Bentley Flying Spur Blackline: Proof There Is No Such Thing As Too Much Black!
- by Aniruthan Srithar
- Oct 14, 2019
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As the name suggests, all the shiny stuff has been replaced by sporty, blacked-out trim!
- The Blackline trim for the Flying Spur is priced at $4,735 (Rs 3.37 lakh).
- Chrome elements like the grille, exhaust tip and windowline surround are blacked out.
- The black theme continues on the inside and the Blackline trim comes with all-black interiors.
- Comes with driver assistance features like a night vision camera, traffic assist, city assist and blind spot warning
- Continues to be powered by a 6.0-litre turbocharged W12 unit that develops 600PS and 700Nm.
The recently unveiled third generation Bentley Flying Spur was always known for its opulence and elegance. Bentley also claims that the sedan has a fair bit of sportiness in it. Sure, the hardware -- a mighty 6.0-litre W12 engine and a tonne of electronic wizardry -- does justice to their claims. But looks? Nah. The Flying Spur comes with too much of chrome that makes it tilt towards luxury. Until now, as Bentley has introduced a new Blackline trim that justifies the sporty tag. The Blackline trim is a paid option and costs $4,735 (Rs 3.37 lakh) in the United States, before taxes. That’s indeed a lot of money. But what do you get for that? Let’s find out.
As the name suggests, the Blackline trims replace the shiny chrome elements with blacked-out trim. This means the large chrome laden grille, the Flying B logo as well as the various chrome elements on the bumper have been blacked out. Wait, it doesn’t stop there. At the side, the door handles, the chrome strip that runs through the doors as well the window line surround receive the same treatment, while the exhaust tips, the headlamp and tail lamp surround as well as the roof receive a tinge of black. The Flying Spur Blackline also comes with 21-inch dual-tone alloy wheels that add a touch of class. These can be upgraded to 22-inchers as well.
The black theme continues on the inside as well. While the standard model comes with a black-beige interior, the Blackline comes with, you guessed it, all-black interiors. And to give it a shade of contrast, veneer wood trim has been applied tastefully on the dashboard, doorpads and the centre console.
Notable features include the rotating 12.3-inch infotainment screen, a digital driver’s display, wireless phone charger as well as a ton of driver assistance systems like a night vision camera, traffic assist, city assist and blind spot warning. Being a Bentley, rear seat passengers are pampered with features like rear seat massage function, mood lighting, a rear sunblind, individual climate control for the front and back as well as mood lighting.
Under the hood, the Flying Spur comes with a mammoth 6.0-litre W12 turbocharged petrol engine that develops 600PS and 900Nm. Power is transferred to all four wheels via an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. And to ensure more fun, it comes mated to a 48V mild-hybrid system for additional torque boost. This means the Flying Spur does the 0-100kmph run in 3.8 seconds while it maxes out at 333kmph. Impressive, considering its 2.4 tonne kerb weight. To further enhance your experience, the Flying Spur comes with all-wheel steering and Bentley’s Dynamic Ride function. Sweet!
Primary rivals for the Flying Spur include the Mercedes-Maybach S650 and the Rolls Royce Ghost. While global deliveries are expected to begin from 2020, expect it to launch in India by the end of 2021.
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