Compelling are the 2017 Bentley Flying Spur’s technology, power, and style. Others include a regal styling, extensive customization options, a serious power output, and a predictable sumptuous interior. The Flying Spur release date should be expected sometime in the beginning of 2017.
At the upper end of the luxury niche, there exists two segment of vehicles: those that are best enjoyed from the driver seat and those that are meant to be chauffeured. The new 2017 Bentley Flying Spur falls under the former segment. Although it’s a big sedan, it nevertheless offers an impressive and memorable drive quality almost synonymous to that offered by a sport car.
The new Bentley gives its consumers two engine options – a rarity for the vehicle. The first option (4.0L V8) generates an impressive 500 horsepower, while the other (6.0L W-12) churns out an even more output rated at 616 horsepower. Either engine offers its users an impressive acceleration and responsiveness.
If its exclusivity you’re after, we highly recommend the 2017 Bentley Flying Spur. However, even this speedy and swanky sedan is not without some formidable rivals in its class. They include the Porsche Panamera, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Aston Martin Rapide, and the Rolls-Royce Ghost.
2017 Bentley Flying Spur Trims
The new 2017 Bentley Flying Spur is offered in two trims: the base – Flying Spur V8, and the Flying Spur 12-Cylinder.
Exterior 2017 Bentley Flying Spur & Interior Review
The 2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8 accessories offered include LED running lights and taillights, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic bi-xenon headlamps, leather upholstery, power rear sunshades, ventilated and heated multi-way power rear and front seats, power-folding heated mirrors, an adjustable air suspension system, twenty-inch wheels, rear and front parking sensors, a power trunk lid, keyless entry and ignition, and a Breitling analog dashboard.
Standard equipment include an eight-speaker CD/DVD audio system, a navigation system, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, voice controls, an eight-inch front touchscreen interface, an SD card reader, and a rearview camera.
Opting for the Mulliner specification adds an indented leather headliner, a special gas tank cap, drilled alloy pedals, six wood veneers, seventeen diamond-quilted perforated interior hides, a chrome lower front bumper, twenty-one inch wheels, and a knurled shift knob.
Standalone options include adaptive cruise control, a lambswool carpeting, upgrading stitching, special paint, 19-21” inches, flip-down wooden picnic tables, a refrigerator, a three-spoke steering wheel, upgraded stitching, carbon-ceramic brakes, a sunroof, a 13-speaker Naim sound system, Wi-Fi connectivity, a rear entertainment system with twin display screen, and a full length center console.
Inside, one the striking features appears to be its navigation system borrowed from Audi’s MMI Plus system. It’s crisp and offers faster response times than the outgoing model’s. The infotainment system offered by the eight-inch touchscreen system can even be controlled by the rear passengers via the wireless rear touchscreen remote.
2017 Bentley Flying Spur Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Motivation for the 2017 Bentley Flying Spur is offered by a 6.0L turbocharged W-12 engine rated at 590 lbs. ft. of torque and 616 horsepower. It comes matched to an all-wheel drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission system.
According to credible sources at Bentley, the 2017 Flying Spur 0-60 mph takes a blistering 4.3 seconds.
Those who opt for the Flying Spur V8 also get it matched to an eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system. The mill – 4.0L V8 – is rated at 500 horsepower and 487 pounds-ft. of torque. Its 0-60 mph takes 4.9 seconds.
When we come to the fuel economy ratings, EPA says the W12 check in at `12/20/15 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 14/24/17 mpg with the V8 models.
2017 Bentley Flying Spur Release Date & Price
The 2017 Bentley Flying Spur price starts from $195,100 for the V8 and up to $215,800 for the W12 model. Rumors allege the models will go for sale sometime in the beginning of 2017.