Bentley Continental GT hybrid first appeared on the photo

Bentley Continental GT hybrid first appeared on the photo

September 13, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

We have repeatedly written that the premium coupe Bentley Continental GT will soon receive a hybrid installation, and already now there was this confirmation – the first photos of the test prototype, under the hood of which should be a V6 engine 3.0 liters paired with an electric motor.

The network has the first photos of the future hybrid Bentley Continental GT. We have been talking about the upcoming electrified version for a long time, and now we can examine it in detail. Although to consider now especially and there is nothing. The model is tested in a fully-mass-produced body of the conventional version, and the only thing that gives it out is the charging port on the rear left wing. Why the company did not place it on the front fender, as most manufacturers do – it is still unknown, but the engineers are more visible.

And there is no need to talk about any official data. All available information to date is not confirmed or hearing. So, it is likely that PHEV Continental GT will receive a modified hybrid from Porsche Panamera.

If this turns out to be true, we can see under the hood a three-liter V6 turbo engine, working in tandem with an electric motor. While the power of the power plant is not reported, but the power reserve only on electric traction will be about 50 km in the NEDC test cycle.

At least on Porsche the similar installation developed to 462 horsepowers, but the “charged” version had power already up to 680 hp. According to preliminary information, Bentley will install a more powerful version of the system. Of course, all information has not been confirmed.

Previously, it was also reported that the British brand in the future is going to electrify all of its models, and hybrid versions will be available for all trim levels. The company believes that hybrids are the best that can now be found on the market, and they take advantage of all the advantages of gasoline and electric motors. Therefore, Bentley will invest a significant amount in the development of new hybrids.