2013 Bentley Mulsanne vs. Its Competition

2013 Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

There's really only one alternative in the world of the Bentley Mulsanne, and that's the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

While Bentley and Rolls-Royce were once intimately tied together, recent years have seen fierce competition between the brands, with each carving out its own niche.

For the buyer that would consider either car, both are exquisitely equipped, eminently capable, and exorbitantly priced, though the Mulsanne is somewhat more powerful.

The choice, ultimately, comes down to aesthetics, taste, and preference--just as any good luxury purchase should.

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Quick Specs
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From billionaires to the merely wealthy, the 2013 Bentley Mulsanne provides the luxury, technology, and heritage a discerning buyer wants.
8.6
The 2013 BMW 5-Series packs in the advanced technology and fuel-efficient powertrains, yet it manages to keep true to its sport-sedan mission.
8.2
Larger but leaner, the 2013 Lexus ES gains a hybrid model and some very attractive new styling to stave off strong new competition.
8.2
The 2013 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for comfort, sophistication, and refinement in a large sedan—and its 36-mpg rating is icing on the cake.
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Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights.
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The 2013 Lincoln MKZ strikes out in a more confident direction, and places a big bet on best-in-class fuel economy and technology.
MSRP From     
$296,000$47,800$36,370$31,660$51,000$35,925
Gas Mileage     
11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas V8Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Gas/Electric I4Gas V6Gas/Electric I4
EPA Class     
Mid-SizeMid-SizeMidsizeMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan Base FWD4-Door Sedan E350 Luxury RWD *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4-Door SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftContinuously Variable Ratio