The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is more powerful, more efficient and more refined than ever before.
Making its debut here during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the ultra luxury executive hauler’s 6.0-liter W12 engine now makes 616 hp —that’s up 64 from before as well as 580 lb-ft of torque, which is a bump of 101 lb-ft.
Despite that power increase, the car is also more efficient thanks to a new ZF eight-speed automatic transmission with 13 percent improved fuel consumption according to the brand. Its top speed is also limited to 200 mph.
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Bentley didn’t stop with powertrain tweaks, though. Never one to be known for building small cars, the newest Flying Spur is styled to look lower, wider and more aggressive. While owning any Bentley product is a statement all its own, the truth is that body styling probably isn’t as important as the badge and all it means. What is important, on the other hand, is cabin comfort.
Of course, Bentley made extensive changes to the interior. In fact, only a handful of interior pieces including the arm rests and some of the cabin controls carried over from the old car.
Front seat passengers get a new eight-inch touchscreen, while those in the rear get a remote control that manages amenities including climate control and the entertainment system. The rear 10-inch touch screens come as optional equipment and connect to the car’s on-board wi-fi.
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