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Bentley Continental vs BMW M440I

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Bentley Continental
Bentley Continental

2023 price


$84,800 - $97,888

2021 price


2023 Bentley Continental
2021 BMW M440I
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Twin Turbo V8, 4.0L

Turbo 6, 3.0L
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded Petrol

Premium Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Efficiency
11.1L/100km (combined)

7.8L/100km (combined)

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

  • Squeezy rear seats
  • 420i/430i starts to get thrashy in high revs
  • Adaptive cruise should be standard
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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2021 BMW M440I Summary

When BMW’s first-generation 4 Series landed in 2013, it looked and drove like little more than a 3 Series sedan minus the two rear doors, and that’s because it was.

For the second-generation version though, BMW have decided to try its best to differentiate the 4 from the 3 Series, adding a unique front end and slight mechanical tweaks.

Sure, the looks might not be to everyone’s taste, but surely BMW’s renowned driver-focused dynamics will be enough for the 4 Series to carve out its niche in the premium sports coupe space … right?

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