New Bentley Continental GT 2017 in Sequin Blue colour driving by an Italian lake in the sunshine

New Continental GT

With a completely new 6.0 litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, a step-change in technology and a truly stunning design language, the new Continental GT is unmatched in its class. This Bentley GT coupé is the quintessential grand tourer – phenomenally powerful, beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted.

For more information on the creation of the new Continental GT, please visit the new Continental range page.

This model is currently available as a coupé only.


New Bentley Continental GT 2017 in Sequin blue colour, shown from the side facing to the right

A sense of speed and presence

The new Continental GT features clean, superformed lines and a wide, low body, evoking a sense of speed and presence. On unlocking the car, a pre-programmed sequence of exterior lighting welcomes you. To complement the car’s striking interior design, the interior mood lighting (fitted as standard) can be configured to your preference. With lighting strips created to accentuate the car’s key design lines, you can choose vibrant or muted settings in seven colours, as well as backlighting the treadplates in your chosen colour.

The seats are minimalist in style, with a streamlined design that ensures they are as comfortable as they are elegant. Smooth centre panels maximise the effectiveness of heating, cooling, ventilation and massage functions, while handcrafted quilting adds detail to the bolsters and upper areas – parts of the seats that can be seen from outside the car. The seat memory selectors are located in the door pads, allowing you to select your preferred seating position with a flick of a switch before you even sit down. A satin chrome handle is used to tilt each rear seat forward and access the rear of the cabin, with an alternative ‘express’ switch, which moves the seat electrically instead.

Learn more about the design of the new Continental GT

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New Bentley Continental GT driving in Italy by a golden field and a line of trees

Innovative all new performance

Created for agile, exhilarating driving, the new Continental GT is built on an innovative chassis and electrical architecture, featuring a completely new 6.0 litre W12 engine and an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, for smooth, fast and efficient gear changes.

As a result, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds) and deliver a phenomenal top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h).

Four driving modes are accessible at the turn of a dial. Comfort optimises the chassis and drivetrain for luxurious cruising, while Sport mode retunes the engine for a more dynamic response – with the variable exhaust valve adjusting the character of the exhaust note to match. The Bentley mode provides the optimum combination of Sport and Comfort, while a Custom mode allows you to configure your own settings for future use.

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New Bentley Continental GT 2017 W12engine manifold in black and grey

Effortlessly efficient

In the engine itself, high-pressure direct injection has been employed alongside port injection, allowing the engine to switch seamlessly between the two, depending on which is most efficient in any given situation. Along with a raft of fuel innovations, it ensures that emission levels are among the best in its class, while also maximising range.  

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New Continental GT 2017 in Sequin Blue colour driving through the Dolomite mountains in Italy

The most advanced Bentley ever

The new Continental GT features innovations throughout the drivetrain, making it the most advanced Bentley model ever built.

Dual clutch transmission provides impressively quick gearshifts and smooth acceleration to enhance the car’s dynamic character. The 48V Active Roll Control system senses road conditions and changes the car’s movement instantaneously to optimise handling and ensure a smooth ride. And electric steering improves feedback to the driver so that it always feels right for the driving conditions.

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New Bentley Continental GT close up of side of car showing B shaped vent and wheel

Variable Displacement technology

Beneath the bonnet, variable displacement technology allows one entire bank of cylinders to disengage at gentle throttle openings, reducing the number in operation to six and optimising fuel consumption accordingly. The moment the throttle opens wider, the engine reverts to the power of all 12 cylinders.

Learn more about the technology in the new Continental GT. 

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New Continental GT First Edition

First Edition new Continental GT 2017 in Orange Flame colour parked at a lookout, overlooking the city of Florence, Italy

A stunning showcase of craftsmanship

The new Continental GT First Edition is the most exquisitely appointed expression of the new car. Created to celebrate the launch of this ground-breaking grand tourer, it represents a stunning showcase of Bentley craftsmanship and design.

The specification of the interior has been curated by the designers themselves and brings together the very best features available on the new Continental GT. This includes the Bentley Rotating Display, which enables the driver to switch between three different fascia panels: the default 12.3” high resolution touchscreen, a more classically styled alternative instrument panel, with three handcrafted analogue dials, and a clean, veneer-only face, for an uninterrupted flow of wood, right across the dashboard.

A number of handcrafted details identify the car as the First Edition, including discreet First Edition badging to the interior and exterior.

One of Bentley’s unique Dual Veneers is included as standard, creating the impression of even more space in the cabin. Choose from either Tamo Ash, Liquid Amber, Dark Stained Madrona or Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus, together with – exclusive to First Edition – Grand Black.

The Mulliner Driving Specification is also included, adding drilled alloy foot pedals, jewel-finish oil and fuel filler caps, and a unique, polished black 22” wheel. And the diamond-in-diamond quilt pattern on seats, door panels and rear quarter panels is enhanced still further with contrast stitching only available in the First Edition.

With the City Specification and Touring Specification packages included as standard, it features all the technology you could need for comfortable, effortless driving, in the city or on the motorway.

For those who demand the very best, there is no more finely crafted grand tourer than the Continental GT First Edition.

To create your new Continental GT First Edition on the Bentley Configurator, click here.

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New Bentley Continental GT 2017 detail of wood veneer in Hawaiian Koa light brown colour with chrome strip and blue quilted leather

Practically limitless customisation

The new Continental GT is built by hand, offering practically limitless scope for personalisation. Taken together, the vast range of options available for both the interior and exterior of your car ensure you need never see another one like it.

Learn more about personalising your new Continental GT

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New Bentley Continental GT 2017  front centre console in special edition striped metal veneer named Cotes de Geneve

Interior options

The new Continental GT can be commissioned with a stunning dual-veneer trim, in which the natural grain of wood is contrasted with clean, minimalist Piano Black, or distinctive Grand Black on the First Edition, the two finishes separated by a 3mm strip of polished chrome, tracing a ring around the cabin. Alternatively, there is a choice of eight single veneers, including the new Koa veneer.

The elegant, wide centre console can be commissioned with a sleek finish inspired by the Côtes de Genève finish used inside handmade wristwatches.

And then there is the Bentley Rotating Display: a stunning combination of high technology and traditional craftsmanship. A three-face section of the dashboard, it rotates according to your preferences, offering you the option of a high resolution touchscreen, a set of analogue dials with polished chrome bezels or a smooth, uninterrupted panel of veneered fascia.

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New Bentley Continental GT detail of front centre console showing driver controls and diamond knurled button

Create your own look

Many of the polished chrome details inside the car can be commissioned with Bentley’s new diamond knurling – an eye-catching finish that makes controls easier to grip, while bouncing light beautifully around the car.

There are 15 interior hides to choose from covering everything from the seats and the dashboard top to the door panels and car headliner. They are Magnolia, Camel, Linen, Portland, Saddle, Brunel, Cumbrian Green, Burnt Oak, Damson, Cricket Ball, Hotspur, Newmarket Tan, Porpoise, Imperial Blue and Beluga. Carpets can be chosen to match either the main hide or secondary hide.

For an even softer feel, semi-aniline leather is also available. 

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New Bentley Continental GT 2017 shown from rear three quarter in Sequin Blue colour with rear lights and rear wheel

Exterior finishes

The beautiful new piano-finish paint process is applied to each new Continental GT by the craftsmen and women at the Bentley factory in Crewe, working alongside the very latest technology in robot paint systems to provide an unrivalled level of detail. A standard range of 17 colours is available, along with an extended range of a further 13 finishes.

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For more information on the new Continental GT specification, please visit our Bentley Configurator.

*Denotes feature not available in all markets
Max power
626 bhp / 635 PS / 467 kW @ 5000-6000 rpm
Max torque
664 lb-ft / 900 Nm @ 1350-4500 rpm
Engine capacity
5950 cc
Fuel type
0 - 60 mph 3.6 seconds, 0 - 100 km/h 3.7 seconds
Max speed
207 mph / 333 km/h
CO2 EU Drivecycle
Type Approved
23.2 mpg, 12.2 litres / 100 km
16.0 mpg, 17.7 litres / 100 km
Extra urban
31.7 mpg, 8.9 litres / 100 km
CO2 EPA Drivecycle
City driving (US)
Highway driving (US)
Combined (US)
CO2 emissions
278 g/km
Efficiency class
M (UK New Car Tax Band)
Emission Controls

Weights and Volumes

Kerb Weight
4947 lb / 2244 kg
Gross Weight Vehicle
5985 lb / 2715 kg
Boot Volume
12.6 cu-ft / 358 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity
20 gallons / 24 US gallons / 90 litres


Overall Length
190.9 in / 4850 mm
Width Across Mirrors
86.1 in / 2187 mm
Width With Folded Mirrors
77.4 in / 1966 mm
Overall Height
55.3 in / 1405 mm
112.2 in / 2851 mm

Vehicle Dynamics

6.0 litre twin turbo-charged W12 engine producing 635 PS & 900 Nm of torque
Iron brakes with black painted brake callipers
Air suspension, including a three chamber air spring, with Continuous Damping Control and 4 height settings. Includes Bentley Dynamic Ride system
8 speed dual clutch transmission with Active All-Wheel Drive

Exterior Features

Exterior Paint
Choice of 17 exterior paint colours
21” five tri-spoke alloy wheel - painted
Radiator Grille
Bright chrome radiator matrix grille with chrome surround and centre bar
Lower Bumper Grille
Black lower bumper grille
Exterior Badges
Black 'B' badging on radiator shell, boot lid and wheels
Derivative Badges
Bright chrome wing vent with ‘12’ set within black ribbed matrix
Full LED matrix headlamps with High Beam Assist
Full LED tail lamps
Twin oval stainless steel tailpipes
Fuel & Oil Filler Caps
Standard fuel and oil filler caps
Deployable rear spoiler
Polished brightware to side windows

Interior Features

Colour Split
Choice of mono-tone colour split, or 4 duo-tone colours splits
Leather Colours
Choice of 15 premium grade hide interior colours
Alcantara headlining
Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus
Steering Wheel
Single-tone, 3-spoke, hide trimmed steering wheel
Gear Lever
Hide & chrome trimmed gear lever
Seat Configuration
4 seat configuration with straight flute seat design
Foot Pedals
Standard foot pedals
Treadplates embossed with 'Handbuilt in Crewe, England'
Infotainment System
Front screen infotainment system with 12.3” high resolution capacitive touch screen retina display
Digital or satellite radio*
Audio System
650 watt, 11-channel, 10 speaker audio system


Mulliner Driving Specification with choice of 21" or 22" wheel style
City Specification
Touring Specification
Mood Lighting Specification
Smoker's Specification

Exterior Options

Choice of 21" five tri-spoke or 21" ten spoke wheel in various finishes
Standard brakes with red painted callipers
Bright chromed lower bumper matrix style grille
Heated windshield

Veneers & Technical Finishes

Choice of 7 single finish veneers, or 8 dual finish veneer combinations
Decorative insert for console - Côte De Genève
Diamond knurling to bulls eyes organ stops and clock bezel

Steering Wheels & Driver Consoles

Heated, single tone or duo tone, 3 spoke, hide trimmed steering wheel
Heated, single tone or duo tone, 3 spoke, indented hide trimmed steering wheel
Sports pedals

Seating & Hide Trim Finishes

Contrast stitching
Contrast stitching and seat piping
Embroidered Bentley emblems
Semi-aniline leather to seats and door inserts
Front Seat Comfort Specification
Indented hide headlining

Audio & Communication

Naim for Bentley
Bang & Olufsen for Bentley
Digital TV tuner*

Driver Assist Systems

Adaptive cruise control*
Bentley rotating display
Inductive phone charger
Welcome lighting


Illuminated Bentley sill and derivative treadplate
Air ionizer
Parking heater with remote activation function

Mulliner Features

Personalised embroidery to headrests
Personalised treadplate plaques
LED welcome lamps by Mulliner