Bentley flying spur v8 india launched press release
The new Flying Spur V8 – an introduction to the world’s best luxury sedan
BENTLEY NEW FLYING SPUR V8 MAKES INDIA DEBUT
Flying Spur luxury sedan adds V8 power
Strong sales and record financial performance maintain brand’s momentum
New Delhi, August 7, 2014:
Complementing the Flying Spur flagship W12, the V8 model provides the opportunity for
drivers to experience the Flying Spur’s blend of performance, craftsmanship and technology
with an enhanced touring range.
Combining a luxurious and spacious cabin featuring handcrafted wood veneers and leather
as well as a suite of on-board technology to make this Bentley the ideal place for work or
relaxation on the move; the Flying Spur V8 nevertheless maintains a performance edge.
Bentley’s renowned 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine develops 500 bhp and 660 Nm of torque,
powering the Flying Spur V8 to 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 295
km/hr. and also offers impressive grand touring performance with a range of more than 700
km on a tank of fuel.
Subtle styling differentiates the Flying Spur V8 from its W12 sibling, including figure of eight
chromed exhaust finishers and a red center to the Bentley Wings badges to denote the V8
engine. The front lower bumper grills are finished in black.
The base price of new Flying Spur V8 is Rs. 3.10 cr ex showroom New Delhi (subject to
options & exchange rate fluctuations)
Speaking on the India debut of the Flying Spur V8, Mr Satya Bagla, Managing Director, Exclusive
Motors said “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 quick shift transmission giving the driver
speed with sophistication and an unforgettable experience whether you are in the back or behind
Configuration 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8
Capacity 3993 cc / 243.7 cu in
Two parallel twin-scroll turbochargers, indirect
Power 507 PS / 500 bhp / 373 kW @6000 rpm
Torque 660 Nm / 488 lb.ft @1750rpm
Alu. alloy block, heads & pistons, forged steel crank &
Bore x Stroke 84.5 mm x 89 mm / 3.33" x 3.5"
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel delivery Direct injection
4x overhead camshafts with cam phasing, 4 valves per
Fuel 98 (95) RON to E10
Cylinder Deactivation Four cylinders, valves and fuel deactivated at light load
Turbos in the V for efficiency & response. Thermal
management reduces warm-up time. Recuperation &
variable power steering.
0-100 km/h 5.2 secs
0-160 km/h 11.2 secs
Top Speed 295 km/h
Automatic gearbox, torque converter, permanent all-
40:60 with ability to change depending on available
ZF 8HP90 AL951 eight-speed automatic with block shifting
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 600ms, total time 800ms
Other Notes Block shifting allows combined downshifts (e.g. 8th to 3rd)
BRAKES, ESP & CRUISE CONTROL
Cast Iron or optional Carbon-Silicon-Carbide (CSiC)
Front 405 mm ventilated iron / 420 mm cross-drilled CSiC
Rear 335 mm ventilated iron / 356 mm cross-drilled CSiC
Electronic Brake-force Distribution, ABS, Hydraulic Brake
Two-mode ESP, enhanced brake & throttle regulation,
increased cornering control. System can be disabled on
Cruise control Cruise control as standard, optional Adaptive Cruise Control
Other Notes Electronic Park Brake with Drive-Away assist
Body Type and
Steel monocoque, super-formed aluminium front fenders,
aluminium bonnet, composite bootlid with integrated
Bi-Xenon projector headlamps, LED signature daylight
running lamps, LED main beam supplementation, LED rear
7 standard, over 110 further optional, bespoke and duo-tone
paint on request
Aerodynamics Full-length undersheets
Sunroof available as no-cost option. Black bumper grills in
lieu of chrome on W12.
As Spur W12, but rear bench seat as standard (no lumbar,
adjustment or heating). 4 or 4+1 seat optional.
Multi-zone climate control with bulls-eye air vents and organ-
stop controls. Options: Picnic tables, twin-bottle cooler.
4 standard in monotone colour split as standard, 17 with colour
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" touchscreen interface, dedicated HVAC panel
Balanced Mode Radiators (BMR). 8-speaker standard system.
1100W Naim option.
Dynamic route guidance, 7-digit postcodes, Google Maps
Phone System Optional Bluetooth telephone connection with privacy handset
64 GB rear-seat entertainment hard drive
RSE (MultiMedia Spec) includes Wi-Fi router and Connectivity
Unit with 64 GB. For each seat: 10" screen, DVD player, SD
card slot, USB port, 12V charging, wireless headphones.
Notes to editors
Bentley is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. In 2013 one in every
four luxury cars delivered to customers worldwide was a Bentley. 2013 was Bentley’s
record year in the company’s 95-year history. Global customer deliveries grew by
19% over 2012 to 10,120 cars. America remained Bentley’s largest sales region, with
3,140 cars delivered. China continued its position as the second biggest market with
2,191 cars, while in Europe, deliveries reached 1,480 cars. Sales in Bentley’s home
market, the UK, were 1,381 and in the Middle East, India & Africa region Bentley
delivered 1,185 cars. By the end of 2013 Bentley had nearly 200 dealerships in 54
Bentley Motors’ headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including
design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s three model lines,
Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using
skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering
expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as
Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley
employs around 3,700 people at Crewe.
About Exclusive Motors:
Exclusive Motors Pvt. Ltd. are the leaders in the Luxury Car Market and pioneers in bringing
Super Luxury cars to India. Having the experience and knowledge of the international luxury
car market they are the most trusted name when it comes to super luxury cars segment.
For over two decades they have been importers and retailers of high end luxury cars.
Exclusive Motors has a team of enthusiastic car experts who are well acquainted with the
nuances of high end luxury cars. Besides Bentley, ‘Exclusive Motors’ have also introduced
Bugatti to the Indian market.