2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 hits 24 mpg on the highway

News on the Bentley Continental GT’s fuel-economy figures is making headlines all over and the Bentley folks are apparently touting this ‘achievement’. What the heck is the world coming to? We are raving about the fuel-economy figures of a Bentley!

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Either way – according to the EPA, the 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 gets an estimated 15/24 mpg (city/highway) and 18 mpg combined. Based on 45% highway, 55% city driving, 15,000 annual miles and current fuel prices, it will cost you $5.69 to drive 25 miles and you will end up paying $3,400 in annual fuel cost.

If you manage to get yourself in a Continental GT V12, you will average 12/14 mpg and 19 combined when using premium fuel. If you use E85 fuel, that will drop to 8/10 mpg and 14 mpg combined. With the V12 your annual fuel-costs will run you over $4,400.

Now for those of you that concerned with performance figures of the Continental GT V8… here is a quick refresher.

Refresher: Power for the Bentley Continental GT V8 comes from a twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8 making 500-hp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 487 lb-ft available virtually across the entire rev range from 1,700 to 5,000 rpm. Mated a 8-speed automatic transmission the Bentley Continental V8 runs from 0 to 60 mph in the low 5 second range with a top speed of over 180 mph.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Fuel-eocnomy.gov