The 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur provides the four-door version of the Continental GT coupe. Like all Bentley cars it combines luxury with performance, but for such a large car it feels impressively agile and well-poised. The Flying Spur combines Teutonic and British design, thanks to VW's ownership of the company.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 6.0-liter W-12
Transmissions: six-speed automatic
Models: Bentley Continental Flying Spur
The Bentley Continental Flying Spur debuts for 2006, so this year it starts as a completely new model.
The styling is still understated with an enormous attention to detail. The 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur provides a luxurious sedan version of the Bentley Continental coupe, and its styling looks very similar except it has four doors. Drivers do not find any unsightly exterior seams on the Flying Spur because it is carefully hand-polished and finished. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur looks a little different from earlier Bentley cars and perhaps owes much to its VW ownership.
It only comes in one trim level. This includes adjustable suspension damping, HID headlights, and automatic door latching. Like all Bentleys the exterior can be fully customized by choosing different trims and exterior paint.
Bentley cars are renowned for their use of hand-finished veneered timber and hand-stitched leathers, and the 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur makes no exception. The interior looks incredibly luxurious with leather and wood trim tailored to the customer's individual choice.
It comes with automatic four-zone climate control, DVD navigation, 16-way power front seats, and a premium audio system. The full-length center console, which reduces rear seating to just two people, provides an optional extra. The interior can be fully customized by choosing different wood trims and leather upholstery. It offers 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk.
Performance & Handling
The Continental Flying Spur draws power from a 6.0-liter W-12 capable of producing 552 hp with 479 lb-ft of torque. It couples with a six-speed automatic transmission, and paddles on the steering wheel enable the driver to change gears. This massive car moves impressively fast, and as it speeds towards its 200 mph top speed it leaves most sports cars behind. Unlike many other luxurious sedans in this class, the Flying Spur offers a fun drive, while passengers still get treated to one of the most luxurious rides available. While it does not seem as luxurious as some other sedans in this class, it appeals to buyers looking for a high-performance, high-speed luxury sedan.
The 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur provides an impressively quick car in spite of its size, and many underestimate the speed because the interior remains so luxurious and quiet. Luckily it has massive brakes to ensure an impressive stopping distance at any speed.
Safety features for the 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur include side and side-curtain airbags for both the front and rear passengers and a special system which senses passenger occupancy in the rear seats. It automatically raises the rear headrests to offer extra protection against whiplash injuries. Traction control, anti-lock brakes, and stability control come standard.
EPA Fuel Economy
Bentley Continental Flying Spur: 10/17 mpg city/highway
- Ultra-luxurious interior
- Incredibly well-finished exterior
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