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All-New Bentley Flying Spur: Sports Sedan Meets Luxury Limousine

By Paul Joseph

British luxury car marquee Bentley has announced details of the all-new Flying Spur, which is being billed as the world’s most advanced luxury Grand Touring sports sedan.

Said to offer a combination of limousine luxury and sports sedan performance, the four-door model is also the first Flying Spur to feature a Retractable Flying B mascot adorning the car’s nose

Designed, engineered and handcrafted at the Home of Bentley in Crewe, England, the new Flying Spur showcases Bentley’s application of cutting-edge and modern technology, integrating the latest British craftsmanship with innovation features.

The Flying Spur also showcases Bentley’s modern sculptural design language through elegant yet muscular proportions, the marque’s latest generation of unique, cut-crystal effect LED matrix headlamps, and new wrap-around rear lamps with ‘B’ motifs.

The car also offers a host of cutting-edge technologies thanks to its new aluminium and composite chassis and 48V electronic architecture. It features Electronic All-Wheel Steering for the first time on a Bentley, coupled with Active All-Wheel Drive and Bentley Dynamic Ride, delivering phenomenal handling and ride.

A host of new Driver Assistance Systems are fitted to the new Flying Spur as standard, including Traffic Assist, City Assist and Blind Spot Warning, while the Bentley also uses state-of-the-art, multi-material body construction.

At the heart of the new Flying Spur is an enhanced version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12, mated to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission for faster, smoother gear changes and enabling a top speed of 207mph.

The interior of the all-new Flying Spur features new, comfortable seats in 15 hide colours, with Bentley’s ‘Wing’ theme across the lower console and fascia.

Sweeping horizontal veneer flows across the dashboard and into the doors, emphasising the spacious width of the cabin. An elegant, floating centre console houses a customisable 12.3-inch HD touchscreen and new Bentley ‘sculptural’ centre vents to the front and rear, housing stowage as well as inductive ‘wireless’ charging and two USB sockets for mobile phones.

The industry-first Bentley Rotating Display is also now available on the new Flying Spur. When the engine start button is pressed, the veneer section in the middle of the dashboard rotates to reveal a 12.3-inch touchscreen, displaying three, customisable digital tiles.

The second side of the display reveals three elegant analogue dials showing outside temperature, a compass and a chronometer. A complete digital detox can be selected on the third side, to simply enjoy the seamless wood veneer fascia continuing around the cabin.

Pricing for the all-new Bentley Flying Spur has not yet been confirmed.

By Paul Joseph