This is Bentley’s new Flying Spur Hybrid with a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine and 134bhp electric motor that delivers a combined output of 536 bhp and 750 Nm…
The grace, space, and pace approach was dreamed up by a certain British company when Bill Haley was Rocking Around the Clock with his trusty Comets, but this time it’s Bentley Motors providing the comfort and power on its journey to electrification.
Building on the previous success of the third generation Flying Spur, this latest Flying Spur Hybrid is said to be the most environmentally friendly Bentley to date, utilising a highly innovative third powertrain which is all part of Bentley’s commitment to its Beyond100 strategy to become an end-to-end carbon neutral organisation and the world’s leading sustainable luxury mobility company.
This is Bentley's new Flying Spur Hybrid with a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine and 134bhp electric motor that deliver a combined output of 536 bhp and 750 Nm… Read more: https://classiccarcuration.co.uk/bentleys-new-flying-spur-hybrid-is-an-environmentally-friendly-beast/
Posted by Classic Car Curation on Tuesday, 6 July 2021
Bentley’s new Flying Spur Hybrid
Providing you’re not strapped for cash, the latest addition to Bentley’s new hybrid range does prove that hybridisation can be achieved without compromising luxury or performance and can look pretty slick too.
With a new 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine mated to an advanced 134bhp electric motor, you can rest assured it’ll get down the road quick enough and even has 95 bhp more than the Bentayga Hybrid. In short, the new Flying Spur becomes the most efficient Bentley ever with a capability of travelling over 700 km when fully fuelled. In case you’re interested, this beast closely matches the Flying Spur V8 in acceleration, passing 60 mph from a standstill in 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.3 secs).
The new Flying Spur also incorporates a class-leading portfolio of intelligent and intuitive equipment tailored to the driver and passengers. For the Flying Spur Hybrid, connected car services will now also include My Battery Charge, My Car Statistics, and My Cabin Comfort.
To provide further feedback to the driver, the driver instruments include additional information showing when the car is operating solely in EV drive, regenerating whilst deaccelerating or 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. This is ideal for city driving and for shorter journeys.
The flow of energy can also be displayed via the infotainment screen where statistics can be seen and the timers for charging 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.
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