Used 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Pros & Cons

  • Opulent interior
  • serene ride
  • potent performance
  • respectable handling for its size.
  • Not as engaging to drive as a few sportier rivals
  • dated control interface.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur remains a strong choice among ultra-luxury sedans with its enticing combination of supreme comfort, a swank cabin and effortless performance.

Vehicle overview

If Gulfstream married Rolls-Royce and they had a kid, we imagine junior would be something like the 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Melding a business jet-like interior with British motorcar charm, this luxury sedan accelerates like a G6 on take-off and cruises effortlessly at autobahn-level speeds. All the while, its fortunate passengers enjoy a roomy, serene and pampering cabin.

Essentially a longer, four-door version of the previous-generation Continental GT coupe, the 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur shares its sleeker sibling's turbocharged 12-cylinder powerhouse that makes this big bruiser's eye-opening performance possible. Those concerned with fuel consumption may be dismayed to learn that the new, more fuel-efficient turbocharged V8 engine that's available on the coupe cannot be had on the Flying Spur. Still, we doubt that most potential buyers of a Spur will consider its 13 mpg combined fuel economy rating to be a deal breaker.

Impressive as this swanky and speedy sedan is, it is not without some formidable rivals. The 2013 Jaguar XJL, 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and 2013 Porsche Panamera may not have quite the presence of the big Bentley, but they do offer a variety of engine choices and also provide roomy rear quarters and more up-to-date electronics. The Aston Martin Rapide offers sexy styling that's more sports car than sedan, though rear passengers pay the price with notably tighter accommodations. Lastly, those who can spend beyond the Spur's substantial price tag might also consider the more stately Rolls-Royce Ghost. As expected, there's not a bad one in the bunch, so we suggest driving the lot of them to help you with your decision. We could think of worse ways to spend a weekend.

Bentley Continental Flying Spur models

The 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is a high-performance ultra-luxury sedan that is offered in one very well-appointed trim level.

Standard features include 19-inch wheels, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, an adjustable air suspension, bi-xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, four-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front and rear seats and 16-way power front seats with lumbar massage and rear-seat lumbar massage. Also standard is a 12-speaker sound system with six-CD changer, satellite radio, iPod integration, a navigation system and Bluetooth connectivity.

Options include power-adjustable rear seats with a full rear center console, flip-down wooden tray tables for rear passengers, a full-length three-passenger backseat, a heated steering wheel, a rearview camera, a rear-seat entertainment system with twin display screens, a power-opening and -closing trunk, adaptive cruise control, a refrigerated bottle cooler and a 15-speaker Naim sound system.

There are also the Mulliner Driving Specification and Premium Specification packages, whose highlights include unique wheels, quilted leather upholstery, the rear seat tray tables and various trim accents. The level of customization is dizzying as, in addition to the options mentioned above, one may specify their own paint and interior colors, as well as choose from various headrest embroidery, seat piping, accent stitching and steering wheel styles.

2013 Highlights

For 2013, the Bentley Continental Flying Spur sees no significant changes.

Performance & mpg

The 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is powered by a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 that produces 552 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Power is channeled to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy is expectedly low, at an EPA-estimated 14 mpg combined (11 city/19 highway).

Safety

Standard safety features on the 2013 Flying Spur include side and side curtain airbags in both front and rear. A passenger-sensing system in the rear seats automatically raises the rear headrests to ensure the best possible protection against whiplash injuries. Antilock disc brakes, traction control and stability control, and front and rear parking sensors are also standard equipment. A rearview camera is optional.

Driving

The 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur, with its nearly silent cabin, adjustable suspension and turbine-like W12 is capable of delivering the sensation of low-level flight rather than merely that of cruising down a long stretch of highway. Improbably, it also tackles back-road curves like a much smaller car. But compared to other large luxury sedans, the Bentley's bulk is undeniable, and it's just not as energetic to drive as cars like the Jaguar XJ or Porsche Panamera. If you're looking for transport that's more stately than thrilling, though, the Flying Spur should certainly deliver.

Interior

Of all the luxury cars on the market, few can challenge the Bentley Continental Flying Spur's exquisite interior. Only the finest leathers and wood veneers are selected, while time-honored craftsmanship shows in every detail. Push-pull vent controls, a Breitling timepiece and real metal switchgear give the cabin an old-world charm.

High-tech convenience contrasts with old-world charm, however, keeping the Continental GT Flying Spur competitive with its contemporaries. The infotainment touchscreen interface is clear and its operation intuitive, and the instrument panel features a sharp digital display flanked by legible analog gauges. That said, some of the buttons and switches aren't as clear or easy to use as some competitors.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$184,200
MPG & Fuel
11 City / 19 Hwy / 14 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
W12 cylinder
Horsepower: 552 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque: 479 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ unlimited mi.
Dimensions
Length: 208.3 in. / Height: 55.0 in. / Width: 77.8 in.
Curb Weight: 5567 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 16.7 cu.ft.

FAQ

Is the Bentley Continental Flying Spur a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2013 Continental Flying Spur both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Bentley Continental Flying Spur fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Continental Flying Spur gets an EPA-estimated 14 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Continental Flying Spur has 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Learn more

Is the Bentley Continental Flying Spur reliable?

To determine whether the Bentley Continental Flying Spur is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Continental Flying Spur. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Continental Flying Spur's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2013 Continental Flying Spur is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur?

The least-expensive 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is the 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur 4dr Sedan AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $184,200.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Sedan AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $184,200
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What are the different models of Bentley Continental Flying Spur?

If you're interested in the Bentley Continental Flying Spur, the next question is, which Continental Flying Spur model is right for you? Continental Flying Spur variants include 4dr Sedan AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A). For a full list of Continental Flying Spur models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Used 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Overview

The Used 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is offered in the following submodels: Continental Flying Spur Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A).

What do people think of the 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2013 Continental Flying Spur.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2013 Continental Flying Spur featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur?

2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur 4dr Sedan AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur 4dr Sedan AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $186,925. The average price paid for a new 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur 4dr Sedan AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $126,139 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $126,139 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $60,786.

The average savings for the 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur 4dr Sedan AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A) is 67.5% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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