Bentley Motors has introduced the company’s latest step on its journey to electrification, introducing Flying Spur Hybrid. The model builds on the success of the third generation of Flying Spur, using the same 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, emphasising Bentley’s commitment to its Beyond100 strategy in becoming an end-to-end carbon neutral organisation.
The latest addition to Bentley’s new hybrid range demonstrates that hybridisation does not compromise on luxury or performance. With a blend between the internal combustion engine and electric motor, the Flying Spur can cover over 700 kilometres when fully fuelled. Its high power reserves, superior torque and quick throttle response give this model afford an acceleration of 0–100 kilometres per hour in 4.3 seconds.
Incorporating a portfolio of intelligent and intuitive equipment, the Flying Spur Hybrid’s connected car services will now also include My Battery Charge, My Car Statistics and My Cabin Comfort.
To provide further feedback, the driver instruments include additional information indicating when the car is operating solely in EV drive, regenerating whilst decelerating, or when using the combustion engine.
Inside the cabin, the automatic Start-Stop switch has been replaced with a control for the 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.
The flow of energy can also be displayed via the infotainment screen, where statistics can be seen, and the timers for charging of the vehicle can be set. Additional e-motion information is available to the driver via the instrument panel, heads up display and centre screen, including range, battery level and charging information.
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.