After yesterday’s leaked photos, the 2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur made its official debut today. As expected, the new sedan is powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that now delivers 625 PS (616 bhp) at 6,000 rpm (up from 552 bhp) and 800 Nm of torque or 580 lb ft (up from 479 lb ft).
The engine is bolted to an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, able to shift in under 200 milliseconds. The new Bentley Continental Flying Spur is able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 200 mph or 322 km/h. According to the official press release, the Flying Spur delivers a combined fuel economy of 19.2 mpg (14.7 litres/100 km) and CO2 emissions of 343 g/km. In terms of design, the new Flying Spur received new exterior look and it is now wider and more aggressive.
The 2014 Flying Spur comes with new LED day-time running lights, dipped headlights and taillights that characterise the front and rear profile, a new front fascia seen on the Continental GT and GTC models and a new, muscular rear end. Furthermore, the Flying Spur uses new lightweight materials and as a result it weights 50 kg less than the outgoing model. Bentley also used additional sound-deadening materials such as underfloor acoustic panels, acoustic glass, new exhaust muffles and new door seals.
The car also uses new 19-inch tires that feature higher sidewalls to improve ride comfort. Moreover, the 2014 Flying Spur comes with new suspension springs settings that are softer in order to improve ride comfort.
The interior features high-quality materials seen on the other models, but the in-car technology has been improved and the front seat occupants have an eight-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth and entertainment systems. The rear passengers can now use a new remote control for all the car’s system. A wi-fi onboard network is also available and the customers can use it through two 10-inch screens fitted to the backs of the front seats.