Bentley Motors recently announced that Bentayga Hybrid after North America is now also available in Europe. The car is the luxury brand’s first step towards electrification which plans roll out an electrified version of every nameplate by 2023.
Handcrafted in Crewe, England, the SUV, according to the company, will be its most efficient model ever, with CO2 emissions of just 79 g/km (WLTP – weighted, combined). It also claims to offer a serene and luxurious driving experience through future-focussed technology.
It combines a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine – which incorporates the latest technologies to optimise both efficiency and performance – with a state-of-the-art electric motor delivering an instantaneous response. Apart from this it has Intelligent Satellite Navigation features specific to the Bentayga Hybrid.
Upon entering a journey into the system, the optimum combination of electric motor and engine is automatically calculated and used for most effective use of hybrid power. According to the current position of the car, the system will also clearly illustrate on-screen the maximum remaining range in EV mode.
The Bentayga Hybrid utilises an advanced and efficient E Motor, which acts as both an electric motor and a power generator. The Permanent Magnet Synchronous system offers 94 kW peak power and 400 Nm of torque, allowing swift and silent acceleration from stationary. The system provides instant torque response by eliminating engine turbo lag, while a state-of-the-art, high voltage battery is capable of recharging in just 2.5 hours.
The latest Bentayga model comes with three hybrid drive modes. In EV Drive mode, the all-new hybrid is driven only with energy supplied from the battery to the wheels via the electric motor. In hybrid Mode the car uses information from the navigation system to intelligently optimise power usage from the battery and the petrol engine, giving maximum efficiency and range. In Hold mode the use of engine and electric power is balanced to maintain electric range for later use – for example on arriving in a city. In all modes energy is recovered to the battery through regeneration during deceleration.
With a total driving range of 747 km (464 miles) and a WLTP Equivalent All Electric range of 39 km/24.23 miles (NEDC Electric Range of 51km/31.7 miles) on a single charge, the hybrid represents a new dimension to the existing range of refined and luxurious
Each handcrafted Bentayga Hybrid requires 130 hours to build in Crewe, England. Sculpted with an elegant, timeless execution, hybrid’s style perfectly balances athleticism with confidence.
Source: Press Release