With its seamless combination of electric power and turbocharged V6 petrol engine, the Bentayga Hybrid offers a unique spread of abilities. It’s capable of zero-emissions electric-only motoring for up to 16 miles and can be either charged overnight at home or in just 2.5 hours at a rapid charging point. With CO2 emissions of just 124g/km* (199 g/mile), it also delivers the exhilarating performance Bentley has made it’s own, with the combination of internal combustion engine and an electric motor generating huge reserves of power and typical Bentley levels of torque.
The new Bentayga Hybrid can be distinguished by its Hybrid badging to the sides and rear, chrome grille and twin quad tailpipes. The standard selection of five hide colors includes the recently launched Cricket Ball, and the standard specification veneer is Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus. A more extensive range of options and accessories can be chosen.
Bentayga Hybrid combines Bentley’s grand touring pedigree on the open road with the serenity and refinement of EV power in urban driving. This is a compelling proposition for the ‘new luxury’ audience; all the benefits of hybrid and EV motoring without any compromises in performance, luxury or usability.
As well as the usual choice of Bentley driving modes (Sport, Bentley, Comfort and Custom) the Bentayga Hybrid owner will enjoy a choice of three different hybrid driving modes. EV mode, as the name implies, uses only electric power. With a high voltage 348V twin-string battery producing 13kWh of usable energy, the result is a compelling combination of near-silence and impressive performance. An intelligent accelerator pedal and a unique rev counter with an EV segment before zero rpm enable the driver to anticipate the precise point at which the petrol engine will seamlessly cut in.
The second mode, Hybrid Mode, is anticipated to be the choice of most customers, most of the time. This mode makes intelligent use of both petrol and electric power sources to maximize vehicle efficiency and range. Full throttle will still summon up the two combined power sources for truly exhilarating performance. A final mode, Hold, conserves the electric energy.
Bentley has ensured that the ownership experience is as smooth as the Bentayga Hybrid itself. No new driving techniques need be mastered, the interplay between modes is seamless and the smoothness and silence of the drivetrain needs to be experienced to be believed. Battery charging, cabin heating and cooling can all be controlled remotely via the MyBentley smartphone app.