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2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost vs. Its Competition

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Bespoke 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost at 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
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The Ghost's only direct competition among its alternative group is the Bentley Continental Flying Spur.

The Bentley offers similar levels of performance, luxury, and refinement, though as Bentley's sales continue to increase, the Ghost may be the slightly more exclusive choice.

Maserati's Quattroporte and BMW's 7-Series both offer luxurious, driver-centric full-size sedan accommodations, but neither present the regal, stately image or feel of the Ghost.

On the other hand, they can be perceived as markedly less pretentious, as well as flying more smoothly under the radar on the commute to work.

Mercedes-Benz's S Class fits somewhere between these two realms, straddling both.

From the lower-end models that are more comparable to the 7-Series, up through the far end of the S600 range, which approaches Rolls-Royce and Bentley in refinement, features and price, it may be the jack-of-all-trades.

Bespoke 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost at 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost2013 BMW 7-Series2013 BMW 7-Series2013 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec 4Matic2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur2013 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S2013 Maserati Quattroporte
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The 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost is unquestionably deserving of its hyperluxury mantle, yet isn't ruffled by an owner that wants to take control personally.
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The 2013 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally fleet-footed for such a spacious, luxurious, and technologically advanced car.
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Covering its wide range of performance personalities, all with superb comfort and some of the world's top in-car tech, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class is one model you'll be as happy to be in as to be seen in.
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The 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur isn't as driver-centric as the Continental coupes are, but it is a no-compromise luxury sedan with a fun streak.
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The 2013 Maserati Quattroporte performs with some of the verve of a sports car, and aims to make new converts from those who drive stodgy luxury cars.
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