Bentley Flying Spur – Review
The Bentley Flying Spur looks remarkably different from other Continental cars.
Upfront grille and larger quad headlights sustain some of the car’s face. The character line is now curvier and larger lower air intake adds small aggression. Overall the car has a decent and elegant look. Under the hood, the car has a 6.0 liter, twin turbo-charged W12 which produces 616 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque and coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and a-wheel drivetrain.
It weighs 5,451 pounds. Bentley says it will go from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and acquire a speed of 200 mph.
This year it’ll be relatively fuel efficient. The car will return 12 mpg city and 20 mpg highway. The interior gets technology update this time new entries are a new infotainment system with Google maps, Wi-Fi hotspot shield function and 1,100-watt Naim audio system.
- Engine: W12
- Drivetrain: Al-wheel, 8-speed automatic.
- Horsepower: 616 @6000
- Displacement: 6.0 Liter
- Acceleration: 0-60 in 4.2 seconds
- Maximum speed: 200 mph
- Base price: $200,500
Interior and Exterior
With its upright chrome grille and a pair of LED headlamps and larger outer lamps, this car will definitely amaze you. The front intake is now in full width and with a chromed accent. The company mainly focused on making this car lighter so the bonnet and front fenders are manufactured from aluminum and this made the new Spur about 50 kg lighter than the previous one.
The new Flying Spur obtained more than 550 new parts this time. You can opt for both four and five seat adjustments. The seats are redesigned and premium-quality leather comes in twelve colors. All the seats are 14-way adjustable and got memory functions.
The center console has also been restyled and now got a new storage place. Natural leather is used for the cabin, the roof linings and the pillars. The entire interior is simply a beauty and the wood used in the ride is crafted by hand.
You can also customized the model with the Mulliner Driving Specifications which offers diamond wrapped seats, a leather headliner, a gear lever (knurled), five-spoke alloy wheels and alloy pedals.
Engine & Performance
Under the hood, the Flying Spur offers an updated version of the 6.0 liter, twin-turbocharged W-12 engine ta delivers 616 horsepower and a torque of 580 pound-ft.
The car has an improved torque management, optimized exhaust system and a turbocharger control. The engine is coupled with a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. The car hits from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph. The computer-controlled air suspension is also upgraded this time to raise impact isolation and absorption and combined with a damper electronic control which helps to enable exceptional low speed ride performance.
The steering system is also improved now, with steering gear specification and a calibration of the speed-sensitive system.
The car has the opponents like the Mercedes Benz S and Rolls Royce Ghost.
The Flying Spur has a stylish interior and twelve cylinder engine and that’s make this ride special, however still this car is considered as heavy four door and fuel-economy is also poor.