Compare 2013 Bentley Continental GT vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2013 Bentley Continental GT
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2013 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Continental GT 2-Door Conv 11 19 N/A $216,400
Continental GT 2-Door Coupe 12 19 N/A $196,700
Continental Supersports 2-Door Conv Supersports ISR 12 19 N/A $291,900
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2-Door Coupe CL 550 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe CL 550 4MATIC 15 24 $107,229 $115,300
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe CL 600 RWD 12 18 $149,079 $160,300
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe CL 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $142,290 $153,000
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe CL 65 AMG RWD 12 18 $198,276 $213,200
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2-Door Roadster SL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 550 17 25 $98,115 $105,500
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 63 AMG 16 25 $135,594 $145,800
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 65 AMG 14 21 $197,383 $212,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$107,229
$98,115
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$216,400
$115,300
$105,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3607 / month
$1922 / month
$1758 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Perfectly behaved and universally unflappable, the 2013 Bentley Continental GT downsizes into a V-8 future without losing its grip on luxury or performance. Bristling with performance and technology, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL Class still is cozy enough to coddle the super-wealthy. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class toughens up its image and its handling, but still feels more content as a grand touring grand dame.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.2 32.200 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.0 36.900 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 59.200 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 104.200 50.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.400 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 55.200 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.200 42.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 73.700 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.5 63.000 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.100 3.8
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 200.600 181.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.3 55.800 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 63.300 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.1 116.300 101.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 13.500 13.5/8.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.200 x 1.400 13.5 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.800 x 1.000 12.6 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.0 21.900 19.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.800 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 38.100 36.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/40ZR20 P275/45HR18 P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/40ZR20 P255/45HR18 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5115 4619 4001
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 18 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1700 516 @ 1800-3500 516 @ 1800 - 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
6.0L/366 4.6L/284 4.6L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
567 @ 6000 429 @ 5250 429 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol W12 Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 15 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.370 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.820 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.380 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.920 1.92
Trans Type
6 7 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.420/2.230 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.860 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 2.650 2.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.730 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Bentley Continental GT Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
Convertible Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Air Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Air Four-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.1 10.0 9.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 4 5

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