Then announcing a move to hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2026, Bentley has begun showcasing existing vehicles achieving an ecological change. After the Bentayga Hybrid SUVs, reflectors are now on the most powerful Flying spur so what.
Bentley’s second plug-in hybrid features a 2.9-liter horsepower (bhp) 2.9-liter V-6 with twin turbochargers, mated to a 134 hp electric motor, for a combined 536 hp. It’s 95 bhp more than its SUV counterpart. While the luxury vehicle’s 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.1 seconds and top speed of 177 mph is only timid than the standard Flying Spur V8.
To improve emissions, the new engine uses centralized fuel injectors and spark plugs in each combustion chamber for “optimal spray patterns”. While twin-displacement turbos and catalytic converters are positioned in the V of the engine.
Bentley says the Flying Spur packs a 14.1kWh battery to offer an expected battery life of about 25 miles, pending certification. With many city centers requiring hybrids to switch to full EV mode, those figures will be critical. Some car manufacturers like it Fiat and BMW have also developed technologies that can completely change hybrids to all-electric drives in low-emission zones.
Similar to that feature, Bentley says the hybrid manages battery usage by automatically switching between three driving modes, including EV, which allows it to accumulate energy by the time you get to town. The sedan’s combined petrol-electric range is more than 435 miles.
Visually, it slightly separates the new plug-in hybrid from the rest of the Flying Spur range, except for a charging port on the left rear wing and an underrated hybrid badge on the front. As you might expect, it’s a car for the uber-rich. According to prices for the Flying Spur Hybrid they start at £ 160,000 in their native UK. Auto Express, with sales starting this summer and deliveries to kickstart before the end of the year.
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