Bentley: Bentayga Hybrid household extends with new S and Azure

Bentley is extending its household of luxurious hybrids with the addition of two new fashions to the Bentayga household, every with a special focus however the identical distinctive consideration to element. Clients can now select which facet of the Bentayga’s persona they want to intensify with the arrival of the brand new Bentayga S Hybrid and Bentayga Azure Hybrid fashions. The 2 new additions imply that fifty per cent of the entire Bentley mannequin vary – seven fashions out of 14 – are actually accessible with a Hybrid powertrain.

Collectively, the Bentayga Hybrid’s V6 petrol engine, electrical motor and new 18.0 kWh battery ship a outstanding spectrum of efficiency, from the calm of near-silent, zero emission EV mode to thrilling full-throttle acceleration. The sporting design options of the Bentayga S Hybrid will certainly tempt house owners to use the total potential of its mixed 462 PS. In distinction, for these clients who prioritise wellness, the Bentayga Azure Hybrid will present an oasis of calm and serenity as they meet the challenges of their busy lives. Neither selection represents a compromise; each fashions are equally able to greater than 27 miles in zero-emission EV mode, and each ship the easy efficiency that Bentley house owners have come to anticipate.

Bentayga S Hybrid

The brand new Bentayga S Hybrid follows the introduction of the Flying Spur S Hybrid earlier this yr, that means clients can now indulge their ardour for sporting efficiency and dramatic design whereas nonetheless having fun with the various benefits of an electrified powertrain throughout two of Bentley’s four-door mannequin strains.

With a mixed output of 462 PS (456 bhp), the three.0-litre TFSI V6 petrol engine and 100 kW electrical motor-generator can energy the Bentayga S Hybrid from zero to 62 miles an hour (100 km/h) in simply 5.3 seconds, with a prime pace of 158 mph (254 km/h). The feeling of easy energy is, if something, accentuated by the hybrid powertrain as a result of functionality of the electrical motor to ship its full torque output from zero revolutions per minute.

Like its V8-powered stablemate – the Bentayga S – the brand new Bentayga S Hybrid gives an much more participating drive, that includes (while in Sport mode) sound enhancements within the engine bay complementing the sound of the V6 TFSi and including to the extra sporting character of the automobile for the driving force. A 15 per cent enhance in damping stiffens the chassis and gives a platform for a extra dynamic SPORT mode ESC tune, whereas the S fashions’ distinctive Hybrid Sports activities Exhaust brings a stirring symphony of sound throughout the cabin – and may even be tuned to completely different impact for entrance and rear seat passengers.

Design: highly effective assertion of intent

The performance-oriented character of the Bentayga S Hybrid is obvious from the very first look. As with all Bentley’s S fashions, the dramatic Blackline specification substitutes black for polished steel on all exterior brightware other than the Bentley ‘wings’ badge. The purposeful impact is compounded by black aspect sills and door mirrors, dark-tint headlamps, black radiator grille and encompass and Pace-style entrance bumper. Distinctive 22” wheels – handed in order that the ‘scythes’ level in the identical course on either side of the automobile – draw the attention, with the selection of silver, black or black and polished steel finishes contrasting with Bentley’s red-painted brake calipers. On the rear, a Pace-style tailgate spoiler, darkish tint rear lamps and black split-oval tailpipes full the visible package deal.

Inside, the daring and distinctive modern inside includes a mixture of Crewe’s flawlessly crafted cover and the tactile, nubbed end of Dinamica, a refined tribute to its use in motorsport. It’s provided in a selection of color splits, rigorously curated to create a sporty atmosphere for the inside. One other particular contact is the driving force digital instrumentation, that includes ‘efficiency’ design dials like these within the Bentayga Pace however with the addition of a PHEV energy meter throughout the rev counter. Fluted seating and ‘S’ emblems on the fascia, illuminated treadplates and headrests additional distinguish the ‘S’ hybrid from its Azure sibling.

Bentayga Azure Hybrid

Bentley’s Azure fashions, whereas totally able to thrilling efficiency, prioritise the wellbeing and luxury of the automobile’s occupants and make each journey a calming expertise no matter distance. That’s very true of the Bentayga Azure Hybrid, whose driver and passengers can benefit from the acoustically remoted serenity of the cabin. As soon as exterior the city setting the highly effective mixture of three.0-litre V6 petrol engine and electrical motor proceed to ship a quiet, refined driving expertise.

The 2 most important influences over on-board leisure are trip consolation and NVH – Noise, Vibration and Harshness. Analysis that tracked 1000’s of individuals over a four-year interval discovered that these uncovered to visitors noise over 70 decibels (db) had been 65 per cent extra prone to despair. Taking the Bentayga EWB for example, measurements proved it to be quieter inside than its opponents, by between 4 per cent and 26 per cent relying on frequency and place contained in the automobile. Secondary trip consolation is one other key variable that impacts on-board wellness – the smoother the trip, the extra calming the journey. At typical highway speeds and within the essential frequency vary of 5 Hz to twenty Hz, the Bentayga EWB has as much as 27 per cent decrease secondary trip vibration than its opponents.

As with different Azure fashions, the Bentayga Azure Hybrid promotes the wellbeing of its occupants by a mixture of design, know-how and craftsmanship. Its specification contains the Entrance Seat Consolation Specification, providing as much as 22-way adjustability and a heating and air flow perform to keep up the physique’s optimum temperature for consolation and application.

To analyse and develop Bentley’s new idea of “wellbeing behind the wheel”, the Azure growth staff engaged inventive neuroscientist Katherine Templar-Lewis, from Kinda Studios, whose wide-ranging analysis on the exterior elements that affect stress was key in defining the ‘wellbeing behind the wheel’ idea that the Azure characteristic suite embodies. Contemplating every part from gentle, to the patterns we see round us, to the influence of in-car posture and the significance of thermal consolation, Katherine’s analysis paired with Bentley’s personal measurements to present science-based evaluation to the enjoyable expertise of travelling in a Bentley, as a driver or a passenger.

The sense of secure, serene progress and relaxed management is additional enhanced by the Touring Specification of driver help techniques. Adaptive Cruise Management* maintains a set distance from the automobile in entrance, slowing down (to a halt if vital) when the automobile in entrance does so and resuming the set pace as soon as the lane is obvious. Along with Lane Help*, Visitors Help* and Bentley Safeguard, Bentley’s suite of onboard radar and digital camera techniques always monitor the encircling visitors and roads.
* Topic to regional availability

Wellbeing by Design

The significance of color, texture and tactility is totally appreciated by Bentley’s Color and Trim staff, whose specification for the Bentayga Azure Hybrid contains ‘wellness quilting’, providing the visible and tactile pleasure of exactly crafted diamond quilted upholstery. Three open-pore veneers – Darkish Walnut, Crown-Lower Walnut and Koa – supply a peaceful, gentle satin sheen as options to Bentley’s full collection of excessive gloss veneers. Azure clients additionally get pleasure from a selection of 15 cover colors and color splits, with distinction stitching as commonplace and seat piping as a no-cost possibility. The Azure emblem may be discovered on the fascia, illuminated treadplates and seat embroidery. Finishing the inside specification are Bentley ‘B’ foot pedals, temper lighting and a duo-tone steering wheel with heating perform.

Externally, the Bentayga Azure Hybrid options brilliant chrome decrease bumper grilles, Azure badging, 22” ten-spoke wheels and ending touches such because the Bentley ‘jewel’ filler cap. The impact is each elegant and timeless.

The journey in the direction of electrification

The 2 new Bentayga Hybrid fashions characterize the subsequent step in Bentley’s Beyond100 technique. By 2025, the total Bentley line-up will probably be provided with hybrid powertrains, coinciding with the launch of the primary ever Bentley Battery Electrical Car (BEV).

Bentley’s analysis into possession habits for the first-generation Bentayga Hybrid confirmed that over 90 per cent of consumers use their Bentayga Hybrid each day or a number of instances per week, and practically 100 per cent of consumers use EV mode, with half of them persistently enterprise journeys of lower than 30 miles. For a lot of clients, a hybrid powertrain provides real various within the transition section to an all-electric automobile, offering familiarisation of cost factors and routines with none danger of not finishing their journey.

SOURCE: Bentley

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