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2012 Bentley Continental Supersports

$95,547 — $125,691 USED
Coupe
2-4 Seats
15 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Contemporary looks with traditional hallmarks
  • Posh amenities
  • Hand-craftsmanship
  • Performance potential

The Bad

  • Gas mileage

What to Know

about the 2012 Bentley Continental Supersports
  • Pillarless coupe design
  • Twin-turbo W-12 engine
  • Rear-biased all-wheel drive

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

It may not look like it at first glance, but the Bentley Continental GT has been redesigned for the 2012 model year. Subtle exterior and interior styling updates define this four-seat sports car, as does its powerful 12-cylinder engine and all-wheel-drive system. A new V-8 engine joins the lineup, lowering the car's emissions. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Aston Martin DB9.

The new Continental GT's exterior styling represents a modest evolution from its predecessor. The distinctive four front circular lights remain, but the outer ones are smaller than before, and the mesh-style grille they flank drops lower over the front bumper. The coupe retains the prominent flared rear fenders as well as twin oval exhaust tips that peek out from below the rear bumper.

Changes to the cabin are equally subtle, though the focus on luxury appointments remains with features like a leather-trimmed dash. There's also a new touch-screen in the middle of the dash for the navigation system, and the center console design has been modified.

The Continental GT's twin-turbo 6.0-liter 12-cylinder engine gets a slight bump in horsepower and is now rated at 567 hp. Torque is also up to 516 pounds-feet. Bentley claims the engine can accelerate the car to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 198 mph. The engine works with a six-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system that now has a rear-biased torque split of 40/60, fr...

Vehicle Overview

It may not look like it at first glance, but the Bentley Continental GT has been redesigned for the 2012 model year. Subtle exterior and interior styling updates define this four-seat sports car, as does its powerful 12-cylinder engine and all-wheel-drive system. A new V-8 engine joins the lineup, lowering the car's emissions. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Aston Martin DB9.

The new Continental GT's exterior styling represents a modest evolution from its predecessor. The distinctive four front circular lights remain, but the outer ones are smaller than before, and the mesh-style grille they flank drops lower over the front bumper. The coupe retains the prominent flared rear fenders as well as twin oval exhaust tips that peek out from below the rear bumper.

Changes to the cabin are equally subtle, though the focus on luxury appointments remains with features like a leather-trimmed dash. There's also a new touch-screen in the middle of the dash for the navigation system, and the center console design has been modified.

The Continental GT's twin-turbo 6.0-liter 12-cylinder engine gets a slight bump in horsepower and is now rated at 567 hp. Torque is also up to 516 pounds-feet. Bentley claims the engine can accelerate the car to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 198 mph. The engine works with a six-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system that now has a rear-biased torque split of 40/60, front to rear, to reduce understeer.

The new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 is nearly as powerful as the 12-cylinder engine. It's rated at 500 hp and makes 487 pounds-feet of torque. Instead of a six-speed transmission, it works with an eight-speed automatic. The car's zero-to-60-mph time is 4.6 seconds, according to Bentley, and the top speed is 188 mph. Under light loads, half of the V-8's cylinders are deactivated to reduce fuel consumption.

Bentley also offers a more powerful, performance-oriented version of the Continental GT called the Continental Supersports. Available in coupe or convertible form, it's powered by a version of the turbocharged 6.0-liter 12-cylinder that makes 621 hp and 590 pounds-feet of torque.

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Safety

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Recalls

The 2012 Bentley Continental Supersports currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Bentley Continental Supersports has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Bentley

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / unlimited distance

  • Powertrain

    36 months / unlimited distance

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    10 years old or less/unlimited mileage

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles

  • Powertrain

    1 year/unlimited miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    Yes

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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 Supersports 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.

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