2022 Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible

Rating8.7

Ranked #2 in Convertible

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$246,625

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2022 Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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With changing trends, the market compels many to change their stances to stay relevant but Bentley Continental GT is that one special phenomenon for which everything goes the other way round. The iconic display of subtlety still grabs attention with the same intensity and that is expected to be as it is in the 2022 model as well. 


ProsConsWhat's New

Power curve

Price tag

Chassis updates have been introduced

Top speed and acceleration

Ergonomics

Over All Rating

8.7

Out of 10

Pricing and Features9.00
Pricing and Feature9.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance9.00
Fuel Economy7.00
Interior9.50
Exterior9.00
Safety9.00
Competition9.00
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Trims

Base$246,625 onwards



Colors and Styles

2022 Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible in Anthracite color
Anthracite

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

A speculated price tag of more than $230,000 makes it the most expensive among the rivals by far which puts pressure on its shoulders to come up with something that can justify such heftiness in the end. The major rivals in the convertible segment include the likes of the Audi R8 Spyder, Mercedes-AMG S 63 Convertible, and the Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible that are right at its tail to oust it from the favoritism index.

2022 Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible Front Angle View
2022 Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible Rear Angle View

Features
8.0/10

The Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible has been one of the flagship models of the brand which, itself, is self-explanatory of the fact that the top-tier level of detailing it must have been adorned with. Since there is no specific data yet released, it is anticipated that the value propositions of the 2021 model are going to be kept in continuation in the upcoming Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible, meaning, one might remain at ease with the 12-Way Electric Heated Front Bucket Seats including Power Rear Seat Easy Entry. The leatherette covering all over the door inserts and dashboard are also expected to have its relevance in the newer model with little variations in accents. In addition to them, the 22" Speed Silver Painted Wheels have also been so supportive in both appeal and performance that finding a new replacement would need way too much effort which is why they are too assumed to be coming alongside. 

Trims

Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible

MSRP(AWD) (Expected)

$246,625

Key Features

HDD-Navigation

 

12-Way Electric Heated Front Bucket Seats

 

Memory Function

 

Simulated Suede Steering Wheel

 

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

 

Bentley Audio System

 

Audio Theft Deterrent

 

12.3" high-resolution capacitive touchscreen display

 

Blind Spot Monitoring System

 

Front Collision Mitigation System

 

Park Assist Automated Parking Sensors

 

Electronic Stability Control

Be it interior or exterior, there is no compromise in any asset as far as the 2021 model is concerned and if it retains that approach, then it is likely that the safety suite including advanced features like the Blind Spot Monitoring System, Front Collision Mitigation System, Electronic Stability Control, Park Assist Automated Parking Sensors, and many more will be present for assuring one a safe travel throughout in the 2022 Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible also. Apart from that, the interior engagement is one realm that has been so heavily packed that there is hardly anything left to be included in the unit. All in all, it will be very content in its offering as per our assumptions.

Which Trim should you buy?

There is no point in discussing trim selection when it comes to the 2022 Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible rather whether to opt for it will be a valid investment altogether is a much bigger concern. Though the features and acceleration are impressive, what may haunt any sane customer is its unreasonable price which might be a blow when compared to the rivals. One can’t complain regarding the handling or exhilaration but the value to cost ratio dents its image.

2022 Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible Release Date

Bentley has not cleared its perspective regarding the pre-booking or sales date yet. The reason could be many, the most prominent would be the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent recovery from the same. So it is better to wait a bit more for a concrete deadline.

Engine and Performance
9.0/10

The Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible, as the name suggests, comes equipped with a 6L Twin Turbo W12 under the hood that has got both power and torque surge of exemplary status. The ability to mark 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and cover a quarter-mile within 11.6 seconds with consistent top-speed maneuvering of 207 mph make it a complete performance convertible in all senses. These figures are impressive but it is that 8-Speed Auto-Shift Manual transmission in an AWD layout which must be acknowledged for its other half of impact in conjunction with the powertrain pack. The power delivery is pretty smooth and the ride has got that ease because of its well-insulated cabin, thereby making the overall experience a one to remember on a daily basis. As there is no specific data, so the 2021 model spec sheet has been taken into account for now.

Models

2022 Bentley Continental GT Convertible

2021 Audi R8 Spyder

2021 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Convertible

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible

MSRP

$246,625

$211,695

$186,450

$216,300

Engine

6L Twin Turbo W12

5.2 L V10

4L Twin Turbo V8

3.8L Flat-6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Auto-Shift Manual

7-Speed Auto-Shift Manual

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automated Manual

Power (hp @ rpm)

626 @ 6000

602 @ 8100

603 @ 5500

640 @ 6750 

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

664 @ 1350

413 @ 6700

664 @ 2750

590 @ 2500 

0-60 mph (sec)

3.7

3.6

3.5

2.7

Quarter Mile (sec)

11.6

N/A

N/A

10.6

Top Speed (mph)

207

201

186

205

As far as competition is concerned, the speculated powertrain package of the 2022 Bentley Continental GT Convertible remains the most agile and balanced among all while hitting all the marks at the peak but the corresponding price tag stains that prowess severely as one can relish almost the same thrill with the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Convertible, if not better, at a rate less than by 60 grand. Therefore, it is pretty much objective that Bentley has to revisit their cost sheet to make a case for the upcoming model. On the other hand, the Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible does manage to come up with far better acceleration, being quicker than the former by a margin of a second and that too with a comparable top speed of 205 mph.

Fuel Economy
7.0/10

When one has got more than 600 hp at its will to rev then the economy is the last thing that would pop up in his/her mind and that is exactly what the Bentley Continental GT Convertible demands from its owner. A mileage return of 12 mpg in the cities, 19 mpg on the highways, and 15 mpg overall is something that we have got from the predecessor and it is going to be consistent, most probably, even in the upcoming model as well. The 24-gallon fuel tank capacity further enhances its maximum reach up to 456 miles, when driven in the ideal situations.

Models

2022 Bentley Continental GT Convertible

2021 Audi R8 Spyder

2021 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Convertible

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible

MPG (City)

12

13

14

15

MPG (Highway)

19

20

24

20

MPG (Combined)

15

16

17

17

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

24

19.3

21.1

17.6

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

288/456/360

250.90/386/308.8

295.40/506.4/358.7

264/352/299.2

Since the section is not of importance, it is better not to consider it for making one’s preference over any other. Instead of neglecting it straightforwardly, one can look for the range coverage that may ensure long travel thrilling drives without thinking too much of refueling. And the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Convertible comes out with flying colors in this scenario that places it to be the most desirable among all and has a similar combined range of around 360 miles, thanks to its sizable tank of 21.1-gallons. Consequently, the diabolus persona of the Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible in performance dynamics does not seem to mirror itself in this domain, marking only 352 miles as its maximum and coming at the last of the strata.

Interior
9.5/10

There is a reason one is asked to pay such an amount to cherish the ambiance. Once entered inside the cabin, the leatherette smell runs all over the place, be it a dashboard or other panels. The Deluxe Sound Insulation keeps you disconnected from the outer chaos. In addition to all these, one is entitled to touches like the Nappa leather on the seats and Simulated Suede trim on the steering wheel. Then cometh the wood-finish console inserts that can be upgraded to leather wrapping but the former brings an old-school appeal altogether. 

2022 Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible Front Seats

Once one is saturated with the accents, the attention diverts to comfort and convenience. The power-adjustability is nothing but a prerequisite for what the Bentley Continental GT stands for. What may be more enticing in that power-assist are the added heating function and 12-way flexibility. The level of sophistication reaches another level with the Power Rear Seat Easy Entry and that too with power-heating incorporated for them as an inherent. Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning and Underseat Ducts have been assigned as usual for maintaining and regulating the ambiance temperature. As there has been no confirmation on any upgrade to date so we have assumed that the newer model will most likely be in the same format as the 2021 model to a large extent.

Models

2022 Bentley Continental GT Convertible

2021 Audi R8 Spyder

2021 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Convertible

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible

Seating Capacity

4

2

4

4

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

NA

38.5/55.1/NA

37.7/57/NA

NA

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

NA

NA

37.6/49.5/NA

NA

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

8.3

4

7

4.5

As per data, the analysis is kind of inconclusive, especially for the Bentley Continental GT Convertible. The capacity to seat 4 passengers with a cargo volume of nearly 8.3 cu-ft is the maximum that can be traced for the same. On the other hand, the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Convertible and Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible, too, offer a cabin to accommodate 4, while the Audi logo counts up to only 2. The cargo spacing is not a major concern or interest in this segment, rather one’s obsessions with ergonomics and long hauling comfort are reasonable. Fortunately, the rivals weigh well on this parameter and it can be speculated to be true for the Bentley badge as well.

Some of the expected features are:

  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Deluxe Sound Insulation
  • Wood-finish console inserts
  • Nappa Leather on the seats
  • Simulated Suede trimmed steering wheel
  • Underseat Ducts
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Rear Seat Easy Entry

How intuitive is the 2022 Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible’s infotainment unit?

As per speculations, it is expected that the 2022 Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible will be a replica of its predecessor in the entertainment package. The Bentley Audio System consists of 650 watts, 10 speakers are enough for high-end orchestral notes. A 12.3" high-resolution capacitive touchscreen display along with Advance Music Interface is also there which is pretty easy to use and responsive in its functionality.

2022 Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible Infotainment System

The unit does not end as it goes on to bring in other advanced features like the HDD navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Speed Compensated Volume Control. Such an array of specifications is so apt for one’s engagement that discontinuing does not seem to be a viable option in the near future and can be as it is with minor tweaks.

Some of the expected features are:

  • Bentley Audio System
  • HDD-navigation
  • 12.3" high-resolution capacitive touchscreen display
  • Advance Music Interface
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Speed Compensated Volume Control
  • Bluetooth and WiFi compatibility
Exterior
9.0/10

The Bentley Continental GT is simply irresistible with its silhouette and it has been so since its inception irrespective of model and year. This has been one of the reasons why Americans don’t just sit tight despite having such a price tag. The netted chrome-surround grille on a dusk background is complemented by the inspiring Dark tint LED cut crystal effect headlamps on the front fascia. One can also spot a slight bulge on the fenders that are in flow with the body lines both in the front and rear when viewed closely. The curvature is lengthy and maintains its streamlined aerodynamics, even when one is freed on the top with its power convertible. The layout, by default, demands a Power Spoiler for managing the downforce at a speed of more than 200 mph. 

2022 Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible Front Angle View

It is rightly said that modern problems demand modern solutions. Though one may not find any problem but can relate the analogy with its muscular 22" Speed Silver Painted Wheels that have superior contact patch which is a must keeping the speed threshold of this machinery in mind. A blend of steel, aluminum, and composite for the body panels ends the description of this beautiful convertible. The 2022 model remains in the shades of gray for its exterior styling for most of its sections which is why the 2021 model has been taken as a reference.

Models

2022 Bentley Continental GT Convertible

2021 Audi R8 Spyder

2021 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Convertible

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible

Curb Weight (lbs)

5370

3913

4817

3790

Length (inches)

190.9

174.4

198.9

178.6

Width (inches)

76.9

76.4

75.3

79.7

Height (inches)

55.1

48.9

56

51.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

N/A

4.5

4.5

Wheelbase (inches)

112.2

104.3

115.9

96.5

If the Bentley Continental GT Convertible chassis remains so then it will be the heaviest and one of the lengthiest convertibles among all the rivals that translate to the fact that it is accustomed to being dependent on the handling assists for that extra inch curbing while revving it around the corners. But the embedded algorithms and tech complexities are there for making sure that it achieves what it desires. The others are relatively much lighter, Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible, being the least and the most compact as well which aids its to restrict forward diving quite comfortably. On the whole, every one of them is at par with the segment necessities. 

Some of the expected features are:

  • 22" Speed Silver Painted Wheels
  • Power Spoiler
  • Dark tint LED cut crystal effect headlamps
  • Netted chrome-surround grille
  • LED Brakelights
  • Power Convertible Top
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Safety
9.0/10

When $240,000 is on the line, there is no excuse to be opined in the overall imagery of safety alertness and abilities. To no one's surprise, the Bentley Continental GT W12 Convertible does have a safety suite that is exceptional in its offering. The Blind Spot, Forward Collision Mitigation & Rear Collision Warning, and Emergency Sos are some of the advanced assists that come in and around the frame. One’s control over the stability is also ensured by the Electronic Stability Control and Driveline Traction Control. In the end, the Park Assist Automated Parking Sensors and Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags give that finishing touch to this artistic package. Though the limited production of this convertible restricts it from being tested by the NHTSA and IIHS, the steel-aluminum-composite panels must have that integrity that is expected from the flagship model. The aforementioned is a critique of the 2021 model which is believed to be in continuation, at least, for the upcoming model. 

Some of the expected features are:

  • Electronic Stability Control 
  • Driveline Traction Control
  • Blind Spot
  • Forward Collision Mitigation & Rear Collision Warning
  • Emergency Sos
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Park Assist Automated Parking Sensors 
Competition
9.0/10

2022 Bentley Continental GT Convertible vs 2021 Audi R8 Spyder 

The Bentley Continental GT Convertible comes out to be more expensive than the Audi R8 Convertible counterpart but when compared to one another, the former does manage to justify its tag judiciously. A huge torque deficit between the two along with a 7 mph top speed gap makes the Bentley Continental GT Convertible a more fun to drive piece of machinery.

2021 Audi R8 Spyder

The expected handling and safety dynamics are also one of the best in the segment to date that further enhance the chance of choosing the Bentley tag. Though it is not just to bring fuel efficiency into the debate, a better range does push the former a bit more towards one’s first choice. 

2022 Bentley Continental GT Convertible vs 2021 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Convertible

Probably the closest and most worthy rivals among all are the Bentley Continental GT Convertible and Mercedes-AMG S 63 Convertible as they are parallel in every single regard except their price tags. Be it the performance dynamics, handling, high-speed curbing, and inherent stability, both are fiercely competitive.

2021 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Convertible

The accents and styling are also as attractive as they can be. Safety assists and sensor-bound features are at par with one another. The only drawback one may find is the price tag which has been tried to be compensated by a higher speed of a gap of 21 mph but it just misses to make much sense. Hence, it has to be the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Convertible.

2022 Bentley Continental GT Convertible vs 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible 

The Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible is an ideal convertible and a better proposition, simply because of its better performance and handling pursuit.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible

One really can’t point out many variations in terms of accents or exterior appearance as they are perfect in their own rights. Space management and high-speed maneuvering are also at par with one other. So it is quite evident to save those extra bucks with the Porsche.

Final Verdict

If one has got that chunk of money then the 2022 Bentley Continental GT Convertible is a decent convertible with no flaw as such in any domain. Right from the performance to feel, one gets plentiful and can’t have any issue regarding anything. But it is also true that there is one more option available in the market named Mercedes-AMG S 63 Convertible that is expensive yet relatively cheaper and offers virtues worth considering. So one can look into that as well before finalizing.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$246625

body style

2dr Convertible

engine type
horse power

not found (no w12)

torque

not found (no w12)

transmission

8-Speed Dual Clutch

capacity
passenger capacity

4 Seats


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