The Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition has been unveiled as a step forward towards electrification for the luxury British brand. This limited edition enters as a celebration for a new powertrain that was added to the sedan’s range earlier this month.
Granting the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition with its eco-friendly tag is a 2,9-litre V6 petrol engine mated to an advanced electric motor that delivers a combined power output of 400 kW and 750 N.m of torque. With this, 0-100 km/h is completed in a claimed 4,1 seconds. The electric motor sources power from a 14,1 kWh lithium-ion battery which can carry the sedan for 40 km independently. The total range for the hybrid petrol-electric system has been quoted at 700 km.
Being a special launch model, the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition comes standard with the brand’s touring specification package which includes an array of driver assistance systems, an electrically deployed and illuminated Flying B bonnet ornament, LED welcome lamps, leather headliner, three dimensional diamond leather upholstery to the doors and rear quarters, a rotating display on the centre console and interior mood lighting.
The scheme used on this model draws inspiration from the EXP 100 GT concept that was put together to signify the brand’s view of luxury mobility in 2035. As part of Bentley’s journey towards electrification and the recently announced “Beyond100 strategy” (delivering a product range composed entirely of plug-in hybrids or battery electric vehicles by 2026), a research activity has been undertaken to understand customer usage of Bentley Hybrid owners in detail.
Over 90 per cent of customers use their first generation Bentayga Hybrid on a daily basis or several times a week and nearly 100 per cent of customers use EV mode, with half of them consistently undertaking journeys of less than 50 km.