Compare 2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 12 20 N/A $200,500
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4-Door Sedan RWD S550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S63 AMG 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$86,397
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$200,500
$92,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3342 / month
$1548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Bentley Flying Spur has lost none of its continental appeal, despite the name change. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class makes an emotional appeal for its claim as the best sedan in the world, and we're feeling it.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.4 59.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
61.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
42.2 43
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 -
Second Hip Room (in)
60.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 59.7
Second Head Room (in)
38 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.6 58.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.7 124.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.8 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.9
Liftover Height (in)
27.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
208.5 206.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.8 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.9 13.2
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 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 40
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/45YR19 P255/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/45YR19 P255/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5451 4729
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
590 @ 2000 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
6.0 L/366 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
616 @ 6000 449 @ 5250
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded W-12 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 (Est) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 (Est) 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Bentley Flying Spur Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2.0 (Est) 5.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 (Est) 9.1 (Est)

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