The new Bentley Flying Spur and an updated Bentley Mulsanne made their North American debuts at the New York Auto Show this week. The Flying Spur, the newest Bentley offering, combines the classic sedan styling the company is known for with a sportier, edgier feel. Meanwhile, the Mulsanne maintains its heritage with the addition of updated entertainment and communications systems.
The more muscular design of the Bentley Flying Spur is complemented with LED day-time running lights and dipped headlights and taillights. It’s also got a large interior with hand-crafted leather hides and wood veneers that speak to the luxury of the Bentley brand.
There’s a touch-screen infotainment system, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a Rear Seat Entertainment suite that features a touch-screen remote so rear passengers have control from the comfort of their seats. An eight-channel, eight-speaker audio system is standard with a 1100W Naim for Bentley premium system as an available option.
The Bentley Flying Spur is powered by a 6.0-litre, twin turbo W12 engine paired with a ZF eight-speed transmission. It produces 616 horsepower and 590 pound feet of torque which is more power than any previous four-door Bentley. She’ll hit 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph. Prices start at $200,500 with commissioning available now for delivery in the second quarter.
The Bentley Mulsanne came to the New York Auto Show with enhanced technology, comfort and entertainment features including picnic tables designed specifically for holding an iPad along with a wireless keyboard. The cabin can serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot and there’s even bespoke fitted luggage.
There are headrests and footrests as well as duck down filled loose cushions for unparalleled passenger comfort. In order to give passengers complete privacy, the Bentley Mulsanne also features privacy curtains that allow for more focused working or a chance to fully relax and recharge on longer drives.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. When not drooling over cars, Nicole writes for Wired’s GeekMom.