2020 Porsche Panamera vs. 2020 Bentley Flying Spur

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Safety

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Both the Panamera and the Flying Spur have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, night vision systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

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The Panamera comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Flying Spur’s 3-year basic warranty expires 1 year sooner.

The Panamera’s corrosion warranty is 9 years longer than the Flying Spur’s (12 vs. 3 years).

There are over 4 times as many Porsche dealers as there are Bentley dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Panamera’s warranty.

Engine

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The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid’s standard 4.0 turbo V8 hybrid produces 51 more horsepower (677 vs. 626) than the Flying Spur’s 6.0 turbo 12-cylinder.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Panamera E-Hybrid running on electricity gets better fuel mileage than the Flying Spur:

MPGe

Panamera E-Hybrid

AWD

2.9 turbo V6 Hybrid

48 city/54 hwy

4.0 turbo V8 Hybrid

46 city/51 hwy

MPG

Flying Spur

AWD

6.0 turbo W12

12 city/19 hwy

On the EPA test cycle the Panamera running its gasoline engine gets better fuel mileage than the Flying Spur:

MPG

Panamera

RWD

3.0 turbo V6

19 city/27 hwy

AWD

3.0 turbo V6

19 city/26 hwy

2.9 turbo V6 Hybrid

21 city/24 hwy

4.0 turbo V8 Hybrid

19 city/22 hwy

2.9 turbo V6

18 city/26 hwy

GTS 4.0 turbo V8

16 city/23 hwy

Turbo 4.0 turbo V8

18 city/25 hwy

Flying Spur

AWD

2.9 turbo V6

12 city/19 hwy

The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid can drive on battery power alone for up to 14 miles. The Flying Spur must run its internal combustion engine to move.

An engine control system that can shut down some of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Panamera Turbo/GTS’ fuel efficiency. The Flying Spur doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

Regenerative brakes improve the Panamera’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Flying Spur doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Panamera’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Flying Spur doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Panamera offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The Flying Spur doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

Suspension and Handling

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The Panamera offers an available adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Bentley doesn’t offer an active suspension on the Flying Spur.

Chassis

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The Porsche Panamera may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 1200 pounds less than the Bentley Flying Spur.

The Panamera is 10.5 inches shorter than the Flying Spur, making the Panamera easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces. The Panamera Executive is 4.6 inches shorter than the Flying Spur.

The front grille of the Panamera uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Flying Spur doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Panamera offers available computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Flying Spur doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Panamera 4dr Hatchback a Large car, while the Flying Spur is rated a Mid-size.

The Panamera has 6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Flying Spur (108 vs. 102).

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Panamera’s available rear seats recline. The Flying Spur’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Panamera has a much larger trunk with its rear seat up than the Flying Spur (17.6 vs. 14.8 cubic feet).

The Panamera Sport Turismo has a much larger trunk with its rear seat up than the Flying Spur (18.3 vs. 14.8 cubic feet).

The Panamera’s available rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The Flying Spur doesn’t offer folding rear seats.

Ergonomics

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To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Panamera offers an optional rear wiper. The Flying Spur doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

The Panamera Sport Turismo offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet in the cargo area, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Flying Spur doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Model Availability

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The Porsche Panamera comes in four door hatchback and station wagon bodystyles; the Bentley Flying Spur isn’t available as a station wagon.

The Panamera is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The Flying Spur doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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