Bentley | Flying Spur Hybrid

Bentley’s benchmark luxury sedan, the Flying Spur, will soon be available with a hybrid petrol-electric powertrain, delivering uncompromised long-distance luxury with the ability to travel emissions-free when in the city.

Bentley Motors says the introduction of the new Flying Spur Hybrid builds on the success of the third generation Flying Spur and will use an innovative powertrain, delivering the most environmentally friendly Bentley to date.

The introduction of the Flying Spur Hybrid emphasises Bentley’s commitment to its Beyond100 strategy to become an end-to-end carbon neutral organisation and the world’s leading sustainable luxury mobility company.

The latest addition to Bentley’s hybrid range, which also includes the Bentayga Hybrid SUV, demonstrates that hybridisation does not compromise luxury or performance.

The combination of a highly efficient engine and advanced E-Motor delivers the same flexibility and practicality associated with the W12 and V8 powertrains already on offer, achieving a responsive, engaging, and supremely refined experience. 

The Flying Spur’s new hybrid powertrain combines a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine with an advanced electric motor, delivering total power of 400kW and 750Nm of torque – an additional 70kW in comparison to the Bentayga Hybrid. The new Flying Spur becomes the most efficient Bentley ever having the capability to cover over 700km when fully fuelled.

The E-motor is powered by a 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery and can be charged to 100% in as little as two and a half hours, depending upon local charging infrastructure. The power electronics convert the energy stored from the high voltage battery to supply the E-Motor or supplement the existing 12v vehicle electrical infrastructure.

With high power reserves, superior torque, and quick throttle response the latest hybrid model gives little away to the Flying Spur V8 in acceleration yet achieves a significant reduction in fuel consumption while still providing the authentic Bentley character of effortless, refined performance. 

Inside the cabin, the automatic Start-Stop switch has been replaced with a control for three E Modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Mode and Hold Mode, enabling the driver to manage the battery usage during a journey. EV Drive mode is engaged as soon as the car is switched on and maximises the electric driving experience: ideal for city driving and for shorter journeys.

To provide further feedback to the driver, the driver instruments include additional information showing when the car is operating solely in EV drive, regenerating whilst deaccelerating or using the combustion engine.

As to be expected of Bentley’s flagship luxury sedan, the interior of the Flying Spur Hybrid is a striking combination of the very latest integrated technology, beautiful materials, and design prowess, now combined with the features required for a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Exterior visual differences for the Flying Spur Hybrid include a ‘Hybrid’ front fender badge, quad oval tailpipes, and a covered universal charging point on the left-hand rear fender. 

First customer deliveries for the new Flying Spur Hybrid are expected before the end of 2021. 

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