2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost vs. Its Competition

2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Consider the Bentley Flying Spur to be the Ghost's most natural rival; a generation ago, the two would have shared virtually everything, but today they are owned by German competitors.

The Ghost is a direct response to Bentley's more driver-focused design.

Mercedes-Benz has long played in this high-end, but not half million dollar range, and its latest S-Class remains a technological tour de force; the Maybach configuration squares off nicely against the Ghost.

For those who truly love to drive, Porsche's latest Panamera is the default choice in this segment, but if you're seeking a little more silence and softness, the BMW 7-Series strikes a terrific balance and certainly flies under the radar.

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Quick Specs
8.2
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.
8.6
The 2017 BMW 7-Series has a deceivingly conservative wrapper for its radically reengineered underpinnings and tech-centric cabin.
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.
With better looks, more efficient and powerful engines, and a less cluttered interior, the 2017 Porsche Panamera promises to be a better carn than the fun sport sedan it's always been.
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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.
MSRP From    
$305,800$81,500$96,600$85,000$189,000
Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
Large CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
Sedan740i SedanS 550e Plug-In Hybrid SedanRWDV8 Sedan
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55545
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanHatchbackSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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