Compare 2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 11 18 N/A $184,200
4-Door Sedan Speed 11 18 N/A $209,600
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4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid 19 25 $85,421 $91,850
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,072 $92,550
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 15 25 $87,885 $94,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 15 24 $90,675 $97,500
4-Door Sedan RWD S63 AMG 15 23 $129,549 $139,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S600 12 19 $148,335 $159,500
4-Door Sedan RWD S65 AMG 12 19 $196,137 $210,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$85,421
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$184,200
$91,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3070 / month
$1531 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Bentley Continental doesn't stir the soul the way its two-door siblings do, but it's a powerful, smooth, refined, and eminently luxurious sedan. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a wide range of personalities--all of them superbly comfortably, some of them outrageously powerful.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 109.0
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.1 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.8 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
208.3 206.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 16.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.2 x 1.25
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.83
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/45R19 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P285/45R19 P255/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5567 4630
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
19.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
552 @ 6100 295 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas/Ethanol W12 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
479 @ 1600-6100 284 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
6.0L/366 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 2.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Air Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Air Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.3 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 4

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