Compare 2009 Bentley Continental GT vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL Class

2009 Bentley Continental GT
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Continental GT 2-Door Conv 10 17 N/A $197,500
Continental GT 2-Door Conv Speed 10 17 N/A $231,400
Continental GT 2-Door Coupe 10 17 N/A $179,200
Continental GT 2-Door Coupe Speed 10 17 N/A $203,600
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2-Door Coupe 5.5L V12
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe 5.5L V12 11 17 $137,082 $147,400
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe 5.5L V8 14 21 $96,348 $103,600
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe 6.0L V12 AMG 11 17 $183,675 $197,500
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe 6.0L V12 AMG 40th Anv Ed 11 17 $274,350 $295,000
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe 6.3L V8 AMG 11 18 $127,410 $137,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$137,082
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$197,500
$147,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3292 / month
$2457 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
With panache to spare, the 2009 Bentley Continental GT also has an appetite for speed—and fuel—that’s unrivaled among four-seat coupes and convertibles. If you want a coupe with it all—high performance, luxury, elegance, and some of the world’s top technology—the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is it.
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Fuel Economy
City
10 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 62.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 91.0
Second Leg Room (in)
30.2 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.0 36.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 59.2
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
108 116.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
189 199.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.3 12.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 38.1
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40R19 P275/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/40R19 P255/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5456 4894
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
479 @ 1600 612 @ 1800 - 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
6.0L/366 5.5L/336
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
552 @ 6100 510 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas W12 Gas V12
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
12 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
10 11
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.60
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Manual Shift NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.17 (R2 1.93)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 2.65
Summary
Vehicle Name
Bentley Continental GT Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Body Style
2-Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Active Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent air 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Active Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent air Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -

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