2020 Bentley Flying Spur vs. 2020 Mercedes S-Class

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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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 Flying Spur. But it costs extra on the S-Class.

Both the Flying Spur and the S-Class have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, 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 Flying Spur comes with a full 3-year/unlimited-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The S-Class’ 50,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Engine

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The Flying Spur’s 6.0 turbo 12-cylinder produces 264 more horsepower (626 vs. 362) and 295 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 369) than the S 450’s standard 3.0 turbo V6. The Flying Spur’s 6.0 turbo 12-cylinder produces 163 more horsepower (626 vs. 463) and 148 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 516) than the S 560’s standard 4.0 turbo V8. The Flying Spur’s 6.0 turbo 12-cylinder produces 5 more horsepower (626 vs. 621) than the Maybach S 650’s standard 6.0 turbo V12.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Flying Spur has 2.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the S-Class V6/V8’s standard fuel tank (23.8 vs. 21.1 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Transmission

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The Flying Spur 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 doesn’t offer an SMG or a conventional manual transmission.

The Flying Spur’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 doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Flying Spur’s brake rotors are larger than those on the S-Class:

Flying Spur

S 450/560

S 650

Front Rotors

16.5 inches

14.6 inches

15.4 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

14.2 inches

14.2 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Flying Spur has standard 21-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the S-Class. The Flying Spur’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the S-Class.

Suspension and Handling

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The Flying Spur 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 doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Flying Spur’s wheelbase is 1.1 inches longer than on the S-Class (125.7 inches vs. 124.6 inches).

For better maneuverability, the Flying Spur’s turning circle is 4.1 feet tighter than the S 450/560’s (36.3 feet vs. 40.4 feet).

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