2020 Bentley Flying Spur vs. 2020 Audi A8

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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Both the Flying Spur and the A8 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, night vision systems, lane departure warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

The Bentley Flying Spur weighs 468 to 600 pounds more than the Audi A8. 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 A8’s 50,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Engine

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The Flying Spur’s 6.0 turbo 12-cylinder produces 291 more horsepower (626 vs. 335) and 295 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 369) than the A8 55 TSFI’s standard 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid. The Flying Spur’s 6.0 turbo 12-cylinder produces 173 more horsepower (626 vs. 453) and 177 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 487) than the A8 60 TFSI’s standard 4.0 turbo V8 hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Flying Spur has 2.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the A8 (23.8 vs. 21.7 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 A8 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 A8 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 A8:

Flying Spur

A8 55 TSFI

A8 60 TFSI

Front Rotors

16.5 inches

14.8 inches

15.8 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

13.8 inches

13.8 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 A8. The Flying Spur’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the A8.

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 A8 doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Flying Spur’s wheelbase is 2.6 inches longer than on the A8 (125.7 inches vs. 123.1 inches).

For better maneuverability, the Flying Spur’s turning circle is 6 feet tighter than the A8’s (36.3 feet vs. 42.3 feet).

Cargo Capacity

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The Flying Spur has a much larger trunk than the A8 (14.8 vs. 12.5 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The Flying Spur’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The A8 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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