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Bentley lifts the lid on luxurious new Flying Spur

All-new four-door is claimed to be the "most advanced Grand Touring saloon" ever seen

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Bentley’s all-new Flying Spur has made its official debut, showcasing the third generation of the British firm’s luxury saloon.

Due to go on sale this autumn, the new Flying Spur has been completely redeveloped, and has experienced a ground-up redesign. As with the previous two generations, the saloon’s platform and most major components are shared with the Continental GT and GTC two-door models.

Though this latest car is less than 2cm longer than the version it replaces, the wheelbase has been increased by 13cm, giving longer proportions without changing the car’s overall length too drastically.

Up front sit crystal-cut LED matrix headlights, while the ‘Flying B’ is now retractable – the first time this has been available on a modern Bentley.

2020 Bentley Flying Spur - interior and dashboard | The Car Expert

The interior benefits from features first seen on the latest Continental GT. These include a digital instrument cluster located in place of the traditional dials, along with a rotating central display which allows the driver to pick from a 12-inch display, analogue dials or a plain wood finish.

There are eight wood and four stone interior veneers available for the interior, along with 15 different leather colours. A few weeks ago Bentley teased its three-dimensional quilted leather, and this now makes an appearance inside the Flying Spur.

Powertrain-wise, the Flying Spur utilises a 6.0-litre W12 with 635hp and 900Nm of torque. Drive is sent to the road through an adaptive four-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. That engine can power it from 0-60mph in just 3.8 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 207mph.

Though Bentley says that customer deliveries are expected to commence in early 2020, there is no word as yet on the price of the new Flying Spur.

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Jack Evans
Jack Evans
Articles by Jack Evans are provided for The Car Expert by PA Media (formerly the Press Association). They include test drives of the latest new cars and features on various aspects of automotive life.