When it comes to big luxury sedans, once you’ve left the $100k range of BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class flagships, there are surprisingly few options for the buyer seeking four-door practicality, driving excitement and over-the-top luxury. Only recently have we seen newcomers like the Porsche Panamera and Rolls-Royce Ghost
enter this segment, however, the Bentley Continental Flying Spur, which has been around since 2006, is certainly a worthy look.
The 2011 model is relatively unchanged from the one offered in the previous year as Bentley was saving its changes for a facelifted version introduced for the 2012 model year
. Pricing starts at $181,200, which is quite reasonable when you consider that the Continental Flying Spur is essentially a four-door version of the Continental GT, which lists at a significantly higher $205,600.
Importantly, you get the same twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12 engine found in the two-door and all 552 horsepower and 479 pound-feet that...