2020 Mercedes AMG E-Class Cabriolet vs. 2019 Bentley Continental GT

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2020 Mercedes AMG E-Class Cabriolet

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Safety

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The AMG E-Class Cabriolet’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Continental GT doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

The AMG E-Class Cabriolet’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Continental GT doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

The AMG E-Class Cabriolet has standard Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Continental GT doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the AMG E-Class Cabriolet and the Continental GT 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, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, blind spot warning systems, available lane departure warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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The AMG E-Class Cabriolet comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Continental GT’s 3-year basic warranty expires 1 year sooner.

The AMG E-Class Cabriolet’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Continental GT’s (5 vs. 3 years).

There are over 8 times as many Mercedes dealers as there are Bentley dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the AMG E-Class Cabriolet’s warranty.

Transmission

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A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Mercedes AMG E-Class Cabriolet, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Continental GT.

Tires and Wheels

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Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the AMG E-Class Cabriolet can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Continental GT doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The AMG E-Class Cabriolet’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Continental GT doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

Chassis

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The Mercedes AMG E-Class Cabriolet may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 to 750 pounds less than the Bentley Continental GT.

Cargo Capacity

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The AMG E-Class Cabriolet has a much larger trunk with its top down than the Continental GT Convertible (9.5 vs. 8.3 cubic feet).

The AMG E-Class Cabriolet’s standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The Continental GT doesn’t offer folding rear seats.

Ergonomics

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The AMG E-Class Cabriolet’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Continental GT’s

Heated windshield washer fluid is standard on the AMG E-Class Cabriolet to defrost the washer nozzles and quickly clear ice and frost from the windshield without scraping. The Continental GT doesn’t offer heated windshield washer fluid.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Mercedes AMG E-Class has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. Wireless charging costs extra on the Continental GT.

The AMG E-Class Cabriolet’s optional Active Parking Assist can parallel park by itself, starting, stopping and changing direction automatically. The Continental GT’s automatic parking system requires operating the brakes and transmission to safely park.

Model Availability

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The Mercedes AMG E-Class comes in coupe, convertible, sedan and station wagon bodystyles; the Bentley Continental GT isn’t available as a sedan or station wagon.

Recommendations

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The E 450/E 53 was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 2 of the last 2 years. The Continental GT has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

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