2016 Bentley Mulsanne vs. Its Competition

2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

At the pinnacle of the luxury executive limousine market, there are really only three players: the Bentley Mulsanne, the Rolls-Royce Phantom, and the newcomer, the Mercedes-Maybach S Class.

While the Roller and the Bentley trade blows apace, each doing everything the other does, just differently—but always extremely well—the Maybach is perhaps the wild card.

At about half the price of the Bentley or the Rolls-Royce, yet offering much of the same performance, comfort, quality, and feel, it seems a relative bargain.

That bargain pricing and familiar S Class exterior may put it on the back foot, however, as those positives can be negatives for those seeking exclusivity.

2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed2016 Bentley Mulsanne
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2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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Quick Specs
The 2016 Bentley Mulsanne is a heroically impressive hyper-luxury limousine—particularly in Speed trim.
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.
The 2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom delivers the utmost in motoring luxury in all of its derivatives, with a price tag to match.
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Gas Mileage  
11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Twin Turbo Flexible V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded V-12
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Mid-Size CarsLarge CarsCompact Cars
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD2-Door Coupe
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2016 Bentley Mulsanne vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class2016 Bentley Mulsanne vs. 2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom