2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost vs. Its Competition

2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost

The Rolls-Royce Ghost's only real natural competitor is the Bentley Flying Spur, that brand being a historical partner of Rolls-Royce's (though no longer) and fitting largely into the same space.

The Ghost aims slightly higher up-market, however.

On the other hand, the Flying Spur's recent redesign, unlike the Ghost's, was a complete and utter transformation.

Its sleek new exterior and modern interior may appeal to buyers who find the Ghost a touch staid.

Other alternatives for those seeking powerful, luxurious sedans with large executive seating include the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Porsche Panamera.

Both hit different marks than the Ghost on design, with the Panamera's somewhat awkward profile polarizing shoppers, and the S-Class's more brand-themed shape making it perhaps seem more common than its price tag would indicate.

Both offer variants with extended wheelbases, extremely comfortable seating, advanced technology packages, and more.

The Porsche tends toward the higher-performance end of the spectrum, while the Mercedes is more about refinement.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost is audacious in its opulence, but responsive on the road—just what the leaders of the world demand.
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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.
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The 2016 Porsche Panamera looks like a sports car and drives like one, yet it delivers executive-level ride comfort and cabin appointments.
The 2016 Bentley Flying Spur exudes opulence with its V-8 or W-12 engine. Both models deliver smooth, willing power and luxurious comfort.
MSRP From   
$295,850$95,650$78,100$201,000
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class   
Large CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD4-Door HB4-Door Sedan V8
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5545
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
SedanSedanHatchbackSedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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