2015 Bentley Flying Spur gets a V8 engine

Article by Christian A., on February 25, 2014

After the Continental GT, Flying Spur is the newest Bentley to feature the 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine. Just like on the coupe and the convertible, the V8 engine delivers 507 hp (373 kW) and 660 Nm of torque.

Using a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers the power to the road via the continuous all-wheel drive system, the Flying Spur V8 hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds) and has a top speed of 295 km/h or 183 mph.

Despite these impressive performance figures, the Bentley Flying Spur V8 has a fuel range of 520 miles or 840 km, thanks to technologies such as cylinder deactivation, intelligent thermal management and electrical recuperation.

As expected, the Bentley Flying Spur V8 features subtle styling updates in order to be differentiated from its W12 sibling. These updates include: new chromed exhaust finishers, the Bentley winged badge featuring the red centre to denote the V8 engine, bumper grilles finished in black with a black ‘wing’ insert. Inside, we find the innovative Touch Screen Remote that deploys from the veneered rear centre console at the touch of a button.

The Touch Screen Remote allows control of the car’s climate and infotainment systems from the comfort of the rear seat. Optional Multimedia Specification brings an extensive Rear Seat Entertainment system. The interior also comes with a monotone colour split, Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus wood veneer, a single-piece three-person rear seat and single front armrest.

Bentley Flying Spur V8 offers 19” Classic alloy wheels in a painted finish and a choice of seven exterior paints and four interior colours. For those who want even more, Bentley offers the Flying Spur V8 Mulliner. The new Mulliner pack 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.

Moreover, the pack includes 20-inch five-spoke painted alloy wheels are fitted as standard, as well as a 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.

Press Release

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 Bentley 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 Bentley 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 Bentley 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 Bentley 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.

Customer deliveries of the new Bentley Flying Spur V8 will commence in spring 2014.

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