2011 Bentley Continental GTC

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Bentley Continental GTC. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Engine:
    552-hp, 6.0-liter W-12 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Seating:
    4 Seats
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Standard stability system
  • Luxurious interior
  • Performance potential

The Bad

  • Hefty price tag
  • Estimated gas mileage
  • Small rear seats
  • Heavier than related Continental GT coupe

Notable Features of the 2011 Bentley Continental GTC

  • 552- or 600-hp, twin-turbo W-12
  • Adjustable air suspension
  • Pop-up roll bars
  • Standard AWD
  • GTC Speed performance model

2011 Bentley Continental GTC Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Bentley's Continental GTC is the convertible version of the automaker's Continental GT coupe. Powered by a W-12 like the GT, the 2+2 GTC features a power fabric roof that can lower in 25 seconds, plus a glass rear window. A performance model, called GTC Speed, debuted in 2009. Competitors include the Aston Martin DB9 convertible and Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.

Its Continental GT sibling is covered as a separate model in Cars.com's Research section.

(Skip to details on the: Continental GTC Speed)

New for 2011
A Series 51 model allows customers to customize exterior and interior colors and features.

Exterior
The GTC looks much like the GT in front of the windshield, but the GTC's rear deck has a chrome strip around the passenger compartment. The GTC has pronounced rear fenders, as well as four round headlamps with chrome bezel surrounds. Exterior features include:

  • Available 19- or 20-inch wheels
  • Auto-dimming powered and heated side mirrors
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with headlight washers
  • Auto-leveling headlights
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers

Interior
The GTC can seat up to four people on front and rear bucket seats, though the rear seats would likely only be comfortable for children.

Luxury features include six unbleached, laser-cut wood veneers and 17 different colors and styles for the leather-wrapped upholstered interior. A number of options, such as a four-spoke wood and leather steering wheel and lamb's-wool rugs, are available from Bentley&a...

Vehicle Overview

Bentley's Continental GTC is the convertible version of the automaker's Continental GT coupe. Powered by a W-12 like the GT, the 2+2 GTC features a power fabric roof that can lower in 25 seconds, plus a glass rear window. A performance model, called GTC Speed, debuted in 2009. Competitors include the Aston Martin DB9 convertible and Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.

Its Continental GT sibling is covered as a separate model in Cars.com's Research section.

(Skip to details on the: Continental GTC Speed)

New for 2011
A Series 51 model allows customers to customize exterior and interior colors and features.

Exterior
The GTC looks much like the GT in front of the windshield, but the GTC's rear deck has a chrome strip around the passenger compartment. The GTC has pronounced rear fenders, as well as four round headlamps with chrome bezel surrounds. Exterior features include:

  • Available 19- or 20-inch wheels
  • Auto-dimming powered and heated side mirrors
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with headlight washers
  • Auto-leveling headlights
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers

Interior
The GTC can seat up to four people on front and rear bucket seats, though the rear seats would likely only be comfortable for children.

Luxury features include six unbleached, laser-cut wood veneers and 17 different colors and styles for the leather-wrapped upholstered interior. A number of options, such as a four-spoke wood and leather steering wheel and lamb's-wool rugs, are available from Bentley's Mulliner organization. Interior features include:

  • Available real wood or aluminum trim
  • Diamond-quilted leather seating surfaces and door inserts
  • Leather-wrapped gear selector and steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Navigation system
  • Available heated steering wheel

Under the Hood
The GTC comes with a standard twin-turbo W-12 engine, which is also found on the Continental Flying Spur.

Bentley says the convertible can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 195 mph when the roof is up (190 mph when lowered). The GTC is 243 pounds heavier than the coupe because of reinforcements added to compensate for the body rigidity that's lost along with the metal roof. Mechanical features include:

  • 552-horsepower, twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 with 479 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode
  • All-wheel drive
  • Auto-leveling/adaptive air suspension
  • Speed-sensitive hydraulic steering
  • Optional ceramic brake discs
  • Optional adaptive cruise control

Safety
Two pop-up roll bars behind the rear seats deploy in the event of a rollover. Other safety features include:

  • Front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Antilock brakes with brake assist
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Available front and rear parking cameras

Continental GTC Speed
The twin-turbo W-12 can go from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 200 mph. Other distinguishing features include a dark-tinted front grille, 20-inch wheels and a lowered and upgraded suspension. The rear features unique, wide dual tailpipes and a rear lip spoiler.

  • 600-hp, twin-turbo W-12 with 553 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with Drive and Sport modes
  • All-wheel drive
  • 20-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli performance tires
  • Three-spoke sport steering wheel design
  • Embroidered Bentley emblem on seating surfaces
  • Available lamb's-wool floormats  Back to top

 


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What Drivers Are Saying

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My Bentely's

by Kim Kardashian from California on January 9, 2011

I have a Bentely too. I got it in 2008. I would NEVER get a used one but this one is very nice !! If anyone has the money to buy this car please DO !! I love mine ! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Bentley Continental GTC currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Bentley Continental GTC has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / unlimited distance

  • Powertrain

    36 months / unlimited distance

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Bentley

Program Benefits

79-point inspection is conducted by a factory-trained Bentley technician. A Certified Pre-Owned Bentley qualifies for the 24-hour Roadside Assistance program.

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year unlimited mileage

    Bentley Supported Certified Limited Warranty includes 1-year and Unlimited Mileage in addition to any remaining new Vehicle Limited Warranty.
  • Eligibility

    10 Years / Unlimited Mileage

    Vehicles receive a 79-point technical inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Continental GTC received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker