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2009 Bentley Continental

  • 2009 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible

    GTC Convertible

    • MAX MPG
      17
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      552/479
    • ENGINE
      6.0L W12
    • MSRP
      $197,500
  • 2009 Bentley Continental GT Coupe

    GT Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      17
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      552/479
    • ENGINE
      6.0L W12
    • MSRP
      $179,200
  • 2009 Bentley Continental GTC Speed Convertible

    GTC Speed Convertible

    • MAX MPG
      17
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      552/479
    • ENGINE
      6.0L W12
    • MSRP
      $197,500
  • 2009 Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe

    GT Speed Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      17
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      600/553
    • ENGINE
      6.0L W12
    • MSRP
      $203,600
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2009 Bentley Continental Review

An opulent ultra-luxury sedan that offers a well-appointed interior along with the turbo-charged performance and handling of a supercar.

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Overview

The 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is an ultra-luxury five-passenger sedan that offers sports car-like performance combined with grand touring car elegance. Equipped with a six-liter, 552-hp engine and a six-speed shiftable automatic, the all-wheel-drive (AWD) sedan has the speed and agility to approach supercar status. If drivers are interested in an even more powerful engine, they can select the Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed model.

The Range

Body Styles: Sedan
Engines: 6.0-liter 552-hp W-12, 6.0-liter 600-hp W-12
Transmissions: Six-speed shiftable automatic with AWD
Models: Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed

What's New

The 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur has improved sound insulation, adaptive cruise control, a re-tuned suspension, and steering and enhanced seat comfort. It includes new carbon-ceramic brakes and a modified grille.

Exterior

Stand equipment on the Base model includes a chrome grille, 19-inch painted alloy wheels with performance tires, variable intermittent rain-sensing wipers, rear defogger, power door locks, power windows, power heated mirrors with turn signal lights, power rear sunshade, power glass sunroof, a remote anti-theft alarm system with engine immobilizer, fog lights, high pressure headlight washers, and dusk-sensing Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with self-leveling capability.

The 2009 Bentley Continental Flying spur received a new front end. The chrome mesh grille sits more vertically, resting atop larger air intakes. Chrome bezels are added to the headlight and taillight assemblies. At 208.3 inches in length and a curb weight of 5379 pounds. the Flying Spur makes quite an impression with its classic and opulent exterior styling. From the 19-inch alloy wheels to its chrome accents, it exemplifies elegance.

Interior

The interior of the Bentley Continental Flying Spur is posh and elegant; it features leather upholstery and several wood veneer options to create an exquisite cabin. Metal switches and levers are used to operate even the high-tech equipment.

It offers old-world charm, which may attract buyers who are nostalgic about grand touring cars of the past. Back seat passengers will be surrounded by hand-finished wood veneers and hand-dyed and hand-stitched leather. They’ll also be able to leave their cares behind as they sink into the plush leather seat.

The Mulliner Driving Specification package includes additional leather and wood veneer choices to further customize the interior. Owners are truly only limited by their imagination and their budget as the Mulliner Consultants are eager to please even the most discriminating client.

Performance & Handling

The 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is powered by a six-liter, twin-turbo, W-12 that produces an astounding 552-hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The AWD and retuned, adaptive suspension work together with the six-speed transmission to make it take turns like a sports car that weigh half as much. The Flying Spur can go from zero to 60 mph in only 4.9 seconds. The Flying Spur has been clocked at a top speed of 194 mph.

It's capable of delivering top-notch handling with its well-insulated cabin, adjustable suspension, and near-supercar top speed, whether traveling on the highway or taking hairpin turns when traveling cross-country.

Safety

Standard safety equipment includes ABS, stability control, traction control, anti-theft alarm system with engine immobilizer, and front side-mounted airbags, side-mounted airbags, rear seat side-mounted airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags.

EPA Fuel Economy

Bentley Continental Flying Spur: 10/17 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Performance
  • Superb handling
  • Opulent interior
  • Head-turning good looks

You Won't Like

  • Gas mileage
  • Outdated infotainment equipment
  • Audi parts used with Bentley price tag

Sum Up

An opulent ultra-luxury sedan that offers a well-appointed interior along with the turbo-charged performance and handling of a supercar.

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