Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid wafts into Singapore

By Clifford Chow, 20 October 2022

Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid wafts into Singapore

Singapore - The Flying Spur Hybrid is the newest car in the Bentley lineup here, and it will set you back a princely sum of $1019000. That is before COE, before all the extra luxury bits you want, and other taxes.

So this is the car which David went away to the land of Beverly Hills, to put it through its paces. It joins the W12 and V8 variants, and gets an additional boost from an E-Motor.

The Flying Spur Hybrid fits in with Bentley’s ‘Beyond100’ strategy, where full electrification of their product range will be realised by the year 2030. In 2019, the British luxury brand became an end-to-end carbon neutral manufacturer.

It will take a trained eye to know that this is the Hybrid, as there are only a few telltale signs. these consist of ‘Hybrid’ badging on the lower front fender, a charging port on one of the rear fenders, and quad oval tailpipes.

On the inside, the Flying Spur Hybrid has all the trappings which you would come to expect from a Bentley. This also includes organ pull air-con vent closers, which are a treat to use. The infotainment system, fronted by a 12.3-inch touchscreen, incorporates hybrid drive info and battery status. You can also pair the car with the ‘My Bentley’ app to gain access to remote services, which has become a norm among luxury brands.

Under the bonnet, the Flying Spur Hybrid’s 2.9 litre twin-turbocharged V6 produces 416hp and 500Nm on its own, while the E-Motor produces 136hp and 400Nm. With both power units paired, the Bentley sedan puts out a system delivery of 544hp and 750Nm. Like all Flying Spur cars, the Hybrid comes with an 8-speed ZF-sourced dual-clutch transmission.

Bentley claims that the Flying Spur Hybrid is able to achieve a maximum driving range of 700km, while its all-electric range is above 40km. There are a total of three E Modes of battery management, which you can control with a dedicated button on the centre console, this allows you to toggle between EV Drive, Hybrid Mode and Hold Mode. Bentley says that the lithium ion battery can be charged to full capacity in as little as two and a half hours with a fast charger. With a regular wall box, estimated charging time will be around 7 hours.

The Flying Spur Hybrid is available in seven standard colours, and up to sixty optional colour choices. Customers can also choose between five standard hide colours for the interior, or opt for ten custom colours.

The Flying Spur Hybrid is built alongside other Bentley models at the Crewe factory. The latter is marked to become a ‘Dream Factory’; becoming a digital, zero environmental impact, flexible and high-value manufacturing facility.

Also at the launch, The Macallan unveiled a prototype of their limited edition single malt whisky, in collaboration with Bentley. Available from the summer of 2023 onward, the Horizon product bottle is made from recycled copper from The Macallan’s former Distillery.

Aluminium used to make this "bottle" is recovered from the manufacture of Bentley cars. Recycled materials also make their way into the packaging, which includes carbon neutral leather, recycled wood - some of the same materials which are used in the manufacture of the Bentley Mulliner grand tourer.

TEXT & PHOTOS Clifford Chow & Bentley Singapore

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