2020 Bentley Flying Spur: Sedan finally has RWD platform it deserves

The 2020 Bentley Flying Spur now rides on the RWD/AWD MSB platform developed by Porsche, which means a longitudinal engine sitting behind the front axle.


The original Flying Spur, like the Continental GT it was based on, used the Volkswagen Phaeton’s FWD/AWD platform, which meant the engine was facing the right way but it sat on and in front of the front axle, making for odd proportions and less than perfect weight balance.

The new Flying Spur has a 6L twin turbo W12 with 467kW (626hp) and 900Nm (664 lb-ft), AWD with standard 40:60 split, AWS and an 8-speed DCT as standard.

The 0-60mph time is 3.7s (0-100km/h in 3.8s), and a top speed of 333km/h (207mph).

Also available are LED matrix headlamps, 12.3″ touchscreen, and 15 leather color options.



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2020 Bentley Flying Spur: Sedan finally has RWD platform it deserves