2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    13-14 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    552-hp, 6.0-liter W-12 (flexible; E85)
  • 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 some luxury features

Notable Features of the 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

  • Standard 552-hp, twin-turbo W-12 engine
  • Six-speed automatic
  • High-performance 600-hp Speed version
  • Acoustic glass and other sound-absorbing materials
  • Bentley is owned by VW

2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Overview

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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 a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12 and standard all-wheel drive. Bentley claims acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
(Skip to details on the: Continental Flying Spur Speed)
New for 2013
There are no significant changes for the 2013 model year.
ExteriorThough a sedan, the Continental Flying Spur follows the appearance of the Continental GT coupe. Exterior features include:

  • Upright chrome grille
  • Large lower air intakes
  • 19- or 20-inch wheels
  • High-intensity-discharge headlamps

InteriorLeather 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 adaptive cruise control system manages the throttle and brakes to maintain a preset distance behind the vehicle ahead. Interior features include:

  • Standard 30-gigabyte hard drive multimedia system
  • Four-zone electronic climate control
  • Front and rear heated seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Acoustic glass on side and rear windows
  • Available Naim Audio premium stereo
  • Available fold-down tables for rear passengers

Under the Hood
Breathing with the assistance of twin turbochargers, the Continental Flying Spur's 6.0-liter W-12 is a flex-fuel engine capable of burning E85 ethanol. Mechanical features include:

  • Twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 engine produces 552 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of ...
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 a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12 and standard all-wheel drive. Bentley claims acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
(Skip to details on the: Continental Flying Spur Speed)
New for 2013
There are no significant changes for the 2013 model year.
ExteriorThough a sedan, the Continental Flying Spur follows the appearance of the Continental GT coupe. Exterior features include:

  • Upright chrome grille
  • Large lower air intakes
  • 19- or 20-inch wheels
  • High-intensity-discharge headlamps

InteriorLeather 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 adaptive cruise control system manages the throttle and brakes to maintain a preset distance behind the vehicle ahead. Interior features include:

  • Standard 30-gigabyte hard drive multimedia system
  • Four-zone electronic climate control
  • Front and rear heated seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Acoustic glass on side and rear windows
  • Available Naim Audio premium stereo
  • Available fold-down tables for rear passengers

Under the Hood
Breathing with the assistance of twin turbochargers, the Continental Flying Spur's 6.0-liter W-12 is a flex-fuel engine capable of burning E85 ethanol. Mechanical features include:

  • Twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 engine produces 552 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic with manual-shift mode
  • All-wheel drive
  • Adjustable air suspension
  • Optional fade-resistant carbon ceramic brakes

SafetyStandard safety features include:

  • Eight airbags, including full-length side curtain airbags and side-impact airbags for both front and rear outboard occupants
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system

Continental Flying Spur Speed
This high-performance 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. Additional features include:

  • Upgraded 6.0-liter W-12 produces 600 hp and 553 pounds-feet of torque
  • Ride height lowered 10 millimeters versus standard Continental Flying Spur
  • 20-inch multispoke 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; no-cost bright chrome grille
  • Diamond-quilted hide in the seat facings and door panels

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
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Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

a real luxury car

by jim from greensboro on August 11, 2018

the car is very comfortable and the interior is very plush. the performance is excellent. the leather is as good as it gets. but you pay for it Read full review

(5.0)

The best car I ever had !!!!!!!!!?\/

by James Fort from Mandeville . La. on September 25, 2017

I would not have another car, it's fabulous !!!!- It has class, it is elegant , and very lmpressive, I think my wife loves this Bentley more than me, but I am not jealous,it's a member of the family, ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 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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