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Christopher Bruce2012-11-05 18:42:39

Bentley Flying Spur Sedan Preparing for Update

 
 
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Bentley plans to have the Flying Spur compete against top levels of the S-Class

BentleyBentleyBentleyUnited Kingdom, 1919 > present37 models
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is planning an upgrade to the Flying SpurContinental Flying Spur SpeedBentley Continental Flyin...United Kingdom, 2009 > 20127 photos
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that it plans to compete with top levels of Mercedes upcoming new generation S-ClassS-ClassMercedes-Benz S-ClassGermany, 1972 > present6 series
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. The car has been spotted testing in Europe. 

The Flying Spur will have more toned down styling in comparison to the Continental GTContinental GT (modern) Gen.2Bentley Continental GT (modern) Gen.2United Kingdom, 2011 > present37 versions
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on which it is based. This is to appeal to affluent buyers who do not want to be too showy. 

Mechanically, most of the car's elements will be taken from the Continental GT. The chassis is the same and so is the wheelbase, but length will probably increase slightly. The car will also have a softer suspension and large rear to appeal to Chinese buyers where the car is most popular. 

Power will also be shared with the Continental GT with the twin-turbo V8 and W12, but it is slated to get a new eight-speed automatic. 

Expect to see a launch of the super-luxury sedan at either the Geneva Motor Show or at Frankfurt. 

Source: Autocar

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BentleyBentley
Continental GT (modern)Continental GT (modern)
Continental GT (modern) Gen.1Continental GT (modern) Gen.1
Continental Flying SpurContinental Flying Spur
Engine
W 12 ( 15.0º vee)
Displacement
366 cu in
Top Speed
195 mph
Transmission
6, Automatic with overdrive
Maximum power
560 hp @ 6100 rpm
Type
Saloon (sedan)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
14.17 US MPG
price
$ 177.600
annual ownership cost
$ 5.448

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