Is this a hybrid version of the Bentley Flying Spur 4-door coupe?

Is this a hybrid version of the Bentley Flying Spur 4-door coupe?

March 12, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

British brand engineers are working on a hybrid version of the Bentley Flying Spur 4-door coupe. So far, there is no data on when the novelty will be presented.

Journalists have been following the new Bentley Flying Spur since October 2016, when test prototypes hid under Porsche Panamera bodies. Until now, we have never seen a full-size luxury sedan without camouflage. The good news is that with each new batch of “spyware” snapshots, the observed prototypes have less and less masking.

This copy of the Flying Spur model is a bit more interesting than others, since it is an electrified version of the British car. It is known that the 4-door coupe will receive a plug-in hybrid installation, which will be offered along with the classic V8 and W12 engines.

The prototype was caught by journalists at the moment when he was charging his own battery, which will become part of the PHEV system and is likely to be taken from the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. It will not be exactly the same setup as the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid, because the luxury crossover uses a 3.0-liter unit, while the electrified Flying Spur uses a 2.9-liter unit.

Most likely, the world’s first hybrid Flying Spur will offer a combined power of 456 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. It is believed that the hybrid version of the car will offer a purely electric mode – in the case of the Panamera battery (14.1 kWh), the range will be 48 kilometers.