Not too long ago, Bentley confirmed that its upcoming luxury SUV will be its first model offered as a hybrid. Then, at the Beijing Motor Show 2014, the Bentley Hybrid Concept was launched previewing that technology for the British marque for the very first time.
Now, outgoing Bentley CEO Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber has revealed that by 2020, 90 per cent of Bentley models should be available as hybrids. Schreiber didn’t reveal just what exact models would receive hybrid power but considering 90 per cent will, it is likely that the only one’s which won’t will be the most expensive and performance oriented variants of the future Continental.
Bentley’s plug-in hybrid system will offer a power increase of up to 25% together with a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions. It sounds as though the hybrid will sit above the standard W12-powered car. The Bentley Hybrid Concept is also capable of driving at least 50 km on electric power alone; something that will excite city drivers.
The Bentley Hybrid Concept gets copper interior and exterior design elements included in the headlamps, radiator shell bezel, brake calipers, feature line details and badges. Inside, copper elements line the hand-crafted veneers, switch bezels and instruments. Copper cross stitching to the diamond-quilted interior finishes the electrical theme.