Bentley Flying Spur

Editors' First Take

Bentley recently surveyed its customers about their electro-curiosity and learned that 60% are ready to park a hybrid or EV in their fancy garage. That bodes well for the British automaker, as the company plans to introduce electrified versions of all its cars in the next few years and is committed to going EV-only by the end of the decade. Deliveries of the Bentayga plug-in hybrid SUV have been on a steady uptick since its arrival in 2019. And on the heels of record sales in 2021, the arrival of the Flying Spur Hybrid couldn't be better timed.

The Flying Spur certainly knows how to make an entrance as it silently whizzes into a Beverly Hills valet line. Long and low, athletic and elegant, the new Flying Spur has mega curb appeal, and kudos to Bentley for finishing this one in a radiant hue of Azure Purple, rounding things out with the sedan's largest 22-inch wheel option. This flashy spec not your jam? That's fine. There are literally 56 billion ways to configure a Flying Spur (really!), so please, go wild.

Visual changes for the Hybrid are decidedly modest. Small badges adorn the quarter panels and an extra fuel door door grants access to the J1772 Level 2 charging port. Even inside the Flying Spur, hybrid callouts are few and far between. You'll notice an additional hybrid driving mode icon at the top of the digital gauge cluster and an E-Mode button on the console lets you switch between the Spur's EV, Hybrid and Hold (aka battery reserve) settings.

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