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CLOSE UP: Bentley Continental Flying Spur

CLOSE UP: Bentley Continental Flying Spur


 Yesterday, 15 January was my Cousin sister's wedding.  Check out their Wedding Car.  It's BENTLEY CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR.  It's Twin turbocharged, quad cams, 48 valves, W12 cylinders 6.0L (5996cc) with 552hp (560ps) and 650Nm of Torque from as low as 1600rpm.  Mated with 6 speed Automatic and FULL TIME 4 wheel drive, this baby goes from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds and top speed of 312km/h making it "THE FASTEST FACTORY PRODUCTION SALOON IN THE WORLD".

You might Argue this honour goes to BRABUS SV12 R Bi-turbo (Mercedes S65 based) but that's "TUNED" ie. NOT STOCK whereas this Bentley's UNMOLESTED.  

The downside? 
EXORBITANT ROAD TAX in Malaysia:  Roadtax of 5996cc = RM15,612 per year, individual registration.  FOR COMPANY REGISTRATION = DOUBLE = RM31,224.  JAW DROPPING DEPRECIATION.  New price: RM1,700,000.  After 3 years: Around RM800,000 only (recond model).  That's a WHOOPING 50%++ Depreciation. HEAVY FUEL CONSUMPTION:  Check it out:  Official Figures from Bentley Motor Website.

EU DRIVE CYCLE:
Urban    10.8mpg    (26.2 litres/100km)
Extra-Urban    24.1mpg    (11.7 litres/100km)
Combined    16.6mpg    (17.0 litres/100km)
CO2 emissions (combined)    396g/km.

Well there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words.  Here are the pictures taken BY ME yesterday using my trusty PANASONIC LUMIX TZ7 Camera:













OTHER PHOTOS NOT TAKEN BY ME:
 Above: 6 speed Automatic, Below: Engine bay...

 Below: 475L boot space...


Here are the REST OF THE SPECIFICATIONS 
(SOURCE: Bentley Official Website)

ENGINE

FlexFuel Powertrain
Engine Capacity    5998cc
Max. Power    552bhp / 560 PS / 412kW @ 6100rpm
Max.Torque    650Nm, 479 lb-ft @ 1600rpm-6100rpm
Compression Ratio    9.0:1
Emission Level    EU4 / LEV2
Fuel    98 (95 minimum) RON

DRIVELINE AND TRANSMISSION

Continuous all-wheel drive
6-speed automatic transmission

PERFORMANCE
Max. Speed    194mph / 312km/h
Acceleration    0 - 60mph    4.9 seconds
Acceleration    0 - 100km/h    5.2 seconds
* Power rating based on 98 RON fuel

FUEL CONSUMPTION

EPA DRIVE CYCLE
City Driving    10 US mpg
Highway Driving    17 US mpg

WEIGHTS AND VOLUMES

Kerb Weight    2525kg
Gross Vehicle Weight    2940kg
Front Axle Weight    1545kg
Rear Axle Weight    1395kg
Boot Volume    475L    0.47m3 (16.7cu-ft)
Fuel tank capacity    90L    19.8 Gallons / 23.8 US Gallons

DIMENSIONS


Overall Length    5290mm    (208.27in)
Width across mirrors    2118mm    (83.39in)
Width with Mirrors Folded    1976mm    (77.80in)
Overall Height    1475mm    (58.07in)
Wheel Base    3065mm    (120.67in)
Track Front / Rear    1623 / 1607mm    (63.90 / 63.27in)

STANDARD FEATURES:


EXTERIOR SPECIFICATION

Traditional Bentley matrix grille integrated into bonnet and famed black winged ‘B’ badge to radiator shell, boot lid and wheel centres
Twin Bi-Xenon headlamps with integrated washer jets
Rear LED tail-lighting and discreet high level stop-lamp execution to lower screen
Bentley branded front brake callipers (gloss black)
Electronic Tyre Pressure Monitor (TPM)
Electronic cruise control
Colour keyed electronically adjustable door mirrors with heating, power folding and memory function – electronically linked to internal rear view mirror
Keyless entry and keyless ignition
Power latching to all doors for easy entry / exit
Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
Choice of 16 exterior paint colours
Bright chromed upper grille
Twin oval stainless steel tail pipes
19'' 5-spoke alloy sports wheels in painted finish
Power boot

INTERIOR SPECIFICATION


Full premium grade leather hide interior – choice of 17 colours
Carpets and safety belts to match all hides
Steering column mounted gearshift paddles
Engine start / stop button (linked to keyless entry / start system)
Burr Walnut unbleached premium veneer to fascia, upper door trim, and front and rear console
Infotainment system incorporating DVD Satellite Navigation and hi-fi system with rear remote control
6xCD changer incorporated in the glove compartment
Satellite radio (Sirius) (N.America only)
Bluetooth® telephone system with remote SIM access profile (rSAP) integrated into infotainment system
Telephone voice dialling (N/A Japan)
Electronic park brake with move-off assist (move-off assist N/A N.America)
Electronically-adjustable front seats with lumbar massage, memory and heating settings
Four-zone electronic climate control
Full width rear seat with sculptured outer seats incorporating lumbar massage and heating settings
Rear centre armrest with stowage and twin cupholders
Single tone, hide-trimmed multi-function steering wheel in a 4-spoke design
Foot-pedal with Bentley ‘B’ emblem
Hide and chrome trimmed gear lever with manual shift change facility
Non-smokers pack (NO EXTRA COST OPTION: Smoker's pack)
Electric Glass Tilt-slide Sunroof (NO EXTRA COST OPTION)














END OF SPECIFICATIONS...






THAT"S ALL FOLKS, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry. 























































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