Bentley Previews 2014 Flying Spur Sedan

Following an earlier leak of photos that made their way to the Internet earlier this week, Bentley has formally unveiled its 2014 Flying Spur sedan, which adds two more doors and new styling to the Continental model lineup when it makes its official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The exterior styling of the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur sedan retains many of the familiar  lines that first made their debut on the two door Continental, but unlike the last generation Flying Spur which featured more conservative and traditional styling elements, Bentley designers and stylists have added several touches that give the Flying Spur a distinct identity when compared with its two door brethren. A set of new vertical tail lamps, raised rear haunches, and revised character lines endow the Flying Spur with a bold athletic look while the brand’s familiar corporate grille and quad head lamp assemblies make it instantly recognizable as a Bentley.

The lavishly appointed interior of the Flying Spur is largely carried over from the Continental GT and familiar features such as the upgraded touchscreen infotainment system with wi-fi and Google maps capability, and the 1,100 Watt Naim audio system are carried over to the Flying Spur. Also like its two door sibling, the Flying Spur features a healthy amount of wood and high-quality leather trim with numerous interior and exterior design configurations available as optional equipment. One of these configurations is the familiar but extravagant Mulliner Driving Specification package which comes equipped with exclusive leather and wood choices as well as unique diamond style stitching for the door panels and seats.

Performance for the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur comes from the company’s iconic 6.0 liter twin turbocharged W12 which also powers the Continental GT Speed and is good for a healthy 616 horsepower and an equally stout 590 lb ft of torque.  This muscle is channeled to all four wheels through a ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox which features steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and allows all 5,451 pounds of Flying Spur to make the dash to 60 mph in a brisk 4.3 seconds before reaching its top speed of 200 mph. In addition to the transmission, ZF also helped redesign the car’s power steering system and rack for improved handling in all driving conditions.

Look for the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur to make its official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in early March with full details such as official pricing and production figures being revealed closer to the Flying Spur’s official launch.

Author: Carl Malek

Carl Malek is Autosavant’s resident German car fanatic and follower of all things General Motors. Carl first entered the world of automotive journalism as a freelance photographer during his freshman year of college before making the switch to automotive writing several years later. Carl developed an interest in cars at an early age, which helped him overcome the challenges of a learning disability in mathematics. In addition to writing for Autosavant community, Carl also contributes to many car forums and enjoys attending automotive events in the Metro Detroit area with his family. Carl’s message for others with learning disorders is to believe in yourself, be persistent, and face all challenges head on.

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