Every time we drive a huge Bentley with V8 or W12 engine, we ask ourselves again: ‘Is it really necessary to have that much power in your luxury sled?’ The conclusion is always the same: no, certainly not, but it is fun. In addition, a buttery twelve cylinder that revs arm to highway speeds climbs does add a nice degree of luxury. And isn’t excess a form of luxury? For those who need it all a little less exaggerated, there is now the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid – with a V6 and an electric motor.
For the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid, the brand could also have chosen the powertrain of the Turbo S E-Hybrids from Porsche, but they went for the normal E-Hybrid powertrain. So no 4.0-liter V8 with electric assistance for a power of almost 700 hp, but a greener 2.9-liter V6 with 416 hp. The electric motor increases the power to a total of 544 hp and 750 Nm. We can assure you that you will never be short of power.
Further specifications Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid
The 0-100 time of the 5.3 meter long limousine is now 4.3 seconds. The top speed is 285 km/h. With these specifications, the hybrid is almost on par with the V8 version. The plug-in hybrid can of course drive fully electrically, but how far it will go without cranking the petrol engine, the press release does not say. Take into account about 50 kilometers. With a full tank and a full battery, the large sedan can go 700 kilometers.
The friendliest on the wallet
It is not yet known what the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid should cost in the Netherlands. You can safely assume that this will be the cheapest Flying Spur in the range, since the tax authorities will levy less tax due to the reduced emissions. The V8 version of the limousine costs just under 260,000 euros, so look for it somewhere below. Of course, the gas bill will decrease significantly if you charge properly. The order books will open from this summer and the car will arrive in the Netherlands at the end of the year.