Consumers that are looking for the top of line in luxury have always been familiar with the Bentley name. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is the luxury sedan to beat. With every luxury feature one could imagine along with a powerhouse of an engine the Bentley Continental Flying Spur offers some of the most gorgeous design combined with some amazing engineering. The standard 6.0 liter W-12 engine produces 552 horsepower and this is more than plenty even considering this vehicles weight.
The unmistakable design of this Bentley sedan makes it turn heads where ever you go and will almost instantly give credence to the driver by any and all onlookers. There are many different parts used in this sedan than on the Bentley's coupes, but both take advantage of the all wheel drive power train that take full advantage of the huge 12 cylinder engine. This vehicle is capable of carrying 4 full size adults in both comfort and elegant style. There is no question that the Flying Spur has become recognized as one of the most luxurious sedans in the word since its inception in 2005.
Engines: 6.0L W-12
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: Flying Spur, Flying Spur Speed
The Continental Flying Spur is quieter inside than ever before. That's due to acoustic side and rear glass as well as other tweaks that result in a 5-decibel reduction in interior noise. The suspension has been retuned and, for 2011, all Continentals are FlexFuel compatible: owners can fill their tanks with regular petrol, E85 bioethanol, or a mix of the two.
The Continental GT's powerful presence is accentuated by the addition of two rear doors. Classic circular headlights combine with an upright grille and large wheels to create a strong styling statement from any angle.
Bentley uses at least 11 hides of leather to adorn the Continental's cabin. The hand-polished wood veneers take two weeks to prepare for each Continental Flying Spur. Needless to say, interior quality is a primary reason to consider a Bentley Continental.
Performance & Handling
Continental Flying Spurs have a 552 horsepower, 6.0-liter W-12 engine. If that's not enough, get the Flying Spur Speed, which boasts 600 horsepower and a top speed of 200 mph. All Continentals are underpinned by all-wheel drive, and a retuned suspension was added in 2009. Flying Spur Speed models are 0.4 inches lower than the standard model and have larger anti-roll bars and an upgraded Bosch 8.1 stability control system.
Huge brakes ensure strong stopping power, radar-based adaptive cruise control with a follow-to-stop feature, standard all-wheel drive, advanced electronic stability program, rear view camera.
EPA Fuel Economy
Flying Spur, Flying Spur Speed: 10 mpg city/17 mpg highway
- Room for four full-size adults and luggage
- Powerful 12-cylinder engine
- Interior styling
- Quiet at triple-digit speeds
You Won't Like
- Design could use a refresh
- The more successful Bentley becomes, the less exclusive your ride
- Low-mounted navigation screen
Power, style, and luxury for four
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