As more and more car buyers switch to purchasing SUVs let us not forget the age of the saloon. There are saloons and then there are saloons and the Bentley Flying Spur is the coolest-looking saloon out there. From the elegant exterior to the plush interior the Bentley Flying Spur S is the Latest “B” of the bang from Bentley. Much of the explosive firepower is provided by the V8 powertrain, and it is now offered with a V6 hybrid. The latest Flying Spur S completes Bentley’s newest driving-focused strategy.
The Flying Spur S is offered with a choice of two powertrains, the 4.0-litre V8 engine, developing 550 PS and 770 Nm of torque. The 0-62 mph benchmark takes a mere 4.0 seconds and top speed – where possible and legal – is 198 mph.
The second powertrain for the Flying Spur S Hybrid combines a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine with an advanced electric motor, delivering a total of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb.ft) of torque, for a 0-62mph time of 4.1s.
Capable of up to 26 miles (41 km) in pure electric drive, and with just 75g of CO2 per kilometre (WLTP) the Flying Spur Hybrid S is jointly the most efficient Bentley yet.
It comes as standard with Bentley Dynamic Ride, capable of applying up to 1300 Nm of anti-roll torque in 0.3 seconds to keep the body flat. Electronic All-wheel Steering is also included as standard.
The black brightware of the Flying Spur S models creates an athletic and understated look, whatever the chosen exterior finish is complemented by gloss details black lower bumper grilles, dark tinted headlamps and rear lights, black quad tailpipe finishers and distinctive S badging on the front fenders.
The S range is offered with an all-new 22” wheel option, with five Y-shaped spokes in gloss black or alternatively available in a new Pale Brodgar Satin finish.
For the interior of the Flying Spur S, customers can let their imaginations roam with a choice of performance-focused two-tone colour splits, hand crafted in Crewe’s leather shop using a combination of smooth hide and soft-napped Dinamica.