When you do carry the cache to purchase a car that comes from one of the loftiest brands on the market it might be good to know the car offers you some realistic expectations and doesn’t cause you to order every item you want a la carte. The Bentley Flying Spur is such a car. The Bentley name carries the distinction and respect you want to enjoy while also offering you the features that make sense in a car of this price. You don’t have to go looking for extras or trying to create your own car with this model, everything you need is offered for your driving pleasure.
The badge of this Bentley is one reason to buy the car, but it really is a fantastic car to drive. This car offers you a comfortable and serene location to enjoy the ride while being powered by an engine that is more than capable of getting the job done. The Flying Spur rides on a suspension that is both soft enough to be comfortable and planted enough to let you feel in control. For 2016 this car adds new 20 and 21-inch wheel options, updated instruments, a new steering wheel, a Wi-Fi hotspot system, and variable displacement for the W12 engine to give you better fuel savings.
The Flying Spur isn’t a lightweight car by any stretch of the imagination. This car weighs in at over 5,000 pounds but the two engines offered both give you over 500 horsepower which is more than enough to make the car feel powerful and energetic on the road. Not matter what powertrain you choose this car has AWD for you to know you’ll have the drive you want and the control you need. At 17-feet long this is a long car, but the more you drive it, the more it will feel like a smaller car in your hands from the absolutely pleasant steering system that’s made to please.
When you have a car of this magnitude you have to discuss a couple features that stand out above the rest. The two that jump off the page of this car are the Naim audio system and the massaging seats. The audio system is made by one of Britain’s premier audio manufacturers and gives you an 1,100-watty system that will feel as if you have an entire concert hall in your cabin. The massage in this Bentley will make you blush as if you’ve done something naughty because the feeling is so absolutely indulgent. These seats are part of the front and rear of the car to give you the comfort in any location that you want.
Looking to the two engines we see the base engine is a 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 that comes in with 500 horsepower and 486 lb.-ft. of torque. This is attached to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and is able to return 14 city/24 hwy mpg, which is excellent for a car this size. The larger of the two engines is a 6.0-liter twin turbocharged W12 that gives you 616 horsepower and 590 lb.-ft. of torque to move this car even better. This engine uses the same transmission and shows up with 12 city/20 hwy mpg.
While there really isn’t anything truly standard about the equipment, even at the base model you have wood and leather throughout the cabin, 14-way power adjustable front seats, multi-zone climate controls, bi-xenon headlights, an amazing infotainment system, an eight-channel/eight-speaker audio system, a navigation system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and an SD car slot.
When you look to upgrade to the options package you can start with the aforementioned Naim audio system with 14 speakers, a rear seat entertainment system with a tablet style remote, wireless headphones, built in Wi-Fi hotspot, a bottle cooler in the back for drinks and snacks, larger wheels, an improved interior, adaptive cruise control and much more.
While you do buy the Bentley Flying Spur for the prestige that comes with this name, you also buy this car to have a great car to drive and place you can impress your family and friends along with some business guests if that happens to be the case.