BENTLEY Flying Spur
Generations Timeline, Specs and Pictures
Bentley released the new generation of its luxurious Flying Spur sedan in 2019.
The British carmaker has added a ton of new technology in it, starting from the mild-hybrid 48-volt system and going through the infotainment system. On top of that, the flying B logo raises up from underneath the hood and is illuminated.
Bentley is considered one of the most luxurious driver’s cars in the world. Its goal is to make a top luxury vehicle but in supercar area of performance. In order to achieve this, Bentley engineers used the new W12-engine with 6.0-liters of displacement and twin-turbos, which results in 635 hp and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque. This unit is coupled to an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The result is translated into a sum of great performances: 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds (0-100 kph in 3.8 seconds) and a top speed of 207 mph (333 kph).
Inside the new Bentley Flying Spur, the customers can choose between 16 colors of leather and wood veneer to match their personality. The modern side of the vehicle can be noticed on the Bentley Rotating Display, which can show either a wooden veneer, a 12.3 touch-screen display or three elegant round analog dials.
On the outside, there are more refinement touches, which will show the value of the Bentley brand and its customers. Diamond-like LED Matrix headlights, a dark front grille and 22” wheels are just a few touches of luxury for the great, 2019 Flying Spur.
The 2014 Bentley Flying Spur was the so-called entry-level for the Bentley 4-door saloons.
It was not as big or luxurious as the flagship Mulsanne, but it still had some features that could place it in the high-end products. It was offered with two engine choices: a 4.0-liter V8 or a 6.0-liter W12. Both versions were twin-turbo.
On the outside, there are little clues to differentiate one engine from the other. Only a little red dot center of the badge will tell to a trained eye that that is a V8 version. If it doesn’t have the on it, it’s the W12. And despite its big size and a half-ton pickup weight, it could move very fast. The 19” light-alloy wheels were standard for the V8.
The interior is handcrafted. All the stitches, bits and pieces were assembled together by hand. The diamond-pattern doors and seat leather are made by hand. The drilled aluminum pedals are also the craft of a master. On the center console, there was an infotainment system that didn’t match the beauty of the interior, but at least it was there to help.
For the rear passengers, there is plenty of room for two. The diagonally opposed to the driver passenger could even move the seat in front of him to get more leg-room. It also had a smart touch-screen remote to control various features of the car such as the infotainment unit or the climate control system.