Ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Auto show next month, we’ve got an early look at the Bentley’s new Flying Spur. It’s the ultimate high luxury sedan with performance to boot. The New Flying Spur brings forth more comfort and refinement than its predecessor while staying true to the Bentley name. The exterior features several revisions that give it a lower, wider appearance with sharp lines and subtle detailings throughout the shell.
It’s as aggressive as it is elegant with its lower roof line, deeply sculpted panels, precise feature lines and a muscular rear haunch. The front fenders are fitted with a new wing vent complete with a Bentley motif. The front also features a more upright chrome grille sits between the pairs of jewel-like LED headlamps. The rear of the new Flying Spur features a longer and lower boot lid while the horizontal single ellipse LED tail lamps combine with a new interpretation of the Bentley “Horse Shoe” feature line.
Inside, you’re met with a contemporary cabin design with traditional hand-crafted luxury. The interior features 600 new parts, with only the sun visors, grab handles, armrests and some of the front console and controls carried over from the previous generation. Class-leading entertainment and information technologies are married with traditional hand-crafted materials and stunning contemporary design to create the ultimate high-luxury sedan cabin. The new Flying Spur keeps you connected with a touch-screen infotainment, mobile connectivity including Wi-Fi, a Rear Seat Entertainment suite and a new hand-held Touch Screen Remote which allows rear-cabin occupants to control an extensive range of features from the comfort of their seat. Bentley’s latest creation is available in both four- and five-seat configurations, and features redesigned front and rear seats trimmed in natural premium-quality leather. The new seats use a softer yet more durable hide unique to Bentley and available in twelve different colours.
Bentley delivers the perfect blend of luxury and performance as the new Flying Spur is powered by the coachmaker’s 6.0-litre, twin turbo W12 engine, coupled to a ZF eight-speed transmission. With 616 horses under the hood, this is the most powerful Bentley four-door in history. A 14 per cent improvement in the power-to-weight ratio over the outgoing model delivers a breath-taking 0-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds and a top-speed of 200 mph.
Look for the new Bentley Flying Spur to make its official debut at the Geneva Auto Show on March 5th.