Actually, I did mean that the S55 is much much better than the Bentley is, however just because it is handmade and has an impeccable finish, as a car its just is not so good. For a number of reasons, firstly, in the Mercedes, you hear the beautiful sound of a V12, but it is muted to such an extent that it has all the depth, just like a whisper. Then there is the seats, oh don't get me started on the seats, I mean what is with all that vulgar black piping on the Bentley. Let alone the fact that it feels like they are filled with foam, whereas in the Benz they are firm and support you well. Then there is handling, oh dear... Corner at 100 in the Benz as a passenger and you will not move from you upright position, in the Bentley you will at least be putting pressure on the seat belt, let alone being flung across the car. As a driver it gets worse, in the Bentley although I must say it is fast, it certainly isn't easy to get it going, cornering is a dire chore, and the sound can be a little uncouth at times. I will not deny that the Bentley's interior is pure opulence, and you sure get stares, but what is the point if it cannot get the basics right. As you may well know the Maybach is handmade, whereas the s class is machine made, yet the few people I know who have one say that the build quality is seldom different from the s class. I know I am going 'against the grain' but so be it - that is my opinion.