2020 Bentley Flying Spur – Ultimate Luxury. 2020 Bentley Flying Spur – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Color: Extreme Silver. Please Consider Subscribing.
0:00 Interior and Exterior
1:00 Facts and Figures
At the heart of the Flying Spur is an enhanced version of Bentley’s 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12, mated to an advanced dual-clutch eight-speed transmission for faster, smoother gear changes. The new TSI engine delivers 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds (0-100 km/h time of 3.8 seconds) and a top speed of 207mph (333 km/h).
The new Flying Spur uses the same 8-speed ZF dual-clutch transmission as the Continental GT, for smooth and refined acceleration, quicker gearshifts and improved fuel economy. For optimum performance in the four-door, the innovative software system has been significantly re-calibrated to deliver really smooth driving behaviour, especially at very low speeds.
The all-new model has a clutched system which delivers two-wheel drive to the rear axle. Depending on road conditions and wheel slip, it will then automatically send drive to the front axle as required, as an active all-wheel drive system.
Both front and rear axles are lightweight aluminium construction, with double wishbone and multi-link suspension designs respectively. The front axle has a rigid, bolted aluminium sub-frame to support the W12 engine and also mounts the electric-assisted steering gear.
Three chamber air springs are fitted to a Flying Spur for the first time and contain 60 per cent more air volume compared to the previous generation model. This allows more scope when electronically tuning the suspension, to improve the ride comfort and dynamic behaviour of the car. For a softer, more comfortable ride the full volume is used, while a sportier set-up is enabled by switching off some of the air volume.
Continuous Damping Control allows continuous regulation of the dampers in the air suspension system. Four ride height sensors constantly measure the distance between the axle and the body. If the system detects a difference compared with the normal height, the air volume in the springs is corrected accordingly to restore normal height and to use the full wheel travel for maximum ride comfort.
A 48V system controls electronic actuators on the roll bar of each axle. In the centre of the roll bar, an actuator unit controls the stiffness of the bar, changing stiffness on demand to combat cornering forces and keep the Flying Spur level by offering strong anti-roll in any drive mode.
A key advantage of this system is that roll bar stiffness can now be controlled, tuning the dynamic character of the car as required. The technology can reduce or even eliminate body roll, and makes the car feel much more agile to drive.
Available for the first time on a Bentley, Electronic All-Wheel Steering is an all-new feature that enhances both stability at highways speeds and low-speed manoeuvrability. During low-speed manoeuvres, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to the front wheels. This has the effect of shortening the wheelbase, reducing the turning circle (11.05m), increasing agility and making parking noticeably easier.
During high-speed manoeuvres, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as the front wheels, increasing stability and making overtaking and lane-changes more assured. It means no compromise between high speed confidence and low speed convenience.