Bentley hybrid concept luxury car

The aggregation of the internal combustion engine with an electric motor is usually associated with savings.

However, starting with mainstream, popular and affordable models like the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius, the hybrid drive made its way "up the career ladder from petty clerk to senior management".

Bentley has announced that it will introduce a SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain by 2017.

Up to this point familiar with the luxury brand car with hybrid drive will be possible at the Beijing Motor Show to be held in April, where the automaker from Crewe will present the Mulsanne model, redesigned in hybrid concept.While there are no official performance, but according to the manufacturer, any model of the Bentley hybrid will be able to travel at least 50 kilometers on pure electric thrust and get a 25% boost to power when moving through the internal combustion engine. Why "any model"? According to the Executive Director of the company "we will gradually make the transition to the hybrid drive across the model range". His plan is to cover 90% of produced cars.

Bentley sees the future of hybrid drive in their cars. Hybrid Concept is a technology which will be equipped with a brand new model luxury parquet SUV — plug-in hybrid powerplant. The company plans to bring the model to the market no later than 2017.

As the first company that decided to produce luxury cars with hybrid drive, Bentley plans to set the standard for the segment. Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, President and CEO of Bentley Motors, said: "there is No doubt that a hybrid powerplant is fully consistent with the image of Bentley prestige and unprecedented efficiency. Combining our renowned engines and electric drive we strengthen and improve these two principles, therefore, we plan to gradually translate the entire model range for the new drive type. By the end of the decade, at least 90% of our products will be available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. We are glad to be pioneers of this implementation in the segment of luxury cars". What will the owners of new hybrid Bentley? For a start, this advanced selection of powerful and efficient power plants. The use of electric traction will allow to increase the peak power of the engine by 25% at the same time reducing by 70% the carbon dioxide emissions, while maintaining uncompromising quality and timeless design, which brought the company its popularity in the segment.

As mentioned, hybrids are able to drive some distance on pure electricity.

The concept prepared for the Beijing motor show, built on the flagship model, the Mulsanne, and is intended to emphasize that the hybrid drive is able to raise the concept of "prestige" and "efficiency" to a new level.

Finish exterior elements made of copper emphasizes the electrical nature of the concept copper steel moldings, the details of the headlights, the elements of the grille, the brake calipers. The focus on copper is present in the interior of the car – controls & switches handmade elements of the dashboard.

Along with the Hybrid Concept, on the 20th of April at the stand of Bentley can be seen and the other updated models the company. The debut of the new Flying Spur V8, which will be able to travel 500 miles on one filling, new and improved Continental GT Speed engine power 630 HP and a torque of 820 N*m, developing a speed of 331 km/h, will be the fastest car of the company. And of course, the new Continental GT V8 S. In the future they are planned to be equipped with a hybrid power plant.



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