Bentley Continental Flying Spur

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Bentleys have worn the Continental Flying Spur name on two quite different classes of four-door car.

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2006–2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur[edit]

Bentley Continental Flying Spur

The Bentley Continental Flying Spur (2006 - 2013) is the second Bentley manufactured since Volkswagen Group purchased the brand in 1999, after the Continental GT. The Flying Spur is essentially a four-door version of the GT, with a stretched wheelbase and greater length for more spacious rear seating. The two models are similarly priced.

The 2013 Spur weighs 5,580 lbs and carries the same twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 used in the Continental GT, for an output of 600 horsepower and 533 pound-feet of torque. It has a zero-to-sixty-mph time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph. The steering column-mounted paddle shifters enable direct access to the six-speed gearbox when the ZF transmission is in "S" or sports mode. EPA fuel economy estimates are 11 mpg city/19 mpg highway. A 2013 Continental Flying Spur comes with a 3 year/unlimited mileage warranty.

Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner interior

The 2013 Bentley Flying Spur Speed version carries a $209,600 base price. Options include a remote-controlled rear-seat entertainment system embedded in the front row headrests. Lambswool rugs accompany the Premium specification.

2014 Bentley Flying Spur[edit]

On 12 February 2013, Bentley Motors announced a redesigned Flying Spur for model-year 2014.[1] The 2014 Flying Spur was first unveiled to the public at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.[2] The "Continental" prefix has been omitted from Bentley's promotional material for this model. It carries the same twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 used in the Continental GT, for an output of 616 horsepower, 590 pound-feet of torque and zero-to-sixty-mph time of 4.3 seconds.[3] The sedan weighs 5,451 pounds and has a new eight-speed automatic transmission for the 2014 model-year. Its all-wheel-drive system is rear-biased with a ratio of 60:40.

The 2014 Flying Spur is expected to get better fuel economy by U.S. EPA estimates, with (uncertified) projections of 12 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Unveiled Ahead of 2013 Geneva Auto Show, Edmunds.com, 2013-02-19, retrieved 2013-03-10, The face-lifted 2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur was unveiled on Tuesday ahead of a global debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show 
  2. ^ Bentley Introduces the all-new Flying Spur, Bentley Motors Limited, retrieved 2013-03-10 
  3. ^ "Bentley Flying Spur 2014". squaremile.com. 2014-09-12. Retrieved 12 September 2014.