Bentley Continental Flying Spur Review

By Jennie   |  October 23, 2013


The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is a sumptuous four-door premium luxury sedan that is designed with unrivalled craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology to offer space, refinement, and style. The scintillating car is powered by breathtaking high-performance engine.

The luxurious and astonishingly powerful Continental Flying Spur also offers an assortment of customised solutions to enhance the level of comfort and ride quality. The Grand Tourer has everything that provokes a sensation of taking a ride in a techno marvel.

Powertrain & Performance

The heart of the Bentley Continental Flying Spur is equipped with a 6-litre twin-turbo W12 engine that generates 552 bhp. Moreover, the Flying Spur produces a maximum torque of 650 Nm @ 1600 rpm that delivers an immediate sensation of outstanding power offering an effortless and comfortable driving experience.

The powerful W12 engine is configured in a compact space with a fuel tank under the floor of the car. The shorter engine configuration offers an exceptional luxury of space for enhanced comfort of car passengers. Power of the engine is channelled through a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual gearshift control and the all-wheel-drive system. The powerful engine with the effective transmission and all-wheel drive system propels the car from 0-100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds and enables the car to reach a maximum speed of 312 km/h. The engine of the car is further associated with computer-controlled adaptive air suspension and automatic ride height control comprising manual driver adjustment for ride height and damper settings. The Continental Flying Spur also boasts about the Engine Management System that controls the working and performance of throttles, fuel injection system, twin turbochargers, and ignition system. By monitoring the working of these components the innovative system finely tunes the driving experience on every journey.

Build & Styling

The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is artistically designed with well appointment exteriors. Some of the key highlights of the exterior are Bi-Xenon headlamps, upright front grille, larger air intakes, sleek rear bumper, and chrome alloy sports wheels. The interior of the car is beautifully handcrafted with the finest blend of traditional materials and contemporary Bentley design. Traditional car features like the bulls-eye air vents are framed by wood veneers on the front, upper door trim, and front and rear consoles. The trim around the transmission system and the intelligently hand-stitched steering wheel is draped with premium grade leather hide.

The understated elegance of the car ambience is further highlighted by state-of-art technologies that include four-zone climate control, advanced keyless entry, electronically-adjustable front seats with lumbar massage, power-adjustable rear seats, heated steering wheel, power opening and closing trunk. The advanced car entertainment system adds more excitement to every expedition. The Bluetooth telephone system enable users to connect their mobile phone to the on-board telephone system through various sources comprising hands free, SIM card reader, and compatible telephones. The FM Radio and CD player keeps you entertained all the way to your destination.

The Continental Flying Spur is equipped with an assortment of advanced active and passive safety features. Some of the key safety features in the ultra-luxury car are self-adjusting air springs, front passenger seat occupant detection system, six airbags, retraction system, side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, child safety door lock, anti-theft alarms, traction control, and stability control.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Live concert-like music experience
    • Respectable handling ability
    • Impressive acceleration
  • Cons

    • Low fuel efficiency