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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:01:55 +0000
2019 Bentley Flying Spur: larger and more luxurious saloon spotted
Bentley is testing its upcoming Flying Spur in ScandinaviaPricier alternative to Mercedes-Benz S-Class will get Continental GT tech with softer focus
Bentley is testing its upcoming Flying Spur in Scandinavia before the car is launched in 2019 as its latest answer to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
The new four-door, which is larger and more expensive than the S-Class but smaller and less extravagant than the Rolls-Royce Ghost in the ultra-luxury saloon segment, will share much of its technical make-up with the upcoming Continental GT.
That means it will be built on the same Porsche-developed MSB platform, bringing with it large improvements to structural rigidity and insulation, but the Flying Spur will trade sporting performance for ride comfort.
Bentley was involved in the MSB’s development from the very beginning, so its requirements to enable maximum ride comfort – more than any Porsche model needs to offer – will have been designed into the structure from the off.
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