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2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Coupe: Launch Date, Expected Price, Features, and Performance

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Kartik Jetly

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September 17, 2020 at 06:53 PM

The 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner is here. The sibling of the recently introduced GT Mulliner Convertible celebrates modern craftsmanship and offers clients even wider possibilities to commission a unique Bentley to their individual specification.

2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Highlights


If you have a handsome, six-figure sum spare and are looking for a stunning jewel piece to add to your garage next to Ferraris and Lamborghinis, The 2021 Bentley Continental GT might be the answer. What if you need to commission a project of your own. Enter Mulliner- Bentley’s premier division famed for bespoke commissions. The Mulliner version of the Continental GT is a super-expensive template really. Your bespoke project can be had in ways that you never thought possible, the sky is the limit for the folks at Crewe, to be honest.

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New for the 2021 Continental GT Mulliner would be specific styling and interior design. Mechanically the car remains very similar to the Continental GT and comes with the same choice of engines. The full-blown Mulliner goes up against the BMW M850i and the Mercedes-AMG S63 coupe. Although significantly cheaper than the Bentley, both prove to be a reasonable choice among the buyers in this class.

What's new for the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner?

Being such a stately vehicle, the designs of the Bentley don't just change, they become more mature and fall in line with all the latest trends. The new 2021 Bentley Continental GT Milliner gets some very subtle changes that also distinguish it from its standard cousin. The new Continental GT Mulliner sits on new 22" wheels, which are specially crafted for the Mulliner marques only and it also gets the 'double diamond' matrix grille which sets it apart from the lot. 

The 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner will also offer a choice between 8 different patterns with three different colors of hides and stitching. While keeping close care of the tradition, the Mulliner can also be opted with either Bentley's signature W12 monster or with the more efficient V8 engine. The 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner will be available for orders from the month of October and the deliveries will start early next year. 

What changes under the hood of the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner?

The 2021 Continental GT Mulliner has the option of either a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W-12 engine capable of producing 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque or a smaller V8 belting 542 hp and 568 lb-ft. This latter can take the Continental GT from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and to a top speed of 207mph, which according to us are insane figures given the heft. An eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive powertrain complete the drivetrain setup.

The W12 engine of Bentley is its signature dish, which represents the rich history and tradition of Bentley. The Bentleys have always been famous for there continental crushing abilities, without even taking a break. The new 6.0L W-12 follows in the same footsteps. The engine is smooth and responsive and the Continental GT being a more driver-oriented comes loaded with a long list of modern driver assistance features which hold your back in adverse conditions. 

Models

2021 Bentley Continental GT V8

2020 BMW M850i

2020 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe

MSRP

$250,000 (Est)

$111,900

$171,450

Engine

4.0 L twin-turbo V8

4.4 L twin-turbo V8

4.0 L Bi-turbo V8

Drivetrain

8-speed dual-clutch automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed shiftable automatic

Transmission

AWD

AWD

AWD

Horsepower

542 hp @ 6000 rpm

523 hp @ 5500 rpm

603 hp @ 4800 rpm

Torque

568 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

553 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

664 lb-ft @ 2300 rpm

0-60 MPH

3.9 seconds

3.6 seconds

3.4 seconds

Top-Speed

198 mph

155 mph

155 mph

The 2021 Bentley Continental in the Mulliner spec is fairly good when compared to the competition, but the Mercedes-AMG takes the lead with its powerful V8. The impressive torque of the AMG makes the car really plush. However, the 2021 Bentley Continental GT’s V12 version easily defeats the AMG in terms of raw power.

What about the mpg figures of the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner?

If fuel economy is a concern, this is definitely not the vehicle you’re looking for. Fuel economy is one of the weakest areas of the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner and it offers just a decent number. Bentley Continental in the Mulliner spec with a V8 offers 16 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway and combined, 19 MPG. This when combined with a 23.7-gallon tank, gives a range of 450 miles combined.

The W12 monster of the 2021 Bentley Continental GT on the other hand is even lesser efficient than the V8. The W-12 can deliver up to 12 MPG in the city driving conditions and it gets bumped up to 20 MPG on the highways, thus giving the Continental GT Mulliner a combined mileage of 19 MPG. However, the Bentley customers are usually not concerned about fuel efficiency so that's why it is given a lesser priority as well. 

Models

2021 Bentley Continental GT 

2020 BMW M850i

2020 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe

MPG (City)

16

18

17

MPG (Highway)

26

24

26

MPG (Combined)

19

20

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

23.7

18

18

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

380.4/618/451

324/432/360

234/378/360

The 2021 Bentley Continental GT may not be the most economical in terms of fuel but has the largest tank amongst the competition helps with lesser fuel stops as a full tank of gas can get you over 100 miles more than the rest of the 2 cars here. Moreover, Bentley employs cylinder deactivation which helps with its economy.


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What about the interiors of the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner?

This is where the Mulliner spec pays out. Bentley has gone to town with the interiors, nothing feels cheap. Even the standard 2021 Bentley Continental GT has interiors that put some of the most luxurious cars out there to shame, The Mulliner dials it to 11. The center console is dressed in a new diamond milled finish that uses precision machining to form a perfect pattern. 

The interiors of the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner as always is a perfect blend of traditional design and modern high-tech features. The interior of the Mulliner Edition will be configurable with 8 different patterns and three different color choices between hides and threads. Along with this, the interior of the Mulliner will be crafted entirely by hand, to give the Continental GT Mulliner a more royal feel. 

Models

2021 Bentley Continental GT 

2020 BMW M850i

2020 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.1/NA/41.9

38.9/57.2/42.1

42.1/59.7/41.4

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

33.7/NA/41.9

33.6/46.9/29.5

39.2/59.1/43.0

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

12.6

14.8

12.3

The seats themselves are finished with embroidered Mulliner logos. The floor mats are edged with micro-piping to match the rest of the interior. Attention to detail is of utmost importance for the folks at Mulliner and the fine details separate the Continental GT Mulliner from any ordinary car.

How is the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner’s infotainment unit?

The Bentley Mulliner houses the same unit found across many Bentleys. One of the most unique systems across the automotive industry. The 3-sided system flips around to provide with either a flushed clean look or a retro look with 3 dials. Flip it again to reveal the screen which to us a very ingenious way of keeping things simple and clean. The user interface of the 12.3-inch infotainment system is really modern and sleek. The accessibility it provides is commendable.

The entertainment system comes integrated with Apple Carplay which takes the system to the next level. The other connectivity features include 4G internet, SiriusXM satellite radio, and much more. Speaking of the audio setup, the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner comes with a premium audio system from Bang and Olufsen, which consists of 16 speakers in total and the standalone cost of which is approximately $7,000.

How’s the Exterior styling of the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner?

The exterior of the standard version too sees bespoke Mulliner additions. At the front, the new ‘Double Diamond’ matrix grille defines the new Mulliner’s signature style and is further complemented by matching front fender vents. The car sits on new 22” Mulliner wheels, with a bespoke design in a polished finish. The center of each wheel is self-leveling, keeping the Bentley ‘B’ upright at all times, akin to Rolls-Royce we’d say. 

The Continental GT Mulliner is a big and heavy grand tourer and it gets the looks that play the part as well. It looks bold and gets a very intimidating road presence. Moreover, some other styling features like a double diamond front grille and 22" bespoke wheels separate the Mulliner edition from its standard sibling. 

Models

2021 Bentley Continental GT 

2020 BMW M850i

2020 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs)

4773 lbs

4478 lbs

4839 lbs

Length (inches)

190.9

191.2

198.9

Width (inches)

77.4

74.9

75.3

Height (inches)

55.3

53

56.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.6

5

4.9

Wheelbase (inches)

112.2

111.1

115.9

As you move towards the doors, opening them reveals the other Mulliner design features – Satin Silver mirror caps with Mulliner puddle lamps beneath, and illuminated outer door sills with Mulliner text. The Mulliner also houses the 48V active-anti-roll technology. Borrowed from Audi, this tech helps in reducing the body roll by counter-acting the movement of the suspension from the side that’s least compressed.


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What about the safety offered in the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner?

Bentleys are built strong and it requires a sturdy hit to get some damage on them. The crash test ratings of the 2021 Bentley Continental GT haven’t come out yet, but the driver-assist features, both active and passive, come in handy to control the car and maneuver it easily.

The Bentley has given us some of the best driving machines and being an epitome of luxury and performance, the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner is equipped with a whole lot of safety and driver assistance features. Some of them are:

  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Electronic stability and traction control
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Blindspot warning
  • Pedestrian warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Engine immobilizer

Verdict

The 2021 Bentley Continental GT is a combination of power and luxury. The comfort and luxury are unparalleled and the design of the car is very appealing especially with the Mulliner treatment. All in all the 2021 Bentley Continental GT in the Mulliner spec is a symbol of absolute excess and one that stands out amongst the crowd, in the best of ways.

The 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner is undoubtedly one of the best Grand Tourers currently on sale because of its performance and luxury. It absorbs the abnormalities of the road without an effort and being a coupe, it even handles a bit more sharply than its bigger siblings. Compared to other luxury vehicles in the segment, the Continental GT Mulliner crushes all of its opponents be it in looks or performance.


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2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner FAQs

Does the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Yes, the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard features. 

What is the price of the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner?

Although the official figures have not been released yet, considering the past trends, we expect the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner to be priced around $250,000.

When will the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner be available for purchase?

The sale bookings for the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner will open in the month of October this year and the deliveries will begin early next year.

How fast is the new 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner?

The 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner can cross the 60 MPH mark from a standstill in a mere 3.9 seconds. 

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2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Coupe Interior
2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Coupe Interior
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