Bentley Introduces Hybrid Flying Spur

Bentley has announced details of the company’s latest luxury model as the British company moves inexorably towards electrification.

The new Flying Spur Hybrid combines a 2.9-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine with a 100kW electric motor, delivering a total of 420kW and 750Nm of torque and fuel efficiency will enable the Flying Spur to cover more than 700km when fully fuelled.

The e-motor is powered by a 14.1kWh lithium-ion battery that can be charged to 100 per cent in two-and-a-half hours.

The hybrid is no slouch. 0-100km/h is covered in 4.3 seconds, and top speed is 285km/h.

A dedicated button in the cabin allows control over three modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Mode, and Hold Mode. EV Drive is engaged as soon as the car is switched on and allows for up to 40km electric-only driving range. Hybrid Mode maximises vehicle efficiency and range, while Hold Mode is designed to balance engine and electric power to hold high voltage battery charge for later use, conserving electric energy.

An embedded SIM in the car means owners can access the My Bentley App connected car features without providing their own data connection features will include MY CAR STATISTICS, which provides an overview of vehicle data; MY BATTERY CHARGE, which allows the owner to remotely initiate vehicle charging as long as the vehicle is plugged in; and MY CABIN COMFORT, which lets the owner remotely heat or cool the cabin ahead of their journey.

A ‘Hybrid’ badge mounted on the lower front bumper, quad oval tailpipes at the rear, and a covered universal charging point on the left rear of the car denote the new model.

Source: Motor Trader e-Magazine (August 2021)

20 August 2021

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