2020 Bentley Flying Spur vs. 2019 Jaguar old XJ

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Safety

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To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Flying Spur. But it costs extra on the old XJ.

An active infrared night vision system optional on the Flying Spur helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera and near-infrared lights to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The old XJ doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the Flying Spur and the old XJ have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

The Bentley Flying Spur weighs 1217 to 1482 pounds more than the Jaguar old XJ. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

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The Flying Spur comes with a full 3-year/unlimited-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The old XJ’s 60,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Engine

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The Flying Spur’s 6.0 turbo 12-cylinder produces 286 more horsepower (626 vs. 340) and 332 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 332) than the old XJ’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6. The Flying Spur’s 6.0 turbo 12-cylinder produces 156 more horsepower (626 vs. 470) and 240 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 424) than the old XJ Supercharged’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8. The Flying Spur’s 6.0 turbo 12-cylinder produces 51 more horsepower (626 vs. 575) and 147 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 517) than the XJR575’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Flying Spur has 2.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the old XJ (23.8 vs. 21.1 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Transmission

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The Flying Spur offers a standard sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The old XJ doesn’t offer an SMG or a conventional manual transmission.

The Flying Spur’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The old XJ doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Flying Spur’s brake rotors are larger than those on the old XJ:

Flying Spur

old XJ

old XJ Supercharged/XJR

Front Rotors

16.5 inches

14 inches

15 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

12.8 inches

14.8 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Flying Spur has standard 21-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the old XJ. The Flying Spur’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the old XJ.

Suspension and Handling

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The Flying Spur has active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The old XJ doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The front and rear suspension of the Flying Spur uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the old XJ, which uses coil springs in front. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Flying Spur’s wheelbase is 6.3 inches longer than on the old XJ (125.7 inches vs. 119.4 inches). The Flying Spur’s wheelbase is 1.4 inches longer than on the old XJL (125.7 inches vs. 124.3 inches).

For better maneuverability, the Flying Spur’s turning circle is 2.7 feet tighter than the old XJ’s (36.3 feet vs. 39 feet). The Flying Spur’s turning circle is 6 feet tighter than the old XJL AWD’s (36.3 feet vs. 42.3 feet).

Cargo Capacity

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To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Flying Spur’s available trunk can be opened just by a gesture, leaving your hands completely free. The old XJ doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its trunk, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Ergonomics

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The Flying Spur offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The old XJ doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Flying Spur’s power window, power lock and power mirror switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The old XJ’s power mirror switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Bentley Flying Spur offers an optional wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The old XJ doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

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