The Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid, the electrified variant of the brand’s luxury sedan, is officially the cleanest and most efficient model in Bentley’s history. The plug-in hybrid V6 powertrain serves as an alternative to the V8 and W12 engines for environmental-conscious customers
According to the official WLTP measurements, the average CO2 emissions are limited to 75 g/km, which is an all-time record for a Bentley and lower than a conventional supermini. WLTP also rated the EV driving range at 41 km (26 miles), thanks to the 18 kWh lithium-ion battery which can be recharged in as little as 2.5 hours.
The Flying Spur also offers an impressive combined range with a full tank and a fully charged battery, at 805 km (500 miles). This is up from Bentley’s earlier estimates of over 700 km (435 miles) and enough to travel from London, UK all the way to Frankfurt, Germany without refueling or stopping to recharge.
The plug-in hybrid powertrain comprises a 2.9-liter V6 petrol engine and a single electric motor with a combined output of 536 hp (200 kW / 544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque. This is slightly less than the 542 hp (405 kW / 550 PS) of the twin-turbo V8 but good enough to allow a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.3 seconds.
As with the other variants of the Flying Spur, the Hybrid is available in over 60 exterior colors and the optional Blackline specification for a darker look and additional personalization options by Mulliner. Inside the cabin, there are fifteen available leather colors, eight different veneers, with configurable stitching and piping, plus diamond quilting, 3D leather door panels, and other bespoke details.
The Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid is already available to order in UK and Europe, with other markets – including China – set to follow soon. The Flying Spur is the second model to receive the PHEV treatment after the Bentayga, with Bentley planning on expanding the hybrid option to its entire model range by 2024. Starting from 2025 and for the next five years, Bentley will introduce five fully electric models, before becoming an EV-only carbon-neutral brand by 2030.