2005 Bentley Continental Flying Spur


2005 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

2005 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Twelve months after the first deliveries of Continental GT, Bentley, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, announce the arrival of the fastest four-door in the company’s history. Called the Continental Flying Spur, this is a car that shares the heart and soul of the 198mph coupe from which it is derived. The original 1957 Continental Flying Spur was hailed as one of the most elegant and yet powerful saloons ever created.

The generous wheelbase of the Continental Flying Spur’s chassis means spacious rear legroom for passengers and an impressive canvas on which Bentley’s interior design team could set to work. Customers will have the option of a four-seat layout with a central console between two electrically-powered rear seats or a five-seat cabin with full-width rear seat. Throughout the interior, familiar Bentley trademarks make their presence felt with bullseye ventilation outlets and organ stop controls in the front and rear. Leather or wood veneers on every interior surface combine to give a traditional yet contemporary environment for the driver and passengers alike.

Bentley’s powertrain development was rightly praised at the launch of the Continental GT coupe. The combination of a twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder engine, a six-speed ZF gearbox with Tiptronic actuation and an advanced air suspension supporting a permanent all-wheel system are carried over into the Continental Flying Spur.

The Flying Spur will be officially launched to the press at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show in March.

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atCrewe, England
price $$ 169,990
engineVW Group W12
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationTwin KKK Turbochargers
ignitionCoil-On-Plug
block materialALUSIL Aluminium-Silicon Alloy w/Silicon Crystal Liners
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedMulti-point Electronic Sequential Indirect Injection
displacement5998 cc / 366.0 in³
bore84 mm / 3.31 in
stroke90.2 mm / 3.55 in
compression9.0:1
power412 kw / 552.5 bhp @ 6100 rpm
specific output92.11 bhp per litre
torque650 nm / 479.4 ft lbs @ 1600 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheels4WD w/ESP
front tires275.40 x 19 Pirelli or Michelin
rear tires275.40 x 19 Pirelli or Michelin
front brakesVented Discs w/ABS
rear brakesVented Discs w/ABS
front wheelsF 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19.0 x 9 in
steeringSpeed Sensitive Power Assisted Rack & Pinion
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Air Springs, Electronic Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Air Springs, Electronic Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
transmissionZF ZF 6HP-26 6-Speed Semi-Automatic w/Paddle Shifting
gear ratios4.17:1, 2.34:1, 1.52:1, 1.14:1, 0.87:1, 0.69:1
final drive3.52:1
top speed~318.7 kph / 198.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.7 seconds
0 – 100 mph~11.7 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~13.2 seconds
city fuel econ epa21.38 L/100 km or 11 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa13.07 L/100 km or 18 mpg-us