The second Bentley hybrid to be launched, the Flying Spur Hybrid stands as a progressive statement of sustainable luxury design. Its streamlined profile balances elegance with aerodynamic efficiency, while a long, flowing roofline evokes a sense of effortless power. Look closer, however, and the details reveal even more. A ‘Hybrid’ front fender badge identifies the car – a clear reference to the powertrain beneath its gleaming bonnet – while its 20” wheels are designed to catch the eye, with imposing 21” and 22” options available for those who desire even more road presence.
DESIGNED TO MAKE PROGRESS
Crafted by hand at the factory in Crewe, the finish is everything you’d expect from a Bentley hybrid: in a word, unrivaled. Beautifully crafted veneers come together with the hide colors of your choice, in a cabin where space and light are simply more abundant than they are in lesser cars. The entire interior is crafted by hand, reflecting Bentley’s peerless attention to detail – so whether you sit behind the wheel or behind the driver, every journey is truly luxurious.
Thanks to the quiet operation of the electric motor, traveling inside the car is a near-silent experience – until the time is right to switch into Sport mode and put your foot down. Only then will you notice an unmistakable exhaust note arising from the car’s quad oval tailpipes, as it surges forward on an effortless wave of electric and petrol power.
DRIVE WITHOUT COMPROMISE
With a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged petrol engine and a powerful 100kW electric motor, the Flying Spur Hybrid offers effortless power on the open road alongside the ability to drive on electric power alone. Even without the petrol engine engaged, you can drive at motorway speeds.
But this isn’t just about responsible driving – it’s about exhilaration too. Thanks to the additional torque delivered by the electric motor, acceleration is instant. The car surges forward with all the smooth, refined, power the world expects from a Bentley.
RESPONSIBILITY MEETS POWER
For passengers, the sensation is not unlike flying in a private jet. For the driver, meanwhile, the experience is invigorating – and the numbers are truly formidable: 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds) and a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h).* The petrol engine has been optimized for efficiency as well as performance, helping to make this car the most environmentally friendly Flying Spur ever built. But make no mistake – this is a phenomenally powerful luxury sedan.
A PERFECTLY BALANCED DRIVE
The most advanced Flying Spur ever built, the Flying Spur Hybrid is a showcase of Bentley technology and a real step forward in luxury hybrid cars. Its combination of petrol and electric power means it can offer three driving modes. EV Drive mode allows you to make short journeys on electric power alone. Hybrid mode enables the car to toggle between the petrol engine and electric power, to make your journey as simple as possible. In this mode, the car’s smart navigation system can run in Predictive E-Mode. This does more than simply set out the most direct route. It autonomously adjusts the balance between petrol and electric power throughout your journey, to minimize emissions. It looks at a route distance, battery levels, speed limits, number of junctions, and likely levels of traffic congestion, then works out which parts of the journey should be powered by the engine and which can rely on the electric motor. The third option is Hold mode, which strikes a different balance. Here, the car relies mainly on its petrol engine with some electric propulsion, balanced by regenerative braking to recoup battery power for when you really need it.
The MyBentley app includes features to make life with your Flying Spur Hybrid even easier. It enables you to check remotely how much battery charge remains at any time. You can access statistics on your journeys and even control the car’s interior comfort systems remotely. For example, you can program the car to begin charging before you need to drive it. You can even pre-heat (or pre-cool) the cabin to an optimum temperature before you get in. And of course, you are not limited to performing these functions on your phone. Every feature can be accessed using the central touchscreen in the dash.
SEE IT YOUR WAY
The 12.3” central touchscreen can be divided into two or three separate windows if desired, and fully customized to prioritize information that is important to both the driver and front passenger.
In the digital instrument display behind the steering wheel, the car features elegant new graphics. You can choose whether to view the dials in Classic or Expanded mode – the latter offering a wider view of the navigation map, in addition to the view on the central touchscreen. You can even choose whether the numbers on the speedometer appear in miles or kilometers per hour.