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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**

Neoscore: 71% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good power
  • Decent styling
  • Lots of luxury options
Cons
  • Hybrid nonsense
  • Downgrade from the Mulsanne

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb handling
  • Superb hi-fi system
  • Superb interior
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Lack of storage space
  • Lackluster tech
  • Lacklustre rear comfort
  • Lacklustre fuel economy
  • Not the most comfortable to drive
  • Not the most practical
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Specifications

Variants:
Hybrid
V8
W12

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
420 L / 14.83 cu ft
V8Cargo Capacity
420 L / 14.8 cu-ft
W12Cargo Capacity
420 L / 14.8 cu-ft
HybridCargo Capacity
351 L / 12.4 cu-ft
V8Coolant Capacity
15.9 L / 16.8 qt
W12Coolant Capacity
17.0 L / 18.0 qt
V8Engine Oil Capacity
9.5 L / 10.0 qt
W12Engine Oil Capacity
10.8 L / 11.4 qt
V8Fuel Capacity
90.0 L / 23.8 gal
W12Fuel Capacity
90.0 L / 23.8 gal
HybridFuel Capacity
80.0 L / 21.1 gal
Passengers
4
V8Payload
650 kg / 1433 lbs
W12Payload
563 kg / 1241 lbs
HybridPayload
600 kg / 1323 lbs

Chassis

V8Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
W12Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 420x40 mm
HybridBrakes | Front
Ventilated discs
V8Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
W12Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs, 380x30 mm
HybridBrakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link

Construction

Battery | Capacity
18.0 kWh (gross) | 14.1 kWh (net)
Battery | Type
Lithium-ion
Body Style
Full-size luxury sedan
V8Body Style
4-door Sedan
W12Body Style
4-door Sedan
HybridBody Style
4-door plug-in hybrid Sedan
Platform
Volkswagen MSB

Dimensions

Size | Height
1484 mm
V8Size | Height
1483 mm / 58.4 in
W12Size | Height
1484 mm / 58.4 in
HybridSize | Height
1483 mm / 58.4 in
Size | Length
5316 mm / 209.3 in
Size | Width
1987 mm
V8Size | Width
2220 mm / 87.4 in (mirror unfolded) | 2013 mm / 79.3 in (mirror folded)
W12Size | Width
1987 mm / 78.2 in | 2220 mm / 87.4 in (mirror unfolded) | 2013 mm / 79.3 in (mirror folded)
HybridSize | Width
1978 mm / 77.9 in | 2220 mm / 87.4 in (mirror unfolded) | 2013 mm / 79.3 in (mirror folded)
V8Weight
2330.0 kg / 5136.8 lbs
W12Weight
2437.0 kg / 5372.7 lbs
HybridWeight
2430.0 kg / 5357.2 lbs
V8Wheel Size
20 in, 21 in, 22 in
W12Wheel Size
21 in, 22 in
HybridWheel Size
20 in, 21 in, 22 in
Wheelbase
3194 mm / 125.7 in

Performance

V8Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.1 sec
W12Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.8 sec
HybridAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.3 sec
V8Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
4.0 sec
W12Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
3.6 sec
HybridAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
4.1 sec
V8CO2 Emission
270 g/km
W12CO2 Emission
304 g/km
Electric Range
40.0 km / 24.9 mi
Fuel Economy
14.8 L / 100 km, 19.1 mpg
V8Fuel Economy
11.6 L/100km / 20.3 MPG (combined) | 16.5 L/100km / 14.3 MPG (urban) | 8.8 L/100km / 26.7 MPG (highway)
W12Fuel Economy
13.3 L/100km / 17.7 MPG (combined) | 18.6 L/100km / 12.6 MPG (urban) | 10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
333 km/h
V8Top Speed
318.0 km/h / 197.6 mph
W12Top Speed
333.0 km/h / 206.9 mph
HybridTop Speed
285.0 km/h / 177.1 mph

Powertrain

V8Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
W12Drivetrain Layout
All-wheel drive
HybridDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
ULEV
V8Engine
CVDA
W12Engine
DDB
V8Engine | Bore
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
W12Engine | Bore
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
HybridEngine | Bore
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
V8Engine | Displacement
4.0 L / 243.9 cu-in / 3996.0 cc
W12Engine | Displacement
6.0 L / 363.1 cu-in / 5950.0 cc
HybridEngine | Displacement
2.9 L / 176.6 cu-in / 2894.0 cc
Engine | Power
6.0 L W12, 4.0 L V8
V8Engine | Power
550.0 hp / 410.1 kW @ 6000 rpm
W12Engine | Power
635.0 hp / 473.5 kW @ 5000-6000 rpm
HybridEngine | Power
416.0 hp / 310.2 kW + 136.0 hp / 101.4 kW (electric motor)
V8Engine | Specific Output
137.6 hp/L / 2.3 hp/cu-in
W12Engine | Specific Output
106.7 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in
HybridEngine | Specific Output
143.7 hp/L / 2.4 hp/cu-in
V8Engine | Stroke
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
W12Engine | Stroke
89.5 mm / 3.5 in
HybridEngine | Stroke
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
V8Engine | Torque
770 Nm / 567.9 lb-ft @ 2000-4500 rpm
W12Engine | Torque
900 Nm / 663.8 lb-ft @ 1350-4500 rpm
HybridEngine | Torque
550 Nm / 405.7 lb-ft + 400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft
V8Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
W12Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol W12 engine
HybridEngine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Fuel Capacity
90 L / 23.78 gal
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic ZF 8HP
V8Transmission | Type
Double clutch transmission (DCT)
W12Transmission | Type
Automatic
HybridTransmission | Type
Automatic

Production

V8Availability
2020
W12Availability
2019
HybridAvailability
2021
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 71%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Electric power comes from a 134bhp motor sandwiched between the combustion engine and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The result is a combined peak of 536bhp – 93bhp more than the Bentayga Hybrid and only 6bhp less than the Spur V8. The official 4.1sec 0-60mph time is just a tenth behind that of the V8, too.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful petrol engine
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lacklustre low-intensity refinement
  • Pricier than the Spur V8

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The Flying Spur bears a strong resemblance to the recently launched and much lauded Continental GT. It’s a handsome beast. More haunchy than the outgoing car and with better-defined muscles front and rear to match its extra performance. It rolls on either 21- or 22-inch wheels (smaller previously) and the design especially benefits from the fact that the new package has moved the front wheels six inches forward.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Superb handling
  • Excellent handling
Cons
  • Lacklustre rear comfort
  • No automatic gearbox

autocar[4]

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[5]

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[6]

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[7]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Overall efficiency (according to the trip computer) was a respectable 33mpg. Running the plug-in Flying Spur could as much as halve your annual Benefit-in-Kind tax bill. As a passenger, space in the back of the Flying Spur Hybrid is unchanged. It’s a big car and this translates to the rear cabin, but sitting behind a taller driver does limit outright space.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful V8
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Lacklustre fuel economy
  • Pricier than rivals

autoexpress[8]

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

carmagazine[9]

Sentiment Score 74%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The Spur starts on e-power and you can manually prod the powertrain through EV, Hybrid and Hold modes as your priorities shift. While the Hybrid is 175kg heavier than an equivalent Spur V8, it's a drop in the ocean for a 2.5-tonne car. By 2030, all of Bentley's cars will be full EVs.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful V8
  • Elegant styling
  • Excellent handling
Cons
  • Not the most comfortable to drive
  • Alternatives are more fun to drive

carmagazine[10]

Sentiment Score 88%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
All-wheel electric steering allows the big car to pivot like a much smaller one. The body is superformed aluminium, which sharpens cut lines and improves surfacing. On the motorway or in town, there is no quieter or more refined car than a Flying Spur, except Rolls-Royce's double-the-money Phantom.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Not the most refined

cnet[11]

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

[12]

Sentiment Score 99%
Reviewers from have found the following***:
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb hi-fi system
  • Comfortable to sit in
  • Superb interior
Cons
  • No fridge

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 Hybrid review . [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/bentley/flying-spur-hybrid. 2022-01-19. Retrieved 2022-06-19.
3. ^ Bentley Flying Spur 2019 review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/bentley/flying-spur/first-drives/bentley-flying-spur-2019-review. 2019-10-16. Retrieved 2022-06-19.
4. ^ 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.
5. ^ Bentley Flying Spur review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bentley/flying-spur. 2020-02-19. Retrieved 2021-11-08.
6. ^ 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.
7. ^ New Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid 2022 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bentley/flying-spur/357127/new-bentley-flying-spur-hybrid-2022-review. 2022-01-19. Retrieved 2022-06-19.
8. ^ 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.
9. ^ Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid (2022) review: take it easy. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/bentley/flying-spur-hybrid/. 2022-01-19. Retrieved 2022-06-19.
10. ^ Bentley Flying Spur review: heavy hitter. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/bentley/flying-spur-saloon/. 2019-10-16. Retrieved 2022-06-19.
11. ^ 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.
12. ^ Naim for Bentley premium audio system (2020 Bentley Flying Spur) review. []. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/naim-for-bentley-premium-audio-system-2021-bentley-flying-spur. Retrieved 2022-06-19.

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