Geneva 2013: Bentley

  • Six-litre W12 turbocharged engine produces 616bhp
  • Loaded with kit, you get wi-fi and a great audio system
  • Expect prices to be around the £150,000 mark

New car on show: Bentley Flying Spur, new spec packs for Mulsanne

Bentley Flying Spur

You have to admire Bentley. Here’s a car maker that is starting to produce consistently excellent vehicles for not much more than £150,000.

Yep, it’s a lot of cash, and yes it’s not a Roller, but hey, it’s a darn site cheaper and you get an awful lot for your money.

So, what do you get for your money?

Well, you get a stupidly fast 6.0-litre super-barge that’ll do 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and, if required, go flat out at 200mph and don’t even have to sit in the driver’s seat to enjoy all that grunt. The seats are plush and you have a touchscreen remote control at your disposal and that allows you to choose your in-car entertainment without the indignity of having to lean foward.

No stone has been left unturned as Bentley has sought to deliver the ultimate luxury car. It’s bung full of leather upholstery, and it even offers its own wi-fi connection. There’s an eight-channel eight-speaker audio but you can pimp that up at extra cost for a one kilowatt system.

It’s not environmentally friendly – average fuel consumption is no more than 19.2mpg and CO2 emissions are 343g/km – but then again, if you are in the market for one of these, you’re probably not too worried about that.

Read more in our Bentley Flying Spur review here.

More Mulsanne kit  

A new Comfort Specification, including privacy curtains, comfort headrests, footrests and duck-down-filled loose cushions can be ordered with the Mulsanne.

There’s also an Entertainment Specification that features picnic tables designed for an iPad and wireless keyboard, with the cabin of the Mulsanne becoming a Wi-Fi hotspot. Other additions to the Mulsanne include three new paint options.