2020 Bentley Continental GT vs. 2020 Mercedes S-Class Coupe

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Safety

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Both the Continental GT and the S-Class Coupe 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, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, 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 Coupe’s 50,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Engine

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The Continental GT’s standard 4.0 turbo V8 produces 79 more horsepower (542 vs. 463) and 52 lbs.-ft. more torque (568 vs. 516) than the S-Class Coupe’s 4.0 turbo V8. The Continental GT’s optional 6.0 turbo 12-cylinder produces 163 more horsepower (626 vs. 463) and 148 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 516) than the S-Class Coupe’s 4.0 turbo V8.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Continental GT has 2.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the S-Class Coupe (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 Coupe doesn’t offer an SMG or a conventional manual transmission.

The Continental GT’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The S-Class Coupe doesn’t offer launch control.

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 Coupe:

Continental GT

S-Class Coupe

Front Rotors

16.5 inches

14.6 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

13.4 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Continental GT has larger standard tires than the S-Class Coupe (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 Coupe (F:275/35R22 & R:315/30R22 vs. F:245/45R19 & R:275/40R19).

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-Class Coupe’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 Coupe’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-Class Coupe. The Continental GT’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the S-Class Coupe.

Suspension and Handling

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The Continental GT offers 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 Coupe doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The Continental GT offers an available adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Mercedes doesn’t offer an active suspension on the S-Class Coupe.

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Continental GT is 1.8 inches wider in the front and .6 inches wider in the rear than on the S-Class Coupe.

Chassis

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The Continental GT is 8 inches shorter than the S-Class Coupe, 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 Coupe (.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 Coupe has .1 inches more front headroom, .2 inches more front legroom and 2.4 inches more front shoulder room than the S-Class Coupe.

Cargo Capacity

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The Continental GT Coupe has a much larger trunk than the S-Class Coupe (12.6 vs. 10.4 cubic feet).

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