Bentley Motors revealed its vision of a more powerful and even more efficient future with the global debut of the Bentley Hybrid Concept at the Beijing International Automotive Show. The new Hybrid Concept vehicle is based on the Mulsanne and features exterior and interior styling element made using copper, in order to highlight the radiator grille and headlamps. Bentley Hybrid Concept car is claimed to increase power by about 25%, reduce emissions by 70% and offer transit distance of about 50km on electric power only.
“Adding performance and efficiency with no compromise to luxury –Plug-in hybrids are an important part of Bentley’s exciting future and we are proud to be pioneering these developments in the ultra luxury sector,” commented Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors. The luxury car brand also presents three Chinese debuts at the Show – the new Flying Spur V8, the new Continental GT Speed and GT V8 S. Powered by 507PS, the Flying Spur V8 reaches 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds and also offers impressive grand touring performance with a range of more then 800 km on a tank of fuel.
The new and enhanced 206 mph (331 km/h) Continental GT Speed – the fastest production Bentley ever, with 635 PS and 820 Nm of torque – also makes its debut in Asia. Its stiffer and lower Speed chassis is matched with new Speed styling to give it more on the road presence.
The new Continental GT V8 S, a faster, more dynamic and more agile new model for customers who want a V8 with a sharper performance character, also features on the Bentley stand in its regional debut.
With a number of new Bentley models set to arrive in the region in 2014, customer interest in the luxury car brand is set to remain high.