While it may be the ‘old-fashioned’ member of the range, it’s probably the one that suits… shall we say… ‘traditional’ Bentley customers.
A four-door sedan is certainly not a ‘young person's’ car, but it clearly has a place and serves a role for the brand.
The Flying Spur range begins at $445,200 for the V8-powered model or $456,000 for the Hybrid (both prices exclude on-road costs). Although, as with any luxury vehicle, the starting price is just that, a starting point before you add your personalisation options.
In the case of our test car, pictured, it ended up at $589,641, with that extra $133,641 coming with a range of additional extras that, to be blunt, are surprisingly not standard.
The optional 'Mulliner Driving Specification' adds 22-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, diamond quilted leather seats, sports pedals and more, but the Touring Specification includes active lane-keeping assist - all items that you could reasonably expect to be included on your $400K luxury car.
What is standard are the full LED matrix headlights, 20-inch alloy wheels and a 12.3-inch central touchscreen that incorporates navigation, Bluetooth and WiFi streaming, smartphone connectivity and even includes a CD/DVD slot.
The standard sound system is a 650W, 10-speaker set-up, but you can option a Bang & Olufsen 1500W, 16-speaker system or even a 2200W, 19-speaker Naim option.