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2011 Bentley Continental Supersport

  • 2011 Bentley Continental Supersport Base Convertible
    • MAX MPG
      19
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      621/590
    • ENGINE
      6.0L W12
    • MSRP
      $280,400
  • 2011 Bentley Continental Supersport Base Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      19
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      621/590
    • ENGINE
      6.0L W12
    • MSRP
      $267,000
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2011 Bentley Continental Supersport Review

Although the 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports succeeds in delivering top driving performance, this luxury vehicle does not provide economic gas usage. As well, this car does not include some of the finer features for which Bentley’s high cost vehicle line has become famous.

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Overview

The Continental Supersports was a new model introduced into the company’s line of vehicles in 2010. Unlike Bentley’s other distinguished models, this car did not retain the old-world flair for which it had become known. The 2010 Continental Supersports was truly Bentley’s version of a fast-paced, high-performance sports car for everyday use.

The Bentley Continental Supersports is a luxury two-door vehicle available in both hardtop basic coupe and convertible models. There are some differences in the luxury features of each but the overall engine power for which Bentley has become known remains exceptional.

Both versions of the 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports feature a 12-cylinder, twin turbo, 621 horsepower motor and flex fuel engine with a fuel tank that holds 23.8 gallons. The estimated mileage for this vehicle is a far cry from what many other vehicles offer on the market today when it comes to fuel efficiency.

The 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports features comfortable, climate controlled luxury year round. The CD player is located within the glove box and features six-CD changer ability for continuous music while you drive. And to make your trip into and out of the vehicle easier, the vehicle is accessible via keyless remote control and also includes a remote transmitter that can be used as a garage door opener or for operation of a security system.

The Range

Body styles: coupe, convertible
Engines: 6.0-liter 12-cylinder DOHC
Transmissions: six-speed automatic
Models: Base coupe, base convertible

What's New

  • The Bentley Supersports Convertible is new for 2011

Exterior

The 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports comes standard with a long list of exterior features, including body-color front and rear bumpers, electric foldable mirrors, headlight cleaners, bi-xenon headlights with projector beam lenses, gloss paint, a rear window defroster, a trunk/hatch spoiler, and intermittent windshield wipers.

Interior

Although the basic coupe does not boast the same luxury features as its predecessor, it does display the rich Bentley décor and craftsmanship. This vehicle also features power windows, doors, mirrors and steering, along with touch cruise control allowing for easy and comfortable driving.

However, the standard coupe does not have the comfortable bucket seats like the convertible and the seats are manually operated. They do have headrests but are not adjustable to height but the coupe does offer heating and massage for exceptional comfort. As well, there is the option of installing the bucket seats at an additional cost.

In the basic coupe there are ten speakers to magnify the sound of the vehicle’s audio system, which includes an AM/FM radio and CD player with iPod ability and memory card slot. The convertible version offers DVD and Sirius capabilities, while both models feature wireless Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free phone use.

Performance & Handling

Both the Supersports basic coupe and convertible offer exceptional high-speed performance and great handling. With an automatic transmission, all-wheel drive and a maximum speed of 204 mph, this vehicle tops its companion version – the Continental GT – in its ability to provide an exceptional driving experience.

Safety

The Bentley Continental Supersports includes power front and rear disc brakes as well as great traction control. Side airbags and a tire pressure monitor are standard features. This vehicle has front and rear sensors for parking to help avoid hitting any objects. This car also has headlamps that sense when dusk is approaching, turn signal mirrors and a remote alarm system to deter theft. As well, the vehicle’s engine has immobilizer ability. An optional feature is a rear view camera that could prove invaluable in case of an accident.

EPA Fuel Economy

Bentley Continental Sport V-12: 12/19 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Incredible performance
  • interior luxury and outer style
  • The convertible model includes 2+2 style seats in the rear and surprisingly, they are not as cramped as one might expect.
  • The trunk, which can be opened automatically from inside the vehicle provides more space that might be expected as well.

You Won't Like

  • Price tag
  • This vehicle has not been crash tested
  • Difficult to determine this vehicle’s overall reliability
  • Fuel economy
  • Navigation and electronics systems are somewhat outdated

Sum Up

Although the 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports succeeds in delivering top driving performance, this luxury vehicle does not provide economic gas usage. As well, this car does not include some of the finer features for which Bentley’s high cost vehicle line has become famous.

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