Bentley on Tuesday took the covers off the redesigned 2020 Flying Spur.
The brand new full-size sedan ups the posh in comparison with its predecessor, however the place it actually stands out is in dynamic efficiency. Whereas the earlier Flying Spur featured a platform shared with the Volkswagen Phaeton, the newest technology rides on one developed by Porsche for the Panamera. The result’s a very distinctive automobile combining sport sedan efficiency with ultra-luxury consolation.
The outside of the 2020 Flying Spur has clearly taken on an evolutionary look, although the design stands out because of a sportier stance and a curvier, extra muscular physique. One once more a protracted hood and sweeping roofline leads the attention to a chunky C-pillar, although now the entrance wheels are pushed additional ahead, serving to to stretch the wheelbase about 5 inches in comparison with the outgoing mannequin. New to Flying Spur is a pleasant Flying B hood decoration that raises on the entrance of the hood.
Inside, the sedan sports activities a 3 dimensional floor for the leather-based trim. Bentley stated the trim type is a world-first within the automotive sector. The remainder of the cabin resembles the design within the associated Continental GT, together with the coupe’s 12.3-inch infotainment display screen that may be hid by rotation. On the rear, a second touchscreen serves because the controls for the rear-seat local weather settings.
Naturally, there are a great deal of choices to select from, and that is earlier than you even go for among the Mulliner division’s personalization choices. Simply the audio alone has three choices, starting from a base system with 10 audio system and 650 Watts and topping out with a Naim system with 19 audio system and a pair of,200 Watts.
The 2020 Flying Spur will launch with Bentley’s acquainted 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W-12, which delivers a peak 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel-drive system, the engine will hustle the massive sedan from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and to a high pace of 207 mph. V-Eight and plug-in hybrid choices needs to be introduced at a later date.
2020 Bentley Flying Spur
The efficiency prowess goes effectively past the mighty powerplant. The engineers have lowered weight because of the brand new platform that includes aluminum and composite supplies within the development. There’s additionally all-wheel steering, which reinforces stability at freeway speeds and manoeuvrability at low speeds, similar to when parking. The system is a primary for Bentley.
The automobile additionally options the most important iron brake rotors fitted to a manufacturing automobile, a trait it shares with the Continental GT. The brakes are 16.5 inches in diameter and reside inside 22-inch wheels. Bentley additionally fitted the automobile with an lively exhaust system that is been designed in such a means that the sound is extra discreet for occupants on the rear, which is vital for a mannequin well-liked with chauffeurs.
Deliveries of the 2020 Flying Spur are anticipated to start in early subsequent yr. Rivals embrace the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, each of that are additionally on account of be redesigned within the subsequent 12-24 months.
2020 Bentley Flying Spur