The Flying Spur Hybrid sedan has been added to the Bentley hybrid lineup. This is the first time the model has such a version, and the power plant here differs from that used on the hybrid Bentayga. It is based on a V6 2.9 biturbo engine, supplemented, as before, with an electric motor installed between the internal combustion engine and the gearbox. The electrified four-door is almost as good as cars with a V8 in acceleration dynamics, but at the same time it can drive 700 kilometers on a full tank and with a charged battery. This is all part of Beyond100’s strategy that by 2026 all Bentleys will be either gas-electric hybrids or electric vehicles.
The V6 2.9 engine with twin-scroll turbochargers on the Flying Spur Hybrid develops 416 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque at 5650 rpm. An electric motor with 136 horsepower and 400 Nm of meters is installed between it and the transmission, which provides a combined output of the entire installation of 544 horsepower and 750 Nm (+ 95 hp compared to the Bentayga Hybrid). This is enough for the sedan to gain the first “hundred” in 4.3 seconds, which is only 0.2 seconds slower than the Flying Spur V8.
A battery with a capacity of 14.1 kilowatt-hours allows the sedan to drive a little more than 40 kilometers without starting the internal combustion engine, and fully charges in 2.5 hours. With a button on the center console, you can select one of three profiles of the power plant. EV Drive is activated when the machine is started; The Hybrid relies on data from the navigation system to optimally distribute the load between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor; and Hold saves battery power for later use.
More than 60 body colors and 17 interior colors are available to buyers of the Flying Spur hybrid, plus the Blackline Specification package with black decor and several wheel options up to 22 inches. Through the My Bentley application, you can remotely receive a report on the condition of the car, start charging, and also warm up or cool the interior to an optimal 22 degrees. Bonus – access to cities and areas with ultra-low emissions. Flying Spur orders will open this summer. Deliveries are scheduled for the end of the year.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Bentley Bentayga V8 from the FineAuto team: