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Leather, and metal adorn the interior of the Bentley Flying Spur sedan. Photo by Bentley.

New Bentley Flying Spur sedan exterior photo Photo by Bentley.

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What is it?

The version of the Bentley Continental. the Bentley Flying Spur its Continental moniker but remains tons of air-conditioned, quilted-leather


Consider these numbers, would have been just a decade ago: The W12 engine now produces 616 hp and 590 lb-ft of doled out in a 40/60 front/rear by the all-wheel-drive system. A 110-pound reduction over the outgoing Spur means the power-to-weight improves by 14 percent; every 8.9 gets its own horse. Sixty per hour is now achieved in 4.3 seconds, on the way to a velocity of 200 mph.

Keep it south of the century and a combined 15 mpg is available, rising to 20 mpg on the

No twin-turbo V8 will be available, at at first. And with numbers those the Flying Spur boasts, we’re not sure a V8 much sense. Fuel would likely only by 1 or 2 mpg, and a slightly lower is of negligible concern among clientele.

Instead, those are primarily interested in supreme inside and out. Traditional consumers will find at home in the Flying Spur, in leather, wool, wood and metal from headliner to mat. Contrasting piping and are found throughout the basic while Mulliner Driving Spurs get quilted leather in five additional colors the total to 17 choices) along five unique wood

Other Mulliner upgrades two-piece 21-inch wheels and a knurled shift lever.

New to the Spur is a removable multifunction for rear-seat passengers. Featuring a the controller communicates with the car via allowing the rearmost tycoon to climate control, stereo sunshades and the like without to look for permanent switchgear. It may superfluous in concept, but it’s convenient while being about.

The rest of the rear is just good, a surprise the number of owners who prefer driven to driving themselves. The are firm to the point of minor after about 90 minutes of while some may prefer the support, we expected to be absorbed, in plush luxury, but it didn’t

What’s it like to drive?

4.3 seconds to 60 on paper is one thing. three tons of Bentley that number into is another experience entirely. As fun as it is piloting light, powerful the forces involved in accelerating masses quickly seem to a natural cranial frequency all own.

Twin turbochargers and gear choices mean can be a moment of lag on initial throttle as the W12 and its control computers determine how fast you want to go and how quickly like to arrive at that Once you’re off, the acceleration is massive; gear even at full throttle, are perceptible, a testament to the additional Bentley engineers did on the already-excellent ZF One thing we wouldn’t miss is the large and mostly useless paddles extending from the column; not only is the plastic out of place in this car, but the function is laughably slow.

To Bentley’s credit, the handling defies physics much as the does. Steering is delightfully for such a large vehicle, a firmness tuned somewhere Audi and BMW; feedback is fair, but considering the levels of the suspension is asked to deliver, the Spur reacts to inputs a car a thousand pounds lighter. the time comes to rein in, brake rotors the size of rings are coupled with a large amount of pedal to permit smooth, but serious,

Do I want one?

Ultra-luxury cars are tricky thanks to the various flavors in luxury is presented. For the technophile the bells-and-whistles junkie — far equipment can be found on a Mercedes-Benz or Audi S8 for tens of thousands of less than a Flying Those brands, however are not Bentley, nor are those cars with the kind of hand found in vehicles from It’s at this point value equations and feature become largely moot, the primary purchase consideration Is this the brand with I want to be associated?

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The enthusiast buyer may find the Bentley an unexpectedly entertaining driving The owner who prefers to be driven likely prefer the space and of either the long-wheelbase German sedans or the more upscale or Rolls offerings.

As far as choices go, it’s one we’ll face.

2014 Bentley Spur

On Sale: Summer

Base Price: $200,500

6.0-liter, 616-hp, 590 lb-ft W12; AWD, eight-speed transmission

Curb Weight: lb

0-60 mph: 4.3 sec

Fuel (EPA City/HWY/Combined): 12/20/15

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