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The New Continental Flying Spur Range - (UK) - News in Brief

June 9th, 2008



Styling evolution

- New front end design with:
  • More upright front grille with bright chrome matrix.
  • Larger, lower air intakes.
  • Chromed headlamp bezels.
  • Optional bright chrome matrix lower grille.

- New, more slender rear bumper design with:

  • Wraparound brightware and black valance.
  • Bright tail lamp bezels.
- Best-in-class cabin refinement
  • Acoustic glass to side and rear windows.
  • New acoustic tri-laminate undertray and wheelarch liners.
  • Retuned exhaust system.
Enhanced driving dynamics
  • The aluminium-intensive suspension features revised spring, anti-roll bar and damper settings and a new bespoke 19-inch Pirelli UHP tyre, for outstanding levels of ride quality, comfort, response and refinement.
  • New design 19-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels.
  • Retuned Servotronic power steering for improved feedback and feel.
  • New ‘Sport Traction’ mode from ESP 8.1 system offers superb traction without being intrusive.
  • Optional fade-resistant carbon ceramic brakes provide improved brake feel (only available on 20-inch wheels).
    • Discs last lifetime of car and pad life doubled (in normal driving conditions).
  • New, follow-to-stop precision radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control with five time-gap settings.
  • Power output of the twin turbo 6.0 litre W12 engine remains at 552bhp (560PS/412kW).
  • Top speed of 195mph (312km/h) and 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.2s).
Enhanced cabin comfort and customer convenience
  • New optional exclusive Naim for Bentley audio system with 1100 Watt amplifier provides the world’s best in-car sound stage.
  • New optional glovebox-located iPod, MP3 & USB interface connects personal music to the in-car infotainment system.
  • Multi-layer seat construction for enhanced comfort.
  • New optional full width rear seat with electrically adjustable outboard positions and fixed central seat.
  • Park distance control system with new graphics on infotainment screen.
  • Aluminium foot pedals incorporating the “B” Bentley logo.

Improved personalisation and bespoke choice

- Enhanced choice of handcrafted interior and exterior finishes include:

  • Contemporary style marquetry with crossbanding to door waistrails (Walnut & Chestnut veneers only).
  • Traditional style marquetry with crossbanding and inlay to fascia, door waistrails and uppercentre console (Walnut & Chestnut veneers only).
  • New chrome inlay strip to door waistrails.
  • New two tone interior hide colour options providing greater opportunities for personalisation.
  • Two new interior hide colours, Linen and Imperial Blue.
  • Seat piping now available in 16 colours to allow customer to match secondary hide or single tone interior.
  • Three new standard exterior paint colours (Havana, White Sand and Onyx) along with four unique duo-tone paint combinations (Havana, Dark Sapphire, Onyx and Midnight Emerald) for the first time on the Continental family.  
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