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The 2019 Bentley Flying Spur Is Your British Panamera, Sort Of

Not digging the Porsche Panamera? If you prefer to stay within the VW Group family and get something similar, you could wait for its platform sibling, the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur that we recently spied winter-testing in Sweden.

Bentley's upcoming sedan remains very well covered up, just as any of the previous prototypes we saw, ever since it went from test mule to production body last summer.

But fortunately for us, since the Flying Spur is basically the four-door version of the all-new Continental GT, we have a pretty good idea as to what it will look like, especially when viewed from the front.

Otherwise, this should be a very sleek and luxurious four-door saloon, not to mention lengthy, riding on the VW Group's MSB-F architecture - used for both the Porsche Panamera as well as the new Continental GT. Aside from being both rear and all-wheel drive compatible (and electrified), the platform will support a wide array of electronics, from active safety systems, to modern convenience gizmos.

It will also feature the Continental GT's fully digital and configurable instrument panel, with a 12.3-inch display, plus top notch materials such as natural leathers and hand-polished chrome accents.

Aside from a planned plug-in hybrid version, the Flying Spur's engine range will include a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12, which already produces 635 PS (626 HP) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque underneath the Continental GT's massive bonnet. Since the latter can sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.6 seconds, the Flying Spur might also manage a sub 4-second time.

The 2019 Bentley Flying Spur will make its debut sometime in late 2018.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops




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