2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith vs. Its Competition

2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Wraith has few real rivals, but the ones it does have are brutally powerful and similarly trimmed.

The Bentley Continental GT coupe is a natural competitor in Speed trim, with more than 600 horsepower and a richly tailored cabin, with substantial heft and a reasonably sporty demeanor.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe (formerly the CL) inches up to Wraith pricing with its upper AMG variants, although it can't quite match the old-world feel of the Rolls or Bentley, even if both British marques are now controlled and produced by German companies.

2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith
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2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed2016 Bentley Continental GT
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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith revels in its outsized price and heft, making both seem inconsequential at speed.
9.2
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 Bentley Continental GT family of coupes shows that brash performance can live hand in hand with a genteel demeanor.
MSRP From  
$304,350$95,650$198,500
Gas Mileage  
13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class  
Mid-Size CarsLarge CarsCompact Cars
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD2-Door Coupe V8
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
454
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
CoupeSedanCoupe
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith vs. 2016 Bentley Continental GT