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2015 Bentley Continental: Overview

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author photo by Doug DeMuro February 2015

What's New for 2015?

Updates for 2015 are mainly confined to the Continental GT Speed, which adds extra power, a revised exterior and a new interior color choice. Regular Continental models offer only a few changes, including a standard backup camera and some new option packages.

What We Like

Luxurious interior; surprisingly fast, even in V8 guise; practical thanks to a large trunk and standard all-wheel drive

What We Don't

One of the oldest designs on the market; pricey compared to rivals from Mercedes-Benz and others; no rear-seat room

Overview

The 2015 Bentley Continental is the brand's entry-level model, but you'd never know it from the price. The fixed-roof Continental GT coupe starts at a whopping $188,900 and goes up from there, while the high-performance drop-top Continental GT Speed Convertible starts around $251,000 with shipping.

Still, that's cheap by Bentley standards, especially since the brand's lineup also includes the full-size Mulsanne sedan, which starts at an almost unbelievable $305,000 with shipping. Don't be fooled by the price of the Continental, however. While it may seem like a bargain compared to other Bentley models, it doesn't skimp on the brand's famous luxury and notoriously impressive performance.

For proof, consider the powertrains: Even a base-level, V8-powered Continental GT offers 500 horsepower, while the high-performance Speed model now boasts a muscular 626 horses, a 12-cylinder engine and a top speed that's well above 200 miles per hour. Get ready to empty your pockets at the pump, though, because the Continental GT Speed returns just 12 miles per gallon in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

The 2015 Bentley Continental also earns its luxury status through many standard and optional features. Both the Continental GT and GT Convertible come standard with 20-inch alloy wheels, a navigation system with Google Maps capabilities, front and rear parking sensors with a backup camera and automatic xenon headlights. Options include massaging seats, a high-quality Naim sound system and a wide range of personalized features, including stitching and embroidery as well as unique wheels, piping and trim.

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