2009 Bentley Continental

  • 2009 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible
    • MAX MPG
      17
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      552/479
    • ENGINE
      6.0L W12
    • MSRP
      $197,500
  • 2009 Bentley Continental GT Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      17
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      552/479
    • ENGINE
      6.0L W12
    • MSRP
      $179,200
  • 2009 Bentley Continental GTC Speed Convertible
    • MAX MPG
      17
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      552/479
    • ENGINE
      6.0L W12
    • MSRP
      $197,500
  • 2009 Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      17
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      600/553
    • ENGINE
      6.0L W12
    • MSRP
      $203,600
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2009 Bentley Continental Review

An ultra-luxury coupe that demands everyone's attention.

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Overview

The 2009 Bentley Continental GT Coupe is an ultra-luxury coupe that is a popular option for the well-heeled who want to attract attention to themselves while driving. The single trim level model is equipped with a 6.0-liter 552-hp W-12 engine that generates 479 lb-ft of torque. It’s also equipped with a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission and all-wheel drive (AWD).

Standard equipment on the Continental GT Coupe includes a chrome grille, an automatically retractable rear spoiler, power door locks, power windows, power heated mirrors with turn signal lights, 19-inch painted alloy wheels with performance tires, variable intermittent rain-sensing wipers, mechanical center differential, center limited slip differential, electronically-adjustable four-wheel independent air suspension made up of a double wishbone front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), emergency braking assist, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, remote anti-theft alarm system with engine immobilizer, daytime running lights, high pressure headlight washers, dusk-sensing Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with auto delay off and self-leveling capability, stability control, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, 14-way power driver and passenger heated seats with power lumbar support and height adjustment, premium leather upholstery, rear ventilation ducts, keyless ignition, power opening/closing trunk, cruise control, power rear seat easy entry, retained accessory power, speed-proportional power steering, leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel with paddle shifters and cruise control/audio system functions, universal remote transmitter, front and rear parking sensors, four-zone climate control, alloy/leather/wood interior trim, auto-dimming rearview mirror, memory settings for three drivers, tachometer, trip computer, DVD-based navigation system with voice activation and LCD display screen, pre-wired for cell phone use, voice-activated phone capability, Bluetooth connectivity, external temperature display, compass, and 300-watt AM/FM/six-CD changer/Satellite audio system with 12 speakers, subwoofer, and radio data system.

There are a multitude of options from which you can choose to further customize the exterior and interior of your vehicle. Other options include 20-inch wheels, carbon-ceramic brakes, massaging front seats, an upgraded audio system with iPod jack, and numerous veneers and paint/leather color combinations to create a one-of-a-kind car. Bentley’s Mulliner Consultants can advise you about your choices and offer suggestions so you can create the car of your dreams.

The Range

Body styles: Coupe
Engines: 6.0-liter 552-hp W-12
Transmissions: Six-speed shiftable automatic with AWD
Models: Bentley Continental GT Coupe

What's New

The 2009 Bentley Continental GT Coupe gets a new front grille this year. A parking control system is now standard, and a rearview camera is optional.

Exterior

The exterior of the 2009 Bentley Continental GT Coupe gets a more vertical grille, wider air intake vents and a new bumper. Quad headlights were restyled to complete the redesign of the front end.

There are no more window pillars to impede visibility. The rear spoiler automatically deploys when the car reaches 75 mph; when the car slows to 60 mph, the spoiler automatically retracts. A power open/close trunk is standard. Overall, the exterior has the elegant, sweeping look that buyers will appreciate.

Interior

The Continental GT Coupe seats four; both the front and rear seats can accommodate six-foot-tall adults. Carpets, veneers and upholstery can be customized from a range of combinations. An aluminum trim is available if you’re looking for a sportier look. Metal switches and levers lend a nostalgic feel. The seats are plush and comfortable, and the windows are double-paned to aid in sound insulation. All in all, the luxurious interior is sure to impress even the most discriminating passenger. The trunk offers 13 cubic feet of cargo space, so the Continental GT Coupe should be able to handle your luggage when packing for a weekend road trip.

Performance & Handling

The GT Coupe is equipped with a twin-turbocharged W-12 engine that generates 552 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The adaptive suspension, six-speed shiftable automatic, and AWD will allow you to ride in comfort when you’re on the highway or cruising on back roads. The GT Coupe can go from zero to 60 mph in a mere 4.7 seconds. With the transmission in manual, shift response is automatic from the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The power steering is responsive, and the GT Coupe can master almost any road condition thanks to the suspension, stability control, and AWD.

Safety

Standard safety equipment includes ABS, stability control, traction control, a full complement of airbags, front and rear parking sensors, and an anti-theft alarm system with engine immobilizer.

EPA Fuel Economy

Bentley Continental GT Coupe: 10/17 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Twin-turbocharged performance
  • Superior handling
  • Attractive vehicle
  • Opulent interior

You Won't Like

  • Fuel economy

Sum Up

An ultra-luxury coupe that demands everyone's attention.

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