Bentley flying lane hybrid in the first test

Driving report bentley flying lane hybrid

2.5 tons, six cylinders: Bentley’s new hybrid is not convincing

Bentley flying lane hybrid in the first test-first
Bentley Bentley flying lane hybrid

  • Site author Wolfgang Gomoll

After the Bentayga, Bentley now also elects the Flying Trade as a plug-in hybrid. What looks promising on paper with 400 kW / 566 hp reveals a few weaknesses in the first test.

At Bentley, the electric room is slowly rolling towards the spoiled clientele. After all, the British Nobel brand only wants to offer plug-in hybrids and purely electrical vehicles from 2026 and from 2030 it will only be Stromered. The BENTAYGA PHEV was the start last year and now the British added the luxury limousine Flying Trace as a plug-in hybrid, which marks the best value of all bentleys with more than 700 kilometers of overall range. That also makes sense, because the flying lane drivers are the kilometers from the noble brands.

Bentley shared technology with Porsche

In principle, the drive strands of the crossovers and the sedan are identical and come from the Technikstrender Porsche Panamera. Apparently the British took the criticism of the somewhat toothless appearance of the electrified SUV and gave the 2.9-liter TFSI aggregate more steam. Instead of 330 kW / 449 hp, the internal combustion engine is now 306 kW / 416 hp. Together with the electric motor and its 100 kW / 136 hp, this results in a system output of 400 kW / 566 hp and a maximum torque of 750 Newton meters.

Bentley flying lane hybrid in the first test-first
Bentley Bentley flying lane hybrid

Everything sounds wonderful. In the city, the power of the electric heart is easy to push the 5.32 meter long asphalt luxury yacht through the streets. Simply press the E fashion button on the pretty center console and the focus is on the electricity.

In the city the drive convinces

In the electrical driving modes, the electrified flying track, which is known from other models of the VW group, offers in addition to the EV program just mentioned, these are the hybrid program in which the software regulates the interaction between burner and electric motor and the hold -D setting that preserves the charging status of the battery.

Bentley flying lane hybrid in the first test-hybrid
Bentley Bentley flying lane hybrid

We are particularly enthusiastic about the noise level in the interior. Almost believes that a pin falls, there would be no soft floor mats and the conversations also take place very quietly, almost devoutly whispering. In electrical operation, the Flying Spur slow down even more than it already does and you can admire the fine interior.

Not enough power for 2.5 tons

That changes beyond the city limits. As soon as it goes slightly, the combustion engine must intervene at speeds below 110 km/h via the eight-speed dual clutch transmission. This also increases the noise level audibly.

Bentley flying lane hybrid in the first test-bentley
Bentley Bentley flying lane hybrid

The phenomenon of the unsouleous driving behavior is due to the normative power of the factual. The Bentley Flying Trace Hybrid weighs 2505 kilograms, which is 205 kilograms more than one Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive. So the electric motor is struggling to upgrade the Nobelkarosserie up. The other is the expectations of the bentley driver. If the Porsche is still going through the combustion as a sporting potential, you can expect a always confident driving behavior when it comes to the British. This self -image is also at the top of the specification. Electrification of the W12 engine would have been a luxury sign, a V8 engine is appropriate. So it has become the V6 TFSI that acts in the Miller cycle.

New Skoda in the test: The end of the philistine is there

Bentley flying lane hybrid in the first test-lane

Site New Skoda in the test: The end of the philistine is there

"I don’t get a larger battery at"

Nevertheless, you have to ask yourself the question if there is no power hybrid in a luxury limousine, where then? The topic is the technology to be precise, the battery that has a net capacity of 14.1 kilowatt hours. "I can’t get a larger battery at. A heavier eight -cylinder engine would let the purely electrical range shrink even further. Official numbers are still pending. As long as the battery has energy, the consumption values are quite impressive. When mixing the city and motorway, on which we were never faster than 130 km/h, the on -board computer reported an average consumption of 3.35 l/100 km.

This Tesla fuels petrol! Electro hybrid creates over 1000 kilometers with a mini battery

Bentley flying lane hybrid in the first test-first

Site This Tesla fuels petrol! Electro hybrid creates over 1000 kilometers with a mini battery

As soon as the charging status of the battery is increasing to the given end and the six -cylinder is increasingly in charge, consumption increases to 10.3 l/km, which is still very neat. This is also due to the fact that the electric machine recuperates and whenever possible, participating in propulsion. The sprint values are still mentioned here for the hurry: the flying track reaches from a standing start after 4.3 seconds of land street pace and is up to 285 km/h fast. At the 7.2 kW wall box, the batteries are full again after 2.5 hours.

Bentley flying lane hybrid in the first test-flying
Bentley Bentley flying lane hybrid

With the level asphalt, the comfort of the electrified flying lane corresponds exactly to expectations. But in bad streets, the combination of the vehicle weight and the mighty 22-inch wheels proves to be not optimal despite the three-chamber air spring suspension. The flying track processes long waves in a relaxed manner, but crossers are far from giving away the tire dampers’ system, which the passengers also feel. In the end, the price of the flying track hybrid costs at least 210.630 euros, the test car in the striking paint "Azure Blue" it brought it to 267.820 euros.

Jeep shows leg-hard electrical offriader

Bentley flying lane hybrid in the first test-flying

Site Jeep shows leg-hard electrical offriader

Related articles

Please follow and like us:

3 thoughts on “Bentley flying lane hybrid in the first test”

  1. The VW group
    Probably one leg with its exaggerated electrical attachment. Easier … If it were to build what the customer wants. But that is probably too simple .

    Reply
  2. My wife drives it with W12. I can’t
    to imagine how you can only travel to the engine with the "half" of the engine. The 8 cylinder (I once driven in the Continental GT test) is borderline. Incidentally, the Panamera is not comparable. I would also like a hydrogen drive for Bentley, no hybrid and certainly no e-vehicle.

    Reply
  3. Oh well
    I understand them, but it is already clear to them that this whining is at a very high level, or? I drive u.A. a Mercedes G, he also has "just" Eight cylinders and I don’t really feel undermined with it. A little should also take into account the zeitgeist and not "shit everything" Just because you can afford it.

    Reply

Leave a Comment