2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

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Key Specs

of the 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    14 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    552-hp, 6.0-liter W-12 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Acceleration
  • Handling
  • Distinctive look
  • Roominess
  • Prestige

The Bad

  • Gas mileage
  • Poor excuse for cupholders
  • Some obvious Audi parts
  • Lacks lower-priced luxury features

Notable Features of the 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

  • Twin-turbo 552-hp W-12
  • Six-speed automatic
  • High-performance Speed version
  • Acoustic glass and other sound-absorbing materials
  • New front-end design

2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Inspired by the company's Continental Flying Spur of 1957, the modern sedan is called a "grand tourer born of a coupe." It has essentially everything offered in the Continental GT coupe, including a 552-horsepower, twin-turbocharged W-12, along with enhanced luxury and space. Like the Continental GT coupe, the Continental Flying Spur has all-wheel drive. Bentley claims acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. For 2009, a high-performance Continental Flying Spur Speed version joins the lineup.

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New for 2009
New to the Continental Flying Spur this year is a high-performance Speed model, extremely long-life carbon ceramic brakes, radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control, and a modified grille and rear bumper.

Exterior
For 2009, the Continental Flying Spur gets changes to the grille and rear bumper.
  • More upright grille
  • Larger lower air intakes
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Bi-xenon headlamps
  • New chrome accents for grille and headlights


Interior
Leather surfaces and wood veneers provide a sumptuous feel to the inside of the Continental Flying Spur, which can be equipped with four or five seats. An optional new radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control system manages the throttle and brakes to maintain a pre-set distance behind the vehicle ahead.
  • DVD-based navigation system
  • Optional fold-down tables for rear passengers
  • Backseat DVD system
  • Four-zone electronic climate control
  • Acoustic glass on side and rear windows
  • Optional Naim 1...
Vehicle Overview
Inspired by the company's Continental Flying Spur of 1957, the modern sedan is called a "grand tourer born of a coupe." It has essentially everything offered in the Continental GT coupe, including a 552-horsepower, twin-turbocharged W-12, along with enhanced luxury and space. Like the Continental GT coupe, the Continental Flying Spur has all-wheel drive. Bentley claims acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. For 2009, a high-performance Continental Flying Spur Speed version joins the lineup.

(Skip to details on the: Continental Flying Spur Speed)


New for 2009
New to the Continental Flying Spur this year is a high-performance Speed model, extremely long-life carbon ceramic brakes, radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control, and a modified grille and rear bumper.

Exterior
For 2009, the Continental Flying Spur gets changes to the grille and rear bumper.
  • More upright grille
  • Larger lower air intakes
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Bi-xenon headlamps
  • New chrome accents for grille and headlights


Interior
Leather surfaces and wood veneers provide a sumptuous feel to the inside of the Continental Flying Spur, which can be equipped with four or five seats. An optional new radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control system manages the throttle and brakes to maintain a pre-set distance behind the vehicle ahead.
  • DVD-based navigation system
  • Optional fold-down tables for rear passengers
  • Backseat DVD system
  • Four-zone electronic climate control
  • Acoustic glass on side and rear windows
  • Optional Naim 1,100-watt amplifier and 15 speakers
  • Optional iPod, MP3 and USB interface


Under the Hood
Breathing with the assistance of twin turbochargers, the Continental Flying Spur's 6.0-liter W-12 moves the 5,500-pound vehicle with great ease.
  • Optional fade-resistant carbon ceramic brakes allow for extended life
  • Twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 engine produces 552 hp and 479 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic with manual shift mode
  • All-wheel drive is standard
  • Adjustable air suspension


Safety
Standard safety equipment includes:
  • Eight airbags, including full-length side curtain airbags and side-impact airbags for both front and rear occupants
  • Electronic stability system


Continental Flying Spur Speed
A new Speed model was introduced for 2009. With additions similar to what the Continental GT Speed has, this package gives the Flying Spur a boost in power and an upgrade in ride and handling, along with a few exterior features. Bentley says the Speed can go from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and can exceed 200 mph.
  • Upgraded 6.0-liter W-12 produces 600 hp and 553 pounds-feet of torque
  • Ride height lowered 10 mm versus standard Continental Flying Spur
  • 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels
  • Retuned speed-sensitive power steering with solid-mounted front subframe and stiffer rear bushings for better steering response
  • Front grille and air intakes in dark-tinted chrome
  • Optional bright chrome grille as a no-cost option
  • Diamond-quilted hide in the seat facings and door panels

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What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

V.Good Value

by value buyer from Saint Louis, MO on September 4, 2012

I am very pleased with the car's performance and handling. My car only has 15k on the odometer. This is a joy to drive on the open road (interstate) and cross country for weekend trips. This is not an ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Bentley
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / unlimited distance

  • Powertrain

    36 months / unlimited distance

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    10 years old or less/unlimited mileage

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    1 year/unlimited miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    Yes

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Continental Flying Spur received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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