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Bentley Continental vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Bentley Continental
Bentley Continental

2023 price

Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class

$67,990 - $238,800

2023 price


2023 Bentley Continental
2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Twin Turbo V8, 4.0L

Turbo 4, 1.5L
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded Petrol

Premium Unleaded/Electric
Fuel Efficiency
11.1L/100km (combined)

6.9L/100km (combined)

  • A thirst for petrol
  • A surprising amount of options
  • Too many optional safety features

  • On the compact side for size
  • Low-ground clearance may grind the teeth
  • Dynamic guidelines are trippy
2023 Bentley Continental Summary

Bentley has been building cars for more than 100 years, but the famous British brand was re-born 20 years ago when it launched the Continental GT.

The sporty coupe and convertible reinvigorated the brand, returning it to its former glory days when it made cars that were dynamic and not just big and luxurious.

Now onto its third generation, the Continental GT has not only helped Bentley re-establish itself but also become a modern motoring icon.

Which is what the company wanted, an iconic model, like the Porsche 911 that could be a flagbearer for the brand.

Like the 911, this latest iteration is available in multiple forms, and we’re testing the Continental GT S Convertible, a two-door, four-seat grand tourer - with an emphasis on the ‘grand’.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Summary

When it comes to choosing a family car, sedans are often overlooked for their long-legged wagon or beefy SUV cousins.

They're a bit of a forgotten hero but they'll always hold a piece of my heart for their practicality and (often) sexier kerb-side appeal.

If you can get used to your body cracking like a glow stick when you get in and out of them, the sedan may make a comeback!

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, in entry-level C200 form, has definitely tempted my family to consider a sedan in the future – it looks stately and refined but the driving experience also makes it fun.

Let's see what else it did right and if there was anything that could be improved.

Did I mention, I'm fond of sedans... ?

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