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Bentley Continental vs BMW M Models

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Bentley Continental
Bentley Continental

2023 price

BMW M Models
BMW M Models

$105,900 - $235,900

2023 price


2023 Bentley Continental
2023 BMW M Models
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Twin Turbo V8, 4.0L

Turbo 6, 3.0L
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded Petrol

Fuel Efficiency
11.1L/100km (combined)

10.4L/100km (combined)

  • A thirst for petrol
  • A surprising amount of options
  • Too many optional safety features

  • Carbon pack a little (a lot) silly
  • Thirsty as all get out
  • Design a little polarising (though I like it)
2023 Bentley Continental Summary

Bentley has been building cars for more than 100 years, but the famous British brand was re-born 20 years ago when it launched the Continental GT.

The sporty coupe and convertible reinvigorated the brand, returning it to its former glory days when it made cars that were dynamic and not just big and luxurious.

Now onto its third generation, the Continental GT has not only helped Bentley re-establish itself but also become a modern motoring icon.

Which is what the company wanted, an iconic model, like the Porsche 911 that could be a flagbearer for the brand.

Like the 911, this latest iteration is available in multiple forms, and we’re testing the Continental GT S Convertible, a two-door, four-seat grand tourer - with an emphasis on the ‘grand’.

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2023 BMW M Models Summary

There’s no point waxing too lyrical here, because the facts surrounding the M3 Touring are more than exciting enough.

It’s a (kind of) family friendly wagon with oodles of space and practicality. It’s also an unhinged performance weapon with a thumping 3.0-litre twin-turbo-petrol inline six-cylinder engine.

And it has been years — decades, even — in the making. So, has it been worth the wait? Let’s strap in and find out.

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