2012 Bentley Continental GT

Base AWD 2-Dr Coupe W12

Base AWD 2-Dr Coupe W12

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2012 Bentley Continental GT Front Three Quarter
During the weekend I had the Continental GT, I used it as a grocery getter, to haul myself and two friends to a Rufus Wainwright concert at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, to take the visiting father of one of our young Web editors for a triple-digit ride, and as my chariot to a dinner party. The hostess of the dinner expressed her belief that the Continental might be challenging to drive. "Oh, no," I replied. "It's as easy to drive as a Buick." And, indeed, it is, although I've never driven a Buick powered by a twelve-cylinder engine producing 567 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. There's simply no learning curve to driving the Conti GT; you just put your foot on the brake, slide the gear lever into Drive, and go. This is one reason, I imagine, it has been so popular. Ferraris and Lamborghinis can be off-putting to a lot of people because of their perceived complexity. The only thing that might be off-putting about driving the Continental is the knowledge that it costs as much as a modest house. I say, just think Buick, and you'll be fine.

2012 Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT V8 Right Side View 2
With upcoming CAFE standards looming, all automakers are scrambling to reduce their fleet’s average fuel economy. The upcoming 2013 Bentley Continental GT V-8 should definitely help out the British brand thanks to its EPA rating of 15 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.
2012 Bentley Continental GT Front Three Quarter Motion
Our colleagues at Motor Trend recently spent some time with the Bentley Continental GT at Spain’s Circuito de Navarra race track, where technical director Frank Markus tested the car’s new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine option. In this latest episode of Ignition¸ Markus covers the performance specs of the heavy two-door, noting that he prefers the V-8 model instead of the pricier W-12 model.
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Under previous chairman Franz-Josef Paefgen, Bentley recorded several remarkable achievements: It returned to Le Mans with a cleverly disguised Audi R10 and won. It sold more than 10,000 cars for the first time in 2007. It expanded its model range to six different body styles. So why is Bentley today not swimming in cash and commanding long waiting lists? Because management applied the classic "wood and leather and bagfuls of torque" formula instead of considering more timely approaches like low weight, high fuel efficiency, and a more varied portfolio. Enter Wolfgang Duerheimer, who now handles Bentley, Bugatti, and the VW Group's motorsports activities. Asked for his recipe to restore the winged B to its former glory, the new chairman answers immediately: "I am confident that we are going to see five figures again, but I need a bit more time to get there. Le Mans? It's like betting all your money on one rather dark horse. For Porsche, this is a no-brainer, but despite the admittedly interesting efficiency-based new homologation rules, Bentley won't compete there. I have a different idea. It revolves around a popular race series that is staged in North America, Europe, and Asia. That's a big podium -- big enough for Bentley, Audi, and Porsche. A rotational scheme could put the three brands through their paces in the three most important world markets with minimum investment and maximum effect. New products? Can't talk about them, obviously. But it's an open secret that Bentley is working on an SUV. It will be based on the next Cayenne/Q7 and is bound to attract at least 5000 buyers per year. In the States alone, I can see 20,000 potential customers -- all of them current Bentley owners. And all of them have an SUV in the garage."
2012 Bentley Continental GTC Rear Three Quarters
The new Bentley Continental GTC is offered with a 567-hp twin-turbo 12-cylinder engine, but the Bentley experience is more than just about raw power numbers -- so what better way to test it than driving it through the countryside of Croatia? So that's exactly what Motor Trend did.

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2012 Bentley Continental GT Specifications

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Engine
6.0L W12Engine
Fuel economy City:
12 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
19 MPG
Horsepower:
567 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
516 ft lb of torque @ 1700rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD
  • Navigation
Vehicle
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Powertrain
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 36 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
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NHTSA Rating Front Side
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NHTSA Rating Rear Side
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NHTSA Rating Overall
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NHTSA Rating Rollover
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IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
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IIHS Overall Side Crash
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IIHS Best Pick
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IIHS Rear Crash
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IIHS Roof Strength
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