Bentley is including the brand new 2022 Flying Spur Hybrid as a 3rd powertrain possibility within the Flying Spur household that already features a W12 and V8 mannequin. It’s Bentley’s second hybrid automobile, becoming a member of the Bentayga Hybrid within the firm’s rollout of barely greener automobiles.
This Flying Spur PHEV is the results of borrowing powertrain elements from Porsche for its powertrain elements. A 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 and electrical motor mix for a complete system output of 536 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. The horsepower is barely down from the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, however its 553 pound-feet of torque is an identical to the Porsche from which its powertrain is derived from. This motivates the Flying Spur Hybrid from 0-60 mph in simply 4.1 seconds, which is simply 0.1 second slower than the V8. High pace is a formidable 177 mph. There’s nothing sluggish about it.
As for the electrics, Bentley is utilizing a 14.1 kWh battery pack. Examined on the optimistic WLTP take a look at cycle, Bentley predicts it’ll have a spread score better than 25 miles. The Porsche Panamera Four E-Hybrid with the identical dimension battery pack (2020 mannequin, as a result of the 2021 Panamera received an even bigger battery pack) is EPA-rated for 14 miles on a full cost, so we suspect the Flying Spur will probably be nearer to this whole when it receives its EPA score. You’ll be capable of select between pure EV mode, Hybrid Mode or Maintain Mode (retains present battery cost) relying on the way you want to make the most of the battery cost in your drive. A brand new devoted button on the inside facilitates these mode adjustments, and moreover the required hybrid-specific infotainment software program and cluster structure, is the one bodily change to the inside.
Hybrid fashions will probably be recognizable by way of their small “Hybrid” badge on the entrance fender. They’ll even have new quad oval tailpipes and a charging port on the left rear fender.
Gasoline economic system figures usually are not but obtainable from Bentley, but when the Panamera it shares powertrains with is any indication, we could not see huge good points by going from the V8 to the V6 hybrid. Porsche good points only one mpg going from the Turbo to a 4S E-Hybrid, so the same 1- or 2-mpg bump from the V8’s 17 mpg mixed determine appears seemingly. A complete driving vary of 435 miles is predicted with this Hybrid mannequin, which Bentley claims is one of the best in its lineup.
Pricing isn’t out but, however Bentley says you’ll be capable of place an order for a Flying Spur Hybrid this summer time. The primary buyer deliveries are scheduled for the top of 2021.