Bentley Flying Spur Saloon | 4.0 V8 4dr Auto


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BENTLEY FLYING SPUR SALOON 4.0 V8 4dr AutoBENTLEY FLYING SPUR SALOON 4.0 V8 4dr Auto
PersonalLease
£2,046.98Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£1,705.82Per month ex VAT
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I would like all maintenance and service costs included

Yes
No

Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£18,422.86 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£15,352.38 ex VAT

Contract Length

47 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Xenon Lights
Xenon Lights
Alloy Wheels
19" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Climate Control
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Cruise Control

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Acoustic glass
  • Electric front windows
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Rear electric windows
BRAKES
  • ABS/EBD
  • Branded front & rear black brake calipers
  • Electronic park brake with move-off assist
  • ESP
  • HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
  • Motor Slip Regulation - Engine Drag Torque Control
  • Traction control
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Boot carpet in Beluga
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Anti roll bar front and rear
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth telephone connectivity
  • Telephone voice dialling
DRIVER AIDS
  • Continuous damping control
  • Cruise control
  • Front/rear park distance control
  • Speed sensitive power steering
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Power boot opening and closing
  • Power latching to all doors for easy entry
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Breitling clock
  • Car computer
  • Infotainment system/satellite navigation
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Elec/heat/adj/fold door mirror memory
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Dark eucalyptus wood veneer
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 8 channel amplifier 8 speakers
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • 2D Bentley winged 'B' badge
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Metallic paint
  • Rear diffuser
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Bi-Xenon headlights and headlight washers
  • Front fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rear LED tail-lighting/ high level stop lamp
  • Tunnel detection for auto light control
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Multi-zone automatic climate control
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 2 x 12V socket in rear centre console
  • 3 spoke single tone hide trimmed steering wheel
  • Easy entry/electrically adj steering column memory
  • Front armrest
  • Full hide trim
  • Illuminated centre console storage
  • Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders storage
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Door lights
  • Footwell illumination
SAFETY
  • 3 point inertia reel seatbelts on outer rear seats
  • Driver/front passenger airbag
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Electronic tyre pressure monitoring
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front and rear thorax airbag system
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
SEATS
  • 14 way Elec adj front seats/memory/lumbar control
  • Fixed rear bench seat
  • Front head restraints
  • Isofix attachments on rear seats
  • Rear headrests
SECURITY
  • Anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless entry
  • Keyless ignition
  • Preparation for vehicle tracking
  • Remote central locking
  • Ultrasonic alarm
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 19" Classic alloy wheels - Painted
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre repair kit

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 254
  • HC: N
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 3993
  • Cylinder Layout: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TWIN TURBO
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 32
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 25.9
  • EC Extra Urban: 34.9
  • EC Urban: 18.1
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: V8
  • Coin Series: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: N
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 507
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 4.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: True
  • 0 to 62: 4.9
  • BHP: 507
  • Engine Power KW: 373
  • Engine Power RPM: 6000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 486
  • Engine Torque MKG: 67
  • Engine Torque NM: 660
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1750
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 183
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 275/45 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 275/45 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: CLASSIC
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1488
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 5299
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.1
  • Wheelbase: 3066
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1976
  • Width (including mirrors): 2208
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 475
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 90
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2972
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 2425
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 547

Reviews

Bentley Flying Spur Saloon SPURRED ONWARDS (68/100)

Bentley's latest Flying Spur saloon diverges from its Continental origins. Jonathan Crouch explains.

Ten Second Review

Aware that there was a yawning gulf between the old Continental Flying Spur and the bespoke Mulsanne saloon cars, Bentley has closed the gap with this latest, more upmarket Flying Spur model.

Background

The Bentley Flying Spur. That's a Continental GT coupe with four doors and a boot. Some added legroom and an additional measure of frumpiness, right? In the past, that could indeed be the accusation, but the latest generation model sees key distinctions appear between the Continental and the latest Flying Spur. Bentley realised that there seemed little in the way of common DNA between the beautiful hand-crafted Mulsanne saloon and the next four-door in the line up, the Continental Flying Spur. One was from the old school, the other very different in feel, using many parts of ill-disguised Volkswagen Group origins. That changes with the latest Flying Spur. The Continental tag is ditched and Bentley has gone to great lengths to change the look and feel of the car as well. First shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Flying Spur now suddenly has the gravitas and presence its predecessor never fully possessed.

Driving Experience

Bentley were a little stung by criticism that the old Continental Flying Spur wasn't as refined as perhaps it could have been. There were few complaints about the W12 engine, but the amount of road, wind and suspension noise entering the cabin didn't really chime with the expected magic carpet ride. This latest Flying Spur sets out to rectify that. A more rigid body helps Bentley's engineers to isolate and suppress vibrations and unwanted noise. Extra soundproofing, acoustic glass, a revised exhaust and improved door seals all chip away at the decibel count. The 19-inch tyres feature more generous sidewalls to improve ride comfort and both the air suspension's compression and the anti-roll bars are a good deal softer. Corner the car harder, however and the spring stiffness increases and the driver can also choose from four suspension settings. Under the bonnet, many still prefer the renowned 6.0-litre, twin turbo W12 engine, now coupled to a ZF eight-speed transmission. Developing 552bhp in standard W12 form or 600bhp in top GT Speed guise, the Flying Spur features more power than any other Bentley four-door in history. A 14 per cent improvement in the power-to-weight ratio over the outgoing model results in a sprint to 60mph of just 4.9 seconds in the standard version, which goes on to a top-speed of 194mph. In the modern Bentley tradition, power is delivered to the road via all-wheel drive with a 40:60 rear-biased torque split. As an alternative, buyers can choose a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with 500bhp, powering the car to sixty in 4.9s en route to 183mph.

Design and Build

Bentley's styling team has worked to give the Flying Spur its own look and feel that's notably distinct not only from its predecessor but also from the Continental GT coupe. The shape is at the same time both more athletic in its stance and more distinguished in its detailing. Sharp feature lines complement muscular rear haunches, while LED day-time running lights, dipped headlights and tail lights complement the front and rear profiles. The interior designers have created a luxurious, spacious cabin that dresses advanced acoustic and electronic technologies in exquisite hand-crafted leather hides and wood veneers. How different is it to what's gone before? Only the sun visors, grab handles, armrests and some front console and controls have been carried over from the outgoing car. The focus on improving comfort and sound isolation, especially in the rear seats, is helped by seating which can be adjusted in 14 different directions, not to mention heated and cooled. You can even specify the Flying Spur in four-seat or five-seat configurations. As you might well expect, the materials quality just cannot be faulted, although possibly with one exception. The gawky manual gear paddle shifters behind the steering wheel, one of the old car's most unappealing interior features, have unaccountably been retained.

Market and Model

Prices for the W12 model start at around £135,000, but you'll need over £150,000 for the W12 GT Speed version. The Flying Spur features touch-screen infotainment, mobile connectivity including Wi-Fi, a Rear Seat Entertainment suite and a new bespoke hand-held Touch Screen Remote which allows rear-cabin occupants to control an extensive range of features from the comfort of their seat. An eight-channel, eight-speaker audio system with Balanced Mode Radiators provide high sound clarity, with the 1100W Naim for Bentley premium system available as an option. Customers wishing to personalise the car still further can choose to include the Mulliner Driving Specification. This includes five additional hides, expanding the number of available shades to 17, and five further wood veneers. Bentley's traditional diamond quilting is incorporated on the seats and door panels, together with an indented leather headlining and embroidered Bentley wings to the headrests. Drilled alloy foot pedals, a knurled sports gear lever, jewel filler cap and 21" two-piece five-spoke alloy wheels in painted or polished finish complete the Mulliner suite of options.

Cost of Ownership

Although efficiency has improved (by 13 per cent, it's claimed), you'll still need deep pockets to run a Flying Spur. The W12 model's combined fuel economy figure of 19.2mpg on the combined cycle looks a little profligate as does the emissions figure of 343g/km. The V8 variant of course does much better and offers a range of 520 miles thanks to a highly efficient engine that includes cylinder deactivation, intelligent thermal management and electrical recuperation. Residual values are another area where the big Bentley might well cause a sting. Yes, it's a model that looks to be in strong initial demand but there aren't too many 12-cylinder saloon cars that subsequently hold up well in terms of depreciation.

Summary

The Flying Spur looks likely to shrug off its reputation as the nearly car of the Bentley range. It always seemed to be the car you bought if your lifestyle no longer fitted the rakish Continental GT coupe but you couldn't run to a Mulsanne. No longer. The latest car asserts its own identity far more forcefully and the styling is a good deal more confident than its predecessor. There's an appealing mix of old school and cutting-edge technology about the latest Flying Spur and although it is a more ostentatious and extrovert car than before, the market for these vehicles increasingly demands just such a personality. Some may miss the subtlety of the old Conti Flying Spur but it's a brave new world and Bentley need to play to the right crowd.

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Initial Rental: £15,352.38 ex. VAT