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1999 Bentley Continental

  • 1999 Bentley Continental R Coupe

    R Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      16
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      385/553
    • ENGINE
      6.8L V8
    • MSRP
      $279,900
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1999 Bentley Continental Review

A powerhouse on wheels.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 1999 Bentley Continental is a luxury car with the personality of a sports car. This is not surprising considering Bentley’s sporting heritage from the late 1920s when the company’s cars won the French Le Mans race five times. Sometime after the 1920s, Bentley’s reputation as a powerhouse diminished to the point where the engine output was described as “sufficient? or “appropriate.? The 1999 Bentley Continental changes that perception with a powerful OHV Rolls-Royce designed V-8 engine.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Engines: 6.8-liter V-12
Models: Bentley Continental S, Bentley Continental T

What's New

The 1999 Bentley Continental engine output is supercharged with a more powerful 6.75-liter V-8 engine that accelerates in near silence to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds. Modified shock absorbers and stiffer torsion bars increase the 1999 Continental Bentley’s handling ability.

Exterior

The 1999 Bentley Continental have alloy wheels as standard. It has a sportier look due to a wheelbase that is shorter by four inches and extended front and rear wheel arches. The suspension system adapts to create a smooth ride over nearly any terrain at all speeds.

Interior

Inside the 1999 Bentley Continental features leather seats, hand-polished chrome switchgear, wool carpeting, a turned-metal dashboard with red starter button, and machined aluminum. There is also split level climate control and a quality Alpine stereo.

Performance & Handling

The 1999 Bentley Continental’s ultra-sensitive steering allows for tight turns even at speeds exceeding 60 mph. The 5400-pound vehicle has 650 lb-ft of torque at 2200 rpm.

Safety

The 1999 Continental Bentley’s modified shock absorbers and stiffer torsion bars increase the handling ability and reduce the chance of a rollover, even at high speeds. Large brake discs on all four wheels means that the Bentley stops quickly. Dual calipers on each front disc help the vehicle stop from 60 mph in 127 feet. The top speed is electronically limited to 170 mph.

EPA Fuel Economy

Bentley Continental: 10/15 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Great styling
  • Powerful engine
  • Enhanced safety features
  • Smooth, near-silent ride

You Won't Like

  • Expense
  • Limited interior space
  • Early braking problem
  • Low gas mileage

Sum Up

A powerhouse on wheels.

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