Bentley has already electrified the Bentayga crossover and the Flying Spur sedan and is now preparing to do the same with the Continental GT coupe. Colleagues from Motor.es we noticed a prototype on tests – as if without camouflage.
From the strange – only a slot in the radiator grille for a certain sensor, and the logo 12 behind the front wheel, usually indicate the presence of a W12 engine. And, frankly, it confuses us, because the aforementioned gasoline-electric Bentleys use a V6 engine. For example, the sedan has a 2.9-liter 416-horsepower “six” combined with a 136-horsepower electric motor and a battery with a capacity of 14.1 kilowatt-hours. The total output of such a system is 544 hp and 750 Nm.
The Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid scores a hundred in 4.3 seconds and can accelerate to 285 km/h. In the electric vehicle (EV Drive) mode, the sedan must travel 40 kilometers on the WLTP cycle, with a full tank, the hybrid is able to overcome 700 kilometers. Most likely, technically the coupe will be a complete copy of the four-door.
Earlier this year, Bentley officially confirmed its intention to fully switch to the production of electric vehicles by the end of the decade and promised to produce one new battery model per year, starting from 2025. They may include a revived Mulsanne – but not a flagship sedan, as it was before, but a large coupe.
In addition, Bentley will add a fifth model to its product line, which has been publishing teasers for some time. So far, everything indicates that we are talking about an elongated version of the Bentayga with a particularly luxurious interior.