2018 Bentley Continental Pricing
- Part of the second Continental generation introduced for 2011
- For 2018, only the Continental convertible will be available
- World-class interior craftsmanship and customization
- Smooth and strong power
- Standard all-wheel drive
- Lacks the latest advanced safety features
- Rear seats are a tight fit for adults
- Not as nimble around turns as some rival exotics
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Features & Specs
|GT 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A)||GT Supersports 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A)||GT Speed 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A)|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic||8-speed shiftable automatic||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Horsepower||582 hp @ 6000 rpm||700 hp @ 5900 rpm||633 hp @ 5900 rpm|
Our experts’ favorite Continental safety features:
- Side-Mounted Airbags
- Helps prevent abdominal injuries in side-impact collisions by inflating airbags between the passenger and the door.
- Antilock Braking
- Prevents the wheels from locking up during panic or emergency braking. Keeps the wheels rolling, which promotes traction.
- Electronic Stability Control
- Keeps the car from going too far out of control by reducing throttle and applying braking to individual wheels.
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Bentley Continental vs. the competition
2018 Bentley Continental
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Bentley Continental vs. Aston Martin DB11
Both the Bentley and the Aston are emblematic British grand tourers, though the Continental does have two more seats. Both deliver rapid acceleration and sharp handling, but the DB11 is closer to the sports car spectrum and is more engaging as a result. Either choice will cost more than $200,000, but the Aston Martin gets an edge for being more up-to-date.
Bentley Continental vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The S-Class convertible is positively futuristic compared to the Bentley, with a full complement of advanced safety features and automated driving systems. It also benefits from more modern infotainment features and accommodations. The Benz, however, doesn't have the same head-turning presence or hand-built charm as the Bentley.
Bentley Continental vs. Porsche 911
For the same price as the Bentley, you can get a loaded 911 Turbo S Cabriolet. But at that level, it's more of a supercar than a tourer. You can spend half as much for a more comfortable 911 that will have more modern features than what's available on the Continental. The problem is a Porsche 911 is comparably plebeian next to the exotic Bentley.
2018 Bentley Continental Overview
The 2018 Bentley Continental is offered in the following submodels: Convertible, GT Speed, GT Supersports. Available styles include GT 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A), GT Supersports 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A), and GT Speed 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A). Bentley Continental models are available with a 6.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 700 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 Bentley Continental comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.
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2018 Bentley Continental Gas Mileage
2018 Bentley Continental GT 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
15 compined MPG,
12 city MPG/20 highway MPG
2018 Bentley Continental GT Supersports 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
13 compined MPG,
11 city MPG/19 highway MPG
2018 Bentley Continental GT Speed 2dr Convertible AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
15 compined MPG,
12 city MPG/20 highway MPG
|EPA Est. MPG||15|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Drive Train||all wheel drive|
|Curb Weight||5501 lbs.|