Compare 2008 Bentley Continental Flying Spur vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2008 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 10 17 N/A $170,990
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4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Luxury 18 25 $29,388 $31,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Sport 18 26 $29,388 $31,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Luxury 17 25 $32,401 $34,840
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Sport 17 25 $32,401 $34,840
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.5L Sport 17 25 $34,317 $36,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$29,388
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$170,990
$31,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2850 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
More sport, more luxury, and more features for the money make the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a more attractive possibility.
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Fuel Economy
City
10 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 89.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
208.9 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
120.7 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x 0.86
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 17.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 35.6
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/40R19 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/40R19 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5456 3560
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
19.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
6.0L/366 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
552 @ 6100 228 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas W12 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
EFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
479 @ 1600 221 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
10 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Manual Shift NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent 5-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent

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