It’s no surprise that we’re seeing a growing number of eco-friendly Bentleys. The luxury car maker started the road to complete hybridisation. The introduction of the new Flying Spur Hybrid builds on the success of the third generation Flying Spur. The introduction of the Flying Spur Hybrid establishes a family of Bentley hybrids for the first time.
The new powertrain combines a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine with an advanced electric motor, delivering a total of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb.ft) of torque – an additional 95 bhp in comparison to the Bentayga Hybrid. The new Flying Spur becomes the most efficient Bentley ever having the capability to cover over 700 km when fully fueled.
With high power reserves, superior torque and quick throttle response the latest hybrid model gives little away to the Flying Spur V8 in acceleration, passing 60 mph from a standstill in 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.3 secs). The new powertrain achieves a significant reduction in fuel consumption whilst still providing the authentic Bentley character.
Connected car services for the Flying Spur Hybrid will now include My Battery Charge, My Car Statistics, and My Cabin Comfort.
The driver instruments include additional information displaying whether the car is solely in EV drive, regenerating when deaccelerating, or using the combustion engine to provide further feedback to the driver.
The automatic Start-Stop switch has been replaced inside the cabin with a control for the three E Modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Mode, and Hold Mode – allowing the driver to regulate the battery consumption throughout a journey. The EV Drive mode is activated as soon as the car is turned on, and it enhances the electric driving experience. This is great for city driving and short trips.
The flow of energy can also be shown on the infotainment screen, where statistics and timings for charging the car can be set. The instrument panel, heads up display, and centre screen provide the driver with additional e-motion information such as range, battery level, and charging information.
The Flying Spur Hybrid has a Hybrid front fender emblem, quad oval tailpipes, and a covered universal charging port on the left hand rear fender.
The Flying Spur Hybrid comes standard with seven Bentley paint colours that have been carefully selected to match the car’s character and flair. Customers can now choose from an expanded paint palette of over 60 colours, including Mulliner and Blackline packages.
All Flying Spurs are built in Bentley’s facilities in Crewe, the world’s first carbon-neutral premium vehicle plant. Customer orders will be accepted beginning in the summer, with the first customer deliveries expected before the end of 2021.Source: Bentley