Bentley Flying Spur V8 arrives at RM839,000 before taxes and options

By CARSIFU | 8 April 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: Bentley's Flying Spur luxury sedan now comes with a V8 engine option as an alternative to the W12 powerplant.

Fully-built in Crewe, UK, the Flying Spur V8 which starts from RM839,000 before taxes, options and registration, is available at Bentley Kuala Lumpur showroom.

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The 4.0-litre V8 produces 550PS and uses twin-scroll turbochargers to deliver a maximum torque of 770Nm at just under 2,000rpm.

In addition, the powerful engine also gets a slew of technologies to maximise fuel efficiency and responsiveness.

The twin-scroll turbochargers are placed inside the "V" of the engine which minimises the distance the exhaust gases travel from the engine to the turbochargers, resulting in rapid response and high efficiency.

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The turbochargers can also store up boost pressure on light throttle openings so boost pressure is instantly available when the throttle is opened wide, resulting in better engine response and flexibility.

The 90 degrees V configuration also uses a cross-plane crankshaft design, enabling an unmistakable V8 engine sound.

The 0-100kph sprint can be done in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 318kph.

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The V8 engine can also shut down four of its eight cylinders under light load conditions when torque demand is below 235Nm and engine revs below 3,000rpm to reduce fuel consumption by 16%.

The cylinder deactivation takes 20 milliseconds and is imperceptible to the occupants of the Flying Spur V8.

The Flying Spur V8 is also 100kg lighter than the Flying Spur W12, making it a much agile and driver-focused vehicle.

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Front and rear hollow light-weight anti-roll bars deliver exceptional handling.

An adaptive chassis uses Bentley's pioneering 48-volt electric anti-roll control (Bentley Dynamic Ride) and electronic all-wheel steering are also available as an option.

Exteriorwise, the Flying Spur V8 features a modern and more refined take on the unmistakable Bentley signature appearance of a large mesh grille and quad headlamps.

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The wheelbase is 130mm longer than that in the second-generation Flying Spur, generating an increased road presence and stronger muscular lines sweeping the entire length of the car.

Wheels are 20-inch alloy with painted 10-spoke design while exhausts are quad pipes.

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Available in seven Bentley paint colours as standard, customers can also specify their preference from an extended range of 60 colours including Mulliner and personal commissions.

Inside, premium seats come in five hide colours with options for 10 more colours and two dual-tone choices.

The Flying Spur V8 can also be specified in a four-seat configuration for more luxurious rear seating comfort.

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The dashboard and door trims feature crown cut walnut as standard veneer with seven veneer species as option including a high gloss carbon fibre technical finish.

The industry-first Bentley Rotating Display is also available and revealed when the engine start button is pressed.

The veneer section in the middle of the dashboard rotates to reveal a 12.3-inch touchscreen, displaying three customisable digital tiles.

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The second side of the display reveals three elegant analogue dials showing outside temperature, a compass and a chronometer.

In the rear, an all-new Touch Screen Remote is made from beautifully-crafted materials and integrates almost invisibly into the console.

It allows access to a wide range of applications, including control of all blinds, rear seat massage function and rear climate control, and can be used to pre-store configurations such as Mood Lighting.

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The Flying Spur V8 also uses an embedded SIM and no longer requires customers to provide their own data connection to access the My Bentley connected car features.

The My Bentley in-car and remote services is a continually-developing range of services available to customers through a dedicated app, available both on Apple iOS and Android mobile platforms.

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The new refrigerated bottle cooler can be found between the rear seats behind the centre armrest, gets two levels of cooling from +6°C to -6°C.

It can accommodate six 330ml soft drinks, four 500ml bottles or two full sized (750ml) champagne bottles.

The completely new design means that the cooler is packaged into a much smaller space than the previous generation Flying Spur, meaning less intrusion into the vast 420-litre boot space.

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