Flying Spur Hybrid
Prepare to take another stunning step on the journey towards an electric Bentley future. The new Flying Spur Hybrid showcases Bentley’s ability to combine sustainable design with exquisite craftsmanship and truly effortless performance. Exhilarating, refined and crafted for the world we live in today – consider this the new standard for luxury hybrid cars.
STYLE WITH A CERTAIN SPARK
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, unrivalled. Beautifully crafted veneers come together with the hide colours 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, travelling 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.
FLYING SPUR HYBRID ODYSSEAN EDITION
A CELEBRATION OF SUSTAINABILITY
To pave the way for its future design direction, Bentley has created a limited edition car that showcases the very latest in sustainable craft. The Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition features a raft of unique styling and materials inspired by Bentley’s vision for the years ahead.
Before you even get into the car, you will notice the painted Pale Brodgar accents on the brightware, lower bodywork and the 21” ten twin-spoke wheels. The effect on the eye is remarkable: the car looks both serene and striking.
Odyssean Edition badges on the ‘D’ pillar identify it to admiring onlookers, while the unique treadplates do the same for those lucky enough to step inside.
A CABIN LIKE NO OTHER
The cabin sees panels of British wool tweed – a sustainable alternative to leather hides – applied to the seatbacks and the headrests. A three-colour hide scheme featuring 3D diamond-textured leather lends the whole interior a new depth – with a choice of five colour combinations selected by Bentley’s design team. The crown-cut Koa fascia sports an open-pore finish that uses minimal lacquer, to further reduce the impact on the environment. This delicate finish allows the grain to be felt beneath your fingertips as it continues into the waistrails, encircling the cabin in a sumptuously tactile ring of wood.
In common with the ombré finishes seen in the EXP 100 GT interior, an exclusive new embroidery style sees thread colours blend calmly into one another – an effect complemented by the sleek, minimalist Piano Linen veneer on the centre console – a pearl-like finish unlike anything seen in a Bentley before.
DRIVE WITHOUT COMPROMISE
With a 2.9 litre 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 optimised 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.
*Performance data subject to final certification.
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 minimise emissions. It looks at 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 programme 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 customised to prioritise 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 kilometres per hour.
START WITH COLOUR
When you commission your Flying Spur Hybrid, you can choose from a standard palette of seven paint colours. But that’s just the beginning. There is also the option to choose from Bentley’s extended range, giving you access to a further 80 paint colours. If you still don’t see the shade you are looking for, you can opt for a bespoke colour-matched paint from Mulliner, Bentley’s personal commissioning division.
THE BEAUTY OF WOOD
Inside, your choice of five standard hide colours can be complemented with any one of ten single veneers – including traditional choices such as Dark Stained Burr Walnut and open pore veneers such as Koa or Dark Burr Walnut. You can add a chrome pinstripe or choose one of six Dual Veneers by Mulliner, adding a contrasting Black section to bring out the beauty of the wood.
COMPLETE THE LOOK
Your choice of wheels will make a big difference to the visual character of your car. Which is why, for those who want to go further than the standard 20” wheels, Bentley offers a choice of two 21” options: a Polished Ten Twin-Spoke Wheel and the same Ten Twin-Spoke Wheel design with a finish that combines dark grey painted elements with gleaming machined metal detailing.
For even more sporting attitude, the addition of the Mulliner Driving Specification brings a choice of three imposing 22” wheel designs, with a range of finishes including a striking all-black option.* Bright chrome matrix grilles can also be added, to give your Flying Spur Hybrid even more presence as it approaches. If you’re looking for a darker aesthetic, the Blackline Specification turns the matrix grilles and most of the exterior brightware black – everything, in fact, except the badges. The result is an eye-catching injection of extra attitude.
*Availability of wheel options varies by country. Please check with your local Bentley dealer.
|Max Power||536 bhp / 544 PS / 400 kW (Combined System Power) || 134 bhp / 136 PS / 100 kW (E-motor)|
|Max Torque||553 lb-ft / 750 Nm (Combined System Torque) || 295 lb-ft / 400 Nm (E-motor)|
|Engine Capacity||2894 cc (V6 Engine) / 18.0 kWh (Lithium-ion battery)|
|Fuel Type||Petrol and Electric|
|Acceleration||0 - 60 mph 4.1 seconds, 0 - 100 km/h 4.3 seconds|
|Max Speed||177 mph / 285 km/h|
WEIGHTS AND DIMENSIONS
Weights and Measures
|Unladen Weight||2559 kg (China), 2505 kg (EU), 2512 kg / 5538 lb (NAR)|
|Gross Vehicle Weight||3000 kg (China), 3030 kg (EU), 3030 kg / 6680 lb (NAR)|
|Boot Volume||12 cu-ft / 351 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||18 gallons / 21 US gallons / 80 litres|
|Overall Length||209.29 in / 5316 mm|
|Width Across Mirrors||87.4 in / 2220 mm|
|Width with Folded Mirrors||79.25 in / 2013 mm|
|Overall Height||58.39 in / 1483 mm|
|Wheelbase||125.75 in / 3194 mm|
|Engine||2894 cc (V6 Engine) / 18.0 kWh (Lithium-ion battery)|
|Brakes||Iron brakes with black painted brake callipers|
|Suspension||Air suspension with Continuous Damping Control and 4 driver-controlled settings|
|Transmission||8 speed automatic transmission, permanent all-wheel drive|
|Exterior Paint||Choice of 7 exterior paint colours|
|Wheels||20" five twin-spoke wheel - bright painted*|
|Radiator Grille||Bright vertical vanes with black matrix style grille|
|Lower bumper grille||Black lower bumper matrix style grille|
|Exterior Badges||Black 'B' badging on bonnet, boot lid and wheels|
|Derivative Badges||Hybrid exterior badge positioned on front fender|
|Headlights||Full LED, matrix, adaptive headlamps with High Beam Assist and welcome sequence*|
|Taillights||Full LED Supplementary Lamps and Tail Lamps|
|Tailpipes||Quad oval tailpipes|
|Fuel & Oil Filler Caps||Standard fuel and oil filler caps|
|Brightware||Polished brightware to side windows, lower doors and front and rear bumpers|
|Colour Split||Mono-tone colour split|
|Leather Colours||Choice of five premium grade hide interior colours|
|Veneer||Crown Cut Walnut|
|Steering Wheel||Single Tone, 3 Spoke, Hide Trimmed Steering Wheel|
|Gear Shift Paddles||Steering Wheel Mounted Gear Shift Paddles|
|Gear Lever||Hide & chrome trimmed gear lever|
|Seat Configuration||Four seat plus one configuration with straight flute design|
|Foot Pedals||Standard foot pedals|
|Treadplates||Treadplates embossed with 'HYBRID'|
|Infotainment System||Front screen infotainment system with 12.3” high definition capacitive touch screen display|
|Radio||Digital or satellite radio*|
|Audio System||650 watt, 11-channel, 10 speaker audio system|
|Specifications||City Specification (Park Assist, Top View Camera, Pedestrian Warning, Rear Crossing Traffic Warning, City Safeguard)|