2012 Bentley Continental GT  -  $195,495


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $195,495
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $2,595
Options: $3,000
Trim: 2dr Cpe
Doors: 2
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 14 | City: 12 | Hwy: 19
Body Style: 2dr Cpe
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/semi-manual mode
Engine: 6.0L DOHC 48-valve EFI VVT twin-turbocharged W12 flex-fuel engine

Pros

Eye-catching, unmistakable styling; new V8 power to complement the twin-turbo W12; exclusivity; top-down availability in the GTC


Model Highlights

Bentley's exceptional Continental has even more to offer for 2012. In addition to the W12-powered four-seat GT coupe and GTC convertible, Bentley has added a new V8 option to each car, sourced from its Audi counterparts. The new powerplant gives potential buyers even more flexibility when making the ultimate decision.

The Continental has been gently massaged by Bentley engineers, rather than reimagined. The front end is more distinct from the rest of the lineup, and despite a curb weight of 5,500 pounds, the whole car looks leaner, more poised, and a bit more aggressive.

Inside, Bentley refined an already-fantastic cabin, with continued use of just the right amount of real wood, chrome, and supple leather.

Traditional power in the Continental GT and GTC has come from a 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12 engine. That continues for 2012, though power in both cars is up 15 horses to 567 hp, and torque is boosted accordingly to 516 ft-lb. Bentley claims a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 198 mph. Power is put to all four wheels with a 40/60 front-to-rear torque split through a 6-speed ZF automatic transmission, with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The W12 Continental GT is EPA-rated at 12 mpg in the city, 19 mpg on the highway.

New for this year is a V8 option. The turbocharged 4.0L unit produces 500 hp and 487 ft-lb of torque. The V8 GT and GTC are also all-wheel drive, though they benefit from a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Bentley figures the car will hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, with a top speed of 188 mph, and the EPA estimates fuel consumption at 15 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.

Suspension on both versions is courtesy of air springs with Continuous Damping Control, and behind each 20-inch alloy wheel are vented iron disc brakes with Bentley branded calipers in gloss black.

Standard amenities on the W12 cars include bi-xenon projector headlights with LED running lights and taillights, power folding heated side mirrors, and a choice of 17 exterior paint colors. Inside you'll find full premium grade hides in one of four colors, 14-way power adjustable front seats, a Breitling clock, ambient lighting, and touchscreen infotainment with an 8-inch hi-resolution screen that incorporates AM/FM radio, HDD navigation, a single CD/DVD slot, integrated HVAC controls, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Continentals with V8 power are similarly equipped, though certain choices are reduced. For instance, only seven exterior paint colors are available. Convertible GTCs are outfitted like their tin-top brothers, and the open roof comes courtesy of an auto-folding four-layer insulated fabric top in one of five colors.

Options abound on the W12 cars: different wheels (including 21-inchers, chrome exterior accents, different interior veneers, lambswool rugs, special upholstery stitching, adaptive cruise control, GPS tracking system for a stolen Continental, premium audio systems, massage seating with ventilation, and a rearview camera.


Model News

The flagship Bentley GT has been restyled and refined for 2012. Exterior surfaces are completely new in subtle ways, as is the interior, and a turbocharged 4.0L V8 joins the lineup, for those who believe the twin-turbocharged 6.0L W12 is simply too much.


Value Writeup

The Continental remains a highwater mark for Bentley, and also happens to be the marque's best-selling model of all time. Few cars can match the Continental for its combination pace, style, sophistication, and luxury. Four-seaters just don't come any nicer, and now buyers have the option of equipping their Continental with a turbocharged 4.0L V8, which is still good for about 188 mph. If top-down motoring is your thing, then the convertible GTC loses little in the way of performance and adds much in the way of "see and be seen."


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.3

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
19 MPG

Cruising Range - City
288.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
12 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
456.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol W12

Displacement
6.0L/366

Fuel System
EFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
567 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1700

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
89 ft³

Front Head Room
37.0 in

Front Leg Room
42.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.4 in

Second Head Room
36.6 in

Second Leg Room
30.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.8 in

Wheelbase
108.1 in

Length, Overall
189.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.5 in

Height, Overall
55.3 in

Trunk Volume
12.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
5115 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent Air

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Air

Front Tire Size
P275/40ZR20

Rear Tire Size
P275/40ZR20

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
20 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
20 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
24.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
Unlimited

Drivetrain Years
3

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
3

Maintenance Miles/km
30,000

6.0L DOHC 48-valve EFI VVT twin-turbocharged W12 flex-fuel engine

6-speed automatic transmission w/semi-manual mode

Electronic differential lock

All-wheel drive

Front & rear independent air suspension

Front/rear anti-roll bars

Front & rear vented floating calliper disc brakes

Speed sensitive pwr steering

Twin stainless steel oval tail pipes

Rear spoiler

Bright chrome matrix grille

Bi-xenon headlights -inc: LED main beam supplementation, integrated washer jets

LED tail-lights

Color-keyed pwr folding heated electrochromic mirrors w/memory

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Twin oval stainless steel tailpipes

Pwr latching driver & passenger doors

AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (8) speakers, Sirius satellite radio, hard disk drive for media storage, SD card reader, lifetime Sirius radio subscription, 3-year Sirius traffic subscription, iPod interface

DVD based navigation

Infotainment centralized control system -inc: 8" touchscreen

Bluetooth telephone system w/remote SIM access profile

Leather 14-position pwr front bucket seats w/memory, adjustable heating & lumbar

Rear bucket seats w/center armrest, trunk pass through

Full rear center console w/storage & rear HVAC controls

Chrome bulls eye air vents

Front & rear floor mats

Pwr tilt steering wheel w/cruise control

3-spoke monotone leather trimmed steering wheel

Steering column mounted gear shift paddles

Twilight sensor control & tunnel detection for lighting

Cruise control

Pwr windows

Keyless entry & ignition w/engine start/stop button

Remote controlled garage door opener

Volumetric ultrasonic alarm

Electronic parking brake w/drive away assist

Multi-zone auto climate control

Rear window defogger

Genuine burr walnut veneer trim

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Leather & chrome gear shift knob

Pwr trunk opening & closing

4-wheel antilock braking system (ABS)

Drag torque control

Continuous damping control & aquaplane detection

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Traction control system

LED daytime running lights

Driver & front passenger frontal airbags w/occupant sensors

Front & rear side mounted airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

Park distance control w/proximity warning & visual display

Tire pressure monitoring system

Front & rear 3-point seat belts w/pre-tensioners

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$3,000

 
20" 5-SPOKE PAINTED ALLOY WHEELS
$0

 
20" 5-SPOKE CHROME WHEELS
$2,235

 
21" 7-SPOKE ELEGANT PAINTED ALLOY WHEELS
$3,110

 
21" 7-SPOKE ELEGANT CHROME WHEELS
$5,340

 
21" 10-SPOKE PROPELLER PAINTED ALLOY WHEELS
$3,110

 
21" 10-SPOKE PROPELLER CHROME WHEELS
$5,340

 
21" 2-PIECE PAINTED ALLOY SPORTS WHEELS
$0

 
21" 2-PIECE POLISHED ALLOY SPORTS WHEELS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
PERSONAL COMMISSION SOLID & METALLIC PAINT TECHNOLOGIES
$7,900

 
PERSONAL COMMISSION PEARLESCENT/3 COAT TECHNOLOGIES
$15,255

 
PERSONAL COMMISSION SATIN PAINT
$29,960

 
AQUAMARINE METALLIC
$0

 
BELUGA
$0

 
BLUE CRYSTAL METALLIC
$0

 
CUMBRIAN GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
CYPRESS METALLIC
$0

 
DARK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
$0

 
GLACIER WHITE SOLID
$0

 
GRANITE METALLIC
$0

 
HAVANA METALLIC
$0

 
MIDNIGHT EMERALD METALLIC
$0

 
MOONBEAM METALLIC
$0

 
ONYX METALLIC
$0

 
SANDSTONE METALLIC
$0

 
SILVER LAKE METALLIC
$0

 
SILVER TEMPEST METALLIC
$0

 
ST JAMES RED
$0

 
WHITE SAND METALLIC
$0

 
AZTEC SUN METALLIC
$0

 
CONTINENTAL YELLOW
$0

 
ALPINE GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
AMBER METALLIC
$0

 
ANTHRACITE METALLIC
$4,220

 
ANTIQUE GOLD METALLIC
$0

 
ARABICA METALLIC
$0

 
ARCTICA
$0

 
BARNATO
$0

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK VELVET METALLIC
$0

 
SEQUIN BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
BREWSTER GREEN
$0

 
BRODGAR METALLIC
$0

 
BRONZE METALLIC
$0

 
BURGUNDY METALLIC
$0

 
BURNT OAK METALLIC
$0

 
BURNT ORANGE METALLIC
$0

 
CARDINAL RED METALLIC
$0

 
CARIBBEAN BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
CITRIC
$0

 
CLARET METALLIC
$0

 
CORAL METALLIC
$0

 
DIAMOND BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
FOUNTAIN BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
GAZELLE METALLIC
$0

 
GLACIER BLUE
$0

 
GREY VIOLET METALLIC
$0

 
ICE METALLIC
$0

 
IRIDIUM METALLIC
$0

 
KENSINGTON GREY
$0

 
THUNDER
$0

 
LIGHT CLARET METALLIC
$0

 
LIGHT EMERALD METALLIC
$0

 
LIGHT GAZELLE METALLIC
$0

 
LIGHT HAVANA METALLIC
$0

 
LIGHT LIME GREEN
$0

 
AEGEAN BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
APPLE GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
AURORA METALLIC
$0

 
AZURE PURPLE METALLIC
$0

 
BRITISH RACING GREEN 2 METALLIC
$0

 
BRITISH RACING GREEN 4 METALLIC
$0

 
DOVE GREY METALLIC
$0

 
FRENCH GREY METALLIC
$0

 
HEATHER METALLIC
$0

 
LIGHT ONYX METALLIC
$0

 
LIGHT SAPPHIRE METALLIC
$0

 
LIGHT TUDOR GREY METALLIC
$0

 
LIGHT WINDSOR METALLIC
$0

 
MAGENTA METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNOLIA
$0

 
METEOR METALLIC
$0

 
MOROCCAN BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
NEPTUNE METALLIC
$0

 
NUGGET GOLD METALLIC
$0

 
NUTMEG METALLIC
$0

 
OLD ENGLISH WHITE METALLIC
$0

 
ORANGE FLAME METALLIC
$0

 
OXFORD BLUE
$0

 
PACIFIC BLUE
$0

 
PALE BRODGAR METALLIC
$0

 
PALE EMERALD METALLIC
$0

 
PALE SAPPHIRE METALLIC
$0

 
PALE VELVET METALLIC
$0

 
PASSION PINK METALLIC
$0

 
PEACOCK METALLIC
$0

 
PORCELAIN METALLIC
$0

 
QUARTZITE METALLIC
$0

 
ROYAL EBONY METALLIC
$0

 
SAGE GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
SAND METALLIC
$0

 
SCOTIA SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
SILVER FROST METALLIC
$0

 
SILVER STORM METALLIC
$0

 
EXTREME SILVER
$4,220

 
SPECIAL IVORY
$0

 
SPECIAL MAGNOLIA
$0

 
SPRUCE METALLIC
$0

 
STORM GREY METALLIC
$0

 
SUNBURST GOLD METALLIC
$0

 
SUNSET METALLIC
$0

 
TITAN GREY METALLIC
$0

 
TUNGSTEN METALLIC
$0

 
UMBRIAN RED METALLIC
$0

 
VENUSIAN GREY METALLIC
$0

 
VERDANT METALLIC
$0

 
VIOLETTE METALLIC
$0

 
WALNUT METALLIC
$0

 
WEDGEWOOD BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
WINDSOR BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
CUSTOMER SPECIFIED COLOR
$0

 
BELUGA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AQUAMARINE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IMPERIAL BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BURNT OAK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
NEWMARKET TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAFFRON, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
MAGNOLIA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
HOTSPUR, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FIREGLOW, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAVANNAH, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LOXLEY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CUMBRIAN GREEN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PORPOISE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PORTLAND, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BRUNEL, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DARK BOURBON, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LINEN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BELUGA, LEATHER
$0

 
PORPOISE, LEATHER
$0

 
BRUNEL, LEATHER
$0

 
DARK BOURBON, LEATHER
$0

 
CUMBRIAN, LEATHER
$0

 
LOXLEY, LEATHER
$0

 
AQUAMARINE, LEATHER
$0

 
IMPERIAL BLUE, LEATHER
$0

 
NEWMARKET TAN, LEATHER
$0

 
BURNT OAK, LEATHER
$0

 
FIREGLOW, LEATHER
$0

 
HOTSPUR, LEATHER
$0

 
BURR WALNUT VENEER
$0

 
BIRDS EYE MAPLE VENEER
$955

 
MADRONA VENEER
$955

 
PIANO BLACK VENEER
$955

 
DARK BURR WALNUT VENEER
$955

 
TAMO ASH VENEER
$1,595

 
OLIVE ASH VENEER
$1,595

 
CHESTNUT VENEER
$1,595

 
BRIGHT ALUMINUM FASCIA/PIANO BLACK VENEER
$0

 
BRIGHT ALUMINUM FASCIA/DARK BURR WALNUT VENEER
$0

 
BRIGHT ALUMINUM FASCIA/BURR WALNUT VENEER
$0

 
BRIGHT ALUMINUM FASCIA/BIRDS EYE MAPLE VENEER
$0

 
BRIGHT ALUMINUM FASCIA/MADRONA VENEER
$0

 
BRIGHT ALUMINUM FASCIA/OLIVE ASH VENEER
$0

 
BRIGHT ALUMINUM FASCIA/CHESTNUT VENEER
$0

 
MULLINER DRIVING SPECIFICATION PKG
$8,050

 
MULLINER DRIVING SPECIFICATION PKG
$9,540

 
MULLINER DRIVING SPECIFICATION PKG
$11,140

 
CONVENIENCE SPECIFICATION PKG
$4,140

 
EXTENDED DRIVING SPECIFICATION PKG
$3,110

 
ELEGANT SPECIFICATION PKG
$14,375

 
ELEGANT SPECIFICATION PKG
$16,455

 
DEALER DEMO SPORT SPECIFICATION PKG
$10,860

 
CARBON CERAMIC BRAKES W/BLACK CALIPERS
$13,335

 
CARBON CERAMIC BRAKES W/RED CALIPERS
$14,695

 
RED BRAKE CALLIPERS
$1,360

 
SPACE SAVER SPARE TIRE
$615

 
BRIGHT CHROMED LOWER BUMPER MATRIX
$1,010

 
JEWEL FUEL FILLER CAP
$250

 
6-DISC CD CHANGER
$615

 
NAIM PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
$7,015

 
TV TUNER
$0

 
FRONT CORDLESS PRIVACY HANDSET FOR PHONE
$435

 
FRONT SEAT VENTILATION & MASSAGE
$820

 
CRAFTED VENEER CASE FOR CENTER CONSOLE
$550

 
CROSS STITCHING
$3,470

 
CONTRAST STITCHING
$1,830

 
EMBROIDERED BENTLEY EMBLEMS ON HEADRESTS
$595

 
FRONT & REAR ASHTRAY
$0

 
FRONT & REAR LAMBSWOOL RUGS
$550

 
FRONT & REAR DEEP PILE CARPET OVERMATS
$380

 
CONTRAST BINDING TO OVERMATS
$210

 
DRILLED ALLOY SPORT FOOT-PEDALS
$540

 
3-SPOKE TWO-TONE LEATHER TRIMMED STEERING WHEEL
$420

 
3-SPOKE WOOD & LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$1,150

 
3-SPOKE MONOTONE HEATED LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$460

 
STEERING WHEEL CONTRAST STITCHING
$175

 
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL W/FOLLOW TO STOP FEATURE
$2,620

 
VALET KEY
$260

 
VENEERED DOOR & REAR QUARTER INSERTS
$1,090

 
KNURLED SPORTS GEAR SHIFT LEVER
$540

 
TRUNK CARPET MATCHED TO INTERIOR CARPET
$520

 
CONTRAST BINDING TO TRUNK CARPET
$95

 
REAR VIEW CAMERA
$1,135

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