Compare 2010 Bentley Continental GT vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL Class

2010 Bentley Continental GT
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 10 17 N/A $182,800
2-Door Convertible 10 17 N/A $201,500
2-Door Coupe Speed 10 17 N/A $207,700
2-Door Convertible Speed 10 17 N/A $231,400
2-Door Coupe Supersports 12 19 N/A $267,000
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2-Door Coupe 5.5L V8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 5.5L V8 14 21 $96,348 $103,600
2-Door Coupe 6.3L V8 AMG 11 18 $127,410 $137,000
2-Door Coupe 5.5L V12 11 17 $137,082 $147,400
2-Door Coupe 6.0L V12 AMG 11 17 $183,675 $197,500
2-Door Coupe 6.0L V12 AMG 40th Anv Ed 11 17 $274,350 $295,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$96,348
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$182,800
$103,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3047 / month
$1727 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Bentley Continental GT and GTC convertibles indulge the rich with stunning power and surprising handling-not to mention a gawk-worthy options list and a mortgage-sized price tag. If you want a coupe with it all—high performance, luxury, elegance, and some of the world’s top technology—the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is it.
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Fuel Economy
City
10 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 62.0
Second Leg Room (in)
30.2 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.0 36.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 59.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 91.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.0 116.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
189.0 199.4
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 12.9
Brakes
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 1.3
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 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/45R19 P275/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P285/45R19 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5258 4486
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas W12 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
479 @ 1600 391 @ 2800 - 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
6.0L/366 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
552 @ 6100 382 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
10 14
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Bentley Continental GT Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Active Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Active Suspension
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.3 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -

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