- The world’s best luxury sedan – the Flying Spur – is now available in the UAE in a new Hybrid variant
- New powertrain delivers the renowned luxury and performance of a Flying Spur, without compromise
(Dubai, 27 February 2023) Bentley Motors’ introduction of the new Flying Spur Hybrid to the UAE builds on the success of the third generation Flying Spur, using a highly innovative third powertrain delivering the most environmentally friendly Bentley to date.
Currently available in the UAE, the latest addition to Bentley’s new hybrid range illustrates how hybridisation does not compromise luxury or performance, with its unperceivable blend between the internal combustion engine and electric motor.
The new powertrain combines a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine with an advanced electric motor, delivering a total of 536 bhp (544 PS) – 150 bhp per litre, even higher than the Flying Spur V8 – and 750 Nm (553 lb. Ft) of torque – an additional 95 bhp in comparison to the Bentayga Hybrid.
The advanced electronic motor provides up to 134 bhp (136 PS) and 400 Nm (295 lb. Ft) of torque, delivering full torque instantly for silent acceleration from standing start. The rapid response of torque minimises any perceived delay often associated with turbocharger lag.
The combined powertrain propels the Flying Spur Hybrid from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds (Flying Spur V8: 4.0 secs) and on to a top speed of 284 km/h. This is the most efficient Bentley ever, having the capability to cover over 700 km when fully fuelled.
A dedicated button allows control over the three E Modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Mode and Hold Mode. These will enable the driver to manually manage battery usage during a journey – though this can also be managed automatically by the car.
To provide further feedback to the driver, the driver instruments include additional information showing when the car is operating solely in EV drive, regenerating whilst deaccelerating or using the combustion engine.
The Flying Spur Hybrid is delivered with all of the required market specific cables, facilitating charging of the vehicle at home or via industrial charge points at work or in public car parks. In addition to the standard equipment supplied, customers can also choose a Bentley branded wall box available that comes with the car.
Exterior visual differences for the Flying Spur Hybrid include a ‘Hybrid’ front fender badge, quad oval tailpipes and a covered universal charging point on the left-hand rear fender.
Commenting on the success of the Flying Spur range and the arrival of the new Hybrid model in the Middle East, Richard Leopold, Regional Director for the UK, Middle East, Africa and India, said, “The Flying Spur has been an overwhelming success in the Middle East, and we are very proud of it. By offering the Hybrid, the ultimate in luxury and an environment-friendly car, we are aiming to bring the unique Bentley experience combined with luxurious performance, while also leading the way in sustainable luxury mobility.”
Joseph Tayar, Director of the Prestige Division, Al Habtoor Motors, said: “The new Flying Spur Hybrid symbolises a shift in consumer preference and the changing direction of the automotive industry without compromising on Bentley’s luxury and performance. We are thrilled to present this new addition in the UAE and in Bentley Emirates Showrooms where customers will get the chance to have a first look and personalise their cars to their liking.”
All Flying Spurs are manufactured at Bentley’s home in Crewe, UK – the world’s first carbon neutral factory for luxury car production.
It is currently available at the Bentley Emirates showrooms in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi.