Bentley unveils the new Flying Spur in Dubai
Dubai, September 12, 2013
Bentley Motors unveiled the much anticipated new Flying Spur, a luxury sedan, to VIP customers and media at an event yesterday (September 11) at JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai.
“The Flying Spur has long been a favourite for our customers here in the Middle East, a true icon, which has attracted a loyal following,” said Geoff Dowding, Bentley regional director of the Middle East, Asia Pacific and UK.
“The new Flying Spur is the pinnacle of luxury and refinement with exceptional performance that is synonymous with all Bentley models. This will be an extremely popular model in the region.”
Bentley’s styling team has developed an athletic design for the new Flying Spur that combines traditional Bentley styling cues with a sporting stance and contemporary details. Sharp feature lines complements a muscular rear haunch, while LED day-time running lights, dipped headlights and taillights characterise the front and rear profiles.
The sedan offers touch-screen infotainment, mobile connectivity including Wi-Fi, a Rear Seat Entertainment suite and a new hand-held Touch Screen Remote which allows rear-cabin occupants to control an extensive range of features. An eight-channel, eight-speaker audio system with Balanced Mode Radiators provides high quality sound clarity.
Powering the new Flying Spur is Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre, twin turbo W12 engine, coupled to a ZF eight-speed transmission, developing 625 PS (616 bhp) and 800 Nm of torque. Power is delivered to the road via all-wheel drive with a 40:60 rear-biased torque split for a sure-footed, engaging drive in all road and weather conditions.
Chris Buxton, regional manager of Bentley Middle East said: “The new Flying Spur maintains the unique character of its predecessor our customers are passionate about yet still achieves new levels of luxury, performance and incredible levels of technology. We have already received many pre-orders for the New Flying Spur and the response from our existing and new customers has been overwhelming. This model is set to generate our best ever year in the region for sales.”
The interior designers have created a luxurious, spacious cabin that dresses advanced acoustic and electronic technologies in exquisite hand-crafted leather hides and wood veneers. The new redesigned front and rear seats trimmed in natural premium-quality leather use a softer yet more durable hide unique to Bentley and available in twelve different colours.
The new Flying Spur is built to individual customers’ exacting specifications. A range of seventeen standard exterior paint colours includes Dark Cashmere, a sophisticated and contemporary addition to the Bentley palette.
The extended paint range of over 100 colours is joined by Damson, a rich hue inspired by the extremely rare purple diamond, and one that is complemented by an optional matching hide colour. – TradeArabia News Service