The 2019 Bentley Flying Spur model is getting a new generation vehicle. This model has appeared on the market for the first time back in 2005 receiving its last update in 2013, so you can see that it is becoming a bit dated. The 2019 version is supposed to bring back the Flying Spur on track and make it into a new and a contemporary looking vehicle which might fight off the competition with ease.
It might seem strikingly odd to you that the prototype in the pictures downs a Panamera body, but do not get alarmed it is not a new Porsche in the making it is indeed the new Bentley Flying Spur we are looking at. This actually comes as no surprise as Bentley has done this in the past as they used the body of the Audi Q7 for the Bentayga model before. When you know that both Audi, Bentley and Porsche are under the guise of Volkswagen Group it becomes a lot clearer why the car looks like it does.
The 2019 Bentley Flying Spur promises to bring an array of changes to the brand which will improve it. One of them is the addition of the MSB-F platform that has been used for the last Porsche Panamera model and will be used for this car for the first time. We are also expecting a new style language, a newly updated interior and more engine options as well.
This is still a prototype and a lot of the information about the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur is still speculative, but we have managed to gather enough rumors and leaked information to comprise a review. This will keep you set until the release date.
When is the Release Date of the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur Coming?
The majority of information about the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur can still be taken with a grain of salt, but there is no denying the spy photos and the very likely appearance of the car real soon. According to our sources the car will most likely appear in the start of 2019 as there are no indications that we might get to see it sooner than that.
2019 Bentley Flying Spur Price Tag
The price is still out there of the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur and it is very hard to determine it now. But the closest we can assume it to be is that it is going to be around $200,000 for starters, while the range toping W12 version will be offered at $250,000, before added options.
How will the Car Look Like?
Although the current pictures of the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur does not provide many information about how the final product might look like, there are still many information which are available to us which depict the future design of the car. The same way as the outgoing model the 2019 version is going to be a four-door vehicle of the of the Conti GT car. Also we were able to learn that a lot of elements for the styling of the car are going to be borrowed from the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept. We can discern and confirm these images from the latest concept in fact.
So generally speaking, it is expected that the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur and the Continental GT are going to share the majority of the front fascia. Some highlights are going to be the quad headlamp layout, the nose will be positioned lower, a sportier bumper with big side openings and a much wider grille. Also on option is a newly sculptured engine hood.
The side of the car will be the same as the vehicle they are basing it on but the changes will appear as we get to the rear part of the car. The Flying Spur is supposed to get another pair of doors, redesigned rear fenders and the wheelbase is going to be extended. Although it will have a muscular style at the same time it will be a very graceful depiction of the Continental GT. The rear portion of the car might add rectangular taillights but some longer and slimmer ones also.
Interior Changes and Updates
The current photos of the prototype 2019 Bentley Flying Spur have not been made. But it actually leads us to believe that if the exterior of a Porsche that this model also has some Porsche parts inside it. We are probably going to get a Continental interior which will take a lot of cues based on the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept. So we expect that the interior of the 2019 Flying Spur receives a sporty interior which is at the same time very elegant and uses a wide instrument cluster with a wrap-around design for the dash. Perhaps a bigger center console will be added in order to separate the front seats which will be mounted with a center display screen.
Some specific details added for comfort include two-toned upholstery, seats with diamond-patterned quilts and contrast stitching. Also expect this Bentley to come with a lot of optional equipment like sterling silver atomizers, a holder for your watch, a compartment within the middle seatback that acts as a refrigerator, and a set of very luxurious champagne glasses.
There is a great possibility that the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur receives some modifications under its hood. Since the car uses a new platform there have been no confirmation which one could be implemented here. The most likely option is for the Flying Spur to share some engine options with the Panamera model. So the model might come with a modified version of the 4.0-liter V-8 engine and could offer an output of 550 hp and 567 lb-ft of torque.
Another possible option is a 2.9-liter displaced, V-6, which if used could be able to provide 450 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque for the base Flying Spur. There is even an option of adding a diesel variant as Bentley has already launched one in the Bentayga model. It is a 4.0-liter displaced, V-8 engine that provides 429 horsepower and 664 pound-feet for torque.
Also offered is the W12 unit which will be modified for the 2019 Flying Spur. It is most likely going to be able to churn out 600 horses and 664 pound-feet of twist, the same as in the Bentayga model. And a final option would also be a Panamera’s hybrid drivetrain. A combination of a a twin-turbo, 2.9-liter, V-6 engine and an added electric motor, with the power provided by lithium-ion battery could make the model be more fuel efficient and also give it an output of 462 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
0-60 mph and Top Speed
The top speed of the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur car is yet to be determined but it will largely depend on the powertrain they decide to go for. For reference, the previous model was able to speed up to 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and gain a top speed of 183 mph. If they manage to improve the engines we can also hope for better acceleration.
Fuel Economy Improvements
It will net be clear if the fuel economy will improve for the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur until they determine the engines that they use. We are clearly getting some improvements with the prospect of a hybrid powertrain which might give us an improved score. The outgoing model consumes 14 mpg within the city while 24 mpg is used up on the highway.
Size and Trunk Capacity
The latest 2019 Bentley Flying Spur might change the size for the newest version. With the prototype using a different body and a new platform it is most likely that the car will also gain changes which will enable it to use different dimensions. The previous car had a length of 208.6 in and a wheelbase of 120.7 in and those might differ now for the 2019 version.
Offering More Safety
For now we are not certain which improvements they plan to make for the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur and its safety, but it is sure that they are planning on expanding it. The vehicle will offer more to protect the passengers and will be equipped with advanced safety specs. This will all be determined once the release date gets closer.
The competition for the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur will include a usual slew of luxury vehicles. These are of course the Rolls Royce Ghost and the Mercedes-Maybach C-Class.