2020 Bentley Continental

MSRP range: $222,700 - $240,800
Edmunds suggests you pay$274,660

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2020 Bentley Continental Review

  • Opulent interior design and craftsmanship
  • Excellent balance of comfort and performance
  • Endless customization options
  • Noticeable road noise on coarse asphalt
  • Limited outward visibility
  • The Bentley Continental GT has been fully redesigned
  • Part of the third Continental GT generation introduced for 2020

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.

2020 Bentley Continental videos

ALISTAIR WEAVER: A few weeks ago, we launched our test of the Porsche 911 Turbo S, describing it as the consummate everyday supercar. But that didn't go down too well with Bentley and McLaren who were quickly on the phone, extolling the virtues of their GTs for the same money. So in the interest of journalistic integrity, and to be honest, it seemed like fun, we've returned to the same roads with the McLaren GT and the Bentley Continental GT. Both cars claim to achieve the same thing but come at it from very different perspectives. The Bentley is basically a luxury coupe with sporting pretensions. This McLaren is a mid-engine supercar with an extra dose of versatility. But the question is this, can either of them threaten the all-around brilliance of the 911 Turbo? Let's find out. Because of the two-car test, I've be joined by another member of the Edmunds team, and who else but our doyen of all things luxury, Mr. Mark Takahashi? Mark, how are you doing back there? MARK TAKAHASHI: Feeling good, Alistair. Honestly, could not be better. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Have you got an outfit specifically for this test? MARK TAKAHASHI: You dress for the car you want, Alistair, not the car you have. ALISTAIR WEAVER: He's the only man I know that genuinely wears cufflinks on a daily basis. MARK TAKAHASHI: I do have cufflinks, too. ALISTAIR WEAVER: There you go. There you go. What should we encourage all viewers to do before they watch the rest of the film? MARK TAKAHASHI: Hit subscribe? ALISTAIR WEAVER: And head to edmunds.com for all your car shopping needs. MARK TAKAHASHI: I'm fired. This Continental GT is a big, luxury coupe with a respectable amount of performance. Its forte remains comfort and refinement, and in that regard, very few cars can touch it. Prices start just over $200,000. This particular Continental GT is a first edition specification with some options piled on top, pushing the grand total up to $277,000.00 Oh my. ALISTAIR WEAVER: This GT costs just over $200,000, or about $250,000, as it's tested here, so it's pretty much on a par with the Bentley. Now, to create this car, McLaren has taken the basic principles of the 570GT, including the carbon fiber monocoque and mid-engine configuration, and then grafted on some extra practicality in a bid to appeal to a different kind of customer, somebody who might otherwise have considered a 911, or even a Bentley. Now obviously, in the current environment Mark and I cannot be in the same car. But I should say, from the outset, that we've both spend plenty of time in the Bentley and the McLaren. To be honest, we even ran into each other when we were out testing them independently just a few days ago. I even took the Bentley out to Costco. I was reading the YouTube comments for my 911 Turbo film and a lot of people said that I was lacking in enthusiasm, a bit kind of downbeat. But here's the reality. Am I excited to be driving a McLaren? Well, of course I am as. A 10-year-old, I've dreamed of this sort of stuff. It's incredibly exciting. But at the same time, I'm paid by Edmunds to deliver you an objective opinion of this car. I'm not an influencer, getting excited and saying, it's the greatest thing I've driven since the greatest thing I drove yesterday. Edmunds is here to give you an objective opinion on whether this or the Bentley is a better car than the 911 Turbo. That's the question that we're setting out to answer. So if I have to park some of my enthusiasm and seem a bit more scientific and considered, then so be it. MARK TAKAHASHI: Under the hood of this Continental GT is a twin-turbo charged 4-liter V8. That's good for 542 horsepower and 568 pound feet of torque. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Now, like the Bentley, the McLaren has a fully twin-turbo V8 that's nestling just behind my shoulder blades. It has 612 horsepower, which is 70 more than the Bentley. But-- and here's the rub-- it has 103 pounds feet less torque, and that's an important clue to both its engines character, and to be honest, the car's character. For me, the McLaren engine has been its weakest link since they got into supercar building with the 12C. In many ways, it's almost like an old-school Turbo. Not a lot happens till you get to 3,000 RPM, and then all hell breaks loose. Then when you lift off, you get this "psh" from the Turbo wastegate, which is kind of fun in a raw, supercary type of way, but it doesn't feel very well-suited to the aspirations of a transcontinental grand tourer. Now, it is genuinely super cool, bordering on hyper car rapid. I mean, McLaren's claiming 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds, and we can't wait to get it back to our test drive, when it eventually reopens, to test that out. And it should also hit 204 miles an hour. But because of the character engine, it sounds ridiculous to say, it doesn't actually always feel that fast. Subjectively, you really have to work it hard to deliver its best. And if I'm honest, nor does it sound all that good, even with this 3 and 1/2 thousand dollar optional sports exhaust fitted to this press car. It's not that it sounds bad, it just doesn't have the culture and sophistication of the Porsche engine or the Bentley V8. It certainly doesn't sound like a quarter of a million dollars' worth. MARK TAKAHASHI: This Bentley isn't as quick as the McLaren, but you know what? It doesn't have to be. It's a proper grand tourer with far more performance than most drivers will ever desire. It has this authoritative but gentle shove of thrust. It also has the confidence that comes with standard all wheel drive. With a 0 to 60 time of 3.9 seconds, it's anything but slow. Of course, it's easy to go fast in a straight line, but what happens when the road begins to bend? ALISTAIR WEAVER: The steering is fantastic. It's hydraulically assisted, not electric, for the geeks out there. And this is really saying something. I actually think it's better than the 911 steering, in terms of the way that it communicates the grip of the tires and what's happening on the road. The brake pedal is almost racecar firm, which I love, and to be honest, I've actually been left for braking for a lot of my time in the car. The whole thing has a agility, poise, and finesse that the Bentley can only dream of. And some of that's due to mid-engine configuration. Some of that is due to the lighter weight of this vehicle. But it also talks to the starting point. McLaren's test drivers and engineers, it's almost like they couldn't quite help themselves. Now, this car isn't quite as sharp as a McLaren 570GT, or if you want to go up in the price range, a 720S. You feel like in the initial response to steering is also a little bit more body roll than you might expect for McLaren, but to be honest, all things are relative. Such a wonderful fluency through these S-bends. Nice man letting me go. Thank you, sir. Thank you kindly, Mr. Colorado driver. A little acknowledgment. That Bentley just looks so big and ostentatious in my rear view mirror. It's such a statement of wealth. MARK TAKAHASHI: I will take that as a compliment. On a curvy road like this, you really feel all the Bentley's weight. But it's not off-putting. It navigates these curves with grace. Helping matters is the 48-volt dynamic ride option. It adds this electric motor that twists the anti-roll bars underneath the car, allowing it to corner just a little bit flatter. Even though the McLaren has the Bentley beat on a twisty road like this, I contend this is still plenty entertaining. Compared to the McLaren, the Bentley glides over road imperfections, but at the same time, it's not too floaty. It's got just enough stiffness to give you that confidence to know that you can get through a sharp turn. If you flick the dial all the way to sport, it stiffens up the suspension, sharpens up the throttle response to add a little bit of excitement to that confidence. Yee-haw. Sounds good, too. That's a rumbley V8. ALISTAIR WEAVER: What I've always liked, by the way, McLaren sets up their cars. They give you a different controls for the transmission than they do for the suspension. So on a road like this, for example, Angeles Crest near Los Angeles, I'm running in sports suspension but then track on the transmission because I love the whip, crack, throttle responds and slightly faster gear changes. But I want a little bit more compliance in my suspension setup. And McLaren's saying they've improved the ride quality on their GT for long distance comfort, but to be honest, I think it has to do a disservice to the rest of their range. Every McLaren rides well. In fact, the 720 rides quite superbly, at least as well, if not better, than this car. It's not like you get in this GT and think, oh, at last, a McLaren that won't send me to the chiropractor. It's fine. It's a nice long distance companion, but then so is pretty much every other McLaren. The one thing that might grate on a long journey is you get an awful lot of tire rub, particularly on the concrete road surfaces that we have here in California, although to be honest, the Bentley also suffers from that. And of course, unlike the Porsche or especially the Bentley, the McLaren is a strict two-seater. The Bentley has room in the back for a couple of reasonably sized adults or even a child seat. I should know. I tried. [MUSIC PLAYING] MARK TAKAHASHI: The cockpit of the continental is very attractive with materials quality that is unassailable. I mean, I geek out on leather and it is perfection. I probably would not have gone with all this piano black and shiny metal trim, because in certain lighting conditions, it creates these uncomfortable hot spots in your vision. Speaking of visibility, outward visibility isn't great with the Bentley. The windshield is pretty narrow, and this roof pillar here is really thick. The rear window? Also very narrow. That rear seat, I fit in it now, almost comfortably. Throughout the car, there's plenty of spaces for your personal effects. There's a good bin underneath here, some cupholders here, a little slot here on both sides of the center console. Also, there's a good enough bin in the doors to hold some water bottles, and even a small bag. The infotainment system is specced from the Volkswagen group, which includes Bentley, Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi. It's really quick to respond. It's easy to use. It comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Its big screen is right where you want it, in your sight lines. This GT is also option with the Nime Audio System for $8,800, and it's worth it. It's got really punchy bass and super clear highs. As far as ease of use of everything else, everything is well-labeled, organized right where they should be-- and look at this. There are buttons on the steering wheel. McLaren doesn't have that. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Like the 570 and the 720, the GT has McLaren signature dihedral doors that need a bit of power to close, but I love them. I also like the simple minimalism of this cockpit. It looks and feels great. But ergonomically, to be honest, it's a bit of a mess. The switches for the wing mirrors are downhill behind the steering wheel. The switches for the seats are buried away, somewhere down here where my right hand is. And this is really irritating. Although this central infotainment screen is bespoke to McLaren-- it actually works pretty well-- if you wear polarized sunglasses, like I do, and pretty much any other McLaren customer in California, you can't see it. And I don't mean you can barely see it. I mean, it's just a black hole, and it's kind of reminded that McLaren is still a pretty small company and doesn't have the might of Volkswagen and behind it, like Bentley or Porsche. Augment storage? A bit rubbish, to be honest. You got a little cubby in here, two cupholders, and a little pocket here, which is just about big enough for your sunglasses case. But there's no glove box. Now, on paper, the McLaren has more luggage capacities than the Bentley, but I should really say something about this area behind me here. The problem is it gets cooked underneath by the engine, and from above by the glass hatch. So anything in there tends to get sort of slow-roasted. I don't want to put a laptop back there. And of course, it's lacking in security and it blocks your rearward view. So does it have the overall practicality that Bentley-- despite the Bentley, on paper, having less luggage space-- well, the answer to that is a definitive no. I think part of the problem with the GT and the fact it didn't get a super favorable initial press reaction was the way McLaren pitched it. They wanted this to appeal to a different customer base, so they banged on about golf clubs in the trunk and practicality and Grand Touring aspirations. The reality is it isn't a GT, like the Bentley, or even the Porsche. What it is is a supercar with extra versatility and practicality. It's kind of in the spirit of the original Acura NSX, and if you think about in those terms, it starts to make a lot more sense. I want a supercar that I could happily take on vacation for a week. I also prefer the way this car looks to the 570. What I actually want is a GT with a slightly sharper setup of the 570. So you could call it a GTS, for example. That would be terrific. So Mark, do you fancy some seat time around here in the McLaren? MARK TAKAHASHI: Yes, please. ALISTAIR WEAVER: But have you brought your rubber gloves? MARK TAKAHASHI: Never leave home without them. [MUSIC PLAYING] So fashionable. I think everyone's going to be wearing these in the future. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Welcome to our world. MARK TAKAHASHI: All right. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Have you got keys to the Bentley? MARK TAKAHASHI: Say again? ALISTAIR WEAVER: (GERMAN ACCENT) Do you have the keys to the Bentley? MARK TAKAHASHI: Why, yes. Yes I do. OK, now. Whoo, nice hair, dude. ALISTAIR WEAVER: If you want to know the difference between these two cars, you just have to look at the keys. The McLaren is all kind of lithe, lightweight, and elegant, and the Bentley's is just giant and ostentatious. That is not designed to be kept in a pocket. That is designed to be thrown on a bar, or even into a pot. The Bentley. Let's go. I think Bentley's done a great job of trying to disguise this car's mass, and on a twisty road like this, it does sort of shrink around you a little bit. But to be honest, that only goes so far. I mean, it's 1,400 pounds more than the McLaren, and that is always going to compromise its kind of sports car pretensions. As an ex parte Brit now living in the US, it always makes me laugh, the kind of image of ultimate automotive luxury for both Rolls-Royce and Bentley is this sort of weird pastiche of a 1950s British gentlemen's club. And when I say gentlemen's club, I don't mean the naughty one. I mean the sort of whiskey and cigar emporium. I mean, where else do you imagine raspberry leather with cream and lashings of real timber? I find it a bit bizarre, to be honest. But I do like some of the sense of humor, though, in this car. I love this rotating screen thing that takes you from all the modern world tech to the old world. I know it's an optional extra. I know it's a bit silly, but it's a bit of humor. It feels special. It's what a Bentley should be all about. MARK TAKAHASHI: The McLaren is good, really good. I like being part of the car. I like having some effort to draw that performance out. And the limits are so high in this that I feel like I'm less of a component than I prefer. And then there's something to say about cruising range and fuel economy. That Bentley has almost a 24-gallon gas tank compared to this. This really only has about 320-plus miles of range, while the Bentley has well over 100 more miles. I think I can easily tick off 400-plus miles in the Bentley. Or after 300-plus miles in this? I think I'd be ready for a break. That Turbo wish? Tasty. Oh, so good. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Tell you what. Driving this thing, you just feel utterly imperious. You absolutely feel like you're the king of the road. Get out the way, peasants. I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. We should say, as well, that both of these cars are going to be ferociously expensive, both to buy and to run. And depreciation is heavy. They're not classic cars that might appreciate in value. To buy either of these cars for, say, a quarter of a million dollars and then want to sell it in three years' time, you're potentially going to lose $100,000 just in depreciation. And I don't care how rich you are, that's got to sting. So I think we've established that the Bentley is a fantastic luxury coupe that doesn't quite pull off the role of sports car, and the McLaren is an exciting, versatile supercar that doesn't quite pull off the role of luxury grand tourer. But what about that question that we posed right at the beginning of this film, which is, are either of these vehicles better than the Porsche 911 Turbo S we tested just a few weeks ago? Well, Mark and I have been discussing it and we both reached the same conclusion, that for the same money, both the McLaren and the Bentley feel more special. There's much more sense of occasion. But are they objectively better than the Porsche? MARK TAKAHASHI: Hey, Alistair, just got an email from Aston Martin. DB11 anytime we want it. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Hm. Might have to come back Mark. MARK TAKAHASHI: Indeed. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Bentley Continental GT vs. McLaren GT — Price, Interior, 0-60 and More

Today, Edmunds experts Alistair Weaver and Mark Takahashi are comparing the 2020 Bentley Continental GT and the 2020 McLaren GT. Comparison points include the McLaren GT's price versus Bentley Continental GT's price, interior, speed and more.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
16 City / 26 Hwy / 19 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gal. capacity
4 seats
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed automated manual
V8 cylinder
Horsepower: 542 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 568 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ unlimited mi.
Length: 190.9 in. / Height: 55.1 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: 86.1 in.
Overall Width without Mirrors: 76.9 in.
Curb Weight: 5148 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 8.3 cu.ft.

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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

2020 Bentley Continental

2020 Bentley Continental

2020 Porsche 911

2020 Porsche 911

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 

2020 Bentley Continental First Impressions

What is it?

The 2020 Bentley Continental GT is the fully redesigned version of one of the most popular grand touring exotics on the market. Available in coupe or convertible body styles, the Continental GT seamlessly blends performance and luxury. It's powered by your choice of two brawny turbocharged engines — a 542-horsepower V8 or a 626-hp W12 — and offers more customization options than you knew were possible. While there are several fantastic high-end coupes out there, few feature the craftsmanship and brand panache of the Bentley Continental GT.

2020 Bentley Continental - Action Rear 3/4
2020 Bentley Continental
Why does it matter?

The Continental GT is an important vehicle in Bentley's lineup. Considering Bentley's other vehicles are the Bentayga SUV and a pair of limousines, the Continental GT is the only one that could be called "sporty" with a straight face. And while not terrifically expensive by Bentley standards, the Continental's superlative cabin materials and features are more exotic than what you'll find in the small number of competitors.

2020 Bentley Continental - Interior
2020 Bentley Continental
What does it compete with?

While there are several grand touring rivals that compete in spirit, most are either far less or more expensive than the 2020 Bentley Continental GT. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a richly detailed coupe or convertible that is also available in eight- and 12-cylinder configurations. While it doesn't offer the bespoke options of the Bentley, the non-AMG S-Class variants are significantly less expensive than the Continental. The BMW 8 Series is another luxury tourer. This all-new BMW features a stunning design that will coax a double take from even the most jaded luxury buyers.

On the upper end, the Aston Martin DB11 is a sporty two-door driven by a massively powerful V12. It costs roughly the same as the Bentley. If money is no object, the Rolls-Royce Wraith (coupe) and Dawn (convertible) — which cost about 50% more than their Bentley counterparts — are the pinnacles of luxury. Driven exclusively by a 6.6-liter V12, these siblings are the final word in high-powered cruising.

How Does It Drive?

Even though this Bentley is a substantial car with large-diameter wheels (our convertible rolled on 22-inch wheels, for instance), the Continental GT's driver-adjustable multi-chamber air suspension makes almost any road feel glassy. In the B (the default Bentley mode) and Comfort driving modes, the Continental glides over all but the roughest pavement without transmitting harshness to the occupants inside. But compared to some of the latest luxury vehicles that have road-scanning suspensions, the Continental doesn't quite do as well when driving over ruts and bumps.

Dynamically, the Continental GT behaves exactly as you'd expect from an ultra-luxe grand tourer. The active stabilizer bars, all-wheel drive, torque-vectoring system, and air suspension work in harmony to give the big two-door surprisingly capable handling characteristics, especially when you select the GT's Sport mode. You wouldn't confuse it with a sports car, but the GT holds its own in tight corners. Regardless of driving mode, the steering response isn't quite as sharp as a similarly priced sports car's, but it ultimately fits in with the Continental's more relaxed character.

The twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 has been upgraded for 2020. Power output now stands at 542 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque (versus the previous model's maximum of 521 hp and 502 lb-ft in the GT V8 S trim). Also, Bentley swapped out the previous eight-speed traditional automatic transmission for a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The carmaker says the dual-clutch transmission gives the car a sportier feel and enhances acceleration.

This new powertrain decreases the Continental GT V8's 0-60 mph time from an estimated 4.7 seconds to 3.9 seconds (4.0 seconds for the convertible). And while fuel costs are likely unimportant to Bentley buyers, know that both engines feature cylinder deactivation technology for reducing gasoline consumption under light loads.

Overall, the V8 feels and sounds fantastic. Throttle tip-in is linear, so you never accidentally give it too much gas. Once you shove the accelerator a bit more, the engine lights up and produces enviable acceleration. The optional W12 is slightly quicker, but it would be hard to tell in anything but a back-to-back comparison. A standard active exhaust keeps the engine quiet in light throttle application. But you can hit the pedal or select Sport mode to produce pleasant burbles, snaps and pops from the exhaust. This Bentley is sporty, and it wants you to know it.

The dual-clutch transmission calibration deserves a special mention. Many dual-clutch transmissions, even the PDK transmission from Porsche that serves as a donor on the Bentley, put performance first and comfort second. The unique properties of these transmissions can make cars that use them feel a little sluggish leaving from a stop and can exhibit jerky downshifts. That would be unbecoming of a Bentley, so the engineers have gone to great lengths to stamp out any harsh feedback from the transmission. The result is a trans that delivers lightning-quick and buttery-smooth shifts, even at full throttle, and natural acceleration from a stop.

2020 Bentley Continental - Action Front 3/4
2020 Bentley Continental
What's the Interior Like?

Nearly every surface within the Continental GT's cabin is leather, wood or metal; plastics are only used in a handful of controls and buttons shared with other high-end Porsches and Audis. As expected, the leather is soft and supple, and it comes in a variety of shades you can mix and match to your liking. As in other Bentleys, you can choose from among an abundance of leather and stitching colors, along with several lacquered wood veneers. There's even an available three-dimensional metal surface on the center console that mimics the striped pattern on luxury watches.

The Continental's interior artfully balances old-world elegance with modern technology. Front and center is a new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Also on deck is a new option: a rotating console for where the infotainment screen is. Don't want to look at the screen? Hit a button and this rotating three-sided spindle will switch between the touchscreen, a gauge panel (with a thermometer, compass and chronograph), or a flat panel with wood veneer. On the audio front, our tester's midlevel Bang & Olufsen sound system was wonderfully clear at low volume, even with the convertible top down.

2020 Bentley Continental - Interior
2020 Bentley Continental
How Practical Is It?

The Continental GT's cabin technically has four seats, but the rear seats are really only suitable for small children or short adults if the front passengers are a similar size. The GT's wide stance gives it ample room for two occupants, so you never feel squeezed next to your front passenger.

The convertible's trunk is just large enough to accept one full-size and one carry-on piece of luggage, though not without some effort. In the coupe, the same amount of luggage is much easier to fit, with room to spare.

2020 Bentley Continental - Rear Seats
2020 Bentley Continental
What Else Should I Know?

As with many high-end luxury vehicles, many of today's advanced driving aids are optional and expensive. Adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, a night-vision display, and a head-up display are bundled together in the Touring Specification package ($8,385). A 360-degree parking camera and rear cross-traffic alert are both included in the City Specification package, which retails for a cool $5,360. Bentley owners are unlikely to scoff at a $14,000 price tag for such features, but we think it's a little silly not to include them in a car at this price range.

2020 Bentley Continental - Center Console
2020 Bentley Continental
EdmundsEdmunds says

Though it's the smallest and least expensive car in Bentley's range, the 2020 Continental GT is far from a consolation prize. Its beautifully trimmed cabin is a clear step above those from most competing grand touring vehicles, and it offers far more customization options than rivals. The V8's strong power delivery and substantial cost savings give it significant advantages over the W12.


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 8.3 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
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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 Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $222,700.

Other versions include:

  • GT 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $240,800
  • GT V8 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $222,700
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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 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8AM), and GT V8 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl 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 V8 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM), and GT 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8AM). Bentley Continental models are available with a 4.0 L-liter gas engine or a 6.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 626 hp, depending on engine type. The 2020 Bentley Continental comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automated manual. The 2020 Bentley Continental comes with a 3 yr./ unlimited mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ unlimited mi. powertrain warranty.

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.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Bentley Continental?

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM)

2020 Bentley Continental GT 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8AM)

Which 2020 Bentley Continentals are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 Bentley Continental for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 Bentley Continental.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2020 Bentley Continental?

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 2dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM), 8-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
19 compined MPG,
16 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2020 Bentley Continental GT 2dr Coupe AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8AM), 8-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
15 compined MPG,
12 city MPG/20 highway MPG

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM), 8-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
19 compined MPG,
16 city MPG/26 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG19
Transmission8-speed automated manual
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement4.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase112.2 in.
Length190.9 in.
Height55.3 in.
Curb Weight4773 lbs.

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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