Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs 2013 Bentley Continental GT

2013 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
2013 Bentley Continental GT
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2-Door Coupe 4MATIC CL550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC CL550 15 24 $107,229 $115,300
2-Door Coupe RWD CL63 AMG 15 22 $142,290 $153,000
2-Door Coupe RWD CL600 12 18 $149,079 $160,300
2-Door Coupe RWD CL65 AMG 12 18 $198,276 $213,200
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 12 19 N/A $196,700
2-Door Convertible 11 19 N/A $216,400
2-Door Convertible Supersports ISR 12 19 N/A $291,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$107,229
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$115,300
$196,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1922 / month
$3278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Bristling with performance and technology, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL Class still is cozy enough to coddle the super-wealthy. Perfectly behaved and universally unflappable, the 2013 Bentley Continental GT downsizes into a V-8 future without losing its grip on luxury or performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.200 56.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.200 42.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.200 30.2
Front Head Room (in)
36.900 37.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.200 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.200 89.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.400 36.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.800 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.300 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
116.300 108.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.700 76.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.000 65.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.100 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
200.600 189.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.500 12.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x 1.000 - TBD -
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)
13.200 x 1.400 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.900 24.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.100 37.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.800 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/45HR18 P275/40ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR18 P275/40ZR20
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4619 5115
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 20 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 20 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 190
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
429 @ 5250 567 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol W12
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1800-3500 516 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/284 6.0L/366
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.420/2.230 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.860 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.650 3.52
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.370 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.820 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.730 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.380 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.920 1.52
Trans Type
7 6
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Bentley Continental GT
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Independent Air
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Air Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Air
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.0 13.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 2

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