As the driver's Bentley sedan, there's only one real natural competitor, the Rolls-Royce Ghost.
As the driver's sedan of the Rolls-Royce range, it closely matches the Flying Spur in terms of power, luxury, equipment, and style.
Mercedes-Benz's S600, while not springing from so exclusive a niche, offers much in the way of a similar driving experience; the S63 and S65 AMG models go to even more extreme levels of large-sedan performance.
All S Class models come up a touch short in terms of opulence, however.
The Maserati Quattroporte takes a sportier angle at the luxury sedan theme, with Italian flair and style.
Porsche's Panamera offers even more incredible sporting performance, as well as a very well-trimmed interior, but its slightly awkward exterior and more ordinary interior likely take it out of the equation for the Bentley shopper.
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|11 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||12 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 Cars|
|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|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift|