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2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
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Specifications
Engine Type 6.0-liter, turbocharged W12
Displacement cu in (cc) 366.1 cu in (6000.4 cc)
Power bhp (kW)  at RPM 552 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM 479.2 lbs.-ft @ 1600 rpm
Redline at RPM 6450 rpm
Brakes ABS, vented disc
Tires P275/40R19
Length 208.901 in (5306.1 mm)
Weight 5456 lbs
Acceleration 0-62 mphs 4.85
Top Speed mph (km/h) 195 mph
Fuel economy EPA (1/100) (11 / 18)
Base Price $164,990.00
Car Description

An all-new four-door Grand Tourer that blends peerless Bentley craftsmanship and design with modern technologies.

Exhilarating supercar performance thanks to a top speed in excess of 190mph and a 0-62mph (100km/h) time of around five seconds.

Powered by a 6-litre, twin-turbocharged, 12-cylinder engine engineered and built at Bentley's factory in Crewe. Tuned to provide not just a massive 552bhp but also the legendary Bentley 'torque' from low revs.

A high-tech, all-wheel-drive system for exceptional stability and grip in any conditions.

A stunning cabin that uses exquisite Bentley design and quality to create a spacious, welcoming interior. A classic mix of leather and wood veneers are combined to give a contemporary but timeless appearance.

Over 11 leather hides are used to make a complete set of upholstery in the Continental Flying Spur.

Spacious rear legroom provides total comfort for all passengers with a five or four-seat layout optional at the time of purchase.

Designed and developed in parallel with the Continental GT coupe at Bentley's design studios and facilities in Crewe to ensure consistency in their visual appearance and in their on-going engineering and development programme.

Pricing for the new Continental Flying Spur is yet to be finalised but Bentley expects a similar price structure to that of the Continental GT coupe.

When work began on the Continental GT coupe in 1999, a simultaneous programme was instigated for a four-door version that would mirror the performance and design qualities of the coupe and also provide unparalleled levels of space and comfort in a way that only a Bentley can. The results of that forward-thinking approach are now clear as the Continental Flying Spur is unveiled for the first time.

Sumptuous levels of space and comfort are a given in the Continental Flying Spur. The quality of the overall design and cabin interior is simply without rival and only another Bentley can match the craftsmanship that has gone into making this elegant and opulent four-door Grand Tourer.

The Continental Flying Spur shares the clean and muscular appearance of the Continental GT coupe with a short front overhang and dominant matrix radiator grille.

The generous wheelbase of the Continental Flying Spur's chassis means spacious rear legroom for passengers and an impressive canvas on which Bentley's interior design team could set to work. Customers will have the option of a four-seat layout with a central console between two electrically-powered rear seats or a five-seat cabin with full-width rear seat. Throughout the interior, familiar Bentley trademarks make their presence felt with bullseye ventilation outlets and organ stop controls in the front and rear. Leather or wood veneers on every interior surface combine to give a traditional yet contemporary environment for the driver and passengers alike.

With 552bhp at your disposal and an advanced all-wheel drive system to ensure that power is delivered in a controlled and measured fashion, the Continental Flying Spur has the performance to match its appearance.

As with every Bentley, this is a driver's car first and foremost. In common with the Continental GT coupe, the car's extremely stiff steel chassis allows the advanced air suspension system to regulate safely the handling and balance of a four-door with supercar performance: a top speed in excess of 190mph and 0-62mph (100km/h) in around five seconds. However, such is the breadth of its dynamic capability, the Continental Flying Spur also delivers supreme comfort for long, relaxed journeys.

Bentley's renowned powertrain development was rightly praised at the launch of the Continental GT coupe and the combination of that phenomenal twin-turbocharged, 12-cylinder engine with a smooth, six-speed 'paddleshift' ZF gearbox with Tiptronic actuation is carried over into the Continental Flying Spur.

A Bentley engine is unlike any other in the world and the Continental Flying Spur's is no exception. Maximum torque is available from just 1600rpm and continues unabated throughout the powerband, meaning the driver can call upon exceptional reserves of power in an instant.

The Continental Flying Spur's permanent all-wheel drive system ensures that even in poor weather and road conditions, the awesome power and torque remain accessible to the driver without the constant intervention of the traction control system.

The advanced six-speed transmission allows the driver to use the gearbox as a conventional automatic or opt to change gears 'manually' using either the gearlever or the paddles mounted behind the wheel. Whatever mode the gearbox is set to, the powertrain operates with seamless efficiency and provides brilliant shift quality. In its four-door application it has also been extensively recalibrated to provide almost imperceptible shifts when being used in a more relaxed fashion.

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