FLYING SPUR HYBRID CERTIFIED AS MOST EFFICIENT BENTLEY YET
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
- Flying Spur Hybrid completes Type Approval as most efficient Bentley ever produced
- Another step along Bentley’s journey to becoming the most sustainable luxury mobility company in the world
- Lowest emissions produced by any Bentley in history, at 75g of CO2 per kilometre (WLTP)
- Combined range of 500 miles (805 km) with capability of 26 miles (41km) range in pure electric drive (WLTP)
- New powertrain delivers the renowned luxury and performance of a Flying Spur, without compromise
- Combined power of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb.ft) provided by a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine and advanced electric motor
- Flying Spur Hybrid now available to order in the UK and Europe
- Joins Flying Spur family alongside V8, W12 and Mulliner models
The new Flying Spur Hybrid – the second electrified grand tourer in Bentley’s model range – has been certified as the most efficient and economical Bentley to date. With WLTP certification and Type Approval in place, the Flying Spur Hybrid records an average CO2 figure of just 75 g/km.
The introduction of the Flying Spur Hybrid establishes a range of Bentley hybrids for the first time, emphasising Bentley’s commitment to becoming an end-to-end carbon neutral organisation and the world’s leading sustainable luxury mobility company. With certification secured, the Flying Spur Hybrid is now available to order in the UK and Europe – with other markets to follow soon. By 2024, the entire model range will be available with a hybrid option, ahead of the introduction of the first Bentley Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) in 2025 and the company having an entirely BEV-only model portfolio by 2030.
The Flying Spur demonstrates that hybridisation does not compromise luxury or performance. With an unperceivable blend between the internal combustion engine and electric motor, refined serenity is on offer regardless of driving mode or style.
The combination of a highly efficient engine and advanced E-Motor delivers the same flexibility and practicality associated with the W12 and V8 powertrains on offer today, achieving a responsive, engaging and supremely refined experience.
The new powertrain combines a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine with an advanced electric motor, delivering a total of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb.ft) of torque - an additional 95 bhp in comparison to the Bentayga Hybrid. The new Flying Spur becomes the most efficient Bentley ever having the capability to cover over 800 km when fully fuelled.
With high power reserves, superior torque and quick throttle response the latest hybrid model gives little away to 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 powertrain achieves a significant reduction in fuel consumption whilst still providing the authentic Bentley character of effortless, refined performance.
The E-motor is powered by a 18.0 kWh (usable) lithium ion battery and can be charged to 100 per cent in as little as two and a half hours (region specific). The power electronics convert the energy stored from the high voltage battery to supply the E-Motor or supplement the existing 12v vehicle electrical infrastructure.
Beautiful Materials and Contemporary Design
The interior of the Flying Spur showcases Bentley’s expertise in creating a modern cabin of unrivalled luxury and innovation. Utilising the extensive specification offering, customers can choose between a selection of fifteen (five standard and ten optional) leather colours and eight different veneers to create an individual specification. Stitching and emblems can also be specified in blind or contrast colours, as well as the option of contrast piping to the seat covers - reminiscent of the original Flying Spur from the 1950s.
Building on the company’s heritage, Bentley’s craftsmanship also continues to evolve, delivering contemporary features such as 3D leather door panels and lofted diamond quilting to the seats (included in the Mulliner Driving Specification).
Customers can also specify their vehicle from the additional extended paint range of over 60 exterior colours, including Mulliner and personal commission. The blackline specification offers a contemporary alternative to exterior brightware including a dark version of the optional illuminated electric Flying B.
With retailers now able to take customer orders, the launch of the Flying Spur Hybrid is just one of the next steps for Bentley on its Beyond100 path to becoming the world’s most sustainable luxury car brand.
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Notes to editors
Bentley Motors is the most sought-after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering, Mulliner and production of the company’s four model lines, Continental GT, Continental GT Convertible, Flying Spur, and Bentayga. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 4,000 people at Crewe.