2014 Bentley Flying Spur V8
A new V8 powertrain is being introduced to the Bentley Flying Spur, giving customers the option of a new interpretation of this luxury sedan. Complementing the Flying Spur flagship W12 model, the V8 sedan provides the opportunity to experience the Flying Spur’s unique blend of sculpted, sleek coachwork, exquisite craftsmanship and advanced on-board technology. The Flying Spur V8 will draw new customers to Bentley, looking to upgrade from a premium sedan.
Bentley’s renowned 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine develops 507 PS (500 bhp / 373 kW) and 660 Nm, powering the Flying Spur V8 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds (0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds) and on to a top speed of 183 mph (295 km/h). This impressive performance comes with a fuel range of 520 miles (840 km), thanks to the highly efficient engine that includes cylinder deactivation, intelligent thermal management and electrical recuperation.
As in the Flying Spur W12, the engine feeds power through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission to a continuous all-wheel drive system that provides reassuring stability and traction in all road and weather conditions. With ride comfort of vital importance, the independent computer-controlled air suspension of the Flying Spur V8 maximises impact absorption and isolation.
Subtle styling differentiates the Flying Spur V8 from its flagship W12 sibling. Figure of eight chromed exhaust finishers signify the alternative powertrain, while the famous Bentley winged badge receives the usual red centre to denote the V8 engine. The front bumper grilles are finished in black, with a black “wing” insert.
The Flying Spur V8 comes complete with a suite of on-board technology to make it an ideal place for work or relaxation on the move. An innovative Touch Screen Remote, deployed from the veneered rear centre console at the touch of a button, allows control of the car’s climate and infotainment systems from the comfort of the rear seat, while the optional Multimedia Specification brings an extensive Rear Seat Entertainment system.
The Flying Spur V8 has a monotone interior colour split, Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus wood veneer, a single-piece three-person rear seat, single front armrest, 19” Classic alloy wheels in a painted finish and a choice of seven exterior paints and four interior colours.
Customers wishing to upgrade their Flying Spur V8 can opt for the Flying Spur V8 Mulliner. The Mulliner Driving Specification adds diamond quilting, a knurled gear lever, drilled alloy pedals, an indented leather headlining, “Jewel” fuel and oil filler caps and embroidered Bentley wings to all headrests. 20-inch five-spoke painted alloy wheels are fitted as standard, as is the 4+1 rear seat system including fully adjustable seats with lumbar support and seat heating. The standard veneer range is extended to include luxurious Dark Stained Burr Walnut and Piano Black finishes, while the full range of 17 hide colours and four additional colour splits is available.
|type||Series Production Car|
|released at||2014 Geneva Motor Show|
|built at||Crewe, England|
|aspiration||Twin Scroll Turbochargers|
|block material||Aluminium-Silicon Alloy|
|valvetrain||DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||Direct Fuel Injection|
|displacement||3993 cc / 243.67 in³|
|bore||84.5 mm / 3.33 in|
|stroke||89 mm / 3.50 in|
|power||372.9 kw / 500 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|specific output||125.22 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||206.19 bhp per tonne|
|torque||660 nm / 486.8 ft lbs @ 1700 rpm|
|body / frame||Unitary Steel Monocoque|
|driven wheels||Continuous AWD|
|front tires||275/45 ZR19|
|rear tires||275/45 ZR19|
|front brakes||Ventilated Steel Discs|
|rear brakes||Ventilated Steel Discs|
|front wheels||F 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9.0 in|
|rear wheels||R 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9.0 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion|
|f suspension||Double Wishbones w/Air Suspension, Anti-Roll Bar|
|r suspension||Trapezoidal Multi-Link w/Air Suspension, Anti-Roll Bar|
|curb weight||2425 kg / 5347 lbs|
|wheelbase||3066 mm / 120.7 in|
|length||5299 mm / 208.6 in|
|width||1976 mm / 77.8 in|
|height||1488 mm / 58.6 in|
|transmission||ZF 8-speed Automatic|
|gear ratios||4.71:1, 3.14:1, 2.1:1, 1.67:1, 1.29:1, 1.00:1, 0.0839:1, 0.667:1|
|0 – 60 mph||~4.9 seconds|
|0 – 100 mph||~11.2 seconds|
|0 – 100 kph||~5.2 seconds|
|fuel econ epa||13.84 L/100 km or 17 mpg-us|
|city fuel econ epa||16.80 L/100 km or 14 mpg-us|
|hwy fuel econ epa||9.80 L/100 km or 24 mpg-us|
|urban fuel econ eu||15 L/100 km or 15.68 mpg-us|
|extra urban fuel econ eu||8.1 L/100 km or 29.04 mpg-us|
|combined fuel econ eu||10.9 L/100 km or 21.58 mpg-us|
|fuel capacity||90 litres or 23.76 gal.|