It has now been 12 years since Bentley introduced its Continental GT. After the VW-owned luxury automaker completed growing the range, it then have it a substantial update in 2011. And now, five years later, the Bentley Continental lineup is getting another revision for the 2016 model year. While the two-door Continental is getting a bevy of enhancements to the exterior and interior, the four-door Continental Flying Spur only receives an enhanced interior and improved fuel economy.
To start, the 2016 Bentley Continental Flying Spur brings with it three new paint colors — Marlin, Camel, and Jetstream, which are also available on the Continental GT — as well as two new leather choices called Shortbread and Camel. A new set of 20-inch six-tri-spoke wheel design is available in three different finishes and on both the V8 and W12 models, while the Continental Flying Spur W12 Mulliner can be specced with a 21-inch seven-twin-spoke wheel in either a polished or Graphite with bright machine finishing.
Inside, the 2016 Continental Flying Spur features updated instrumentation with more contemporary graphics, a new “more sporting” steering wheel design, and the same on-board Wi-Fi system found in the 2016 Bentley Continental. A knurled metal finisher adorns the optional gear shift paddles.
But that’s not all: Flying Spur W12 models, which produce a whopping (616 bhp / 460 kw) and 800 Nm (590 lb.ft) of torque, will also receive the Continental’s cylinder deactivation/variable displacement system for lower fuel consumption, increased range, and lower emissions of 333 g/km CO2.