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Published on June 16th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair

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Bentley Flying Spur S Available As V8 Or V6 Hybrid

The Bentley Flying Spur S is a new, visually enhanced version of the 4-door from Crewe.

The current generation Bentley Flying Spur serves many different purposes. On the one hand, it’s a replacement to the limo-sized Mulsanne, so it has to be barge-like and comfortable. On the other hand, it’s a Flying Spur with a heritage of performance driving to also live up to. For 2022, Bentley has released an Azure version to serve limousine customers and now they’re introducing the Flying Spur S, which is meant to lean into the sportier aspects of the brand.

The Bentley Flying Spur is a bit like the Continental GT S and GT S Convertible models that were recently shown – no real performance upgrades, just some high quality visual enhancements to make it look more sporty. Unlike the Continental models, the Flying Spur is available with either a V8 or a V6 hybrid powertrain.

The 4.0L V8 motor still produces 550PS and 770Nm of torque, enabling a 0-100km/h time of just 4 seconds. The V8 motor features sound enhancements in the engine bay while the car is in Sport mode. The 2.9L V6 hybrid motor delivers 544PS and 750Nm of torque at 4.1 seconds and can even deliver pure electric driving for 41km.

The Flying Spur S comes with Bentley Dynamic Ride as standard. This uses electrified anti-roll motors to keep the car stable through corners. Electronic all-wheel steering is also standard. This reduces the turning circle at low speeds by turning the rear wheels in the opposite direction as the front wheels while increasing stability by turning the rear wheels in the same direction at high speeds.

In terms of cosmetics, most of the chrome on the exterior has been replaced with black brighware. This includes a gloss black grille and lower bumper grille, black quad tailpipe finishers, black S badging on the front fenders, and even darkened headlamps and taillamps. Only the winged Bentley badge and Bentley lettering on the bootlid have been left in bright chrome.

A new 22″ five Y-spoked wheel option in gloss black or Pale Brodgar Satin finish is available while a 2nd wheel option for the S model in 21″ 3-spoke wheel is also available. Brake callipers are finished in red.

Inside, there are two tone colour splits with a mix of hide and Dinamica microfibre. Dinamica is applied to the steering wheel, gear lever, seat cushions and seat backrests. Hide has been applied to the seat bolsters, door pads and around the instrument cluster.

There are new S design seats which are fluted or quilted as an option. The ‘S’ emblem is embroidered into the headrests at no additional cost. The same new graphics in the Continental GT Speed are found on the digital instrument cluster here as well. A metal ‘S’ badge on the fascia and the illuminated S treadplates are the last changes made to this model.

Bentley Flying Spur S rear seats

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