2019 Bentley Flying Spur Spied Testing Its New Platform

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Spy photographers have caught the next-generation 2019 Bentley Flying Spur testing on public roadways.

The prototype is still wearing plenty of camouflage and Bentley is attempting to make it appear as if it’s the current Flying Spur. But we know better and since we’ve already seen the new Continental GT, we know what to expect when it comes to the new Flying Spur’s styling. Perhaps the biggest change to the new Flying Spur is the new platform, which is shared with the new Panamera. Called MSB-F, it’s a rear- and all-wheel-drive platform from the Volkswagen Group designed for luxury sedans.

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That means the new Flying Spur will likely share some of the Panamera’s powertrain options, including plug-in hybrid and diesel setups. Hopefully, the luxury automaker doesn’t get rid of the 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine, but we know large engines aren’t long for the world.

Look for the new Bentley Flying Spur to debut late next year or early 2019.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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