Bentley Motors is today announcing details of the company’s latest luxury model on its journey to electrification. The introduction of the new Flying Spur Hybrid builds on the success of the third generation Flying Spur, using a highly innovative third powertrain to deliver the most environmentally friendly Bentley to date. The introduction of the Flying Spur Hybrid establishes a family of Bentley hybrids for the first time, emphasizing Bentley’s commitment to its Beyond100 strategy to become an end-to-end carbon neutral organization and the world’s leading sustainable luxury mobility company.
The latest addition to Bentley’s new hybrid range demonstrates that hybridization does not compromise luxury or performance. With an unperceivable blend between the internal combustion engine and electric motor, refined serenity is on offer regardless of driving mode or style.
The new powertrain combines a 2.9-liter V6 petrol engine with an advanced electric motor, delivering a total of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb. ft) of torque. The new Flying Spur becomes the most efficient Bentley ever, capable of covering over 700 km when fully fuelled.
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.
The combination of a highly efficient engine and advanced E-Motor delivers the same flexibility and practicality associated with the W12 and V8 powertrains on offer today, achieving a responsive, engaging, and supremely refined experience.
The new 2.9-liter V6 engine achieves 410 bhp (416 PS) and 550 NM (406 lb. ft) of torque up to 5650 rpm. The engine delivers over 150 bhp per liter, even higher than the Flying Spur V8.
The advanced electronic motor is located between the transmission and the engine and provides up to 134 bhp (136 PS) and 400 Nm (295 lb. ft) of torque.
The E-motor is powered by a 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery and can be charged to 100 percent in as little as two and a half hours.
A Distinct Model in the Flying Spur Range
The Flying Spur Hybrid has seven Bentley paint colors to choose from as standard. The Blackline Specification offers a contemporary alternative to exterior bright ware including a black version of the optional illuminated electrically deployed Flying B radiator mascot, and for a more contemporary exterior aesthetic.
A ‘Hybrid’ badge mounted on the lower front fender, quad oval tailpipes at the rear of the vehicle, and a covered universal charging point on the left-hand rear fender denote the new model.
All Flying Spurs are manufactured at Bentley’s home in Crewe – the world’s first carbon-neutral factory for luxury car production. Customer orders can be taken from summer onwards, and the first customer deliveries are due before the end of 2021.