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Bentley Continental Flying Spur Saloon review

2005 - 2012 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £133,255 - £150,955
Used prices £7,770 - £20,304
Road tax cost £415 - £735
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 337 miles
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Pros & cons


Sense of occasion, superb quality, breathtaking performance


Incredibly expensive to buy and run, rather ungainly styling

Written by Simon Harris Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 10 October 2023


What’s the fastest production saloon car in the world? An AMG Mercedes? BMW M5? Maybe a Maserati Quattroporte? Actually it’s the rather frumpy looking Bentley Continental Flying Spur.

Because while those cars might match or in some cases beat the Bentley from the traffic lights, none can match its incredible 195mph top speed. Far more relevant of course is its effortless real world performance, fabulous cabin and secure all weather handling.