Mercedes New S-Class vs. Bentley Flying Spur

Mercedes S63 AMG 4MATIC vs. Bentley Flying Spur. The ultimate comparison! Personally, I don’t fancy that much to write about comparing two different cars. I did some but didn’t really like the concept that much. Because, there is no fun and passion whilst comparing two cars. However, the new Mercedes S63 AMG 4MATIC and new Bentley Flying Spur ignite some passion.

Mercedes S63 AMG 4MATIC is the AMG version of the new S-Class with four-wheel drive system branded as 4MATIC. Literally, S63 AMG 4MATIC will be able to go through snow covered roads during the winter and I am sure it will be so much fun to four-wheel drive S63 AMG. However, at the end of the day that’s a Mercedes S-Class. Basically, the most common and least passionate large luxury sedan. However, this engineering dullness hinders the state-of-art technologies! New S-Class, including the S63 AMG, is capable of driving by itself the only thing prevents for doing this is the regulations. And also, new S-Class can detect cross traffic, people jumping to street, cyclist, also potential rear-end crash, front end crash, cross wind. And if you are lazy to press brake, the new S-Class stops itself in many conditions to prevent an accident to occur. In addition, the digital cameras scan the road condition and adjust the suspension to eliminate any imperfection on the road and you feel nothing inside the cabin. Rear seats can turn into partial beds and offers hot stone massage around the four seats. And also new S-Class offers wide range of engine to capture a huge market share and that’ s a very good decision and I always support it. However, this business model destroys the exclusiveness of a Bentley.

Mercedes S63 AMG 4MATIC is powered by 5.5-lt V8 with 585 HP and 900 Nm of torque. 7-speed automatic transmission is offered but it will be replaced by a 9-speed automatic soon. Only needs 4 seconds to reach 100 km/h and the top speed is limited to 250 km/h.

Bentley Flying Spur is the four-door version of Continental GT but it is brand new car. Unlike new S-Class, Flying Spur is unseen when it is parked in the middle of the road. Because, the lines of Flying Spur reflects the peace inside the cabin. Flying Spur is car that harmonised the British craftsmanship with German engineering. The result is state-of-art comfort during the travel, extremely precise interior. Every bit inside the cabin is beautifully designed and crafted. Unlike new S-Class, you will not see any relatively low quality plastic! Flying Spur’s interior is like an iPhone, everything fits perfectly with each other. Engineering part gives the best of the W12 and four-wheel drive system. However, Bentley Flying Spur cannot detect cross traffic or pre-sense rear-end crash. These technologies are exclusive to Mercedes, if you want to have a car that has more safety systems than an airplane, go for the S-Class. But if you wish to travel in comfort, elegance and exclusivity always go for Bentley. Flying Spur offers seat ventilation, heating, massage and other things as standard. The option list is the interesting colour that you wish your Flying Spur to be painted.

Bentley Flying Spur is powered by a 6-lt W12 engine with 625 HP with 800 Nm of torque. And coupled with 8-speed automatic gearbox. Only 4.3 seconds to reach 100 km/h and 320 km/h is the top speed.

My personal opinion, Bentley Flying Spur is the better choice for long journey and moving away from the S-Class community. However, when you move away from the S-Class, you move away from the state-of-art safety systems. But you will end up with plastic interior parts, which destroys the harmony.

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