Bentley, one of the world’s largest selling luxury car automaker has released a smaller engine variant of its flagship model, the Flying Spur, in India.
They had earlier launched the 625PS producing 6.0L twin turbo W12 in India last year and this new engine variant surely adds more arsenal to Bentley’s India line-up. The car uses a 4.0L twin turbo mill to churn out 507PS of power @6000rpm and 660Nm of torque @1750rpm.
The transmission remains the same, ZF 8 speed automatic which has a shift time of just 800 milliseconds. It even allows block shifting, which in common lingo means one can shift from a higher gear to any lower gear without downshifting to each and every gear (as in one can move from the 8th to the 2nd gear directly) and vice versa.
The car hits a ton in 5.2s which is pretty commendable for a car of its stature, and tops out at 295kmph (the W12 version has a top speed of 322kmph and reaches from 0 to 100kmph in 4.3s)! The car also boasts of a permanent all-wheel drive. A sunroof is available if one so desires at no extra cost.
The bumper grille is thankfully black in colour instead of the chrome finish seen on the W12 model, giving it a more macho look. The interiors are pretty much in line with the elder sibling, but the rear seats are bench type and have no adjustment and heating features.
Bentley Flying Spur continues to use the same 8 inch infotainment system which can be controlled by voice activation. It also has an on board storage of 64GB!
The car now also has a longer cruising range of 700km on a tank full of fuel. The Bentley wings now gets a red center to differentiate it from the W12 and has eight chromed exhaust finishers giving out a typical V8 growl.
Bentley Flying Spur V8 India Price:
The new V8 Flying Spur has been priced at Rs 3.10 crore ex-showroom, Delhi and this is subject to exchange rate fluctuations!
Bentley Flying Spur V8 Specifications:
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.
0-100 km/h: 5.2 secs
0-160 km/h: 11.2 secs
Top Speed: 295 km/h
Configuration: Automatic gearbox, torque converter, permanent allwheel drive
Torque Split (front:rear): 40:60 with ability to change depending on available traction
Gearbox Specification: ZF 8HP90 AL951 eight-speed automatic with block shifting
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
Final Drive: 2.85
Shift Time: Mechanical time 600ms, total time 800ms
Other Notes: Block shifting allows combined downshifts (e.g. 8th to 3rd)
BRAKES, ESP & CRUISE CONTROL
Brake Disc Material: Cast Iron or optional Carbon-Silicon-Carbide (CSiC)
Front: 405 mm ventilated iron / 420 mm cross-drilled CSiC
Rear: 335 mm ventilated iron / 356 mm cross-drilled CSiC
Assistance: Electronic Brake-force Distribution, ABS, Hydraulic Brake Assistance
ESP: Two-mode ESP, enhanced brake & throttle regulation, increased cornering control. System can be disabled on driver command
Cruise control: Cruise control as standard, optional Adaptive Cruise Control
Other Notes Electronic Park Brake with Drive-Away assist
Body Type and Style: Steel monocoque, super-formed aluminium front fenders, aluminium bonnet, composite bootlid with integrated antennae
Headlights: Bi-Xenon projector headlamps, LED signature daylight running lamps, LED main beam supplementation, LED rear
Paint Colours: 7 standard, over 110 further optional, bespoke and duo-tone paint on request
Aerodynamics: Full-length undersheets
Notes: Sunroof available as no-cost option. Black bumper grills in lieu of chrome on W12.
Seating: As Spur W12, but rear bench seat as standard (no lumbar, adjustment or heating). 4 or 4+1 seat optional.
Interior Features: Multi-zone climate control with bulls-eye air vents and organstop controls. Options: Picnic tables, twin-bottle cooler.
Hide Colours: 4 standard in monotone colour split as standard, 17 with colour spec
Wood Veneers: 1 standard (Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus), 6 additional optional
Safety: Driver, passenger and individual seat airbags, driver knee airbags
INFOTAINMENT AND ELECTRONICS
Driver Interface: Centralised 8″ touchscreen interface, dedicated HVAC panel
Sound System: Balanced Mode Radiators (BMR). 8-speaker standard system. 1100W Naim option.
Navigation System: Dynamic route guidance, 7-digit postcodes, Google Maps imagery
Phone System Optional Bluetooth telephone connection with privacy handset
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.