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Bentley Continental vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Bentley Continental
Bentley Continental

2023 price

Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz E-Class

$105,069 - $310,369

2024 price


2023 Bentley Continental
2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Twin Turbo V8, 4.0L

Turbo 4, 2.0L
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded Petrol

Fuel Efficiency
11.1L/100km (combined)

2.2L/100km (combined)

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

  • Only one variant
  • Could do with more power
  • Price once optioned-up
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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2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Summary

It might not be as tribal as Ford vs Holden, but there’s a rivalry between BMW and Mercedes-Benz that occasionally becomes more obvious - the launch of the new Mercedes E-Class only months after the BMW 5 Series being one of those times.

But Mercedes has done something different. Instead of multiple variants and electric cars under the E-Class banner, Australia gets just one, the E300.

Is it enough to tackle the big Bavarian sedan in the sales race? We attended the Australian launch just north of Melbourne to find out.


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