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Bentley Flying Spur Saloon boot space, practicality and safety

2013 - 2019 (change model)
Practicality rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

Written by Parkers Experts Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

  • Not crash-tested by Euro NCAP
  • Based on VW Group technology
  • All models feature all-wheel drive

Bentley Flying Spur

The Bentley Flying Spur has yet to be crash tested by Euro NCAP, and it’s unlikely ever to be. But does that mean it’s unsafe? Of course not – parent company Volkswagen Group has based this car on a number of its existing technologies, and as such you can be assured that it adheres to the most stringent standards.

In absolute terms, it’s probably up there with the previous-generation Audi A8 or Volkswagen Phaeton in terms of passive safety protection – so, not cutting edge, but strong enough to capably look after its occupant should the worst happen.

LED lighting technology also ensures you’re easily seen by other road users.

  • Unimpressive 475-litre boot capacity
  • Seats five – or four with the optional Champagne chiller
  • Luxury finishes don’t promote practicality

Bentley Flying Spur

Although it’s not for us to say how you’re going to, the likelihood is that rear-seat room and comfort will be of paramount importance.

Bentley Flying Spur

Overall, it’s large enough to carry four in near-outrageous luxury, which is this car’s raison d’etre. There’s a decent amount of cabin space compared with other cars in this segment.

Living with a Flying Spur on a daily basis wouldn’t prove a chore either – there’s a good amount of storage space, with sensible cubbies dotted about the cabin. Your main issue will be not wanting to damage the high-quality wood veneers, deep carpet and leather finishes.

Bentley Flying Spur

You’d expect the boot to be enormous to service the needs of those VIPs in the back.

With 475 litres of boot space, it’s not massive, and that’s compromised further if you option it with a Champagne chiller.

Euro NCAP rating

Ratings for this model not available

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (30)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
Standard Trim Standard Equipment
  • n/a
Standard Trim Optional Equipment (2)
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
Mulliner Standard Equipment
  • n/a
Mulliner Optional Equipment (2)
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
S Standard Equipment
  • n/a
S Optional Equipment (2)
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
S Mulliner Standard Equipment (1)
  • Parking sensors
S Mulliner Optional Equipment
  • n/a


Length 5299mm
Width 2208mm
Height 1488mm
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