2010 Bentley Continental Flying Spur vs. Its Competition

2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Performance and exclusivity aren't only Bentley territory.

The Maserati Quattroporte is more of a sports car than a sedan, and its styling is more suave-and Italian, of course.

The Mercedes-Benz S600 and the performance-tuned S65 AMG are powered by big twin-turbo V-12 engines and are just as comfortable as the Flying Spur, even if the cabins are a bit less stunning.

The Audi S8 is a bargain by these standards-even though it's driven by a Lamborghini-derived V-10 and has more satisfying performance and a lighter, nimbler feel.

Finally, the Porsche Panamera Turbo has stupefying performance and real interior room for four passengers to go with a finely finished interior and an exterior that just misses the elegance mark.

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The 2010 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is strong, silent, and spacious, though not as compelling as its two-door cousins.
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The 2010 Porsche Panamera weds astonishing performance to remarkable interior space, but its styling doesn't quite gel.
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MSRP From   
$177,600$89,800$93,300$114,750
Gas Mileage   
10 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Turbocharged Gas W12Gas V8Gas V10Gas V8
EPA Class   
Midsize Cars- TBD -MidsizeLarge
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan4-Door HB S4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan Automatic
Drivetrain   
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear wheel drive
Passenger Capacity   
5455
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Hatchback4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/manual shiftPDK AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic