BENTLEY FLYING SPUR IS TELEGRAPH’S BEST LUXURY CAR 2015
- British-built four-door saloon takes top honours in online poll
- The world’s best luxury sedan praised for being ‘as enjoyable to drive as it is to be chauffeured in.’
- Flying Spur enhanced for 2015 with suite of new features and colours
(Crewe, 5 June 2015) Bentley’s Flying Spur has been named Best Luxury Car in the 2015 Telegraph Car Awards.
The result, which was announced at an event in central London today, was decided by members of the public who voted for their favourite cars via the Telegraph’s Motoring website.
Kevin Rose, Bentley Member of the Board for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, commented: “Bentley is the most successful luxury car brand in the world. Every Bentley is handcrafted by our skilled and dedicated team in Crewe, which makes each car a true luxury possession. On behalf of Bentley Motors and our 3,800 colleagues, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that voted for us.”
Steve Huntingford, Cars Editor at The Telegraph, added: "The latest Flying Spur manages to feel both traditional and modern, plus it's as enjoyable to drive as it is to be chauffeured in. It's easy to see why Telegraph readers and our panel of judges rate it so highly."
The Flying Spur W12 is the fastest road-going luxury sedan in the world, powered by Bentley’s mighty 6.0-litre, twin turbo engine. It develops 625 PS, sprinting from 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, while a new variable displacement system allows the engine to run at part throttle on six of its 12 cylinders – reducing emissions and fuel consumption with no impact on refinement or performance. The athletic design of the new Flying Spur combines traditional Bentley styling cues with a dynamic stance and contemporary details.
Designed for comfort and refinement as well as effortless performance, the Flying Spur has benefitted from a suite of enhancements for 2015. The exquisite cabin gains modern and tactile new features to maintain Bentley’s reputation for interior style and usability, such as an on-board WiFi hotspot system, making the Flying Spur the ultimate luxury car for work or relaxation on the move. Complementing the feature upgrades are new paint colours in the hues of Marlin, Camel and Jetstream and the addition of Shortbread and Camel hides to the extensive range of leathers.
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Notes to editors
- Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s 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 3,800 people at Crewe.