Have you ever had a difficult time deciding whether to buy a Bentley Mulsanne or a Mercedes-Benz S-Class? Of course you have, it’s something we all struggle with almost daily. Motor Trend did a video comparison of the Mulsanne and the S65 AMG a while back, but now there is an S600 Maybach and a Mulsanne Speed, making the previous video worthless as a means of easing our anxiety over the decision of which car to buy. But just in time to keep us from spiraling into a serious depression over it, Motor Trend has released a new video.

Since this is a comparison of two limousines, the reviewer only gives a brief impression of what the cars are like from behind the wheel, and the majority of the review takes place from the back seat. The level of comfort, quality of the materials and ease of access to champaign are all factored into this review, but it obviously mostly boils down to a matter of taste, as both are pretty exceptional vehicles.
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Why it matters

The original idea for the video was to do a three-way comparison with the Rolls-Royce Phantom thrown into the mix as well, but in classic Rolls-Royce fashion, Goodwood declined to participate. But that is perhaps for the best, the Phantom costs around double what an S600 Maybach will set you back, and significantly more than a Mulsanne Speed as well.

So maybe Rolls-Royce was right about the comparison. Comparing the S600 Maybach to the “regular” Mulsanne probably would have made more sense, as that is more similar to the Mercedes in both price and purpose, but the Speed is newer and what Bentley would clearly rather show it off, so it’s understandable.

Bentley Mulsanne Speed

2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review here.

Mercedes Maybach S-Class

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class High Resolution Exterior
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Mercedes-Benz has finally revealed the European pricing for the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.

Read our full review here.

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