AN UNRIVALLED ON-BOARD EXPERIENCE
The new Flying Spur redefines levels of comfort in a luxury Grand Tourer. From the very beginning, the focus has been on ensuring that passengers in the rear enjoy exactly the same standard and quality of experience as those in the front.
Unique to the Flying Spur, and encapsulating the remarkable attention to detail and use of latest generation technology that Bentley prides itself on, is a multi-functional, 5-inch colour Touch Screen Remote control that is mounted in the rear, atop the centre console.
The most sophisticated such control yet developed integrates seamlessly into the console but can be removed at the touch of a button for remote use. It is as simple to use as its design is beautiful to look at.
The unit allows back-seat passengers to control many of the car features, including the window blinds, climate control and rear seat massage function. The front passenger seat can be moved forward if unoccupied for even more rear space, and key vehicle data can be accessed. The audio system, mood lighting and key sections of the navigation system can also be operated.
As it gets dark outside and the headlamps automatically turn on, an optional ring of mood lighting surrounds the cabin. It is available in a choice of seven different colours in two variations – vibrant and muted. The illuminated Bentley treadplates that welcome occupants to the Flying Spur are linked.
The system means the driver or passengers can set the colour of the highlighted ring around the interior to suit their mood and separately adjust the ambient lighting, as well as the intensity. Favourite configurations can be stored in the Touch Screen Remote for future use.
The Flying Spur is available with the choice of three superlative audio systems. The standard system alone features 10 speakers and 650 Watts of sound. A Bang & Olufsen 1,500W, 16-speaker system with illuminated grilles is aimed at lifestyle-orientated customers and benefits from the BeoSonic system – a new way for tone setting with a simple, intuitive one-touch user interface.
Top of the range is a unique, Naim for Bentley 2,200W 18-speaker system with two Active Bass Transducers. Offered for the true audiophile, it also features a 21-channel amplifier, eight DSP sound modes, and illuminated speaker grilles.
The all-new seats offer increased functionality, such as heating and cooling, active bolsters to support passengers laterally when the car is moving, and a top tilt function to further support the upper back.
The rear seats alone offer 14-way adjustment and five massaging modes. The key adjustments are made via the door-mounted switches, with additional functions actuated from the sophisticated Touch Screen Remote. The rear outer seats are both ventilated and heated to allow passengers to adjust to their personal preference. An electrically-operated comfort headrest allows for even greater relaxation. A centre armrest and manually-deployed centre headrest that stows away when not in use are also fitted.
Rear seat entertainment tablets are located on the back of the front seats to give the rear passengers access to the Bentley Multimedia System. These devices also allow access to Google Play store and have their own internal memory.
The rear passenger environment also features a divider across the headliner which incorporates vanity mirrors, as well as controls for lighting and a blind for the optional sunroof.
Interior stowage areas have been designed to be both practical and beautiful. Front stowage includes space under the lower dashboard, covered cup holders, a cooled glove box and door pockets. In the rear, stowage consists of cup holders, phone and tablet spaces, plus a centre armrest with generous amounts of room and electrical connectivity.