2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

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$174,100

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2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

2 trims

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Notable features

  • 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 review: Our expert's take

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 1,100-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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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

V.Good Value

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 every day driving car in an urban area....too big to manuever and not as adaptable as an SUV. The power could get an aggressive driver into trouble or danger. I am pleased to have bought at an huge discount.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Bentley
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/unlimited distance
Corrosion
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
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
Yes
Roadside assistance
Yes
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