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2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 launched in India at Rs 3.1 crore

Team OD  /
07 Aug 2014 15:48:42 IST

Bentley has announced the launch of the 2015 Flying Spur V8 in India with prices starting at Rs 3.1-crore. The final price, of course, changes as per the options you tick. The highlight however, is the new V8 motor, which joins the existing Flying Spur W12 as the less-pricier alternative.

The Bentley Flying Spur V8 has subtle styling differences from its W12 sibling - like the black lower grille instead of chrome and a red background for the Bentley winged logo.

The V8 engine displaces 3993cc and is mated to a twin-turbo induction system. The 4.0-litre engine then, dispenses 507PS of power and 660Nm of torque. Naught to 100 is claimed to come up in 5.2 seconds and top speed is restricted to 295kmph. The engine also features cylinder deactivation tech, which can shut off up to four cylinders at light load to bump up fuel economy. The engine is mated to ZF's dual-clutch 8-speed transmission.

Compared to the W12, the V8 loses out on the chrome garnish on the lower grille and gets a black finish instead. The Bentley logo gets a red background. On the inside, the rear seats don't get lumbar support, electric adjustments or the heater, unless specified.

Satya Bagla, managing director, Exclusive Motors says, For those who love the V8 exhaust note, the world's most exhilarating luxury sedan has finally arrived. We are pleased to introduce the new Flying Spur V8 derivative in India, which has Bentley's renowned all wheel drive with smooth 8-speed quickshift transmission giving the driver speed with sophistication and an unforgettable experience whether you are (at) the back or behind the wheel."

Also launched today - Audi A3. Read full story here.

Bentley Flying Spur V8


  
ENGINE
Configuration 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8
Capacity 3,993cc
Induction Two parallel twin-scroll turbochargers, indirect
Power 507PS@6000rpm
Torque 660Nm@1750rpm
Construction Aluminium alloy block, heads and pistons, forged steel crank and conrods
Bore x Stroke 84.5mm x 89mm
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel delivery Direct injection
Valve gear 4 x overhead camshafts with cam phasing, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel 98 (95) RON to E10
Cylinder Deactivation Four cylinders, valves and fuel deactivated at light load
Other notes Turbos in the V for efficiency and response. Thermal management reduces warm-up time. Recuperation and variable power steering.
PERFORMANCE
0-100kmph 5.2 secs
0-160kmph 11.2 secs
Top speed 295kmph
TRANSMISSION
Configuration Automatic gearbox, torque converter, permanent all-wheel drive
Torque split (front:rear) 40:60 with ability to change depending on available traction
Gearbox specification ZF 8HP90 AL951 eight-speed automatic with block shifting
Gear ratios 1st: 4.71, 2nd: 3.14, 3rd: 2.1, 4th: 1.67, 5th: 1.29, 6th: 1.00, 7th: 0.839, 8th: 0.667
Final drive 2.85
Shift time Mechanical time 600m/s, total time 800m/s
Other notes Block shifting allows combined downshifts (e.g. 8th to 3rd)
BRAKES, ESP AND CRUISE CONTROL
Brake disc material Cast iron or optional Carbon-Silicon-Carbide (CSiC)
Front 405mm ventilated iron / 420mm cross-drilled CSiC
Rear 335mm ventilated iron / 356mm cross-drilled CSiC
Calipers eight-piston
Assistance Electronic brake-force distribution, ABS, hydraulic brake assistance
ESP Two-mode ESP, enhanced brake and throttle regulation, increased cornering control. System can be disabled on driver command
Cruise control Cruise control as standard, optional Adaptive Cruise Control
Other notes Electronic Park Brake with Drive-Away assist
EXTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Body type and style Steel monocoque, super-formed aluminium front fenders, aluminium bonnet, composite bootlid with integrated antennae
Headlights Bi-Xenon projector headlamps, LED signature daylight running lamps, LED main beam supplementation, LED rear lamps
Colours 7 standard, over 110 further optional, bespoke and duo-tone paint on request
Aerodynamics Full-length undersheets
Notes Sunroof available as no-cost option. Black bumper grilles in lieu of chrome on W12
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Seating Same as Spur W12, but rear bench seat as standard (no lumbar, adjustment or heating). 4 or 4+1 seat optional
Features Multi-zone climate control with bulls-eye air vents and organ-stop controls. Options: Picnic tables, twin-bottle cooler
Hide colours 4 standard in monotone colour split as standard, 17 with colour spec
Wood veneers 1 standard (Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus), 6 additional optional
Safety Driver, passenger and individual seat airbags, driver knee airbags
INFOTAINMENT AND ELECTRONICS
Driver interface Centralised 8-inch touchscreen interface, dedicated HVAC panel
Sound system Balanced Mode Radiators (BMR). 8-speaker standard system. 1,100W Naim option.
Navigation system Dynamic route guidance, 7-digit postcodes, Google Maps imagery
Phone system Optional Bluetooth telephone connection with privacy handset
Onboard storage 64 GB rear-seat entertainment hard drive
Other notes RSE (MultiMedia Spec) includes Wi-Fi router and connectivity unit with 64 GB. For each seat: 10-inch screen, DVD player, SD card slot, USB port, 12V charging, wireless headphones
  

Bentley Flying Spur V8


  
ENGINE
Configuration 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8
Capacity 3,993cc
Induction Two parallel twin-scroll turbochargers, indirect
Power 507PS@6000rpm
Torque 660Nm@1750rpm
Construction Aluminium alloy block, heads and pistons, forged steel crank and conrods
Bore x Stroke 84.5mm x 89mm
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel delivery Direct injection
Valve gear 4 x overhead camshafts with cam phasing, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel 98 (95) RON to E10
Cylinder Deactivation Four cylinders, valves and fuel deactivated at light load
Other notes Turbos in the V for efficiency and response. Thermal management reduces warm-up time. Recuperation and variable power steering.
PERFORMANCE
0-100kmph 5.2 secs
0-160kmph 11.2 secs
Top speed 295kmph
TRANSMISSION
Configuration Automatic gearbox, torque converter, permanent all-wheel drive
Torque split (front:rear) 40:60 with ability to change depending on available traction
Gearbox specification ZF 8HP90 AL951 eight-speed automatic with block shifting
Gear ratios 1st: 4.71, 2nd: 3.14, 3rd: 2.1, 4th: 1.67, 5th: 1.29, 6th: 1.00, 7th: 0.839, 8th: 0.667
Final drive 2.85
Shift time Mechanical time 600m/s, total time 800m/s
Other notes Block shifting allows combined downshifts (e.g. 8th to 3rd)
BRAKES, ESP AND CRUISE CONTROL
Brake disc material Cast iron or optional Carbon-Silicon-Carbide (CSiC)
Front 405mm ventilated iron / 420mm cross-drilled CSiC
Rear 335mm ventilated iron / 356mm cross-drilled CSiC
Calipers eight-piston
Assistance Electronic brake-force distribution, ABS, hydraulic brake assistance
ESP Two-mode ESP, enhanced brake and throttle regulation, increased cornering control. System can be disabled on driver command
Cruise control Cruise control as standard, optional Adaptive Cruise Control
Other notes Electronic Park Brake with Drive-Away assist
EXTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Body type and style Steel monocoque, super-formed aluminium front fenders, aluminium bonnet, composite bootlid with integrated antennae
Headlights Bi-Xenon projector headlamps, LED signature daylight running lamps, LED main beam supplementation, LED rear lamps
Colours 7 standard, over 110 further optional, bespoke and duo-tone paint on request
Aerodynamics Full-length undersheets
Notes Sunroof available as no-cost option. Black bumper grilles in lieu of chrome on W12
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Seating Same as Spur W12, but rear bench seat as standard (no lumbar, adjustment or heating). 4 or 4+1 seat optional
Features Multi-zone climate control with bulls-eye air vents and organ-stop controls. Options: Picnic tables, twin-bottle cooler
Hide colours 4 standard in monotone colour split as standard, 17 with colour spec
Wood veneers 1 standard (Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus), 6 additional optional
Safety Driver, passenger and individual seat airbags, driver knee airbags
INFOTAINMENT AND ELECTRONICS
Driver interface Centralised 8-inch touchscreen interface, dedicated HVAC panel
Sound system Balanced Mode Radiators (BMR). 8-speaker standard system. 1,100W Naim option.
Navigation system Dynamic route guidance, 7-digit postcodes, Google Maps imagery
Phone system Optional Bluetooth telephone connection with privacy handset
Onboard storage 64 GB rear-seat entertainment hard drive
Other notes RSE (MultiMedia Spec) includes Wi-Fi router and connectivity unit with 64 GB. For each seat: 10-inch screen, DVD player, SD card slot, USB port, 12V charging, wireless headphones
  

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