Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
  • It's all about the rear seats
  • Luxury for two in the back
  • Boot space isn't overly generous

The Bentley Flying Spur is all about the back seats. Although it's aimed at industry leaders who like to drive themselves, we'll start at the business end. Firstly, the legroom is generous and the individually-contoured seats are supremely comfortable – and made all the better if you go for the optional drinks chiller to make those journeys float by without a care in the world.

Up front, it's roomy and the comfortable seats are multi-adjustable, offer heating, cooling and massage function. There are plenty of storage areas to choose from, although there's no cubbyhole under the well-sized central armrest. Surprising.

The boot space is unimpressive, and although we didn't give it the golf-club test, the overall capacity of 420 litres means it lags significantly behind its rivals. Of course, Bentley would argue that most owners will have their luggage 'sent on', this is disappointing – especially considering the Bentayga has such a large boot to play with.

Safety

  • No Euro NCAP score
  • Strong body with stiff structure
  • Lots of driver assistance tech

The Bentley Flying Spur hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP, but is built around a very strong aluminium body and platform that's related to the Audi A8, and as such, it comes with the very latest driver assistance technology, so you need not worry should the worst happen.

There's plenty of good news in terms of active safety systems – it benefits from grip and traction benefits of four-wheel drive, and as we found during testing in some genuinely rotten weather, it feels imperious on the road. There are a multitude of airbags plus two standard and one optional Isofix child seat mount in the rear – and Bentley will happily sell you one of its own matching child seats.

Driver assistance systems include:

Rather disappointingly, the excellent adaptive cruise control system is an optional extra.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Bentley Flying Spur.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control

First Edition equipment

First Edition standard equipment
  • Electric sunroof
First Edition optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control

Mulliner equipment

Mulliner standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Mulliner optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control