As the driver's Bentley, the natural competition for the Flying Spur is the driver's Rolls-Royce: the Ghost.
It essentially matches the Flying Spur on most accounts, including power, refinement, and comfort.
The Maserati Quattroporte, on the other hand, is far more a sports sedan, with more suave styling and Italian passion.
The Mercedes-Benz S600, and its AMG counterparts, the S63 and S65, offer as much or more power than the Bentley, and the same for comfort, though they're less opulent inside and perhaps less distinctive outside.
Finally, there's the Porsche Panamera, which, like the Quattroporte, is more about serious sporting capability while seating four adults, with a very nice if not perfect interior and a just-short-of-elegant exterior.
|2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur||2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class||2012 Porsche Panamera||2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost||2012 Maserati Quattroporte|
|$184,200Browse Used Listings||$91,850Browse Used Listings||$75,200Browse Used Listings||$246,500Browse Used Listings||$127,250Browse Used Listings|
|11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas/Ethanol W12||Gas/Electric V6||Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas V12||Gas V8|
|Midsize Cars||Large||Large Car||Large car||Large|
|4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan S400 Hybrid RWD||4-Door HB||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan Quattroporte S|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear wheel drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Hatchback||Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic|