2016 Bentley Flying Spur vs. Its Competition

2016 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Beluga
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 2016 Bentley Flying Spur is one of the most exclusively finished and priced four-doors in the world.

Only a handful of cars meet its extravagant heights.

The Mercedes S-Class has been developed expressly to drift upmarket into Rolls-Royce and Bentley territory at its upper reaches, especially the Maybach model.

A dramatic interior, lavish equipment, and far-reaching safety technology are as much its hallmarks as its in-car fragrance dispenser.

Perhaps the most direct challenger is the Rolls-Royce Ghost, a paragon of bespoke British motoring, with maybe a more sedate touch, and less eagerness to engage the driver than the Flying Spur.

Quite the opposite of that, the Aston Martin Rapide S 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?

2016 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Beluga2016 Bentley Flying Spur
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2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2016 Aston Martin Rapide S2016 Aston Martin Rapide
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2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost
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Quick Specs
The 2016 Bentley Flying Spur exudes opulence with its V-8 or W-12 engine. Both models deliver smooth, willing power and luxurious comfort.
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Coupe, Cabriolet, and Maybach versions—and even a Plug-In Hybrid—make the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class far more diverse and adventurous than it used to be; it's now not just a flagship sedan, but a family of flagships.
Even though it has four doors, the Aston Martin Rapide S is worthy of the wings and heritage thanks to its unparalleled good looks.
The 2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost is audacious in its opulence, but responsive on the road—just what the leaders of the world demand.
MSRP From   
$201,000$95,650$206,000$295,850
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin 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 Sedan V84-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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