2010 Bentley Continental GT vs. Its Competition

2009 Bentley Continental GTC Speed
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Only a pair of rivals for the Bentley coupe and convertible comes to mind: the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class and the two-door versions of the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

The Mercedes CL sports a classic, traditionally handsome style and stupendous performance in AMG-tuned versions, though there's no convertible version offered.

The Rolls Phantom coupe and convertible are substantially more expensive than the base Bentleys and even more conservatively styled.

A smaller Rolls-Royce Ghost two-door is due sometime in 2011, though.

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The 2010 Bentley Continental GT and GTC convertibles indulge the rich with stunning power and surprising handling-not to mention a gawk-worthy options list and a mortgage-sized price tag.
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If you want a coupe with it all—high performance, luxury, elegance, and some of the world’s top technology—the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is it.
MSRP From  
$182,800$400,000$103,600
Gas Mileage  
10 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Turbocharged Gas W12Gas V12Gas V8
EPA Class  
Compact CarsCompactCompact
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe2-Door Coupe2-Door Coupe 5.5L V8
Drivetrain  
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
444
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe
Transmission  
Automatic w/manual shiftNAAutomatic