Bentley Flying Spur also comes as a plug-in hybrid

An engine with only six cylinders in a Bentley? Some fans of the British luxury brand are likely to turn up their noses. You still expect powerful eight or even twelve-cylinder engines from the carmaker from Crewe. But legal requirements and political pressure also force those responsible for Bentley to electrify their model range step by step. The Bentayga luxury SUV has long been available as a plug-in hybrid – this variant is even proving to be a bestseller in some markets.

Now, with the Flying Spur, another Bentley model is being energized. Technically, the Flying Spur is closely related to the Porsche Panamera – and the Porsche is already in its second generation in three plug-in hybrid versions. Bentley is only launching the Flying Spur Hybrid as a particularly powerful version. The British luxury sedan is powered by the well-known 2.9-liter V6 turbo with 416 hp (306 kW) and 550 Nm. An electric motor with 100 kW (136 PS) and 400 Nm hidden in the transmission tunnel increases the system output of the plug-in hybrid Flying Spur to an impressive 544 PS (400 kW) and 750 Nm torque – almost 100 PS more than the current Bentley Bentayga Hybrid .