2021 Bentley Flying Spur Brings New Features and Improved Refinement Car News

Bentley claims to have “eliminated” noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) as part of a subtle series of updates to its new Flying Spur sedan.

After a year on sale, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class rival has acquired a host of new standard equipment, along with refinement-enhancing tweaks, as well as an improved range of customization options.

Bentley used “virtual prototyping” processes to perform acoustic tests on all parts of the car, identifying areas that produced “unwanted noise in the cabin”. At the end of the tests, around 40 different components of the car were lightened to make room for additional soundproofing.

By using virtual prototypes before making the modifications, Bentley was able to minimize its test mileage and reduce the number of physical prototypes in operation.

Elsewhere, the Flying Spur is now equipped as standard with the City Specification pack, which brings recognition of road signs, hands-free trunk opening, a downward parking camera, welcoming lighting and auto-dimming mirrors.

A new cabin ionizer emits negatively charged particles through the air conditioning vents, which creates a static charge around the airborne particles, causing them to stick to the nearest surface rather than floating around inside. “The result,” said Bentley, “is to remove these contaminants from the air occupants breathe, thereby improving the feeling of well-being.”

A new exterior paint color, Cambrian Gray, is available for 2021, as is a range of open pore wood veneers for the interior.

The Flying Spur remains available with a choice of V8 or W12 petrol engines and is priced at £ 156,130.


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This notice was published: 2021-05-10 14:22:03