Spy photographers have caught the next-generation Bentley Flying Spur testing again, this time in the snow.
The current Bentley Flying Spur was originally launched in 2005, but did receive a facelift in 2013. Needless to say, vehicle development has improved a great deal since 2005, which is why the next-generation Flying Spur will see some major changes. For starters, the luxury sedan will ride on the MSB-F platform, which made its debut in the Porsche Panamera. That means it will be lighter weight and can take advantage of the same powertrains offered in the Panamera.
More importantly, the new Flying Spur is expected to introduce a new styling language for the brand, while gaining a more luxurious interior.
As we can tell by the spy photos, the Flying Spur will continue serving as a four-door version of the Continental GT. The prototype undergoing cold weather testing is wearing familiar quad headlamps and a wider grille. There’s also a sportier bumper with larger air intakes. Looking at the side profile of the sedan, there aren’t any major changes, but the rear gets interesting with new fenders, giving it a slightly more muscular design. It does appear the Flying Spur will retain rectangular tail lights.
Although Bentley hasn’t officially announced any details on the new Flying Spur, there’s a good chance the 4.0-liter V8 found in the Panamera Turbo will be used in the next-gen sedan. A diesel is also a possibility, following in the footsteps of the Bentayga SUV.
Look for more details on the Bentley Flying Spur as it continues testing. It should go on sale late 2018 or early 2019.
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