2019 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Review & Changes – Bentley’s smaller sedan will acquire a plug-in hybrid powertrain from the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, Autocar reports, thanks to technological details obtained from a development car that was spotted out in the open in London, of all places, wearing minimum camo. This means that the Flying Spur, a corporate and business sibling of also VW-owned or operated Porsche, will more than likely receive a version of the twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 along with a hybrid set-up.
In the recent Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, that powertrain system churns out a total of 462 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. In U.S. guise, the gasoline engine is very good for 330 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque and the electric motor creates 136 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. That motor is positioned involving the engine and the eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. In the Porsche, this combination is good for sprints from to 60 in just 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 172 mph.
The 2019 Bentley Continental GT is all-new from the floor up, decreasing weight, gaining tech but trying to keep the British marque’s W12. In this case, it will make 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Of course, in the weightier Flying Spur, we won’t see these exact statistics; this goes for complete system output as effectively as the engine and the motor one by one, all of which are most likely to be tuned for the Flying Spur’s different characteristics and needs. This too signifies that the 31-mile pure electric range offered by the Panamera is also probably to see a slight revision.
Don’t assume the hybrid powertrain to be offered in this generation of the Flying Spur, as it’s presently on its way out. Rather, the system is expected to debut in the next-generation sedan, due in 2019, which may also be presented with V8 and W12 engines. The Flying Spur sits just below the Mulsanne in Bentley’s two-sedan lineup, and the model continues to be tightly coupled with the Continental GT because its debut lasts several years.