2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Debuts in Moscow – 53 High-Res Photos



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Thew New Flying Spur is all about formality and luxury of the Mulsanne style, but in an easier and AWD package. Exclusively the W12 before, the new Flying Spur V8 will easily dominate the sales charts from now.

The V8 has huge power and a bit of lightness in the nose that the twelve-cylinders' lack.

Surprisingly, the real design action is out back - where a much blockier form language takes over with large lamps far apart in each corner.

2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8

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NEW FLYING SPUR V8 MAKES DEBUT FOR BENTLEY IN MOSCOW

  • Russian premiere for Bentley Flying Spur V8 at MIAS

  • Dynamic Continental GT V8 S and pinnacle handcrafted Mulsanne exhibit breadth of Bentley brand

  • New Bentley show stand presents a unique interpretation of contemporary luxury

(Crewe / Moscow, 27 August 2014) Bentley marks its presence at the 2014 Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) today, with the Russian debut of the new Flying Spur V8 luxury sedan.

The Flying Spur V8 shares its W12 stablemate’s unique blend of sculpted, sleek, elegant coachwork, exquisite craftsmanship and advanced technology, and will draw new customers to Bentley, attracted by the brand’s unique expression of luxury and performance.

Richard Leopold, head of Bentley Russia, comments:

“The new Flying Spur V8 opens the door to the world’s best luxury sedan.  With our dealer network expansion in Ekaterinburg and Krasnodar, and the recent introduction of the dynamic Continental GT V8 S, we are confident that the new Flying Spur will build on Bentley’s positive presence in the region.”

The Flying Spur V8 is powered by Bentley’s renowned 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine.  Developing 507 PS and 660 Nm of torque, this characterful engine powers the car to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 295 km/h, while offering a range of more than 800 kilometres.

Joining the new model on Bentley’s stand at the MIAS is a selection of the brand’s latest luxury performance models, including the dynamic Continental GT V8 S and Bentley’s flagship model, the Mulsanne – the ultimate expression of Bentley’s hand-built high performance luxury.

These exquisite Bentley models are presented on the company’s new stand, shown for the first time in Russia at the MIAS.  Inspired by key elements of Bentley’s elegant vehicle design language, the finest materials are used with the company’s signature flair for craftsmanship and attention to detail to create a uniquely Bentley environment and a striking interpretation of contemporary luxury.

 

BENTLEY FLYING SPUR

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Notes to editors

  • Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. 2013 was Bentley’s record year in the company’s 95-year history. Global customer deliveries grew by 19% over 2012 to 10,120 cars. At the half year point in 2014, the Americas remained Bentley’s largest sales region, with 1,388 cars delivered. China continued its position as the second biggest market with 1,318 cars, while in Europe, deliveries reached 825 cars. Sales in Bentley’s home market, the UK, were 713 and in the Middle East, Bentley delivered 502 cars. At that stage of 2014, Bentley had nearly 200 dealerships in 54 countries.

  • Bentley Motors’ headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s three model lines, Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 3,700 people at Crewe.

 

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2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8

TECH SPECS

 

Bentley Motors Vehicle Specification

Flying Spur V8

Four-door, four- or five-seat luxury performance sedan

ENGINE

Configuration

4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8

 

 

Capacity

3993 cc / 243.7 cu in

Induction

Two parallel twin-scroll turbochargers, indirect intercooling

Power

507 PS / 500 bhp / 373 kW @6000 rpm

Torque

660 Nm / 488 lb.ft @1750rpm

Construction

Alu. alloy block, heads & pistons, forged steel crank & conrods

Bore x Stroke

84.5 mm x 89 mm / 3.33" x 3.5"

Compression ratio

9.3:1

Fuel delivery

Direct injection

Valve Gear

4x overhead camshafts with cam phasing, 4 valves per cylinder

Fuel

98 (95) RON to E10

Cylinder Deactivation

Four cylinders, valves and fuel deactivated at light load

Other Notes

Turbos in the V for efficiency & response. Thermal management reduces warm-up time. Recuperation & variable power steering.

TRANSMISSION

 

SUSPENSION AND STEERING

Configuration

Automatic gearbox, torque converter, permanent all-wheel drive

Front Layout

Four-link double wishbones, anti-roll bar

Torque Split (front:rear)

40:60 with ability to change depending on available traction

Rear Layout

Trapezoidal multi-link, anti-roll bar

Gearbox Specification

ZF 8HP90 AL951 eight-speed automatic with block shifting

Springs & Dampers

Self-levelling air suspension with Continuous Damping Control, four-position driver-selectable settings from Comfort to Sport

Gear ratios

1st: 4.71, 2nd: 3.14, 3rd: 2.1, 4th: 1.67, 5th: 1.29, 6th: 1.00, 7th: 0.839, 8th: 0.667

Steering System

Rack and pinion, ZF speed-sensitive Servotronic power assitance

Final Drive

2.85

Turns Lock-to-Lock

2.8

Shift Time

Mechanical time 600ms, total time 800ms

Steering Rack Ratio

66.92 mm/rev

Other Notes

Block shifting allows combined downshifts (e.g. 8th to 3rd)

Turning Circle

12.1 m / 39.7 feet

 

 

 

 

 

BRAKES, ESP & CRUISE CONTROL

 

INFOTAINMENT AND ELECTRONICS

Brake Disc Material

Cast Iron or optional Carbon-Silicon-Carbide (CSiC)

Driver Interface

Centralised 8" touchscreen interface, dedicated HVAC panel

Front

405 mm ventilated iron / 420 mm cross-drilled CSiC

Sound System

Balanced Mode Radiators (BMR). 8-speaker standard system. 1100W Naim option.

Rear

335 mm ventilated iron / 356 mm cross-drilled CSiC

Calipers

8-piston

Assistance

Electronic Brake-force Distribution, ABS, Hydraulic Brake Assistance

Navigation System

Dynamic route guidance, 7-digit postcodes, Google Maps imagery

Phone System

Optional Bluetooth telephone connection with privacy handset

ESP

Two-mode ESP, enhanced brake & throttle regulation, increased cornering control. System can be disabled on driver command

Onboard Storage

64 GB rear-seat entertainment hard drive

Other Notes

RSE (MultiMedia Spec) includes Wi-Fi router and Connectivity Unit with 64 GB. For each seat: 10" screen, DVD player, SD card slot, USB port, 12V charging, wireless headphones.

Cruise control

Cruise control as standard, optional Adaptive Cruise Control

Other Notes

Electronic Park Brake with Drive-Away assist

EXTERIOR SPECIFICATION

 

INTERIOR SPECIFICATION

Body Type and Style

Steel monocoque, super-formed aluminium front fenders, aluminium bonnet, composite bootlid with integrated antennae

Seating

As Spur W12, but rear bench seat as standard (no lumbar, adjustment or heating). 4 or 4+1 seat optional.

Headlights

Bi-Xenon projector headlamps, LED signature daylight running lamps, LED main beam supplementation, LED rear lamps

Interior Features

Multi-zone climate control with bulls-eye air vents and organ-stop controls. Options: Picnic tables, twin-bottle cooler.

Paint Colours

7 standard, over 110 further optional, bespoke and duo-tone paint on request

Hide Colours

4 standard in monotone colour split as standard, 17 with colour spec

Aerodynamics

Full-length undersheets

Wood Veneers

1 standard (Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus), 6 additional optional

Notes

Sunroof available as no-cost option. Black bumper grills in lieu of chrome on W12.

Safety

Driver, passenger and individual seat airbags, driver knee airbags

GENERAL DATA

Length

5299 mm / 208.6 in

 

 

Width across mirrors

2208 mm / 86.9 in

Width across body

1976 mm / 77.8 in

Height

1488 mm / 58.6 in

Wheelbase

3066 mm / 120.7 in

Front track

1643 mm / 64.7 in

Rear track

1642 mm / 64.6 in

Front Legroom

1056 mm / 41.6 in

Rear Legroom

1073 mm / 42.2 in

Front Headroom (max)

968 mm / 38.1

Rear Headroom

965 mm / 38 in

Wheels

19" Classic standard, opt 9.5J x 20", opt 9.5J x 21" (3 designs)

Drag Coefficient

0.29

Tyres

275/45 ZR19 , 275/40 ZR20, 275/35 ZR21

Kerb Weight

2425 kg / 5341 lb

Boot Volume

442 litres / 15.6 cu ft

Gross Vehicle Weight

2972 kg / 6552 lb

Fuel tank capacity

90 litres / 20 UK gallons / 24 US gallons

Weight distribution (FR:RR)

 

 

 

PRICING (Brackets = W12 Mulliner)

 

PERFORMANCE

UK (inc. 20% VAT)

£136,000 (£145,800)

0-60 mph

4.9 secs

US (MSRP)

$195,100 ($208,170)

0-100 mph

11.2 secs

Europe (exc. tax)

€149,500 (€159,305)

0-100 km/h

5.2 secs

Middle East (exc. duty & tax)

$181,700 ($195,085)

0-160 km/h

11.2 secs

China (inc. taxes & duties)

CNY 3,198,000 (CNY 3,358,000 V8 Luxury)

Top Speed

183 mph / 295 km/h

Russia (inc. 18% VAT)

RUB 9,953,000 (RUB 10,566,789)

 

 

 

FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS

EU DRIVE CYCLE

 

EPA DRIVE CYCLE

Urban

18.1 mpg (15.6 litres/100 km)

City Driving

14

Extra Urban

34.9 mpg (8.1 litres/100 km)

Highway Driving

24

Combined

25.9 mpg (10.9 litres/100 km)

Combined

17

Emissions Compliance

EU6

Emissions Compliance

LEV II

CO2 Emissions

254 g /km

CO2 Emissions

NA

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