Bentley Kuala Lumpur has launched the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid in Malaysia, which is the brand’s tree-hugging version of the Flying Spur. Before taxes, duties, registration, and options, the Flying Spur Hybrid fetches a price of RM 945,000.
One part of the hybrid powertrain is a 2.9-litre V6 engine that makes 416 hp (metric) and 550 Nm. Another part of the hybrid system is an electric motor that makes 136 hp (metric) and 400 Nm. Combined, the hybrid system makes 544 hp (metric) and 750 Nm and is paired with an eight-speed ZF dual-clutch transmission. Power is sent to all wheels and the Flying Spur Hybrid flies from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds.
Externally, the tell-tale signs of the Flying Spur Hybrid’s affection for nature are three subtle features. There are small ‘Hybrid’ badges on the front fenders, quad oval tailpipes instead of round ones, and a charging port on the rear left panel. All else, it isn’t obvious that this Flying Spur is running less than the usual number of cylinders.
Standard wheels on the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid are 20 inches in size. However, customers do have the option to upgrade to either 21- or 22-inch wheels.
The main highlight of the Flying Spur Hybrid’s interior is the Bentley Rotating Display on the dashboard. With the push of a button, you can choose from a selection of three sides – one is a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay connectivity, one is a set of three analogue dials (clock, compass, and temperature), and the last one is a wood veneer fascia for a distraction-free dashboard.
Safety-wise the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid comes with a top-view camera, a night vision infrared camera, active lane assist, blind spot assist, and traffic sign recognition. The optional ‘Touring Specification’ offers Lane Assist, Night Vision, Head-Up Display, Adaptive Cruise Control (with Traffic Jam Assist), and Bentley Safeguard Plus, with Emergency Lane Change Assist and Intersection Assist.