2010 Maybach
vs. 2011 Bentley
Mulsanne

2010 Maybach

8.8

starting from

$1,382,750

Reasons to buy the Maybach

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Quite powerful
604 HP @ 4,800 RPM
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Fantastic range on the highway
611 miles
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More airbags
6
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Average highway fuel efficiency
21 mpg
2011 Bentley Mulsanne

8.7

starting from

$291,295

Reasons to buy the Bentley Mulsanne

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Quite expensive
$291,295
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Has auxiliary audio input
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More gears
8
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Paddle shifters
Standard
Safety Features 9.2 vs 10.0
2010 Maybach Winner:
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  • The has 2 more airbags (including Side, Rear Side), 6 vs 4
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Bentley Mulsanne Winner: Mulsanne
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  • The Mulsanne 's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Crash Test Ratings 5.5 vs 5.5
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  • Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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  • Both have power outlets
  • Both can go pretty far on the highway on a single tank, however the in particular gets exceptional range
  • Both have lots of cupholders
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Overall 8.7 vs 8.8

Safety Features

Bentley
Mulsanne
2011 Bentley Mulsanne
2010 Maybach Maybach
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 6 The has great airbag coverage, whereas the Mulsanne is just OK (missing Side, Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs mbrace

Entertainment System

Bentley
Mulsanne
2011 Bentley Mulsanne
2010 Maybach Maybach
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Number of speakers 14 vs 21 Both have more speakers, but the in particular has a large number
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Mulsanne does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the 's satellite radio; in the Mulsanne , too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Mulsanne can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with an entertainment system

Luxury Features

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Mulsanne
2011 Bentley Mulsanne
2010 Maybach Maybach
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

Bentley
Mulsanne
2011 Bentley Mulsanne
2010 Maybach Maybach
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Cost

Bentley
Mulsanne
2011 Bentley Mulsanne
2010 Maybach Maybach
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MSRP $291,295 vs $1,382,750 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 11 mpg vs 10 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles Unknown vs Unknown
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The 's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, and the Mulsanne 's warranty is OK, too

Performance

Bentley
Mulsanne
2011 Bentley Mulsanne
2010 Maybach Maybach
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Horsepower 505 HP @ 4,200 RPM vs 604 HP @ 4,800 RPM The is fairly powerful, but the Mulsanne is not far behind
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Number of gears 8 vs 5 The Mulsanne has more gears, but the has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the 's semi-automatic transmission and the Mulsanne 's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The Mulsanne comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the
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Air compressor Twin turbocharger vs Twin turbocharger Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 11.3 lb/hp vs 10.0 lb/hp The has OK performance while the Mulsanne gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

Bentley
Mulsanne
2011 Bentley Mulsanne
2010 Maybach Maybach
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Passengers 4 vs 5 The has lots of passenger seats and the Mulsanne is OK, too
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Highway driving range 455 miles vs 611 miles Both can go pretty far on the highway on a single tank, however the in particular gets exceptional range
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Cargo space 15.6 ft3 vs Unknown
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front seats Unknown vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

Bentley
Mulsanne
2011 Bentley Mulsanne
2010 Maybach Maybach
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0-60 mph 5.1 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs Unknown
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed 184 mph vs Unknown

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