China is one of the most important markets for British marque Bentley and at this year’s Beijing Motor Show, the same has unveiled a range of models along with a hybrid concept. The lineup includes the Flying Spur V8, the new Continental GT V8 S, new Continental GT Speed and the Bentley Hybrid Concept.
Based on the Bentley Mulsanne flagship model, the Hybrid Concept shows the electric future of Bentley and also focuses on making the best luxury vehicle even better. Being an electric car, Bentley has used copper on the exterior as well as interior, to highlight the electric character. The Copper accents can be seen on the headlamps, the radiator grille and the entire leather cabin.
While the official specifications are yet to be revealed, Bentley claims to have achieved a power gain of 25 % and a reduction of 70 % in the emissions, thanks to the new system. On all electric mode, the Bentley Hybrid Concept can cover a distance of 50 km which is brilliant for a car of this size. The British major plans to launch a hybrid SUV in 2017 and electrify 90 % of its cars by 2020.
Debuting alongside the hybrid concept is Flying Spur V8 which is powered by a 507 PS V8 unit that propels the car to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and offers a full-tank touring range of more than 800 km.
The new Continental GT Speed also makes an appearance at the exhibition. It is the fastest Bentley yet and comes with a new styling and lower Speed Chassis. It puts out 635 PS and peak torque of 820 Nm and can reach 206 mph.
Last but not the least, it’s the new Continental GT V8 S, a visually and technically enhanced version of the GT Speed. It is faster, more agile and offers a slightly more engaging performance.