At Bentley Motors we are dedicated to developing and crafting the world’s most desirable high performance cars. Founded in 1919 by W.O Bentley, his mission was “To build a good car, a fast car, the best in class”. These words remain true today and we are still making responsive, comfortable and powerful Grand Tourers.
Although we now have many models in our range, a hand-built Bentley is always unmistakable. All it takes is a glance at the twin headlights, matrix grille or the high waistline to know one.
The sedan version of the Bentley Continental, the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur drops its Continental moniker but remains three tons of air-conditioned, quilted-leather land-missile.
Consider these numbers, which would have been fantasy just a decade ago: The 6.0-liter W12 engine now produces 616 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, doled out in a 40/60 front/rear split by the all-wheel-drive system. A 110-pound weight reduction over the outgoing Flying Spur means the power-to-weight ratio improves by 14 percent; every 8.9 pounds gets its own horse. Sixty miles per hour is now achieved in 4.3 seconds, on the way to a terminal velocity of 200 mph. Keep it south of the century mark and a combined 15 mpg is available, rising to 20 mpg on the highway.
The enthusiast luxury buyer may find the Bentley offers an unexpectedly entertaining driving experience. The owner who prefers to be driven will likely prefer the space and comfort of either the long-wheelbase German flagship sedans or the more upscale Mulsanne or Rolls offerings.