2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur vs. Its Competition

2014 Bentley Flying Spur
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Bentley's Flying Spur is one of the most exclusively priced and engineered sedans in the world--and as such, only a few cars appeal to the same clientele.

There's a new Mercedes S-Class coming this year, and it's being developed expressly to drift upmarket into Rolls-Royce and Bentley territory at its upper reaches.

Expect dramatic interiors, lavish equipment, and from what we've already seen, far-reaching safety technology.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost is the Spur's direct challenger--more bespoke British motoring, with maybe a more sedate touch, and less eagerness to engage the driver.

Quite the opposite of that, the Aston Martin Rapide gives up all pretense of practicality for its stunning looks.

There's virtually no adult-sized room in back to speak of, but--well, have you seen it?

2014 Bentley Flying Spur2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
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2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2014 Aston Martin Rapide S2014 Aston Martin Rapide
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2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost
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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2014 Bentley Flying Spur has lost none of its continental appeal, despite the name change.
9.4
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class makes an emotional appeal for its claim as the best sedan in the world, and we're feeling it.
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With the 2014 Rapide S, Aston Martin delivers an exclusive classic touring-car design with quintessentially British styling, and the sharp, balanced driving experience of a sports car.
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The 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost is a hyperluxury sedan that commands the attention, but unlike most other vehicles in its class, it doesn't mind to let the driver have a little bit of fun.
MSRP From   
$200,500$92,900$198,250$263,200
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded W-12Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded V-12Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12
EPA Class   
Mid-Size CarsLarge CarsSubcompact CarsLarge Cars
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD4-Door Sedan Automatic4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain   
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5545
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
SedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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