September 27, 2019 By C! Magazine Staff

Bentley unveils first hybrid luxury SUV

Bentley makes its first step towards electrification with Bentayga Hybrid

As an initiative for a greener environment, Bentley has unveiled the hybrid version of the Bentayga. This first plug-in hybrid in the luxury SUV segment will be the company’s most efficient and has low CO2 emissions.

Entering the market as the world’s first true electrified luxury car, the Bentayga Hybrid is also the first step on Bentley’s journey into the new world of electric vehicles, which will see the marque roll out an electrified version of every nameplate by 2023.

In the British brand’s centenary year, Bentley’s first plug-in hybrid model will create an all-new experience in the luxury SUV sector. It combines a new, highly efficient 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 petrol engine – which incorporates the latest technologies to optimize both efficiency and performance – with a state-of-the-art electric motor delivering an instantaneous response.

The Bentayga Hybrid utilizes 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 295 lb-ft. 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.

Bentley’s latest Bentayga model has three hybrid drive modes: the EV Drive, Hybrid Mode, and the Hold Mode making the car power efficient in both fuel and battery usage.

With a total driving range of 747 km and a WLTP Equivalent All-Electric range of 39 km/24.23 miles on a single charge, the hybrid represents a new dimension to the existing range of refined and luxurious Bentayga models. Effortless performance and the same sure-footed, all-wheel drive ability to ensure a unique driving experience in the finest automotive cabin in the world.

Returning CO2 emissions of just 79 g/km, and 3.5 l/100km on the WLTP weighted combined cycle, the Bentayga Hybrid is Bentley’s most efficient model to date, combining the serenity of silent motoring with supreme levels of comfort and performance. The ultimate grand touring experience, it is the world’s first true luxury, a hybrid plug-in that feels and rides like a true Bentley.

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