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

2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 63 AMG 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 12 20 N/A $200,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$86,397
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,900
$200,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1548 / month
$3342 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2014 Bentley Flying Spur has lost none of its continental appeal, despite the name change.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 60.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 61.6
Second Leg Room (in)
43 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 61.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 102
Second Hip Room (in)
- 60.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 77.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5 -
Length, Overall (in)
206.5 208.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.8 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 64.6
Wheelbase (in)
124.6 120.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 15.9
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)
11.8 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 38.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR18 P275/45YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR18 P275/45YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4729 5451
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 190
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1800 590 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7 L/285 6.0 L/366
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
449 @ 5250 616 @ 6000
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded W-12
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 12 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 15 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 20 (Est)
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.52
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.10
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Bentley Flying Spur
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 (Est) 2.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 (Est) 12.2 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16.8

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