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2011 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

  • 2011 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Base Sedan

    Base Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      18
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      552/479
    • ENGINE
      6.0L W12
    • MSRP
      $181,200
  • 2011 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed Sedan

    Speed Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      18
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      600/553
    • ENGINE
      6.0L W12
    • MSRP
      $206,600
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2011 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Review

Power, style, and luxury for four

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview
The Bentley Continental Fly Spur is an exceptional vehicle that literally screams luxury. This ultra-elegant sedan competes well with the Rolls Royce, and the well-appointed, superior performing Bentley Spur stands alone in its class. A car for the affluent, this vehicle expresses one's taste for excellence.

The Flying Spur sports a 6.0-Liter W-12 motor offering 522 horsepower; this is the same in coupe and convertible offerings. The Flying Spur was redesigned in 2008 and changes were made to the styling of the rear and front of the vehicle. Such changes are minor however. Since its debut in 2005, the Flying Spur has hosted a superior design ensuring that the valet takes good care of this impressive vehicle.

The Spur shares parts with the coupe, and both variants come with All wheel Drive that serves to maximize the twelve-cylinder engine's potential. Offered in a regular or speed configuration, the Spur has a lovely interior, great driving manners, and a quiet cabin. Triple digit speeds can be achieved, and the Spur transforms the coupe offering and improves its assets and spaciousness.

The Range

Bodystyles: Sedan
Engines: 6.0L W-12
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: Flying Spur, Flying Spur Speed

What's New

The Continental Flying Spur is quieter inside than ever before. That's due to acoustic side and rear glass as well as other tweaks that result in a 5-decibel reduction in interior noise. The suspension has been retuned and, for 2011, all Continentals are FlexFuel compatible: owners can fill their tanks with regular petrol, E85 bioethanol, or a mix of the two.

Exterior

The Continental GT's powerful presence is accentuated by the addition of two rear doors. Classic circular headlights combine with an upright grille and large wheels to create a strong styling statement from any angle.

Interior

Bentley uses at least 11 hides of leather to adorn the Continental's cabin. The hand-polished wood veneers take two weeks to prepare for each Continental Flying Spur. Needless to say, interior quality is a primary reason to consider a Bentley Continental.

Performance & Handling

Continental Flying Spurs have a 552 horsepower, 6.0-liter W-12 engine. If that's not enough, get the Flying Spur Speed, which boasts 600 horsepower and a top speed of 200 mph. All Continentals are underpinned by all-wheel drive, and a retuned suspension was added in 2009. Flying Spur Speed models are 0.4 inches lower than the standard model and have larger anti-roll bars and an upgraded Bosch 8.1 stability control system.

Safety

Huge brakes ensure strong stopping power, radar-based adaptive cruise control with a follow-to-stop feature, standard all-wheel drive, advanced electronic stability program, rear view camera.

EPA Fuel Economy

Flying Spur, Flying Spur Speed: 10 mpg city/17 mpg highway

You'll Like

  • Room for four full-size adults and luggage
  • Powerful 12-cylinder engine
  • Interior styling
  • Quiet at triple-digit speeds

You Won't Like

  • Design could use a refresh
  • The more successful Bentley becomes, the less exclusive your ride
  • Low-mounted navigation screen

Sum Up

Power, style, and luxury for four

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