2019 Bentley Flying Spur was launched for the first time in 2005 and was the subject of a major update in 2013. It was then time for Bentley to launch the new 2019 Bentley Flying Spur. One of the things you’ll be happy to know is that the tests have already begun. However, when you look at the images of 2019 Bentley Flying Spur, you can almost see the Porsche Panamera. The truth is that it should come as no surprise that the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur uses the Panamera body. After all, if you remember the first Bentayga prototype, I used the Audi Q7. As if that were not enough, the three brands are part of the Volkswagen Group.
Although the mule Panamera does not provide details on the appearance of the new generation of 2019 Bentley Flying Spur and the most recent test cars used camouflage similar to the outgoing model, this does not mean that we did not no idea of its exterior design. Like the current model, the next sedan will be a four door version of the Continental GT. And before saying that the Conti had not yet shown in public without camouflage, we already know that the coupe will take many features of the EXP10 Speed 6 concept. And the latest spy photos confirm it. That said, I hope the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur will share more if its front fascia with the Continental GT. Notable features include the design of quadruple headlamps with smaller side lights, a lowered nose and a wider grille placed lower on the dashboard, as well as a sportier bumper with large side openings. There is also a bonnet carved on the table, but with more subtle and elegant lines compared to the Continental GT. On the side, the front fenders and doors will be essentially identical, but most features will change in the rear. Naturally, the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur will have a second pair of doors, a longer wheelbase and redesigned rear fenders. The latter will continue to have a muscular design, but this is where the sedan will be presented as a more elegant version of the Conti GT. The rear is a complete mystery, but I hope Bentley will retain the configuration of the rectangular taillights, albeit in a longer, slimmer form. The long bridge, the D pillars with a rake and the imposing bumper should complete this area. As mentioned above, we use many of the features of the EXP10 Speed 6 concept to design the new generation of 2019 Bentley Flying Spur. This is most visible in the front, where the main lights that line the grid are connected by smaller lights to each corner. These are smaller than those of the outgoing model and now have their central sections covered, which means they look like thin LED rings. The main grille has retained its traditional shape, but is now closer to the ground, lowering the nose for a sportier stance. Next, the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur must have a three piece grid configuration with two wing shaped elements separating the air vents in the upper corners. The profile of the representation is very similar to that of the current model, but we can see revised ventilation vents, redesigned side windows and more muscular rear hips.
Our paparazzi have not come close enough to take pictures of the interior, but considering the body of Panamera, it is quite possible that the cabin is also made of Porsche parts at the time of writing this article. However, the interior of the Continental GT being inspired by the EXP10 Speed 6 concept, the sedan could work the same way. If this is the case, the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur will have a sporty but elegant cockpit with a complete set of instruments, a wraparound dashboard that extends to the door panels and perhaps even the large center console that separates the front seats of the coupe. The new infotainment screen of the GT should also end up in the sedan. The Bentley Rotary Display is a 12.3 inch touchscreen housed in a three sided unit that rotates in the center console. When the car is not in use, there does not seem to be a screen in the center of the dashboard, the wood veneer flowing continuously through the dashboard. However, when you press the engine start button, the center column plate slides forward and rotates to display the configurable screen. The third side of the rotating screen displays three analog dials indicating the outside temperature, a compass and a stopwatch. The new instrument cluster will be equally modern with two digital clocks with 3D LED lights that will give the dials an analog look and a large screen in the middle for high resolution images and information. We should also find new veneers on the dashboard and in the center console, including a double sided. Most surfaces will be covered with fine leather with contrasting stitching, Alcantara and many other options from the Mulliner division. The 20 way adjustable seats must be equipped with heating, cooling and massage functions as standard. Apple CarPlay, real time traffic and private eCall for emergency services are just a few of the handy features that Bentley will transfer from the Continental GT. In total, no one will have any reason to complain about the inside of the car, whether behind the wheel or at the back.
The redesign should also bring some changes under the hood, but given the new platform, these are mostly unknown so far. It is said that 2019 Bentley Flying Spur will share some engines with Panamera, which is logical given the current strategy of the Volkswagen Group. The most likely candidate for the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur is the revised 4.0 liter V-8 proposed in the new Panamera Turbo for 2018. The twin turbo unit generates 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque and could reach the Bentley with small changes. As a reference, the current 4.0 liter V-8 are developing 521 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of 2019 Bentley Flying Spur V8 S. We still do not know if Bentley will get the 2.9 liter V-6 or not, but if it does, it will generate 450 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque at the base of 2019 Bentley Flying Spur. Now that Bentley has already launched its first diesel model in the Bentayga range, the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur could also purchase an oil burner. Naturally, the sedan will share the 4.0 liter V-8 with the SUV, which currently boasts 429 horsepower and 664 foot pounds. The W-12 engine will probably remain an option, but the current unit will be replaced by the redesigned engine that debuted on the Bentayga and then made its way into the new Continental GT. Also movable by six liters and using two turbochargers, the W-12 produces a whopping 600 horsepower and 664 pound feet of torque in the SUV and 626 horsepower in the coupe. Each of these configurations must push the four doors from 0 to 100 km / h in less than four seconds and at a maximum speed greater than 200 km / h. Finally, I would not be surprised if the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur also receives the Panamera hybrid transmission. The combo combines a 2.9 liter bi-turbo V6, an electric motor and a lithium ion battery. It offers 462 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of spin. You can also travel 31 miles with a power supply only. It is likely that this powertrain is found first in Bentayga. That’s when more information on the configuration that Bentley plans to use.
Although there is no official release date, we believe that the new 2019 Bentley Flying Spur should debut at the end of this year or early 2019. Although there is still no of official prices, we think the price of the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur should start around $ 200,000. However, if you are looking for the higher version of W12, you will have a starting price of about $ 250,000.