Bentley Flying Spur review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

It’s a Bentley. That alone should leave you with no illusions that buying and running a Flying Spur will be anything other than hugely expensive.

The purchase price is suitably massive, it will cost a lot to service and the presence of that 6.0-litre W12 engine under the bonnet inevitably means you’ll spend a lot of money at petrol stations.

Put simply, more mainstream alternatives, such as the Audi A8 and Mercedes S-Class make far more financial sense, although if you’re shopping for a Bentley, such things are likely to matter little compared with knowing that your pride and joy has been painstakingly handcrafted just for you.

You do at least get lots of equipment, including full matrix LED headlights, a 10-speaker, 650-watt audio system, Wi-Fi and a head-up display. But in typical Bentley style, customers can also add virtually any other luxury item they might desire; everything from rear TV screens to a Champagne chiller.

One option we’d consider is the City Specification pack, which includes automatic city braking with pedestrian recognition, although it’s disappointing this isn’t standard on such an expensive car when it is included on many regular family hatchbacks.

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Overview

There are plenty of luxury cars that make more sense, but few have the sense of occasion that you get with the Bentley Flying Spur. Flawed, but we can see why you might.

  • Stunning interior
  • Huge performance
  • Mostly comfortable ride
  • Expensive
  • Awful visibility
  • Some road noise

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