We recently spent some time behind the wheel of the new Bentley Flying Spur in Monaco. And now we can share pricing for the third-generation verison of the Crewe-based firm’s luxury sedan.
Revealed in June 2019 and set to become available in South Africa from the second quarter of 2020, the new Flying Spur will be priced from R3 750 000.
As a reminder, power comes from an “enhanced” version of Bentley’s twin-turbo 6,0-litre W12, mated to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission (the same unit used by the latest Continental GT).
In its latest state of tune, the 12-cylinder powerplant offers 467 kW and 900 N.m (as it does in the Bentayga Speed), resulting in a sprint from standstill to three figures in a claimed 3,7 seconds. Top speed, meanwhile, is listed as 333 km/h.
Riding on a “totally new and advanced aluminium and composite chassis” (integrating a 48 V arrangement), the all-wheel-drive Flying Spur gains items such as electronic all-wheel steering and three-chamber air springs.
The third-generation model measures 5 316 mm long, 1 978 mm wide and 1 484 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 3 194 mm and an unladen weight of 2 437 kg. Bentley says an extra 130 mm between the axles affords the new Flying Spur “a spacious and luxurious cabin that offers peerless comfort and refinement”.
Don't forget to read our first drive of the new Flying Spur here...
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