Compare 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 11 19 N/A $184,200
4-Door Sedan Speed 11 19 N/A $209,600
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 400 Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 400 Hybrid 19 25 $85,886 $92,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,490 $93,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 15 25 $88,350 $95,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 15 24 $91,140 $98,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 63 AMG 15 23 $130,200 $140,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 600 12 19 $149,079 $160,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S 65 AMG 12 19 $197,160 $212,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$85,886
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$184,200
$92,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3070 / month
$1539 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur isn't as driver-centric as the Continental coupes are, but it is a no-compromise luxury sedan with a fun streak. Covering its wide range of performance personalities, all with superb comfort and some of the world's top in-car tech, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class is one model you'll be as happy to be in as to be seen in.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.4 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
61.6 60.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
36.8 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
60.4 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 109.000
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
120.7 124.6
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.83
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/35ZR20 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/35ZR20 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)
5456 4630
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
19.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
552 @ 6100 295 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas/Ethanol W12 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection 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)
14 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Air Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.1 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 5

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