Bentley Flying Spur

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2020
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2020 Bentley Flying Spur Ratings & Reliability
Bentley is commemorating the brand’s 100th anniversary with a redesigned Flying Spur sedan. This all-new, third-generation luxury coach provides significant powertrain and chassis advances for the British automaker. It features a 626-hp, 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid assist, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The automatic all-wheel-drive system transfers power as needed, and it can operate in two-wheel drive, unlike with the previous car. With that prodigious power, Bentley claims the 5,300-lb. sedan can gallop to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The wheelbase increased 5 inches; all-wheel steering has been implemented to aid maneuverability. The adaptive suspension uses air springs to cushion the ride. The interior is dressed in leather, wood, and other refined touches befitting a royal ride. The Flying Spur has Apple CarPlay compatibility, and a suite of available driver assist features, such as blind spot warning, pedestrian detection, and traffic sign recognition.
2019
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2019 Bentley Flying Spur Ratings & Reliability
As with other British luxury marques Bentleys have some eccentric quirks. The two engine choices are a 616-hp 12-cylinder and a 500-hp V8 mated to a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard. The powertrain and other technologies are all shared with the previous generation Audi A8. This four-seater "entry-level" sedan, the Flying Spur, starts at just over $200,000. While it has fabulous luxury details but doesn't deliver the plush ride of the Mercedes-Benz S550, costing merely $115,000 and it isn't as quiet either. It also lacked the latest infotainment system as well as advanced safety features such as pre-collision warning, automatic braking, and lane-keeping assist.