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

type Series Production Car
built at Crewe, England
price $ $ 169,990
engine VW Group W12
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Twin KKK Turbochargers
ignition Coil-On-Plug
block material ALUSIL Aluminium-Silicon Alloy w/Silicon Crystal Liners
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Multi-point Electronic Sequential Indirect Injection
displacement 5998 cc / 366.0 in³
bore 84 mm / 3.31 in
stroke 90.2 mm / 3.55 in
compression 9.0:1
power 412 kw / 552.5 bhp @ 6100 rpm
specific output 92.11 bhp per litre
torque 650 nm / 479.4 ft lbs @ 1600 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels 4WD w/ESP
front tires 275.40 x 19 Pirelli or Michelin
rear tires 275.40 x 19 Pirelli or Michelin
front brakes Vented Discs w/ABS
rear brakes Vented Discs w/ABS
front wheels F 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19.0 x 9 in
steering Speed Sensitive Power Assisted Rack & Pinion
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Air Springs, Electronic Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Air Springs, Electronic Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
transmission ZF ZF 6HP-26 6-Speed Semi-Automatic w/Paddle Shifting
gear ratios 4.17:1, 2.34:1, 1.52:1, 1.14:1, 0.87:1, 0.69:1
final drive 3.52:1
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 epa 21.38 L/100 km or 11 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 13.07 L/100 km or 18 mpg-us