This may be the third vehicle of the brand with PHEV technology.
Bentley plans to launch its first electric SUV in 2025 and become an all-electric brand by 2030. Moreover, the company also has an interest in the hybrid Continental GT, but the automaker has not yet officially confirmed anything.
Matthias Rabe, Bentley’s technical lead, spoke to Autocar about the future of the model, and while Rabe hid any final plans for the company, he still said it was looking into adding a hybrid powertrain to the model. Rabe told the publication that Bentley customers have shown interest in a zero-emission vehicle. This is a good chance for such a hybrid to reach some European city centers.
Most likely, Bentley will use the powertrain found in its latest new PHEV, the Flying Spur sedan. Here, the 536-horsepower hybrid consists of a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, an electric motor and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Such a hybrid sedan will accelerate to hundreds of kilometers in just 4.1 seconds, according to the company.
Bentley could also opt for a 443bhp Bentayga hybrid, but that seems too low range for a model like the Continental GT.
The next generation GT is probably still about five years away, and it would be the perfect time to introduce it as an all-electric model.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Bentley Bentayga from the FineAuto team: