Bentley Flying Spur

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Bentley Flying Spur
Production period: since 2013
Class : Upper class
Body versions : limousine
Previous model: Bentley Continental Flying Spur

The Bentley Flying Spur is the successor to the Bentley Continental Flying Spur and replaced it in 2013.

Flying Spur (2013-2019)

First generation
Bentley Flying Spur - front view (1), August 12, 2013, Düsseldorf.jpg
Production period: 2013-2019
Body versions : limousine
Petrol engines : 4.0–6.0 liters
(373–467 kW)
Length: 5299 mm
Width: 1924 mm
Height: 1484-1488 mm
Wheelbase : 3066 mm
Empty weight : 2417-2475 kg

The first generation of the Flying Spur made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013.


The sedan is 9 mm higher and longer and 8 mm wider than its predecessor. The wheelbase remained the same at 3,066 mm. The weight, however, was reduced by 50 kg; just like the c W value now given as 0.29 . In contrast to its predecessor, the radiator grille is almost vertical. The headlights were enlarged. In contrast to the front end, the rear stands out more clearly from the predecessor. The C-pillar is made wider; the stern is lower and runs out longer. The previously upright, rectangular rear lights have been drawn wider.

Technical specifications

The Bentley Flying Spur is powered by the same engine as in the previous model, but in a revised form so that the output of the six-liter W12 biturbo engine increases by 48 kW (65 hp) to 460 kW (625 hp). The 8-speed automatic transmission already familiar from the Coupé and Cabriolet is new . The revised air suspension ensures that the body is lowered by 5 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear from a speed of 195 km / h, and by a further 8 mm or 13 mm from 240 km / h.

The Flying Spur has been available since September 2014 with the four-liter V8 biturbo engine located below the W12, which is already familiar from the Continental GT . The starting price at its market launch is around 178,000 euros. The visual changes are limited to Bentley emblems with a red background and double-oval tailpipes.

Bentley has been producing the Black Edition as a special model of the Flying Spur since 2017. Equipped with the standard engine of the V8 S, the special model stands out from the series with darkened headlights, black add-on parts and wheels with a diameter of 21 inches.

Flying Spur V8 Flying Spur V8 S. Flying Spur W12 Flying Spur W12 S.
Construction period 08/2014–06/2019 10/2016–06/2019 10/2013–06/2019 10/2016–06/2019
Motor type Gasoline engine
Engine type and number of
V8 W12
Engine charging Biturbo
Mounting position Front lengthways
Valves 4 per cylinder
Camshafts 4th
Displacement 3993 cc 5998 cc
Bore × stroke 84.5 mm × 89.0 mm 84.0 mm × 90.2 mm
Max. power 373 kW (507 hp)
at 6000 rpm
388 kW (528 hp)
at 6000 rpm
460 kW (625 PS)
at 6000 rpm
467 kW (635 hp)
at 6000 rpm
Max. Torque 660 Nm
at 1750 rpm
680 Nm
at 1700 rpm
800 Nm
at 1700 rpm
820 Nm
at 1700 rpm
drive all wheel drive
transmission 8-speed automatic transmission
Top speed 295 km / h 306 km / h 322 km / h 325 km / h
0-100 km / h
5.2 s 4.9 s 4.6 s 4.5 s
Fuel consumption
over 100 km (combined)
10.9 l
14.3 l
super plus
CO 2 emissions
254 g / km 332 g / km
Emission standard according to
EU classification
Euro 6

Flying Spur (since 2019)

Second generation
Bentley Flying Spur (2019) IMG 2635.jpg
Production period: since 2019
Body versions : limousine
Engines: Petrol engines :
6.0 liters
(467 kW)
Length: 5316 mm
Width: 1987 mm
Height: 1484 mm
Wheelbase : 3194 mm
Empty weight : 2437 kg
Rear view

On June 11, 2019, Bentley presented a new generation of the Flying Spur. The first models are expected to be delivered in early 2020. At the market launch, the vehicle will also be available as a special First Edition model for twelve months .

The sedan is based as well as the Porsche Panamera on the MSB platform of the Volkswagen Group . It is powered again by a 467 kW (635 PS) six-liter W12 gasoline engine.

Technical specifications

Flying Spur
Construction period since 06/2019
Engine characteristics
Engine type W12 gasoline engine
Displacement 5950 cc
Max. Power at min −1 467 kW (635 hp) / 5000–6000
Max. Torque in min -1 900 Nm / 1350-4500
Power transmission
drive all wheel drive
Gearbox, as standard 8-speed dual clutch transmission
Top speed 333 km / h
Acceleration, 0-100 km / h 3.8 s
Fuel consumption over 100 km (combined) 13.3 l super
CO 2 emissions (combined) 304 g / km
Emission standard Euro 6d-TEMP
Empty weight 2437 kg
Tank capacity 90 l

Web links

Commons : Bentley Flying Spur  - collection of images, videos and audio files

* Official website (English)

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Malte Jürgens: Bentley Flying Spur in Geneva: luxury liner receives a facelift in 2013. In: February 20, 2013, accessed June 2, 2018 .
  2. Rolls-Royce builds the Black Badge, Bentley counters with the Black Edition. Retrieved October 27, 2017 .
  3. Uli Baumann: Bentley Flying Spur First Edition: Only available for 12 months. In: July 22, 2019, accessed July 22, 2019 .
  4. Uli Baumann: Bentley Flying Spur (2019): Almost only the name has remained. In: June 11, 2019, accessed June 12, 2019 .