Bentley Flying Spur the new luxury performance sedan gets officially unveiled

Famous for its unmatched combination of luxury, performance and drivability, the British Automaker Bentley Motors has just unveiled more to its blend in the form of new luxury performance sedan with the unveil of its new Flying Spur. The first live presence of the interior luxury with the elegance of craftsmanship, beauty of the exterior design and highest level of technology, will be internationally premiered at the 83rd auto exhibit of Geneva Motor Show on March, 5th 2013.

Interior luxury with hand-craft elements : Introducing 600 new parts to adding more to the interior luxury, which includes the matchless Infotainment System perfectly combined with the brands traditional hand-crafted elements and impressive design. The new Flying Spur is offered in 4 and 5-seat configuration, in which the front and rear seats trimmed are in natural premium quality leather. The 12 different colours are offered in the seats featuring more softness with durability. The more comfortableness seats are created with 14-way adjustment including memory and lumbar functions. Also for every person, there is a seat heating and ventilation feature with an extra storage space at the rear of the front seats.

For the 4-seat model, the centre console switched from the front to the rear part and creating an extra storage space with a beautifully crafted stowage case, trimmed in decorative layer of fine wood matching with luxury. The roof lining and pillars are also trimmed in natural leather matching with cabin. Electrically-operated rear side blinds as a standard feature, allowing if needed privacy for rear-seat passengers. Customers may also specify an optional glass sunroof at no additional cost. Behind the central rear armrest, a nine-litre bottle cooler can be specified to keep drinks perfectly chilled. The interior designers also focused on improving interior stowage around the cabin, whilst including new electronic technologies discretely throughout the interior.

Bentley New Flying Spur Front Side View

The Great power, performance and driving dynamics:  The new Flying Spur is loaded with most powerful 12-cylinder twin turbo 6.0 Litre Engine with 48-valve, making it the fastest Bentley 4-door sedan. The W12 engine is capable of generating an output of 616 hp[625 PS] at 6,000 rpm, while a never-give torque of 580 pound feet[800 Nm] at just 2,000 rpm which are the enhancement by the new optimising system which has improved the torque management, turbocharger control, driveability and greater low speed responsiveness. Mated with the W12 is the advanced 8-speed, quick-shift automatic transmission from ZF. The new Flying Spur can sprint from 0 to 60 miles/hour in just 4.3 seconds  with a  top speed of 322 km/hour[200 miles/hour].

With the optimised set of gear ratios, the new Flying Spur gives a combined cycle fuel economy of 19.2 miles/gallon[(14.7 litres for 100 km], and COemissions of 343 grams/kilometer, which is quite good no. for a 12-cylinder high performance sedan. The all wheels has got transmission power through the famous All-Wheel Drive System, which makes the new Flying Spur’s driving dynamics more optimised to give greater response-grip in any road or weather conditions. The four-position suspension control and revised damper electronic control (CDC)  provides optimum balance between body control and stability at all speeds. The calibrated Multiple-mode Electronic Stability Control(ESC) System for better stability.

Dynamic Exterior : The performance sedan with new style and design is creating a new stance for the new Flying Spur. The exterior elegance created by sharp lines, rear and attractive curved surfaces, is combined with the aggression of low roof line, embedded sculpted panels with the muscular backside. The front with enhanced upright chrome grille, is adding more to the beauty, by placing in-between the pairs of LED headlamps which are giving impression of a jewel. The lower intake down the front grille has now full width without vertical partition, giving complete finish to the Flying Spur. The sweeping look at the side profile by providing a long and lower boot lid at the rear. Incorporating a new definition of the Bentley Horse Shoe feature by introducing a horizontal single ellipse LED tail-lamps, which is adding more to the exterior’s elegance. By the base of advanced body structure which is more lightweight  but stiffer and stronger too, the new Flying Spur is now 50 kilograms more lighter than the 1st generation model.

Bentley New Flying Spur Rear Side View

Advanced Interior Equipment beautifying the luxury :

  • 8-channel, 8-speaker audio system with optimum sound clarity and frequency range can play music from an on-board hard drive, CDs, DVDs, SD cards and via an iPod.
  • The Naim® for Bentley Premium Audio System, featuring redesigned separate subwoofers for improved bass extension and 1100 Watts of power.
  • Bentley Connectivity Unit (BCU) allows portable devices, laptops and tablet to access internet through the car’s Wi-Fi hotspot with an active SIM and 64 GB space.
  • The high resolution 8” touch-screen interface.
  • The Bentley’s advanced satellite navigation system
  • Two 10” LCD screens and top-loading multimedia players for the rear passengers to play video, photo and music content from DVDs, SD cards, USB devices including iPods and iPads, and HDMI devices.
  • Bentley’s lightweight acoustic underfloor panels to minimise road noise continues
  • Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Infotainment features can be controlled by voice activation.
  • A new Touch Screen Remote (TSR), to control climate controls, seat heating, ventilation, satellite navigation, multimedia systems and more.
  • Side glazing and both front and rear screens are made in acoustic glass, featuring a specially developed interlayer that reduces noise transmission.
  • An improved sealing system around the side glazing now features two individual sealing points to reduce wind noise to a minimum regardless of road speed.
Bentley New Flying Spur Front Cabin 1

Standard and Optional Choices : The 17 standard exterior paint colours including the refined Dark Cashmere, a new addition to the existing range of Flying Spur Colours. The new 19-inch Classic wheel is fitted exclusively to the new Flying Spur, either bright-painted or with a diamond turned finish.

The extended paint range of over 100 colours is added by Damson, a rich hue inspired by the extremely rare purple diamond, and one that is complemented by an optional matching hide colour. The new design consolidates a wider range of 20-inch five-spoke, 21-inch six-spoke and 21-inch ten-spoke wheels available as cost options.

Extending the range of available options includes the Mulliner Driving Specification. This includes five additional hides, expanding the number of available shades to 17, and five further wood veneers. Bentley’s traditional diamond quilting is incorporated to the seats and door panels, together with an indented leather headlining and embroidered Bentley wings to the headrests. Drilled alloy foot pedals, a knurled sports gear lever, jewel filler cap and 21” two-piece five-spoke alloy wheels in painted or polished finish complete the Mulliner suite of options.

Photos of new Bentley Flying Spur

Technical Specification of new Bentley Flying Spur

New Flying Spur

Engine
Type

6-litre twin-turbocharged W12

Max Power

616 bhp / 460 kW / 625 PS @6000 rev/min

Max Torque

800 Nm / 590 lb.ft @ 2000 rev/min

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

405mm ventilated discs (optional 420mm Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)

Rear

335mm ventilated discs (optional 356mm, Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)

Wheels and Tyres
Wheels

New 19″ (2 finishes), opt 9.5J x 20″, opt 9.5J x 21″ (3 designs)

Tyres

275/45 ZR19, 275/40 ZR20, 275/35 ZR21

Steering
Type

Rack & pinion, power assisted, speed-sensitive ZF servotronic

Turns lock-to-lock

2.8

Turning circle

11.7 m / 38.4 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

Dimensions
Wheelbase

3065 mm / 120.7 in

Overall length

5295 mm / 208.5 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 UK gallons / 24 US gallons

Boot volume

475 litres / 16.8 cu ft

Kerb weight (EU)

2475 kg / 5451 lb

Gross vehicle weight

2972 kg / 6546 lb

Performance
Top speed

200 mph / 322 km/h

0-60 mph

4.3 secs

0-100 mph

9.5 secs

0-100 km/h

4.6 secs

0-160 km/h

9.5 secs

Fuel Consumption (EU cycle)*
Urban

12.6 mpg (22.4 litres/100 km)

Extra Urban

27.8 mpg (10.2 litres/100 km)

Combined

19.2 mpg (14.7 litres/100 km)

CO2 emissions

343 g /km

Fuel Consumption (EPA cycle)**
City (US mpg)

12

Highway (US mpg)

20

Combined (US mpg)

15

Emissions Controls

EU 5 and US LEV II

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

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

Auto News Release Source : Bentley