2020 Bentley Continental

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 vs. W12

Continental GT V8


Continental W12
Twin-Turbocharged 4.0-Liter V8 Engine


6.0-Liter W12 Engine
8-speed dual-clutch transmission


8-speed dual-clutch transmission
542 hp


626 hp
568 lb-ft of torque


664 lb-ft of torque
0-60 in 3.9 seconds

0-60 Time

0-60 in 3.6 seconds

The Los Angeles area’s most uncompromising drivers love the latest Bentley Continental GT, but which Bentley Continental configuration is right for you? Do you need to go with the highly-engineered and muscular W12 engine in order to enjoy this automotive behemoth at its best? Or will you take a chance and go with the lighter, newer Bentley Continental V8? Compare the Continental V8 vs. W12 in-depth, and contact us at any time with your questions.

Bentley Continental GT Engine Specifications

The Bentley Continental GT has long been offered as a coupe or as a convertible, and now it’s also available with your choice of two exciting engines. Here’s how they measure up on paper:

Bentley Continental GT – V8 Engine

  • Twin-Turbocharged 4.0-Liter V8 Engine
  • Paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • 542 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, or 4.0 seconds with the Convertible top
  • Max Speed of 198 mph

Bentley Continental GT – W12 Engine

  • 6.0-Liter W12 Engine
  • Paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 in 3.6 seconds, or 3.7 seconds with the Convertible top
  • Max Speed of 207 mph

Bentley Continental GT Handling and Performance: V8 vs. W12

This year’s Bentley Continental has been designed with a lighter, aluminum-based frame, and its engine has been moved closer to the rear of the vehicle. The result is that both V8 and W12 models are around 170 pounds lighter than before, with 55/45 front-rear weight distributions. Despite the fact that these changes impact both models, any driver comparing the Bentley Continental V8 vs. W12 will notice that each offers a unique touring experience. Here’s what sets them apart:

  • Given the difference in power output, the Continental V8 and W12 0-60 times are closer than one might expect! That’s because the Continental V8 reaches peak torque more quickly, resulting in a quicker performance on the line.
  • The Bentley Continental W12 offers unprecedented performance, and given its weight and momentum, you’ll feel unstoppable on the roads near Glendale and Burbank. (Rest assured: massive brakes allow the Continental W12 to stop on a dime.)
  • Visually, the Continental V8 and W12 are almost identical; enthusiasts will notice each model’s unique badging and distinct exhaust tips, but that’s about all there is to see.
  • On the auditory spectrum, many have remarked on the new V8 Continental model’s aggressive exhaust note. The W12 sounds a little bit more distinguished and reserved.

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Compare the Continental V8 vs. W12 for Yourself

Are you eager to learn more about the latest Continental V8 vs. W12 specs and data? Perhaps you’re ready to see how each model handles the highways out past Los Angeles. Explore our new Continental inventory today, and contact us to find out how you can take the next steps. It’s easy to get started from the comfort of your own home.

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