The Bentley Flying Spur – hailed as “the best luxury sedan in the world” – is now available with Bentley’s renowned and highly successful V8 powertrain, as an alternative to the iconic W12. Research from the last ten years shows a significant shift in the usage of the Flying Spur from chauffeur-driven owners to customers driving themselves with passengers accompanying them. Global research (including two customer clinics in America and China) also demonstrated that over 40 per cent of customers travel with rear seat passengers at least once a week. This data has been used to develop the latest iteration of the new four door grand tourer, focusing on the driver experience whilst retaining a cabin space that combines exquisite luxury with integrated latest-generation technology. The Flying Spur V8 offers a more driver-centric experience via increased agility and a more characterful engine note, whilst benefiting from increased range between fuel stops and a reduction in CO2 emissions.
New Abarth 595 Range Preview
Available in hatchback and convertible versions, the models in the Abarth 595 range are united by specific characteristics that underline their sporty disposition and contribute to the improvement of performance. The four trim levels come with power levels from 145 to 180 hp, all Euro 6D Final-compliant, which can meet our customers’ every need. Distinctive but accessible, the 595 version is the entry point to the Abarth world and offers as standard all the equipment needed to guarantee the fun and driving pleasure typical of the Scorpion cars, firstly the “Sport mode” selector, renamed “Scorpion mode” in the new range. Pressing the button on the dashboard affects peak torque delivery, power steering calibration and engine response to the accelerator pedal, making them sharper. In terms of technology, the 595 version includes as standard the 7” touchscreen radio and to the delight of Abarth enthusiasts, there is a new startup and shutdown screen. Setup for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™* compatibility are available on request.
Like practically no other manufacturer, Volkswagen is identified with an extensive portfolio of electrified models: Alongside the purely electric ID.3 and ID.4 models that were recently added to the product range, a total of seven new plug-in hybrid models – from the Golf to the Touareg – have now been launched. The new electric and hybrid models (or PHEV for short) are fundamental components of the Way to Zero strategy that is devised to make Volkswagen a carbon-neutral company.
"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week ending July 16, 2021, include the debut of the restyled 2022 Jeep® Compass, a new Xtreme Recon package for the Jeep Wrangler and Alfa Romeo extends its motorsports partnership with Sauber.