The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is a luxury all-wheel drive sedan built in England. The Flying Spur's 6.0-liter W12 engine produces 552 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of torque, and is matched with a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission with steering column mounted gearshift paddles. The new-for-2009 Flying Spur Speed uses the same engine, but horsepower is bumped up to 600 horsepower and 553 pounds-feet of torque. The computer-controlled adaptive air suspension with automatic ride height control includes manual driver adjustment for ride height and damper settings. Continuous all-wheel drive, traction control and stability control are standard equipment. A navigation system, Bluetooth, Sirius satellite radio, multi-zone climate control, power trunk opening and closing, and heated and ventilated memory power seats with massaging lumbar are standard equipment. Premium grade leather and genuine wood trim are used throughout the interior. The Flying Spur features a luxurious handcrafted interior with a large variety of custom trim options, including aluminum and numerous types of wood veneers. Several wheel styles in chrome and painted finishes are available. The new Flying Spur Speed features dark chromed radiator and lower grilles, sports-tuned exhaust, lowered sports suspension, 20-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, diamond quilted leather seat facings, and other interior upgrades. An available sunroof includes a solar panel that powers ventilation fans when the vehicle is stationary to maintain interior temperatures. A refrigerated bottle cooler in the rear armrest and a rear reversing camera is also available. New for 2009, optional fade-resistant carbon ceramic brakes (available on 20-inch wheels) provide improved brake feel. Radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control; an iPod, MP3 and USB interface; and a Naim stereo system designed exclusively for Bentley, are also new options. For 2009, the Bentley Continental Flying Spur's exterior changes include a more upright front grill, larger air intakes and a sleeker rear bumper. Mechanical changes include revised spring, anti-roll bar and damper settings; retuned power steering settings, and a Sport Traction mode for the electronic stability control. There are also several new color choices for exterior paint and leather seat trim. The Flying Spur Speed trim is new for 2009.
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|MPG||11 City / 18 Hwy|
|Transmission||6-spd auto w/OD|
|Power||552 @ 6100 rpm|
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