2020 Bentley Continental GT V8

2020 MODEL
$202,500 - $250,265
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2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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Akash Shrivastav

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While the world was dreaming about mobility in general, Bentley was on the white board, building the next generation of ‘palaces on wheels’. The 2020 Bentley Continental GT coupe is no exception. Powered by a V8 engine, the coupe is capable of taking you places in luxury and comfort of your lounge. Designed for brilliance and precision, this car is nothing less than a dream.

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Pros

Aesthetical tweeks making the coupe look more eye catching

Posh interiors with lounge like comfort

More balanced driving dynamics than previous predecessors

Cons

Costly packages and after sale tweeks

Low fuel economy (As if it matters)

What's New?

No major change for 2020 except few aesthetic tweeks


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$202500

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

198 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

244 cu.in.

horsepower

542 hp @ 5750 rpm

torque

568 lbs.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

16.5/16.5

dimensions

wheelbase

112.2 in.

length

190.9 in.

width

86.1 in.

height

55.3 in.

curb weight

5017 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

89 cu ft.

cargo volume

9.1 cu ft.

payload capacity

991 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

12/20/14 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ unlimited

corrosion warranty

3 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr. /unlimited


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Exterior video
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Styles

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 in Alpine Green Metallic color 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 in St James Red color 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 in Arctica by Mulliner color
Alpine Green Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

9.5

Exterior

8.5

Safety

8.0

Competition

9.0

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OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Base

Base

power
542 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
14 combined

$202,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl 8AM) Starting at $202,500 MSRP (12/14/20) 542 hp @ 5750 rpm, 4 L, V-8, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
8-Speed Automatic all wheel drive 4

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 First Edition

First Edition

power
626 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
14 combined

$250,265


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
First Edition 4dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl 8AM) Starting at $250,265 MSRP (12/14/20) 626 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6 L, W-12, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
8-Speed Automatic all wheel drive 4

Expert Review

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Overall Rating


Priced $289,655 for the coupe version, the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 comes with 4 different packages and numerous options to customize it according to your taste and liking.

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Front View
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Rear View

8.0/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.5/10
Interior

 

8.5/10
Exterior

 

8.0/10
Safety

 

9.0/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Features

8.0/10

If you feel it too, you are in awe with the land of majesty, Crew, England. With its materialistic lines gliding through the roof all the way to the Bentley wings on the bonnet and fellow wings on the rear, the 2020 Continental GT V8 is a coupe made out of sheer brilliance in design coupled with cutting edge engineering. Running the one man show, Bentley has put on sale the coupe version of the Continental GT in a single trim. Powered by a big V8 under its sliding shiny bonnet, the Brits are on the finer side of life and smell gasoline flavoured ‘Burberry’ in the most posh way possible.

Trims

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 All-wheel Drive Coupe

MSRP (AWD)

$289,655

Key Features

Variable Displacement Tech

 

20" ten spoke alloy wheel

 

Bright chrome wing vent

 

Alcantara headlining

 

Single-tone, 3-spoke, hide trimmed steering wheel

It's a very British thing to say but we are actually chuffed to bits by the language this mean machine speaks on the road or may be in your garage too. Bentley is a lot british in so many ways that we Americans can’t even count. Like a fresh plate of ‘Caviar’, the Continental GT brings a single delight to you with many tweaking opportunities in changing the wheels it rides on. 4 different packages is what Bentley is offering for the Continental GT which changes the way the tires look on the coupe.

Package Name

Mulliner Driving Specification with Ptd Alloy Wheels

Mulliner Driving Spec with Black & Polished Edge Alloy Wheels

Mulliner Driving Specification with Polished Alloy Wheel

Mulliner Driving Specification with Black Painted Wheel

MSRP

$15,440

$13,395

$13,395

$16,715

Features

22 inch tires

22 inch tires

22 inch tires

22 inch tires

 

22" 5 Open-Spoke Painted Alloy wheels

22" 5 Open-Spoke Alloy

22" 5 Open-Spoke Polished Alloy

22" 5 Open-Spoke Black Painted Alloy

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Pangea was one before the split and dominated the planet. So is the case with the new Continental GT. This coupe is one man army holding the baton of capabilities and luxury. Although a convertible version of the same is up for grabs as well but we recommend you to get the coupe. Least priced out of them all, the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 is a capable cruiser with mind boggling performance figures. Two different engine options are available for the Continental GT. For the initial turn of events, the V8 is everybit a top notch performance mill. The other engine option which is a W12 kicks in power only after initial speed punch.

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

Expression of the coupe is the melancholy of mechanics. A gentle play of suspension and transmission fueled by the V8 under the hood presents a rather humble stance. Jazz symphony follows bluegrass as the revs mold in to heart beats, the 2020 Continental GT is a one man choir in itself. Dual clutch automatic transmission keeps the symphony flowing with near to perfect strokes and moves.

Models

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 All-wheel Drive Coupe

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Base 2dr Coupe

2020 Rolls Royce Wraith Base 2dr Coupe

MSRP

$289,655

$152,995

$320,500

Engine

4.0L Petrol Twin Turbocharged V8

4.0L Premium V-8

6.6L Premium V-12 

Drivetrain AWD RWD RWD

Transmission

8-speed auto-shift manual with OD and auto-manual

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

8-speed automatic w/OD

Power (hp @ rpm)

542@6,000

503@6,000

624@5,000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

568@1,700

505@2,000

605@1,700

Both available engines, the V8 and W12 are capable ‘muscle brigade’ with variable power deliveries. Where W12 produces 626 hp and revs the Continental GT from 0 to 60 in 3.3 seconds, the V8 does it in 3.4 seconds while producing 542 hp. Mere 0.1 seconds difference in acceleration is what proves that the V8 is not just cheaper but equally capable as the W12 engine in terms of performance.

Acceleration 

Speaking of acceleration, the 2020 Continental GT powered by the V8 engine is fast. Faster than another British legend which is the Aston Martin Vantage, the Continental GT can make you clench your fist.

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe 0-60 MPH in just 3.8 sec

Models

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 All-wheel Drive Coupe

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Base 2dr Coupe

2020 Rolls Royce Wraith Base 2dr Coupe

0-60 MPH (sec)

3.8 

3.5 

4.1 

Quarter Mile (sec)

11.7 

11.7 

12.5 

Top Speed (MPH) 198 195 155

Engine

4.0L Petrol Twin Turbocharged V8

4.0L Premium V-8

6.6L Premium V-12 

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

10.3

8.9 

12.6 

Well not always in fear but in excitement as well. The 2020 Bentley Continental GT is a heavy coupe but despite this it can perform a high beat without losing the rhythm. The Continental GT covers a quarter mile distance in about 11.7 seconds which is fantastic and unexpected from Bentley. But here it is, a fast, great looking coupe from the ‘wing brand’ performing the concert in the language of luxury and performance.

Ride and Handling

You can’t expect nimbleness and agility out of a 5060 lbs. weighing car but the 2020 Continental GT is a performer in every sense. Turns feel natural instead of augmented in every sense while the steering holds the road with much precision. What shines in terms of the performance of the Continental coupe is its driver-adjustable multi-chamber air suspension which makes it handy to tweek the road performance.almost. Bentley offers something called the B Mode which is the default Bentley mode along with various other Comfort driving modes which are preset for performance. Active stabilizer bars, all-wheel drive, torque-vectoring system, and an air suspension walk hand in hand to give the big two-door coupe capable handling dynamics. A GT Sports mode further excels the performance and makes the dynamics more aggressive. Although, it is nothing compared to a sports car but is definitely a class defining act in the tourer category.

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Front View

Braking

If you are in a Bentley, you won’t look for drifting dynamics or burnout zumba. What you expect is sheer brilliance in road safety and precision in braking. That’s exactly what the 2020 Continental GT stands for. Weight is generally the most crucial issue in affecting the braking performance of the car and Bentley’s brilliance makes it simple. Biggest brakes among its rivals and well distributed mechanics makes it easier to make turns and hold the coupe in place.

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Front Brake is 15.9 in.

Models

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 All-wheel Drive Coupe

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Base 2dr Coupe

2020 Rolls Royce Wraith Base 2dr Coupe

Brake Rotors Front (in)

15.9

15.7

14.7

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

13.2

14.2

14.6

Curb Weight (lbs)

5060 

3298 

5380 

60-0 MPH (ft)

168

N/A

N/A

 The 2020 Continental GT with the V8 engine comes with 15.9 inch brakes in the front and has a stopping distance of under 170 meters.

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Fuel Economy

5.0/10

Not the best we must say. But, since it's a Bentley, fuel economies don't play a crucial role in the entire scheme of things. Various drive modes in the coupe makes it easier to tweek with the suspension and power delivery which eventually also affects the fuel economy.

Model

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 All-wheel Drive Coupe

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Base 2dr Coupe

2020 Rolls Royce Wraith Base 2dr Coupe

MPG (City) 

15

18

12

MPG (Highway) 

25

25

18

MPG (Combined) 

19

21

14

Fuel Capacity (Gallons) 10.3 19.3 21.9
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi) N/A 347/463/405 263/395/306

The 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 has a fuel economy of 15 miles per gallon in the city while it can run for 25 miles per gallon on the freeway. The Continental GT has a combined fuel economy of 19 miles per gallon.

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Interior

9.5/10

Plastics are a strict no-no if you are building an uber luxury vehicle and Bentley has taken intense care for this. The interiors of the 2020 Continental GT are made majourly of leather or wood. Plush surroundings welcome you in the new Continental GT with customizable options for almost everything possible. From the type of leather used to chrome tweaks and stitch lines, everything can be designed according to your taste. The interiors of the 2020 Continental GT gracefully structures the old-world elegance of Bentley with modern day enhancements. A new 12.3 inch infotainment screen is placed in the middle of the dashboard which can be retracted with the touch of a button and replace it with wood veneer. Now, that’s typical Bentley.

Seating and Comfort

Bentley claims to have designed a tourer coupe with the capability to sit 4 passengers but in any practical situation you will only be able to sit 2 people in the front. The rear seats are not really comfortable for even average sized human beings. Although, your kids would be more than happy to be in the place for its comfortable seats and obviously pin drop quite a cabin.

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Front Seats

Model

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 All-wheel Drive Coupe

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Base 2dr Coupe

2020 Rolls Royce Wraith Base 2dr Coupe

Seating Capacity

4

2

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.6/N/A/N/A

36.7/N/A/42.8

39.4/59/41.5

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36.5/N/A/N/A

N/A/N/A/N/A

37/54.7/36.9

 Other than the not so practical rear seats, the comfort in the Continental GT is top notch. Ample legroom and headroom all around the cabin makes it a capable tourer for weekend getaways.

Infotainment

To keep you engaged on those comforting road trips, the infotainment features on the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 coupe include:

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Infotainment Screen
  • 16 Bang & Olufsen for Bentley speakers
  • Real-time weather display
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan, single in-dash CD player
  • Audio theft deterrent
  • Apple CarPlay
  • My Bentley with 3-year no charge service internet access
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Illuminated sill plates
  • Transmission-fluid-temperature warning
  • Redundant digital speedometer

Cargo Capacity

Pop the lid open and you will see enough space to keep all your belongings. While automatic lights make it easier for you to load/unload bags, lid open sensor keeps it simple to open the trunk. Boot space of the Continental GT is definitely not the best in the segment but is definitely better then the Vantage coupe.

Model

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 All-wheel Drive Coupe

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Base 2dr Coupe

2020 Rolls Royce Wraith Base 2dr Coupe

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

12.6

10.6

16.6

 The 2020 Bentley Continental GT has a cargo volume of 12.6 cubic feet while Wraith has a cargo volume of 16.6 cubic feet.

Interior Features

Marvel of a car, the Continental GT come with interior features such as:

  • Front center armrest with storage
  • Piano black instrument panel insert, door panel insert
  • Driver and passenger heated-seat backs
  • Chrome and aluminum interior accents
  • Leather dashboard
  • Driver lumbar support
  • Wind deflector
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Interior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Interior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Interior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Interior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Interior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Interior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Interior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Interior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Interior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Interior

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Exterior

8.5/10

What dreams are made of what Bentley is made of. Too romantic of a car, the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 is a metal feather with a lot of engravings to it. The front moves like luxury in motion with the big bold Bentley grille in the front. Badge sits with glory in the front followed by 2 iconic creases on either ends. Headlights are unmatched and iconic like every other Bentley. Creases start to build the character all the way from A-pillar to B-pillar touching the rear with grace. Sloping roof defines its language in the most readable script with tail lamps misting away in the night with the nectar of luxury. Every bit of Continental is modern yet timeless while vibrating youth aura all around its surface.

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Three Quarter View

Model

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 All-wheel Drive Coupe

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Base 2dr Coupe

2020 Rolls Royce Wraith Base 2dr Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs)

5060

3298

5380

Length (in)

189.3

175.8

208.1

Width (in)

76.7

76.5

76.7

Height (in)

55.2

50.1

59.3

Ground Clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

6.5

Wheelbase (in)

108

106.5

122.5

 Exterior Features

Face Value of the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 come with features such as:

  • Pinstripe
  • Chrome front bumper insert
  • Galvanized steel/aluminum/composite body material
  • Power rear spoiler
  • Power remote heated power folding side-view door mirrors
  • Metallic paint
  • Chrome grille
  • Bodyside moldings
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Exterior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Exterior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Exterior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Exterior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Exterior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Exterior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Exterior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Exterior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Exterior
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe Exterior

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Safety

8.0/10

To keep you safe and sound in its cabin, the 2020 Bentley COntinental GT V8 come with safety features such as:

  • Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
  • Remote activated perimeter/approach lights
  • Knee airbag
  • Side-impact bars
  • Electronic stability
  • Break resistant glass
  • Forward collision warning
  • Four-wheel ABS brakes
  • Traction control
  • Brake assist
  • Immobilizer

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Competition

9.0/10

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe VS 2020 Aston Martin Vantage Base 2dr Coupe

‘Absolutely mental’ is an understatement for the 2020 Bentley Continental GT. When compared with the 2020 Aston Martin Vantage, the Continental GT is almost double the price and makes more horsepower and torque figures. Continental is a luxury tourer with a lot of heart and soul where as the Vantage is power driven and made for performance. Weighing half of the GT, the Vantage is a bit quicker as well. Choice is clear, if you want a luxury vehicle with lots of guts and glory, get the Continental GT where as Vantage is more of a performance centred vehicle.

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Base 2dr Coupe

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe VS 2020 Rolls Royce Wraith Base 2dr Coupe

It's like bad boys of the rich world fighting over a game of chess. The 2020 Continental GT costs way less than the 2020 Rolls Royce Wraith but also produces more power. Royce is a household name for luxury automobiles while Bentley is a bit undertone each time a comparison is driven. Both the cars perform brilliantly on the road and are great cars to live with. Get the Royce if you are in awe with the brand language while the Bentley can suffice for the luxury in a much reasonable price.

2020 Rolls Royce Wraith Base 2dr Coupe

 

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Final Verdict

“No machine is a perfect machine” said the guy who never took a ride in a Bentley. The 2020 Continental GT is capable of pumping your heart and soothe your soul in the same very moment when you are awestruck by its beauty and expression. Every bit of this coupe is designed with precision in mind and reimagines luxury in its own way. Sit back, relax and the Continental won’t disappoint.