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Bentley Flying Spur Sedan (3rd Gen)

MSRP 199440 EURNEX score 85%

Product Overview

Built on Volkswagen Group's MSB platform, the 3rd gen Flying Spur is decidedly more sporty and refined. It debuts with all-wheel steering and Dynamic Ride as well as a range of the latest luxury features and technologies that Bentley has to offer.
Since the discontinuation of the Muslanne powered by the company's storied 6 3/4-litre V8 in 2020, the 3rd-gen Bentley Flying Spur has become the flagship luxury sedan of the iconic marque.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Gorgeous V8
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 85% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent ride quality
  • Excellent cabin tech
  • Gorgeous interior
Cons
  • Lack of storage space
  • Lackluster tech
  • Not the most practical
  • Not as powerful as the W12
  • More expensive than the W12
  • No Android Auto
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Specifications

Variants:
V8
W12

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
420 L / 14.83 cu ft

Construction

Body Style
Full-size luxury sedan
Platform
Volkswagen MSB

Dimensions

Size | Height
1484 mm
Size | Length
5316 mm
Size | Width
1987 mm
W12Weight
2437 kg
Wheelbase
3194 mm

Performance

W12Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.8 sec
V8Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.1 sec
Fuel Economy
14.8 L / 100 km, 19.1 mpg
Top Speed
333 km/h

Powertrain

W12Engine | Displacement
6.0 L
V8Engine | Displacement
4.0 L
Engine | Power
6.0 L W12, 4.0 L V8
W12Engine | Power
626 hp @ 5000 - 6000 rpm
V8Engine | Power
542 hp
W12Engine | Torque
900 Nm @ 1350 - 4500 rpm
V8Engine | Torque
770 Nm
Fuel Capacity
90 L / 23.78 gal
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic ZF 8HP

Production

V8Availability
2020-10
Debut
2019-06
Made In
UK

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

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

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Bentley Flying Spur 2020 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/bentley/continental-gt/first-drives/bentley-flying-spur-2020-uk-review. 2020-05-20. Retrieved 2021-11-08.
2. ^ Bentley Flying Spur V8 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/bentley/flying-spur/first-drives/bentley-flying-spur-v8-2021-uk-review. 2021-01-27. Retrieved 2021-11-08.
3. ^ Bentley Flying Spur review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bentley/flying-spur. 2020-02-19. Retrieved 2021-11-08.
4. ^ New Bentley Flying Spur 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bentley/flying-spur/107381/new-bentley-flying-spur-2020-review. 2020-07-31. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ New Bentley Flying Spur V8 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bentley/flying-spur/87326/new-bentley-flying-spur-v8-2021-review. 2021-01-27. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ 2020 Bentley Flying Spur review: A truly sublime sedan. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-bentley-flying-spur-review/. 2020-04-08. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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