The ongoing generation of the Flying Spur has been around since 2013 so the car is not that old. Sadly though, it is actually based on a platform that’s more than 10 years old at this point. This makes it less fun to drive and not as comfortable as any of its direct competitors. This is finally going to change as the test mule for the upcoming 2019 Bentley Flying Spur has been seen testing a short while ago.
Even though there are not that many available details about it just yet, it is pretty safe to assume a few things about it. For starters, as before, this will basically be the four door version of the Continental GT. On top of that, the car will feature roughly the same features as the coupe.
However, unlike with its predecessor, this time around the Flying Spur is going to boast a new platform. This will be Porsche’s highly modular MSB architecture which also underpins the Panamera. This features a front-mid engine design and it makes heavy use of aluminum and composites. Thanks to that, it is not only lighter than the MLB Evo but considerably better suited for high end applications. It is stiffer, it is able to provide far better NVH levels and it features a far lower center of gravity too. With the new platform, the Flying Spur seems to be larger than its predecessor. The car looks to have a longer wheelbase, it is definitely wider as well as lower. The end result is a far more aggressive design which we are sure it will catch on immediately.
2019 Bentley Flying Spur Price and Release date
It looks like Bentley will release the new sedan closer to the end of 2018. However, the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur is not going to go on sale until the start of 2019. Its price should not change that much over what is currently available. The base model will hover around $200,000 with the range-topping versions going for far more than that.
As we have said, even though it may not look like it, the looks of the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur will improve considerably over its predecessor. Thanks to the new proportions, the car now looks meaner and more stylish at the same time. In the front it features the new grille and headlights seen on the Continental GT but it looks to have a different bumper. From the profile the car looks like a proper four-door coupe with a slanting roof-line towards the back which is a new thing for Bentley. Thanks to this, the trunk seems shorter than before even though it really isn’t. In terms of design cues, the car seems remarkably close to the Continental GT but that’s to be expected.
All things considered, we expect the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur to feature the same cabin as the coupe. The dashboard will likely offer the massive wide-screen infotainment system found in its sibling. The steering wheel, most of the center stack as well as the materials should also be really similar to the coupe. The big difference between the two cars will come with the seats. The Flying Spur is expected to feature more comfort-oriented seats which should allow it to compete with cars like the Rolls Royce Ghost. While some said a 5 seats version will be standard, it looks like Bentley will also release a 4 seats model too.
2019 Bentley Flying Spur Specs and Engine
At launch, the new Flying Spur is more than likely going to make use of a 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine. This has been seen on the coupe where it manages a rather impressive 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. On top of this, the sedan will also receive later down the road at least two more engines. It should get a different base engine, likely a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8. This should boast around 500 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, enough to be faster than its predecessor. A 4.0 liter hybrid with close to 700 horsepower is also a real possibility. All versions of the car will come as standard with all wheel drive. Some said the 8 speed DCT gearbox from the Panamera won’t be in store. However, we find this unlikely, especially when considering how good that gearbox is.