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Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 2dr Automatic Coupe (2020) available from Bentley Chelmsford

This vehicle is currently in stock at Bentley Tunbridge Wells and can be purchased from Bentley Chelmsford.

01245 932 814

£179,000

WAS £185,000, SAVE £6,000

This GT V8 comes in the stunning Moroccan Blue exterior paint, with a Linen and Imperial Blue interior. Featuring £35000 of options including the Mulliner Driving Specification, Touring/Centenary/Front Seat Comfort Specifications, Bentley Dynamic Ride, Bentley Rotating Display, Bright Chromed Matrix Style Grille, Contrast Stitching and more. Contact one of our sales team for more information and to arrange a viewing.

17/12/2019

1815

Automatic

Petrol

Moroccan Blue



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Emissions and Fuel

CO2:
255 g/km

MPG:
25.2

WLTP CO2:
268 g/km

WLTP MPG:
23.9

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Body Glass

Acoustic and heat insulating front windscreen, Acoustic glass, Heated rear windscreen, Rain sensing windscreen wipers

Brakes

Electronic parking brake with drive away assist, Electronic stability programme with traction control, Anti lock braking System ,Electronic brake force distribution, HBA + drag torque control, Front vented 420x40mm disc brakes with Bentley branded black brake callipers, Rear vented 380x30mm disc brakes with Bentley branded black brake callipers, Torque vectoring brake

Chassis/Suspension

3 Chamber air suspension with continuous damping control, Dynamic ride height control + ground clearance function

Communication

Apple car play, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi audio streaming

Driver Aids

Blind spot warning, Collision prevention assist, Front/rear park distance control, Park assist system, PAS, Reversing camera

Driver Convenience

Power latching to all doors for easy entry

Driver Information

Brake pad wear indicator warning light, Infotainment system with 12.3 high resolution touch screen retina disp + proximity sensors + advance music interface, single DVD/CD, 2 SD card slots, Navigation system, Trip computer

Driving Mirrors

Auto dimming rear view mirror, Electrically adjustable door mirrors with heating,power fold, memory and dip on reverse functions

Engine

Battery charger

Entertainment

60GB hard drive

Exterior Body Features

Black and Chrome bonnet and boot Bentley wing badges, Branded Bentley sills, Bright boot finisher, Bright wing vent with 12 in the black ribbed matrix, Deployable rear spoiler, Lower front bumper grilles in black, Polished bright ware to side windows, Treadplates inner with "Handbuilt in Crewe, England" inserts, Twin oval exhaust finishers

Exterior Lights

Adaptive brake lights, Full LED Matrix headlamps with high-beam assist, Full LED tail lamps

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Multi-zone automatic climate control

Interior Features

12v power sockets 2 in cabin and 1 in boot, 2 cupholders in front centre console, Bentley hide upholstery, Black seat belt buckles, Boot lid down lighters, Electric tilt and reach adjustment steering column with memory and easy entry functions, Leather trimmed gearshift lever, Lockable cooled glovebox, Metal bulls eye vents with organ stop, Single front armrest with fore/aft adjust and stowage, Ski hatch, Steering wheel gearshift paddles, Stowage to front doors, centre console and under centre armrest

Safety

Driver and passenger airbags, Electronic tyre pressure monitoring, Exit warning, Multicollision braking system, Pre crash system, Pre sense braking system, Side airbags

Seats

Four occupant seating positions, Rear headrests, Seats with straight fluted style hide cover, Two rear seats with centre stowage and cup holders including 12v socket and 2 USB charging points

Security

Alarm, Bentley GPS advanced tracking system, Immobiliser, Keyless entry and start

Vanity Mirrors

Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Wheels

21" Summer tyres

Wheels - Spare

Tyre inflation kit

General

Badge Engine CC: 4.0
Badge Power: 550
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: V8
Coin Series: N
Generation Mark: 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: N
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
NCAP Safety Assist %: N
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km): 255
HC+NOx: N
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 268
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High: 242
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High: 230
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low: 415
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium: 273

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 3996
Compression Ratio: 10.1:1
Cylinder Layout: V8
Cylinders: 8
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 86
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 86
Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery: TWIN TURBO
Gears: 8 SPEED
Number of Valves: 32
Transmission: SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 25.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 31.7
EC Urban (mpg): 18.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 11.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 10.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 10.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 18.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 12
WLTP - MPG - Comb: 23.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 26.6
WLTP - MPG - High: 28
WLTP - MPG - Low: 15.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium: 23.5

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 4
Engine Power - BHP: 550
Engine Power - KW: 405
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 568
Engine Torque - MKG: 78.5
Engine Torque - NM: 770
Engine Torque - RPM: 2000
Top Speed: 198

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle: NEDC Correlated

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 265/45 R20
Tyre Size Rear: 295/40 R20
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: FIVE TWIN SPOKE
Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1405
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 4850
Wheelbase: 2851
Width: 1966
Width (including mirrors): 2187

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 90
Gross Vehicle Weight: 2725
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): N
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 358
Max. Loading Weight: 560
Max. Roof Load: N
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
Minimum Kerbweight: 2165
No. of Seats: 4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.73

THE BRITISH OPEN (new2) 26/04/2019

For many, the third generation Bentley Continental GT Convertible will be the ultimate expression of convertible motoring. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Looking for the ultimate convertible car? The third generation Bentley Continental GT Convertible can't be too far from it, a seductive combination of power, style and craftsmanship. Bentley has been making iconic open tourers for around a century, some built to achieve success at Le Mans and Brooklands, others to convey their glamorous owners to the resorts of Monte Carlo and Cannes. All have been memorable but in truth, none has been truly sporting in the supercar sense. Until now perhaps.

Background

Has the market ever been offered a proper four-seat luxury convertible supercar? I'd argue not. Yes, there are supercar drop-tops with cramped rear seats good for little but designer shopping bags. And, at the other extreme, huge leather-lined four-seater cabrios with lumbering luxury powerplants. But nothing that really combines that Ferrari feeling with space enough to share it en famille. In its first two generations of life, this car, the Bentley Continental GT Convertible, arguably got the closest to achieving this, but at heart, it was still more a Grand Tourer than a great sports car. Here though, we're going to look at the MK3 model, an open-topped Bentley that, we're told, now has the drive to delight Ferrari folk, yet manages to combine that with the space and rare refinement of an open-topped Rolls Royce. It promises a blend of trans-continental pace, dynamic drive and luxurious comfort that very few other vehicles can match. In prospect then, a very special car indeed.

Driving Experience

As with the Coupe version of this car, there's a choice of either 542bhp 4.0-litre V8 power or a 626bhp 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine and either way, we're promised that the refinement served up on the move in this GT Convertible will be virtually the same as in the fixed-top model. 62mph from rest in the W12 takes just 3.7s, with the V8 just a couple of tenths behind. Of course, the under-bonnet engineering's the same as in the fixed top too. So instead of the old-school-style automatic gearbox fitted to the previous generation GTC, you get a modern twin clutch PDK transmission borrowed from Porsche's Panamera. In fact, much about this car is shared with the Panamera, including the new lighter, stiffer, stronger MSB platform, though in this case, it's 200mm shorter in keeping with this model's gentleman's sportscar remit. This chassis, Bentley hopes, will play a major part in making this second generation Conti GTC the rewarding driving machine its predecessor never truly was. That's not only because it's torsionally stiffer - though that obviously helps - but mainly because it supports an engineering format that sees the wheels pushed further forward and the engine moved rearward, so considerably improving weight distribution. Another key change lies with the introduction of a new all-wheel drive system. The old set-up featured a fixed 40:60 split between front and rear wheels and left the car understeering rather easily when you tried to push it along. In contrast, the new Active All-Wheel-Drive' package can constantly vary front-to-rear torque split depending on the driving situation and deliberately leaves the car using rear wheel drive as much as possible. As before, there's air suspension, now a three-chamber system that works in conjunction with the clever 48V electro-mechanical anti-roll bars first seen on the Bentayga. Suspension feel is one of the things you can influence via three provided driving modes - 'Sport', 'Comfort' and 'Bentley'. Steering feel and throttle response also get tweaked with the settings.

Design and Build

Unmistakably a Bentley, the third generation Continental GT Convertible retains the elegance and style of its forebears. More sculpted and sharply defined, the sleeker body and more opulent materials used in its construction combine to create a truly beautiful car - roof up or down. This third generation Convertible model's profile is longer and lower than its predecessor due to the positioning of the front wheels 135mm further forward. This has allowed the bonnet to be extended and the nose to be lowered. The key signature power lines of its coupe sibling still dominate, flowing back towards the muscular rear haunches. The tailored convertible roof can be deployed or stowed in just 19 seconds, with the car travelling at speeds of up to 30mph. This transforms the Continental GT Convertible from a luxurious coupe into an open-top Grand Tourer at the touch of a button. Seven different fabric hood colours are available, including an authentic tweed finish for the first time. A newly designed neckwarmer (which is both warmer and quieter than in the previous generation model), is seamlessly integrated into the heated Comfort Seats, optimising efficiency and airflow around the electrically adjustable headrests. The styling highlight of the neckwarmer is a chrome centre vane that stretches the full width of the duct, echoing Bentley's famous 'bullseye' vents. Combined with a heated steering wheel, seat heaters and new heated armrests, these sophisticated comfort features aim to create a more luxurious driving experience all the year round. As with the Coupe model, there's proper room for a couple of adults in the back too.

Market and Model

Of course, Bentley craftsmanship will never be inexpensive and, sure enough, you'll still be looking at around £176,000 for this Continental GT Convertible model in W12 form. Still, you get a very special experience in return. Take the 20-way adjustable front seats for example, which are said to set new industry standards for comfort and refinement. Smooth centre panels allow maximum efficiency for the cooling, heating and massage functions, while the bolsters retain the signature Bentley quilting. As an option, an event more exclusive 'diamond in diamond'-style quilting finish is available which gives the effect of a 'floating' quilted surface in a sea of leather. Buyers get a choice of three audio systems; the standard 10-speaker 650-watt set-up, a Bang & Olufsen 1,500-watt 16-speaker system and a thumping Naim 2,200-watt 18-speaker package. Customers will need to spend even longer considering the wider portfolio of exterior paint colours. Inside, you can complement that with a choice of natural leather and wood trim that includes 'Koa', Bentley's newest veneer. What else? Well the headlights use the latest self-adjusting 'Matrix' technology borrowed from Audi. And the wheels come in a huge 21-inch size as standard, with lightweight forged 22-inch rims available as an option.

Cost of Ownership

The fuel consumption of the W12 is slightly improved from the earlier model, but don't get your hopes up too high. Based on the WLTP cycle, Bentley quotes a combined figure of 20.0mpg and 317g/km of CO2. Helping in this regard is the usual engine stop-start system and a coasting feature that sees the engine disconnected from the drivetrain and 'resting' at cruising speeds. In addition, Bentley's Variable Displacement system shuts down half the engine under low to mid-throttle driving conditions so that most of the time when commuting, your W12-engined Continental GT Convertible will actually be running as a V6. Electric power steering also helps with efficiency, drawing from the car only when steering lock is used. At the end of the day though, all of this can only make so much of a difference to a car of this weight and capacity. Though the brand has trimmed 100kgs from the GT's kerb weight this time round, this car still weighs well over two tonnes. If you feel the need to do better, then you'll want to talk to your dealer about the alternative V8 engine - but that's not massively more efficient.

Summary

This Continental GT Convertible remains a wonderful achievement. It isn't too taxing to create a supercar capable of lapping racetracks at outlandish speeds but to create something that can do almost the same while cosseting you in an atmosphere akin to an exclusive gentleman's club is a rare feat indeed. Owning one of these is like having your own private jet - in fact, it's better than that because it's so much more usable and roof-down, you can enjoy the journey so much more. This was always the world's most beautifully engineered luxury open-topped conveyance. Now, with its extra sporting brio, it's even more desirable. Is it the proper four-seater supercar convertible we were promised? Specified correctly, you could argue that. What's more important though, is that this remains a gloriously unique way to travel, in every way a true convertible. A Bentley convertible.

Bentley Continental GT average rating: 4.5/5 (8 reviews)

Mr J Jacquin - 04/10/19, owner of a Bentley Continental GTC Convertible 6.0 First Edition

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
Love It.

Mr R O'Donnell - 23/10/19, owner of a Bentley Continental GT Auto

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
To be honest I was curious. I had seen the new Continental GT, liked the look of it, and was curious, but was unsure what to do as I had vehicles that I considered still had time to run before being replaced. A friend put me in touch with the guys at Tunbridge Wells, and they could not be more helpful. Just a few days later, a car was on my drive for me to use for a couple of days, and see how I got on. My current cars I used were an Aston Martin DBS, and a Range Rover Sport, very capable vehicles, so I will be honest, it wasn't a real need for me to have this car delivered to test. But I took to it instantly. I personally found the drive better for me than the DBS, and for pure luxury, it beat the Range by a million miles. I liked it, but having my current cars, still made me unsure what to do. I asked for the guys to keep in touch, which they did. No pressure, but they kept trying to find a solution for me, seeing what I wanted in the Bentley should I take one, and trying to find the solution. In all honesty, their efforts to try and find the right car for me, made me want a Bentley more. No hard sell, just purely trying to match the right vehicle to the customers needs. This resulted in the purchase that I am extremely pleased with. The car is amazing that they found for me. I still have the DBS and the Range, but for me the Bentley Continental just suits me better, its superb to drive, it looks amazing and I just can't thank the guys there enough for plugging away at finding the right vehicle for my needs. Top car, top dealership, the best service I have ever had buying a car.

Mr G Kluman - 21/07/2019, owner of a Bentley Continental GT Coupe 6.0 W12 Mulliner Driving Spec 2dr Auto 2018

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
New GT knocked me off my perch, 100% improvement on last model.

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