New Bentley Flying Spur PHEV Has 536 HP, 25-Mile Electric Range
British luxury car brand Bentley Motors Limited recently introduced the world to the new plug-in hybrid version of its smaller sedan, dubbed Flying Spur Hybrid. The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid will feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain with the ability to produce 536 horsepower (hp) from a blend of a two turbo V-6 engines and an electric motor.
According to Bentley’s claims, the 14.1-kWh battery pack-equipped hybrid powertrain will provide 25 miles of electric-only driving range. However, most of industry experts are of the view that the electric-only range of the upcoming PHEV is not very impressive.
The V-8-powered model of the PHEV takes just 3.5 seconds to sprint from zero to 60 mph. The W-12 model is even quicker with the ability to sprint from zero to 100 mph in the same time. A plug-in hybrid powertrain combines a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 with an electric motor to produce a combined 536 hp and 553 pound-feet of torque.
The cabin offers a comfortable driving and travelling experience, thanks to its high-end leather works, use of posh wood, and eye-catching metal accents blended together with modern-day technologies. The rear seats are predominantly relaxing, particularly when equipped with lavish features like rear bucket seats that offer power adjustments in addition to heated armrests.
The manufacturer offers several customization options for the upcoming PHEV. For instance, one can upgrade from the base V-8 engine to W-12 engine option to get more power. Buyers can also choose from one of numerous presented themes, such as Alter Ego, Cool Harmony, and Storm Noir.
The same is true for interior appointments, which include different sorts of wood, different metal accents and different-colored leather. Those who will opt to upgrade from the standard City Specification to Touring Specification will get additional driver-assistance features. One of the many optional features will provide a refrigerated compartment to allow the driver and other occupants keep their beverages and eatables cool.
The PHEV will also offer a massive 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen nicely situated on the vehicle’s dashboard. Users will be able to connect to the Wi-Fi hotspot, and occupants with compatible smartphones will be able to have the benefit of the Flying Spur's Apple CarPlay integration.
However, all those invincible luxury and performance features of the 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid will comes at an eye-watering six-figure price of $200,000. Additional customization options will push the already hefty price further up.