2019 Bentley Continental GT vs. 2019 Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet

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Safety

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To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Continental GT. But it costs extra on the S-Class Cabriolet.

Both the Continental GT and the S-Class Cabriolet have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, blind spot warning systems, available crash mitigating brakes, night vision systems, lane departure warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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The Continental GT comes with a full 3-year/unlimited-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The S-Class Cabriolet’s 50,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Engine

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The Continental GT’s 6.0 turbo 12 cyl. produces 163 more horsepower (626 vs. 463) and 148 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 516) than the S 560 Cabriolet’s standard 4.0 turbo V8. The Continental GT’s 6.0 turbo 12 cyl. produces 23 more horsepower (626 vs. 603) than the AMG S 63 Cabriolet’s standard 4.0 turbo V8. The Continental GT’s 6.0 turbo 12 cyl. produces 5 more horsepower (626 vs. 621) than the AMG S 65 Cabriolet’s standard 6.0 turbo V12.

As tested in Car and Driver the Bentley Continental GT is faster than the AMG S 63 Cabriolet:

 

Continental GT

S-Class

Zero to 30 MPH

1.3 sec

1.6 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

3.3 sec

3.7 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

7.6 sec

8.7 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

4.3 sec

4.5 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

2.3 sec

2.5 sec

Quarter Mile

11.5 sec

12.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

123 MPH

117 MPH

Top Speed

207 MPH

186 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Continental GT has 2.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the S-Class Cabriolet (24 vs. 21.1 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Transmission

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The Continental GT offers a standard sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The S-Class Cabriolet doesn’t offer an SMG or a conventional manual transmission.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Continental GT’s brake rotors are larger than those on the S-Class Cabriolet:

 

Continental GT

S-Class

Front Rotors

16.5 inches

14.6 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

14.2 inches

The Continental GT stops shorter than the S-Class Cabriolet:

 

Continental GT

S-Class

 

70 to 0 MPH

163 feet

168 feet

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Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Continental GT has larger standard tires than the S-Class Cabriolet (F:265/40R21 & R:305/35R21 vs. F:245/45R19 & R:275/40R19). The Continental GT’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the S-Class Cabriolet (F:275/35R22 & R:315/30R22 vs. F:255/40R20 & R:285/35R20).

The Continental GT’s standard 265/40R21 front and 305/35R21 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series front and 35 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the S 560 Cabriolet’s standard 45 series front and 40 series rear tires. The Continental GT’s optional 275/35R22 front and 315/30R22 rear tires have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile than the S-Class Cabriolet’s optional 40 series front and 35 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Continental GT has standard 21-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the S 560 Cabriolet. The Continental GT’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the S-Class Cabriolet.

Suspension and Handling

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The Continental GT has active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The S-Class Cabriolet doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The front and rear suspension of the Continental GT uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the AMG S 65 Cabriolet, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Continental GT is 1.6 inches wider in the front and .6 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the S-Class Cabriolet.

For better maneuverability, the Continental GT’s turning circle is .2 feet tighter than the S 560 Cabriolet’s (37.8 feet vs. 38 feet). The Continental GT’s turning circle is 1.2 feet tighter than the S63/65 AMG Cabriolet’s (37.8 feet vs. 39 feet).

Chassis

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The Continental GT is 7.2 inches shorter than the S-Class Cabriolet, making the Continental GT easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The design of the Bentley Continental GT amounts to more than styling. The Continental GT has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .29 Cd. That is significantly lower than the S-Class Cabriolet (.33). A more efficient exterior helps the Continental GT go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the Continental GT get better fuel mileage.

Passenger Space

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The Continental GT has 2.4 inches more front headroom and .2 inches more front legroom than the S-Class Cabriolet.

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