2016 Bentley Flying Spur

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$114,718–$188,790 Inventory Prices
(3.3) 3 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2016 Bentley Flying Spur base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    15-17 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    500-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Classic, elegant styling
  • Beautifully crafted interior
  • Quiet cabin
  • Comfortable seats, front and back
  • Personalization options

The Bad

  • Lazy throttle response
  • Outdated multimedia system
  • Not as big inside as it is outside

Notable Features of the 2016 Bentley Flying Spur

  • Super-expensive luxury sedan
  • New standard turbocharged V-8, optional 12-cylinder engine
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Handmade interior, highly customizable

2016 Bentley Flying Spur Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Flying Spur is the sedan version of its Continental coupe.

Power comes from a newly standard twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine or an optional twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12 engine that makes a whopping 616 horsepower and 590 pounds-feet of torque. That power is funneled through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission with a 40/60 rear-biased torque split for the standard all-wheel-drive system.

The sedan has traditional Bentley styling cues. The four-element headlamps and the double cockpit interior should look familiar; they join features like the Bentley Flying B in the fender ornaments and oval-element taillamps that match the shape of the exhaust tips. The more formal profile and details such as larger outboard headlamps versus the coupe's larger inboard ones are meant to set the sedan apart from the coupe. A dizzying array of colors are available for both paint and trim, with 14 colors available for the leather interior alone and 17 exterior paint colors.

A central 8-inch touch-screen controls everything and includes satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and voice activation. An eight-speaker audio system is standard, with an optional 1,100-watt premium system that features separate subwoofers. Rear passengers (in either the four- or five-place configuration) get a Touch Screen Remote function that electrically folds out from the center console to manage climate control, seat heating and ventilation, and even the navigation and multi...

Vehicle Overview

The Flying Spur is the sedan version of its Continental coupe.

Power comes from a newly standard twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine or an optional twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12 engine that makes a whopping 616 horsepower and 590 pounds-feet of torque. That power is funneled through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission with a 40/60 rear-biased torque split for the standard all-wheel-drive system.

The sedan has traditional Bentley styling cues. The four-element headlamps and the double cockpit interior should look familiar; they join features like the Bentley Flying B in the fender ornaments and oval-element taillamps that match the shape of the exhaust tips. The more formal profile and details such as larger outboard headlamps versus the coupe's larger inboard ones are meant to set the sedan apart from the coupe. A dizzying array of colors are available for both paint and trim, with 14 colors available for the leather interior alone and 17 exterior paint colors.

A central 8-inch touch-screen controls everything and includes satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and voice activation. An eight-speaker audio system is standard, with an optional 1,100-watt premium system that features separate subwoofers. Rear passengers (in either the four- or five-place configuration) get a Touch Screen Remote function that electrically folds out from the center console to manage climate control, seat heating and ventilation, and even the navigation and multimedia systems.

For customers who spend more time being driven than driving, a Multi-Media Specification option includes the Bentley Connectivity Unit that acts as a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot. Displays include two 10-inch LCD screens in the front seatbacks connected to media players that stream content from DVDs, SD cards, USB devices or HDMI connections.


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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(3.7)
Performance
(3.7)
Interior Design
(3.7)
Comfort
(3.7)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(3.3)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Most comfortable car

by Henry from Minneapolis, MN on September 19, 2017

Nice and luxury interior. Very comfortable and cozy. A sense of luxury and safety. Suitable for both family and business. Read full review

(4.0)

The Most Powerful Super Sports Engine

by andaasri from Chicago on September 18, 2017

the Bentley met all of my needs, Too big to be sporty, the most powerful Super sports engine with the softest suspension. the Bentley Flying Spur’s mechanicals are an evolution of the previous car’s Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Bentley Flying Spur currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Bentley Flying Spur has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / unlimited distance

  • Powertrain

    36 months / unlimited distance

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Bentley

Program Benefits

79-point inspection is conducted by a factory-trained Bentley technician. A Certified Pre-Owned Bentley qualifies for the 24-hour Roadside Assistance program.

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year unlimited mileage

    Bentley Supported Certified Limited Warranty includes 1-year and Unlimited Mileage in addition to any remaining new Vehicle Limited Warranty.
  • Eligibility

    10 Years / Unlimited Mileage

    Vehicles receive a 79-point technical inspection.

    See inspection details.

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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 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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