Bentley Spied Benchmarking Continental GTC And Flying Spur Against Mercedes Duo

Bentley has been spied pitting the new Continental GTC and Flying Spur against a pair of Mercedes-Benz S-Classes during its winter testing regime.

Starting with the Continental GTC, it will be the drop-top version of the latest-generation Continental (obviously) and therefore shares a design with its hard-topped sibling. As a result, the coupe’s sleek new front fascia is present, as are the narrow headilghts and gaping-wide tailpipes.

Due to the presence of very little camouflage on this prototype, it seems apparent that the Continental GTC’s launch is just around the corner. A launch at the Geneva Motor Show next month is a safe bet.

As for the new Flying Spur, its exterior design will also bare obvious similarities to the Continental.

In the cabin, the sedan will adopt a digital instrument cluster with a rotating display that reveals a 12.3-inch touchscreen panel. Also set to please Bentley customers will be a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system and 20-way power front seats with heating, cooling, and massage functions.

Engine options will be the same as the Continental, meaning Bentley’s powerful 6.0-liter W12 with 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque will make an appearance. Sending power to the ground will be an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission paired to all-wheel drive.

The new Bentley Flying Spur is expected to land at an auto show before the end of the year.

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  • Bash

    Really, this is benchmarking the Maybach?
    This is really interesting to me.

  • Benjamin B.

    Bentley doesn’t use a dual clutch gearbox. It’s a regular 8-speed torque converter auto. Dual clutches are too jerky for Bentley.

    • Trim105

      Actually the new generation continental does indeed use an 8 Speed DCT

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