 2020

Pros & Cons

  • Opulent interior design and craftsmanship
  • Excellent balance of comfort and performance
  • Endless customization options
  • Noticeable road noise on coarse asphalt
  • Limited outward visibility
Other years
2020
Bentley Continental for Sale
MSRP Range
$202,500 - $218,900
MSRP Starting at
$202,500
MSRP Range
$202,500 - $218,900
MSRP Range
$202,500 - $218,900

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MSRP Range
$202,500 - $218,900
MSRP Starting at
$202,500
MSRP Range
$202,500 - $218,900
MSRP Range
$202,500 - $218,900

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2020 Bentley Continental Review

There are several reasons why someone might consider a Bentley Continental GT. For one, it's been fully redesigned for 2020, receiving a more muscular appearance, stronger performance and more features, all while maintaining extraordinarily high standards for craftsmanship. It's also a statement of wealth, with its $200,000-plus starting price.

In this rarefied air, few cars are worthy of comparison against the 2020 Bentley Continental GT. The Rolls-Royce Wraith is the most direct competitor with a starting price well above $300,000. Other sporty coupes include the Porsche 911 Turbo S and Mercedes-Benz AMG S-Class Coupe. These models offer stirring performance but can't quite match Bentley's unapologetic allegiance to opulence.

Which Continental does Edmunds recommend?

Since the W12 engine doesn't deliver a dramatic upgrade to the entry-level model, we suggest taking a look at the Bentley Continental GT V8. Take the savings you get from going with the V8 and apply it toward some options.

Bentley Continental models

The 2020 Bentley Continental GT is a four-passenger premium luxury coupe that is also available as a convertible. Its two trim levels are primarily distinguished by their engines: the Continental GT V8 and the Continental GT, which receives a 12-cylinder engine.

Continental GT V8
The base V8 coupe comes with all of the typical luxury coupe trappings as well as:

  • A 542-horsepower turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • Adaptive air suspension with ride height control
  • Soft-close doors
  • Center trunk pass-through for longer cargo
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay integration
  • Advanced safety features that include:
    • Frontal collision mitigation
    • Safe passenger exit system that warns if a vehicle is approaching from behind
    • Blind-spot monitor

Continental GT
The 12-cylinder Continental GT builds on the V8's features list with:

  • A 626-hp turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 engine
  • Bentley Dynamic Ride system that keeps body roll in check while cornering

Continental GT Convertible
The Convertible versions are identically appointed as the coupes with some exceptions:

  • Four-layer folding fabric roof
  • Elimination of the trunk pass-through

Several bundled option packages are available and include:

  • The Mulliner Specification
    • Broader choice of wheels
    • Diamond-quilted and embroidered upholstery
    • Metal fuel and oil filler caps
    • Alloy sport pedals
    • Piano black or walnut interior trim
  • The City Specification
    • Hands-free trunk opener
    • Auto-dimming exterior mirrors
    • Surround-view parking camera system
    • Traffic sign reader
  • The Touring Specification
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Head-up display
    • Lane keeping assist
    • Night vision
    • Frontal pedestrian detection
  • First Edition Specification
    • The City Specification
    • The Front Seat Comfort Specification
    • The Mulliner Driving Specification
    • The Touring Specification
    • Interior ambient lighting
    • Infotainment screen that rotates to reveal three analog instruments
    • Unique interior trim embellishments

In addition to the endless list of color, wheels, upholstery and trim choices, standalone options include:

  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Heated windshield
  • Diamond-knurled switchgear
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Premium audio upgrades from Bang & Olufsen or Naim
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Wind blocker and neck warmer for convertible models

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2020 Bentley Continental.

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    2020 Bentley Continental video

    Bentley Continental GT Convertible First Look

    Bentley Continental GT Convertible First Look

    [MUSIC PLAYING] Just a few days ahead of the LA Auto Show Bentley steals a spotlight with its latest creation the Bentley Continental GT Convertible under the hood is a 6-litre w12 that puts out 626 horsepower all-wheel drive is also standard and like the coupe styling really comes into play the creases in particular really do a great job of catching light casting shadow as a result it looks a lot more muscular than the last generation Continental GT it's almost like the skin had been pulled tighter over its muscles like the coupe the headlights and tail lights have this wonderful jeweling that's exquisite it plays well into the knurled knobs that you find on the inside speaking of the interior it's perfect I mean every surface is bathed in leather or fine woods and technology also plays a little bit more of a role this time around as well I've got more advanced safety features as you'd expect with any new car but there's also a new updated infotainment system and when the cooler parts of that infotainment system is when you get into the car you just have this nice flat wood veneer turn the car on it flips to the infotainment screen and if you want to unplug hit another button and it rotates to the 3 analog dial to give some of that traditional Bentley luxury and refinement the top itself it deploys and raises in only 19 seconds and like the coupe well rear seat space is acceptable I had a seat back there and I actually do fit with the top down the Bentley Continental GT Convertible goes on sale in late summer of 2019 the price starting right around two hundred and forty thousand dollars for more information on the Continental GT as well as this competition head on over to edmunds.com to see more videos like this hit subscribe [Music]

    Edmunds Senior Fancypants Luxury Editor Mark Takahashi gets a sneak peek at the latest from Bentley: the 2020 Continental GT Convertible. Watch as Mark contemplates the life choices that have led him away from being able to afford the opulence, performance and prestige of this beautiful Bentley.


    Features & Specs

    GT V8 2dr Coupe AWD features & specs
    GT V8 2dr Coupe AWD
    4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM
    MSRP$202,500
    MPG 16 city / 26 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission8-speed automated manual
    Horsepower542 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    GT 2dr Coupe AWD features & specs
    GT 2dr Coupe AWD
    6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8AM
    MSRP$218,900
    MPG 12 city / 20 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission8-speed automated manual
    Horsepower626 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite Continental safety features:

    Bentley Safeguard Plus
    Scans the road ahead and warns the driver of potential collisions. Brakes are automatically applied if the driver does not respond.
    Blind Spot Assist
    Warns the driver if a vehicle is lurking in a blind spot.
    Exit Warning
    Warns if a vehicle or bicyclist is approaching from behind to alert exiting passengers.

    Bentley Continental vs. the competition

    Bentley Continental vs. Porsche 911

    The new Porsche 911 Turbo S outperforms the Bentley yet remains easy to drive in everyday conditions. The lure of a surplus of power and sharp handling is undeniable. Although the Porsche is an excellent grand-touring coupe, it lacks the sense of occasion you get from the Continental GT.

    Compare Bentley Continental & Porsche 911 features

    Bentley Continental vs. Rolls-Royce Wraith

    Bentley and Rolls-Royce have been the go-to choice for ultimate luxury for decades. Under ownership of German carmakers Volkswagen (Bentley) and BMW (Rolls-Royce), the engineering and reliability of these high-end cars have improved significantly. Compared to the Continental GT, the Wraith takes old-school luxury even further. But it also costs about 50% more.

    Compare Bentley Continental & Rolls-Royce Wraith features

    Bentley Continental vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    The Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe is a sleek and modern counterpoint to the classic charm of the Bentley Continental GT. Go for the AMG variant and the S-Class coupe provides a healthy dose of performance that meets or beats the Continental GT's. The Mercedes' interior is also excellent for a mass-market brand. But it's still a tier lower than the craftsmanship you'll find in the Bentley.

    Compare Bentley Continental & Mercedes-Benz S-Class features

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    FAQ
    Is the Bentley Continental a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Continental both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Bentley Continental fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Continental gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg to 19 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Continental has 12.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Bentley Continental. Learn more
    What's new in the 2020 Bentley Continental?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Bentley Continental:

    • The Bentley Continental GT has been fully redesigned
    • Part of the third Continental GT generation introduced for 2020
    Learn more
    Is the Bentley Continental reliable?
    To determine whether the Bentley Continental is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Continental. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Continental's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2020 Bentley Continental a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Bentley Continental is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Continental is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2020 Bentley Continental?

    The least-expensive 2020 Bentley Continental is the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 2dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $202,500.

    Other versions include:

    • GT V8 2dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $202,500
    • GT 2dr Coupe AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $218,900
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    What are the different models of Bentley Continental?
    If you're interested in the Bentley Continental, the next question is, which Continental model is right for you? Continental variants include GT V8 2dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM), and GT 2dr Coupe AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8AM). For a full list of Continental models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 Bentley Continental

    2020 Bentley Continental Overview

    The 2020 Bentley Continental is offered in the following submodels: Continental Coupe, Continental Convertible. Available styles include GT V8 2dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM), GT 2dr Coupe AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8AM), GT 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8AM), and GT V8 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM).

    What do people think of the 2020 Bentley Continental?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Bentley Continental and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Continental.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Bentley Continental and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Continental featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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    Should I lease or buy a 2020 Bentley Continental?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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