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2017 Bentley Flying Spur news, pictures, specifications, and information

BENTLEY FLYING SPUR : THE ULTIMATE LUXURY SEDAN

◾Últimate high luxury sedan wîth unrivalled performance
◾Contemporary cabin design wîth traditional hand-crafted luxury
◾Comfort and connectivity make the Flying Spur the ultimate car for working on the move

Bentley's four-door luxury sedan, the Flying Spur range is made up of the powerful W12, the luxurious V8 and the agile V8 S.

The athletic design of the Flying Spur combines traditional Bentley styling cues wîth a dynamic stance and contemporary details. Designed for comfort and refinement as well as effortless performance, the exquisite cabin features an on-board WiFi hotspot system, making the Flying Spur the ultimate luxury car for work or relaxation on the move.

It takes more than 130 hours to handcraft each and every Flying Spur at the Bentley factory in Crewe, England. The sumptuous and technically complex interiors are handcrafted by the experts in Bentley's Wood and Leather and Trim workshops. Only the most highly figured areas of veneer are chosen, before being mirror matched and applied to the substrate, while each hide is carefully checked by hand and eye before being stitched, shaped and finished entirely by hand, rivalling the quality of the finest furniture and precise tolerances of jewellery and watch craftsmanship.

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BENTLEY FLYING SPUR W12 S: ULTIMATE FOUR-DOOR STYLE AND POWER

◾Increased power, torque and responsiveness
◾First four-door Bentley wîth top speed above 200 mph (325 km/h)
◾Outputs increase to 635 PS (626 bhp) and 820 Nm (605 lb. ft.);
◾0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds)
◾Dark, sporting exterior aesthetic; unique interior styling features
◾Revised suspension offers improved body control and handling without sacrificing comfort

(Crewe, 7 September 2016) Bentley Motors is today announcing the introduction of a new flagship to the Flying Spur range, blending luxury, style and power: the Flying Spur W12 S.

The new model is the first four-door Bentley to have a top speed in excess of 200 mph, and offers a more sporting experience for owners lòòking for increased power, torque and responsiveness.

The Flying Spur W12 S features a number of dark styling cues which hint at its new and improved dynamic capabilities. A suite of blackware detailing – including Beluga gloss radiator grille and light surrounds – a rear diffuser and optional carbon fibre veneer gives the new model a dramatic and purposeful appearance to match its enhanced performance.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: 'The Flying Spur W12 S is the ultimate luxury performance sedan. (concept carz) It combines sharper dynamics and an increase in power from our renowned W12 engine wîth a more assertive exterior and interior design for customers lòòking for a Flying Spur wîth extra attitude.'

200 MPH+ Performance – The Fastest Flying Spur Yet

The Flying Spur W12 S features enhanced power and torque outputs from the mighty 6.0-litre, twin-turbo W12 engine. Through precise calibration and tuning, engine power is increased from 625 PS to 635 PS (626 bhp) and torque from 800 Nm to 820 Nm (605 lb. ft.) for a more dynamic drive. Full torque is available from just 2,000 rpm, making for a totally effortless driving experience.

This increase in power means that the Flying Spur W12 S achieves a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph) – the first four-door Bentley to exceed the 200 mph performance barrier. The initial sprint to 100 km/h is dispatched in 4.5 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds).

In modern Bentley tradition, power is delivered to the road via an all-wheel-drive system wîth a 40:60 rear-biased torque split for a sure-footed, engaging drive in all road and weather conditions.

Complementing these power upgrades, a new responsive suspension tune for the Flying Spur W12 S improves handling and provides even more traction, while optional carbon ceramic brakes are available wîth red or black painted calipers.

The new flagship Flying Spur has specific damper and stability control calibrations for a more involving, agile drive. Yet, due to its clever suspension set-up, which retains the refined ride for which the Flying Spur W12 is renowned, the S derivative remains a luxury sedan for those who wish to be chauffeured, as well as those who choose to drive.

Striking Design Signals Performance Intent

Bentley's design team has created an athletic character that combines traditional Bentley styling cues wîth a sporting stance. Sharp feature lines complement muscular rear haunches, while LED daytime running lights, subtle blackware elements and a choice of stylish alloy wheels afford the Flying Spur a modern, contemporary feel.

From new gloss-black detailing on the bodywork, to the unique leather stitching, the new exterior and interior styling reflects the more assertive, darker character of the Flying Spur W12 S.

There is full exterior gloss blackware for the radiator and window surrounds, lights, rear bumper, door handle inserts and headlight washer caps. A new W12 S badge on the D-pillar features a black 'S', while the sporting front-bumper design, Beluga gloss rear diffuser and door mirrors, and gloss-black front radiator matrix are adopted from the new Flying Spur V8 S.

The front and rear lamps receive a dark tint while a new, lower bumper insert suggests a more assertive driving manner.

The wheels offered on the Flying Spur W12 S are 21' 7-spoke wîth a new gloss-black finish, or a new optional 21' Sports 5-spoke directional wheel finished in either gloss black or a dark tint.

Inside, the Flying Spur W12 S boasts styling cues designed to enhance its sporting luxury aesthetic, wîth the exquisite handcrafted interior offering a wider palette of colours, a new fascia finish and unique stitching.

New standard interior features include a unique black engine-spin finish to the fascia and waistrails (a satin carbon-fibre finish is an option); a W12 S headrest emblem in contrast or blind stitching; W12 S treadplates for the front and rear; a three-spoke Sport Plus §teering wheel and knurled gearshift paddles, which are only available as options on other models.

A new colour split unique to the Flying Spur W12 S model is created using a single-tone interior wîth accents in one of 17 hide colours, and unique contrast stitching to the diamond quilting, the Sport Plus §teering wheel and the interior.

Flying Spur – Technology on Demand

The Flying Spur comes complete wîth a suite of onboard technology to make it an ideal place for work or relaxation on the move.

An innovative Touch Screen Remote, deployed from the veneered rear centre console at the touch of a button, allows control of the car's climate and infotainment systems from the comfort of the rear seat. The Flying Spur also features a WiFi hotspot for connectivity on demand while travelling.

Customer deliveries of the new Flying Spur W12 S will commence at the end of the year.

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The Flying Spur Range
The Bentley Flying Spur is a luxury sedan unlike any other – a Bentley for those that appreciate how the smallest things can make the biggest difference.

Every detail is given unrivalled attention – inside, outside and under the bonnet. Enjoy the unparalleled luxury you expect from a Bentley, wîth the kind of startling acceleration, ride and handling previously unheard of in any luxury sedan. (concept carz) It's all delivered in four distinctly different models – the Flying Spur V8, the dynamic Flying Spur V8 S, the exquisite Flying Spur and the powerful, striking new Flying Spur W12 S.

A performance luxury sedan
Whichever model you select, you will be taking the wheel of a thrilling performance car that remains every inch a luxury sedan – one that takes more than 130 hours to build. Which is why you'll be able to appreciate countless thoughtful differences in craftsmanship, engineering, design and technology.

The 25 hours it takes to upholster the cabin by hand wîth contrast stitching are apparent every time you enter the car, as are the five layers of lacquer that are applied to the veneers before the finish meets the Bentley standard. The advanced Torsen all-wheel drive system, meanwhile, automatically manages the power distribution between the front and rear axles, instantaneously delivers most power to the wheels wîth the most traction on the road surface. With a 40:60 rear-biased torque split, it cuts understeer when powering through bends, for greater agility and increased driver confidence, even in challenging conditions.

Above all, you will appreciate the innovative engineering that gives the Flying Spur such phenomenal acceleration, power and range.

Vital Stats
Engine : 6.0 L., 12-cylinder
Power: 616 hp
Torque: 590 ft-lbs

Engine : 4.0 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 521 hp
Torque: 502 ft-lbs

8-speed Automatic
Designed to win hearts and minds
On the street, the Flying Spur projects a contemporary, sporting look wîth crisp lines and a dynamic roofline that is eye-catching yet always retains the appropriate level of sophistication. Inside, the modern interiors are handcrafted wîth darker veneer choices for a contemporary look. All of these elements combine seamlessly to create a car that is far, far more than the sum of its many high quality parts. Which is what makes the Flying Spur the finest of luxury sedans.


Introducing the Flying Spur W12 S
With its 6.0-litre W12 engine, the Flying Spur has long occupied the top spot in this remarkable range of cars. But now, it is joined by a new model: for those drivers who appreciate even more power, precise handling and a certain sporting edge, Bentley has introduced the new Flying Spur W12 S.

A sleeker silhouette, courtesy of a black gloss diffuser and other black exterior details, provides the onlooker wîth an inkling of the car's sporting character. Inside, drilled alloy foot pedals, knurled stainless steel surfaces and unique black engine spin finishes on the fascia and door interiors provide a real sense of the car's racing heritage. It's a feeling that is confirmed on acceleration, when the ferocious power of the performance-tuned engine comes into its own.

A design for life
Every Flying Spur is built to deliver in every aspect of your life – whether you're travelling for business in the city or you're taking to the open road for a weekend away. The cabin is spacious and extremely comfortable, wîth technology that can keep everyone in the car occupied for the length of any journey. And the large boot means you can easily pack golf clubs and other large luggage – something generally unheard of in cars capable of such exhilarating performance.

Never compromise
Take a closer look at the Flying Spur and you will discover a car that is built without compromise. Immerse yourself in every curve, every hand-stitched leather seam, every painstakingly lacquered and polished wood veneer, every finely-milled millimetre of knurling. It's the sum total of all these details that make every feature an experience to savour.

Choose the Flying Spur and you will appreciate the difference wîth all of your senses.

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