CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR
The Bentley Flying Spur is a remarkable luxury sedan. And not simply because of the incredible speeds it can reach. Designed for those who demand unrestrained luxury alongside uncompromising performance, it delivers the ultimate motoring experience, for driver and passengers alike.
Offering serene limousine comfort, in combination with phenomenal performance, the new Flying Spur is born of the belief that nothing is impossible; that the twin objectives of power and luxury can, if relentlessly pursued, be achieved.
The Bentley marque’s characteristic curves meet crisp, clean new edges in a remarkably sleek silhouette.
The side feature line runs along the car from the rear wheel arch in parallel with the low roof, down to its hand-fitted chrome front grille. The bi-Xenon headlights with daylight-running LEDs complete a powerful visage when viewed from head on.
There is no doubt that the Flying Spur is an elegant luxury sedan. Yet the strong rear haunch and the wrap-around tail lamps conspire to betray the Bentley heritage – and the power the car conceals within.
Despite the Flying Spur’s powerful nature, every occupant enjoys generous legroom. From the organ-stop air vent controls to the touch screen Infotainment system and the Touch Screen Remote in back, passengers alike have never enjoyed so much control over their environment.
The veneers used for the mirror-matched waistrails and dashboard, the matching glasses case in the console and the picnic tables behind the front seats are all carefully fitted by hand. Cured for 72 hours, they are treated with five layers of clear lacquer to enhance their natural beauty. The result is a series of stunning, mirror-matched surfaces that flow seamlessly into the soft, tactile leather of the Flying Spur's interior.
Every hand-upholstered leather seat is individually sewn, hand-fitted and signed by the upholsterer on the back of the hide, which undergoes a traditional tanning process beforehand, to give it a rich, luxurious leather aroma.
In the early days of the motor car, Mulliner became the coachbuilder of choice for Britain’s discerning motorists – many of whom drove Bentleys. Mulliner craftsmanship soon became legendary and in 1959, the company finally became part of Bentley.
Today, the Flying Spur W12 Mulliner continues this proud tradition of handcrafted excellence. In addition to the luxurious specification of the Flying Spur W12, it sports subtle design details such as 21” five-spoke two-piece alloy wheels, designed alongside the car at the Bentley factory in Crewe. The Mulliner name adorns the treadplates and the chrome details on the wing vent.
Inside, the theme continues with diamond-quilted seats and door panels with perforated hides, drilled alloy sports pedals and a knurled sports gear lever. Throughout the car, Mulliner’s sporting heritage is combined exquisitely with the handcrafted luxury of the Flying Spur.
COLOUR AND CHOICE
There are countless ways to make your Flying Spur your own.
For the exterior, you can choose from over 100 colours. Inside, the choice widens, with a huge range of hides and veneers to complement options for seat sandwich piping, contrast stitching, cross stitching and cross banding. The options are many; the combinations virtually limitless.
The 6 litre W12 engine is capable of 616 bhp and produces a maximum torque of 800 Nm. It can propel the Flying Spur's speed from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds – and on to a top speed of 200 mph.
With its exquisite interior and the power it places at your fingertips, nothing brings luxury and performance together like the Flying Spur W12.
All-wheel drive with 40:60 front-to-rear torque split guarantees sure-footed performance, while the 8-speed transmission ensures the car is always in the optimum gear, so it is responsive at low speeds and incredibly smooth, even through multiple gear changes. The new engine management system, meanwhile, combines with new chassis hardware and software to give you total control, while also delivering better range
The Flying Spur is a milestone in the development of the luxury car. It is also a milestone in the development of the performance car. Yet the story doesn’t stop there. The radical new body shape remains recognisably, iconically Bentley. The technology behind the driving experience is unrivalled among vehicles of its kind. And when it comes to transporting passengers in comfort, there is nothing quite like it.
The new Flying Spur features the very latest in-car technology, with a touchscreen front Infotainment system which allows both driver and front passenger to operate the navigation system and adjust the audio, telephone, ride and comfort settings.
With the optional Multimedia Specification, the rear seats include DVD players, wireless headphones and LCD screens, along with ports enabling you to connect consoles, tablets, cameras, music players and mobile phones. This option also provides the Flying Spur with its own Wi-Fi hub, providing internet access for tablets, laptops and phones – and the internal 64 GB hard drive has enough room to share practically anything that can be stored on a modern day digital device.
In the console in the back, lies a detachable, Touch Screen Remote. Relaxing in the hand-upholstered rear seats, passengers can adjust the climate settings, seat heating and ventilation, radio and navigation system and multimedia features.
The optional 1100 watt 13 channel Naim™ for Bentley Premium Audio System delivers incredible sound, wherever you sit in the car. Each of the Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) speakers combine the functions of a separate tweeter and midrange speaker in one unit. Sited in the fascia, rear quarter panels and rear parcel shelf , they make it possible to direct the sound with accuracy, while providing incredible clarity throughout the audible spectrum.
STANDARD & OPTIONAL FEATURES
616 bhp / 625 PS / 460 kW @ 6000 rpm
800 Nm/ 590 lb.ft @ 1700 rpm
98 (95) RON
0 - 60 mph/4.3 seconds 0 - 100km/h 4.6 seconds
200 mph / 320 km/h
19.0 mpg 14.7 litres/100km*
13.0 mpg 22.4 litres/100km*
28.0 mpg 10.2 litres/100km*
City driving (US)
12 US mpg
Highway driving (US)
20 US mpg
15 US mpg
2475 kg / 5445 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight
2972 kg / 6550 lb
475 Litres / 16.6 cu-ft
Fuel Tank Capacity
90 Litres20.0 Gallons / 24 US Gallons
5299 mm / 208.6 in
Width Across Mirrors
2208 mm / 88.9 in
Width With Folded Mirrors
1924 mm / 75.7 in
1488 mm / 58.6 in
3066 mm / 120.7 in
Burr Walnut veneer
Hide & chrome trimmed gear lever
Hides and colour splits
Full choice of 17 hide colours and colour splits
Mulliner Driving Specification Interior Features
6.0 litre twin turbo-charged W12 engine producing 625 PS & 800 Nm of torque
Air springs with continous damping control. Touring suspension set-up with electronic height adjustment facility
19" Alloy wheels
Iron brakes with Black painted brake callipers
Bright front radiator matrix
Twin oval exhaust tailpipes
Bi-Xenon headlights incorporating LED main beam support function
Black brand logos and W12 C pillar badges
Twin front arm rests
Knurled gear shifter
21" Alloy wheels
Jewel fuel and oil filler caps
Carbon ceramic brakes
Naim Audio System
Adaptive cruise control