Bentley Flying Spur makes Asia-Pacific debut in Singapore

Luxury saloon Bentley Flying Spur has arrived in the region following its global launch in Morocco

The all-new Bentley Flying Spur, has been launched in Singapore, marking its debut in the Asia-Pacific market. The world’s fastest production saloon arrives on an all-new platform, has a revised W12 engine, rear-wheel steer and four-wheel drive as standard, and Bentley Dynamic Ride, amongst its host of new and advanced features.

The Bentley Flying Spur in the pictures has the optional Blackline specification where the brightwork on the exterior is replaced with Blackline trim. These include the Flying B mascot, radiator vanes, matrix grilles, side window surrounds and lower door and rear bumper blades. The front and rear light surrounds are also trimmed in black.

The grand tourer is powered by an updated version of the 6.0-litre engine that first appeared in the Bentley Bentayga Speed. With 626bhp, 900Nm of torque and eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, the third generation Bentley Flying Spur has a 0-100km/h time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 333km/h.

Bentley has made over 2000 changes in the Flying Spur from the second generation vehicle. The all-new car is now 38 kilogrammes lighter than its predecessor at 2437kg  due to the new aluminium and composite chassis, aluminium, steel and composite monocoque sub-structure and super-formed aluminium exterior panels. The wheelbase is 130mm longer from moving the front axles forward.

The Flying Spur is 15 per cent more fuel efficient from engine technologies like port and direct injectors, twin-scroll turbocharging, and cylinder shutdown at lower speeds.

There are four drive modes: Bentley, Comfort, Sport and Custom, modulating the responses of the transmission, suspension, steering, stability control, traction control and all-wheel drive, relative to throttle input. A new active four-wheel drive system with rear bias is enhanced with rear-wheel steer, offered in a Bentley for the first time. It gives the Flying Spur a tighter turning circle and better cornering efficiency despite being considerably more than 5metres long. A 48-volt electronically-controlled anti-roll system is now also in the Flying Spur along with new three-chamber air springs for improved damping. A lift system is offered as an option.

The Flying B emblem with illuminated crystal wings retracts into the bonnet for safety. The headlights are the latest generation cut-crystal effect LED matrix headlamps with new wrap-around rear lamps incorporating ‘B’ motifs. There new wheel designs are either 21 and 22-inch. There are 12 Driver assistance systems to choose from include a Night Vision infra-red camera, Traffic Assist, Blind Sport Warning and a Head-Up Display. Availability is market-dependent.

Inside the Flying Spur, the Bentley Rotating Display of a 12.3-inch digital touchscreen, analogue dials, or a wood veneer finish is the centrepiece of the dashboard. The gauges on the instrument cluster are digital. Above the rear vents, passengers get a detachable Touch Screen Remote Control that allows them to control all the major comfort functions, including the mood lighting system, blinds, temperature and rear seat massage functions. New advanced connectivity features include an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot to help keep the driver in touch with a range of real-time functions and services.

For the interior, there are single and dual veneer wood options, new-design fluted leather seats, with diamond quilting for the Mulliner Driving Specification, and three­ dimensional diamond quilted leather doors inserts that Bentley proclaim are a world first.

For sound system enthusiasts, there is a choice of audio systems, including a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen system and a 21-speaker 2200W Naim system.

The Bentley Flying Spur is made to order in Crewe. Customers who place their orders now can expect to take delivery in the second quarter of 2020.