As the driver's Bentley, the natural competition for the Flying Spur is the driver's Rolls-Royce: the Ghost.
It essentially matches the Flying Spur on most accounts, including power, refinement, and comfort.
The Maserati Quattroporte, on the other hand, is far more a sports sedan, with more suave styling and Italian passion.
The Mercedes-Benz S600, and its AMG counterparts, the S63 and S65, offer as much or more power than the Bentley, and the same for comfort, though they're less opulent inside and perhaps less distinctive outside.
Finally, there's the Porsche Panamera, which, like the Quattroporte, is more about serious sporting capability while seating four adults, with a very nice if not perfect interior and a just-short-of-elegant exterior.
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|2012 Bentley Flying SpurBrowse Used Listings||2012 Mercedes-Benz S ClassBrowse Used Listings||2012 Porsche PanameraBrowse Used Listings||2012 Rolls-Royce GhostBrowse Used Listings||2012 Maserati QuattroporteBrowse Used Listings|
|11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas/Ethanol W12||Gas/Electric V6||Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas V12||Gas V8|
|Midsize Cars||Large||Large Car||Large car||Large|
|4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD||4-Door HB||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan Quattroporte S|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear wheel drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Hatchback||Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic|
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|2012 Bentley Flying Spur vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class||2012 Bentley Flying Spur vs. 2012 Porsche Panamera||2012 Bentley Flying Spur vs. 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost||2012 Bentley Flying Spur vs. 2012 Maserati Quattroporte|