Bentley Continental And Flying Spur Models To Get Performance And Luxury Upgrades

For model year 2014, Bentley has announced some nice changes to its Flying Spur and Continental models. The new Bentley Continental family of cars are going to get a host of luxury and performance upgrade, while the Flying Spur luxury sedan will be available with the efficient yet powerful 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine. Bentley has plans to unveil the upgraded models at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

First and foremost it is the Continental GT Speed, the pinnacle of Continental family, which receives a power and torque boost. The iconic 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine powering the GT Speed now puts out 635 PS and 820 Nm of peak torque. The top speed has also been increased to 206 mph or 331 km/h, while the convertible model can touch 203 mph or 327 km/h.

Exterior changes include matching front splitter, discrete side skirts and rear diffuser. The look is further accentuated by a dark tint finished 21-inch Speed wheel design, headlamps and tail lamps. Other additions include red-painted brake callipers, chrome “Speed” badge, Candy Red exterior color and more. Similar visual changes have been brought to the interior as well.

2015 Bentley Upgraded Model Lineup (1)

The remaining Continental family gets a host of new specification each offering a unique set of features. These include Premier Specification, Interior Style Specification, GT Classic Specification, All-Seasons Specification, Mulliner Driving Specification, GT V8 S Sport Specification, and Classic Mulliner Styling Specification.

Also for 2014 is the addition of Bentley’s renowned 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine to the Bentley Flying Spur engine options list. The 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine is capable of developing 507 PS of power and 660 Nm of peak torque. This beautiful engine helps the Flying Spur sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds (0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds) and reach a top speed of 183 mph or 295 km/h. The car offers a complete range of 520 mph or 840 km. A handful of subtle visual changes have also been added which include eight chromed exhaust finishers, black finished front bumper grilles with a black wing insert, and more.

2015 Bentley Continental And Flying Spur Upgraded Models Image Gallery

Technical Specifications

  Bentley Continental GT Speed
Engine
Type 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12
Max Power 635 PS / 626 bhp / 467 kW @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque 820 Nm / 607 lb.ft @ 1700 rpm
Transmission
Type ZF 8-speed automatic with Quickshift, Block Shifting and wheel-mounted paddleshift
Driveline Continuous all-wheel drive (40:60 rear bias)
Ratios 1st : 4.71; 2nd: 3.14; 3rd: 2.1; 4th: 1.67; 5th: 1.29; 6th: 1.00; 7th: 0.839; 8th: 0.667
Final Drive 2.85
Brakes
Front 405 mm ventilated discs (optional 420 mm Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)
Rear 335 mm ventilated discs (optional 356 mm, Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)
Wheels and Tyres
Wheels 9.5 J x 21”
Tyres 275/35 Z R 21
Steering
Type Rack & pinion, power assisted,
speed-sensitive ZF Servotronic
Turns lock-to-lock 2.6 turns
Turning circle 11.3 m / 37.1 feet
Suspension
Front Four link double wishbones, computer controlled self-levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar
Rear Trapezoidal multi-link, computer-controlled
self-levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar
Damping Continuous Damping Control,
tuned for dynamic performance
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2746 mm / 108.1 in
Overall length 4806 mm / 189.2 in
Width (across body) 1944 mm / 76.5 in
Width (inc. mirrors) 2227 mm / 87.7 in
Overall height 1394 mm / 54.9 in
Fuel tank 90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons
Boot volume 358 litres / 12.6 cu. ft
Kerb weight (EU) 2320 kg / 5115 lb
Gross vehicle weight 2750 kg / 6063 lb
Performance
Top speed 206 mph / 331 km/h
0-60 mph 4.0 secs
0-100 mph 9.0 secs
0-100 km/h 4.2 secs
0-160 km/h 9.0 secs
Fuel Consumption (EU cycle)*
Urban 12.7 mpg (22.2 litres/100 km)
Extra Urban 28.0 mpg (10.1 litres/100 km)
Combined 19.5 mpg (14.5 litres/100 km)
CO2 emissions 338 g/km
Fuel Consumption (EPA cycle)**
City (US mpg) 13
Highway (US mpg) 20
Combined (US mpg) 15
Emissions Controls EU 6 and US LEV II
  Bentley Flying Spur V8
Engine
Type 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8
Max Power 507 PS / 500 bhp / 373 kW @6000 rpm
Max Torque 660 Nm / 488 lb.ft @1750 rpm
Transmission
Type ZF 8-speed automatic with Quickshift, Block Shifting and wheel-mounted paddleshift
Driveline Continuous all-wheel drive (40:60 rear bias)
Ratios 1st : 4.71; 2nd: 3.14; 3rd: 2.1; 4th: 1.67; 5th: 1.29; 6th: 1.00; 7th: 0.839; 8th: 0.667
Final Drive 2.85
Brakes
Front 405 mm ventilated discs (optional 420 mm
Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)
Rear 335 mm ventilated discs (optional 356 mm
Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)
Wheels and Tyres
Wheels 9.0 J x 19”
Tyres 275/45 Z R 19
Steering
Type Rack & pinion, power assisted,
speed-sensitive ZF Servotronic
Turns lock-to-lock 2.8 turns
Turning circle 12.1 m / 39.7 feet
Suspension
Front Four link double wishbones, computer controlled self-levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar
Rear Trapezoidal multi-link, computer-controlled
self-levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar
Damping Continuous Damping Control,
tuned for dynamic performance
Dimensions
Wheelbase 3066 mm / 120.7 in
Overall length 5299 mm / 208.6 in
Width (across body) 1976 mm / 77.8 in
Width (inc. mirrors) 2208 mm / 86.9 in
Overall height 1488 mm / 58.6 in
Fuel tank 90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons
Boot volume 475 litres / 16.8 cu ft
Kerb weight (EU) 2425 kg / 5341 lb
Gross vehicle weight 2972 kg / 6552 lb
Performance
Top speed 183 mph / 295 km/h
0-60 mph 4.9 secs
0-100 mph 11.2 secs
0-100 km/h 5.2 secs
0-160 km/h 11.2 secs
Fuel Consumption (EU cycle)*
Urban 18.1 mpg (15.6 litres/100 km)
Extra Urban 34.9 mpg (8.1 litres/100 km)
Combined 25.9 mpg (10.9 litres/100 km)
CO2 emissions 254 g/km
Fuel Consumption (EPA cycle)**
City (US mpg) 14
Highway (US mpg) 24
Combined (US mpg) 17
Emissions Controls EU 6 and US LEV II

* Fuel consumption figures are provisional and subject to Type Approval.

** Fuel consumption figures are provisional and subject to EPA certification