2017 Bentley Flying Spur vs. Its Competition

2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8 S
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 2016 Bentley Flying Spur has few challengers thanks to its quality, and it's price.

The most direct rival would be the Rolls-Royce Ghost, which is more sedate than the Spur with its modest touch.

On the other end of that spectrum would be the Aston Martin Rapide S, which eschews practicality for its devastating design.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is rarely called a "budget buy" but it happens to be one in this segment, although it can be fitted with just as many creature comforts as the Bentley or Roller.

Like we said, there aren't many competitors that can meet or exceed the Bentley.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8 S2017 Bentley Flying Spur
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2017 Aston Martin Rapide S2017 Aston Martin Rapide
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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2017 Bentley Flying Spur delivers opulence matched by few luxury sedans, with a handcrafted cabin and smooth, willing power from either its V-8 or W-12 engines.
8.4
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class lineup is more diverse than it's ever been and is still the benchmark by which all full-size luxury cars should be measured.
The 2017 Aston Martin Rapide S is a stunning sedan and a relative rarity on U.S. roads compared to rivals from Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.
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Audacious in its opulence, but oriented toward a generation of buyers more inclined to drive than to be driven, the Rolls-Royce Ghost is a remarkable step forward for the brand.
MSRP From   
$189,000$96,600$204,950$305,800
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Premium Unleaded V-12Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12
EPA Class   
Mid-Size CarsLarge CarsSubcompact CarsLarge Cars
Style Name   
V8 SedanS 550e Plug-In Hybrid SedanShadow Edition 4 DoorSedan
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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