We have repeatedly written about the fact that the premium Bentley Continental GT coupe will soon be a hybrid installation, and now came the proof — the first photos of the prototype test, under the hood, which should be a 3.0-liter V6 engine paired with an electric motor.
In the Network appeared the first photos of a future hybrid Bentley Continental GT. About the forthcoming electrified version we talked for a long time, and now details to consider. Although to consider now and nothing special. The model is tested in a fully serial the back of the regular version, and the only thing it shows is the charging port on the rear left wing. Why not put it on the front wing, as do most manufacturers — is not yet known, but engineers know better.
And to talk about any official data is not necessary. All the available information to date is not confirmed or a rumor. So, it is likely that PHEV Continental GT will receive a modified hybrid from Porsche Panamera.
If this is true, then we will be able to see under the hood of a three-liter V6 turbo engine that is paired with electric motor. While the power plant is not reported, but the reserve solely on electric will be about 50 km in the NEDC test cycle.
At least Porsche, a similar unit was developed to 462 horsepower, but the “charged” version had the capacity to 680 forces. According to preliminary information, Bentley will install a more powerful version of the system. Of course, all information has not been confirmed.
Earlier also it was reported that the British brand in future is going to electrify all of its models and the hybrid version will be available for all models. The company believes that hybrids are the best that can now be found on the market, and they use all the advantages of petrol and electric motors. Therefore, Bentley will invest significant amounts in developing new hybrids.