Bentley’s second Hybrid vehicle, the Flying Spur, has been unveiled. The luxury sedan gets a V6 engine with an electric motor, which can offer a combined range of up to 700km and manage to do 0 to100km/hr sprint in 4.3 seconds.
Following the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid, the Flying Spur will be the next hybrid car in the luxury car maker’s portfolio. Bentley has taken the wraps off the updated model and the luxury sedan gets more mechanical changes than cosmetic.
The Flying Spur Hybrid uses a 2.9-litre V6 twin turbo engine paired to an electric motor. The I.C engine is capable of pushing out 410bhp – and 550Nm – and the electric motor can add up to 134bhp – 400Nm –to the overall output. The electric motor sources power from a 14.1kWh battery pack offers a range of 40km on all electric mode.
The overall power output is 536bhp and 750Nm of torque, which helps the Flying Spur Hybrid to clock a 100km/hr from a stand still in 4.3 seconds. That is only 0.2 seconds slower than the V8 powered Bentley Flying Spur. Bentley also claims that this new hybridised version will return a range of 700km (combined).
A dedicated button allows control over the three driving modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Mode and Hold Mode. The EV mode comes recommended for short urban drives while the Hybrid mode uses predictive E-Mode and engine coasting when necessary. The Hold mode, balances engine and electric power to hold high voltage battery charge for later use conserving electric energy.
The Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid will go on sale in the American markets by the end of this year. The pricing has not been revealed yet, but expect an eye-watering figure close to Rs 2 crore, and that is if Bentley confirms the new hybrid luxury sedan for India.