2007 Bentley Continental GT vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL600
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No one shops for the 510-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V12-powered Mercedes-Benz CL600 or 552-hp, twin-turbocharged W12-powered Bentley Continental GT based on price. After all, if you can afford either of these true hardtop coupes you can afford to buy them both — on the same day, using a black American Express card. These are cars for rich people. Well, not just rich, but Gordon Gekko-spec liquid. Rich enough to have their own jets. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. Players.
Comparison Test: 2007 Honda Fit Sport vs. 2008 Scion xD
Kids today, eh? The 2007 Honda Fit Sport and 2008 Scion xD are meant to
grab the attention of a generation that knows how to play it loud. These
cars are supposed to be all about watts, speaker count and iPod inputs.
Yet they are both so sensible that you'd swear the coveted Gen-Y market was
filled with aging no-bones consumers more interested in price and
practicality than loud music. And in fact, older drivers are proving to be
just as enthusiastic about sensible, stripped-down cars as younger drivers.
2007 BMW M6 Convertible vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
It's not easy to compare the 2007 BMW M6 Convertible and the 2007
Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG. The whole idea teeters on the brink of the
How relevant is a comparison of a $108,795 BMW M6 to a $189,375 Mercedes
SL? With about a thousand M6 convertibles and less than half as many SL65
AMGs expected to arrive this year, the pool of potential buyers won't get
the soles of your feet wet.
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX vs. 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 by Inside Line
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Sport compacts have it hard. Cars like the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and the
2007 Mazdaspeed 3 — along with competitors like the Honda Civic Si, Mini
Cooper S and Volkswagen GTI — are expected to do mutually contradictory
things with something approaching perfection. They're supposed to be quick
but economical; athletic but comfortable; sporty but practical. Oh yeah,
and they can't cost a lot.
Go ahead and dream the impossible dream.
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series vs. 2007 BMW M6
If the 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series and 2007 BMW M6 could talk
trash, things would get ugly in a hurry.
The big-bore Benz would snort something about its 465 pound-feet of grunt,
the kind of power that would leave the Bimmer's flame-surfaced sheet metal
in a smoldering pile on the road. The high-strung M6 would make a remark
about the Benz's boy-racer fender flares, silly bodywork vents and
decidedly uncivilized Exhaust note.
Euro-Clash: Mercedes E550 Sport vs. BMW 550i Sport vs. Jaguar XF Premium
2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Sport vs. 2009 BMW 550i Sport vs. 2010 Jaguar XF
Premium @ INSIDELINE.COM:
Building an ideal executive-style luxury sedan is not an easy task for a
carmaker. If the car turns out too soft and isolated, you lose enthusiasts
who aren't quite ready to retire in a Lexus. Too complex or high-strung and
you risk alienating your technology-challenged, soft-in-the-middle buyers
who expect a measure of mindless comfort. Get the balance just right, and
your five-passenger $60,000 midsize sedan will both impress with remarkable
dynamics and indulge with palpable comfort.
We've gathered three such vehicles for this comparison: the 2009 BMW 550i,
2010 Jaguar XF Premium and 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Sport.
The 2009 BMW 550i is widely regarded as the benchmark among sporting luxury
sedans with its imposing modern design, 360-horsepower 4.8-liter V8 and
legendary sporting dynamics. For a car that's been around for five years,
its reputation remains consistently impressive.
All-new in '09, the Jaguar XF now is available in a midlevel model, and
this Jaguar XF Premium includes not only a new 385-hp direct-injection
5.0-liter V8 but also more standard features. Riding a 1st-place finish
from the last time we collected four similar cars in 2008, the Brit car
should be taken seriously.
The new-generation 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Sport stands a very good chance
of improving on its previous 3rd-place finish. Sure, the 382-hp 5.5-liter
V8 is a carryover item from the outgoing E-Class, yet Mercedes-Benz has
spent a considerable sum to refine this ninth-generation E-Class into a car
meant to define this segment of sedans.
British Super Sedans Square Off! Aston Martin vs. Bentley vs Rolls-Royce
We head to Palm Springs with the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide, the 2010
Rolls-Royce Ghost & the 2010 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed to pick
the ultimate British luxury sedan.
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Shot by: Mike Suggett
Edited by: Mike Suggett
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Review - Kelley Blue Book
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Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Do you have an extra two hundred grand or
so burning a hole in your pocket? Neither do we, but if we did it might be
nice to impress the people around us with an unbridled display of
automotive excess. With that dream in mind we present the Bentley
Continental Flying Spur, the ideal conveyance for those whose ship has
already come in.
Welcome to our comprehensive Kelley Blue Book review of the Bentley
Continental Flying Spur.
Exclusivity is its own reward, and nothing ensures exclusivity like the
Continental Flying Spurs price tag of nearly $200,000. For those who expect
more of their cars than just a huge monthly payment, the Bentley also
offers enough prestige, power, luxury and style to satisfy the most
discriminating Sultan, baron or heiress. For more new car reviews,
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