car maker from the United Kingdom, Bentley is all ready to display the Bentley
Hybrid Concept at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition on April 20,
2014. This will be Bentley’s first plug-in hybrid model, set to be a dedicated
version of the all-new SUV available in 2017.
Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, commented, “There
is no doubt that plug-in hybrid technology is true to Bentley’s values of
outstanding luxury and effortless performance. Combining our renowned engines
with electric power reinforces and enhances both principles, and so we will
gradually introduce this powertrain across our model range. By the end of the
decade, at least 90pc of our production will be available as a plug-in hybrid.
We are proud to be pioneering these developments in the luxury sector.”
plug-in hybrid system will offer a power increase of up to 25pc together with a
70pc reduction in CO2 emissions, both without any compromise to the exquisite
luxury, timeless design and industry-leading refinement for which Bentley has
become renowned. Bentley hybrids will also be capable of driving at least 50 km
on electric power alone, allowing for emissions-free city driving with the
option of enhanced performance on the open road.
Bentley Hybrid Concept is based on the flagship model in the Bentley family,
the Mulsanne, to show that hybrid technology enhances even the pinnacle of
luxury and performance. Copper is used as an exterior and interior styling
element to highlight the car’s electrical veins, including copper details to
the headlamps, radiator shell bezel, brake calipers, feature line details and
badges. Copper accents continue in the cabin, with inserts to the hand-crafted
veneers fascias, switch bezels and instruments. Copper cross-stitching to the Mulliner Driving Specification diamond-quilted
interior provides the finishing flourish.
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