What we knew for over a year and was also confirmed by the CEO of Bentley, Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, is now official, with the British company announcing the Mulsanne Hybrid Concept, which will be presented in the Beijing Motor Show on 20 October.
This hybrid model is the first hybrid Bentley in history and promises increased horsepower by 25%, while reducing the coveted CO2 emissions by 70 %. At the same time the future hybrid models of Bentley will have an electric range of 50 km. The system will be similar to what we find in the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, that will be a plug-in hybrid.
The concept has received a number of changes, such as copper details in the headlights, a honeycomb grille, new brake calipers, new instrument panel and new logos.
Finally, Bentley unveiled the Mulsanne Hybrid Concept, but the first Bentley model to be driven taken by a hybrid powerplant is the expected SUV of the brand which will come out in 2016 and by 2020 at least 90 % of the Bentley lineup will feature plug-in hybrid versions.