New sedan will have a rear-biased all-wheel drive system, four-wheel steering, dynamic ride control, and a lighter platform.
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Ahead of the unveiling of the third-generation Flying Spur on June 11, European time, Bentley has released more details and new photos of a partially disguised prototype undergoing testing.

In addition to featuring all-wheel drive and dynamic ride control, the new sedan will also be available with four-wheel steering.

As with systems found in other vehicles, the Flying Spur will point the rear wheels in the same direction as the fronts at high speed to improve stability.

We expect the rear wheels will be steered in opposition at low speeds to make the turning circle tighter and give the car a more nimble feeling.

According to Bentley, the Flying Spur's all-wheel drive system typically only sends drive to the rear wheels, with the front axle only playing its part when slip is detected.

The Dynamic Ride system automatically adjusts suspension stiffness to help reduce body roll.

As is currently the case, the new Flying Spur will be, essentially, a four-door version of the Continental GT.

This means it will use the same front-engine rear- and all-wheel drive MSB platform developed by Porsche and used in the Panamera.

Like the two-door Continental models, the Flying Spur will likely debut with a 467kW/900Nm 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine and paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Down the track we expect to see the Continental's 405kW/770Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 added to the Flying Spur range.

Thanks to earlier spy photos, we know a plug-in hybrid variant is also in the works. We're yet to find out if it will use the 330kW/700Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 system from the Bentayga Hybrid, or the 500kW/850Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 setup from the Panamera Turbo S e-Hybrid.