Bentley has added a new Hybrid powertrain option to its Flying Spur saloon, making it the manufacturer's most efficient model to date.
Joining the existing V8 and W12-powered models, the new Flying Spur Hybrid utilises a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine mated to an electric motor - delivering a combined 544PS.
A 14.1kWh battery provides an electric only range of 25 miles, helping to deliver a “significant” reduction in fuel consumption. Bentley says the new car has a combined petrol-electric range of more then 435 miles.
Acceleration from 0-60mph takes 4.1 seconds and the car can reach a top speed of 177mph, meaning performance is closely aligned to the V8 version.
The exterior visual differences for the Flying Spur Hybrid are minimal and include a ‘Hybrid’ front wing badge, quad oval tailpipes and a charging point on the left-hand rear wing.
Bentley has expanded its suite of connected service to support the new powertrain. Using the My Bentley app, driver can track fuel and electric consumption, initiate charging remotely and activate the climate system to heat or cool the car.
Battery usage can be manually managed during a journey using three modes: EV Drive, Hybrid Mode and Hold Mode. This can also be controlled automatically by the car.
The Flying Spur Hybrid is Bentley’s second electrified model, joining the existing Bentayga Hybrid. Both models form part of Bentley’s commitment to its Beyond100 strategy to offer exclusively plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicles by 2026, and full electric vehicles only by 2030.