Site Title

Bentley Flying Spur (3rd) Review Rundown

Bentley MotorsPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
Rundown of external reviews is now integrated to the product page in the External Reviews section.
We will no longer publish Rundowns separately.
cover image
cover image

Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Gorgeous V8
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons**
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The new Flying Spur is a world-class flagship, balancing performance, luxury, and style in equal measure. The way it drives and handles is quite astonishing for such a large car, while the opulence of the cabin and attention to detail show Bentley at its best. There are few finer places to sit than in its back seats.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
Despite the pretensions of Mercedes and BMW, the Bentley Flying Spur has few natural size/price rivals. The Spur has its own mildly modified version of the 626bhp 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine introduced with the Bentayga SUV. Our test car was a special edition, an early Spur with the £37,000 First Edition pack that throws in just about every important Bentley add-on.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful twin-turbo W12 engine
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Pricier than rivals

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
The latest Bentley Flying Spur V8 is the third generation of Bentley’s saloon. It is based on the MSB platform developed for the Volkswagen Group (of which Bentley is a part) by Porsche. Power is ‘only’ 542bhp and torque a mere 568lb ft (rather than the 664lb ft of the W12) but it has 107kg lighter kerb weight to move around.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent ride quality
Cons[**]
  • Noisy at high revs
  • Not as powerful as the W12

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The cabin is as luxurious as you'd expect, with deep carpets, soft leather and beautifully finished trim. A huge 12.3-inch touchscreen display houses functionality for navigation, Bluetooth, DAB radio and Apple CarPlay. The standard audio system offers 10 speakers with 650 watts, although you can upgrade to either a B&O 16 speaker set-up.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Best-in-class infotainment system
  • Excellent cabin tech
Cons[**]
  • Lack of storage space

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The third-generation Flying Spur is perhaps the most elegant-looking Bentley in the current line-up. Key to its suave appearance are its new proportions. Bentley has added 130mm to the Flying Spur's wheelbase – now 3,194mm. The only engine offered currently is its mighty 6.0-litre W12.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent ride quality
Cons[**]
  • Not the most practical

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The £153,900 Flying Spur V8 is a tasty £14,400 less than the W12. The 4.0-litre engine is a familiar one from within the VW Group. It's found in everything from the Lamborghini Urus to the Audi RS 6 Avant. Bentley says 0-62mph takes 4.1 seconds in the V8.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful V8
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • More expensive than the W12

cnet[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
Bentley's new Flying Spur is striking and dynamic without any cues that shout for your attention. On the inside, things are a bit more familiar -- traditional, even -- with the usual Bentley quilted leather. Up front, the infotainment system is functional and clean, offering most of the modern features.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster tech
  • No Android Auto

References

1. ^ Bentley Flying Spur 2020 UK review. autocar. 2020-05-20 Retrieved 2021-11-08.
2. ^ Bentley Flying Spur V8 2021 UK review. autocar. 2021-01-27 Retrieved 2021-11-08.
3. ^ Bentley Flying Spur review. autoexpress. 2020-02-19 Retrieved 2021-11-08.
4. ^ New Bentley Flying Spur 2020 review. autoexpress. 2020-07-31 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ New Bentley Flying Spur V8 2021 review. autoexpress. 2021-01-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ 2020 Bentley Flying Spur review: A truly sublime sedan. cnet. 2020-04-08 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
****. This page contains affiliate links to third-party merchants such as Amazon, eBay, and Rakuten. When you make a purchase using the supplied links, we will receive a commission.

More Articles in Cars

Comments

Please login before adding comments. Now supporting Sign in with Google and LinkedIn!
Neofiliac places the utmost respect for your privacy. We use no cookie whatsoever beyond that needed for the proper functioning of the website.