The most elegant looking saloon, perhaps of all time, is currently at the top of the DCB HQ want list. There is the Mercedes S Class, but in our opinion that has no class next to the 2019 Bentley Flying Sur. We are salivating at the thought that one day we will own such a beautifully crafted and looking auto-mobile. The third-generation 2019 Bentley Flying Spur is now available in the so-called Blackline Edition. It can now be specified with a range of subtle but distinctive features. Much of the brightwork on the exterior of the car is replaced with Blackline trim. Bentley’s intention is to create “an even more powerful road presence for the peerless Flying Spur” so they say.
The exterior brightware incorporated in the Blackline specification includes the Flying B mascot, radiator vanes, matrix grilles, side window surrounds, and lower door and rear bumper blades. The front and rear light bezels, door handles, wing vents and the exhaust outlets also receive the same distinguished, darkened treatment.
Standard fit on the Blackline specification are 21” five tri-spoke alloy wheels, with 22” Mulliner Driving Specification wheels optional. Customers can choose from among 17 standard exterior colours, as well as a further 13 extended range colours at launch.
The Blackline specification has already proven extremely popular with customers of the New Continental GT. Since the beginning of the year, up to 30 percent of all GTs bought, depending on model, have belonged to the Blackline family.
The 2019 Bentley Flying Spur is a ground up development that combines the highest levels of technology and craftsmanship. The world’s finest super-luxury sports sedan has been designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain during Bentley’s centenary year.
Inside the handcrafted cabin, newly designed seats are available in 15 hide colours, with Bentley’s ‘Wing’ theme stylised across the dashboard and lower fascia. The ‘floating’ centre console houses a customisable 12.3-inch HD touchscreen and sculpted vents, as well as ‘wireless’ charging for mobile telephones.
With a totally new and advanced aluminium and composite chassis, the Flying Spur features Electronic All-Wheel Steering for the first time on a Bentley, coupled with Active All-Wheel Drive and Bentley Dynamic Ride, plus a host of new Driver Assistance Systems.
Flying Spur’s ample power is supplied from an enhanced version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, combined with a dual-clutch eight speed transmission. The new TSI engine delivers 635 PS (626 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.ft), 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 Blackline Specification is available for a additional £3,550 in the UK, €3,550 in Europe, and $4,735 in the United States, before taxes.