Next-Generation Bentley Continental To Get Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain From Porsche Cayenne PHEV

2 years ago by Eric Loveday 3

Current Bentley Continental

Current Bentley Continental

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Bentley Logo

The next-generation Bentley Continental, due to appear in 2018, will come with a plug-in hybrid option for the first time ever.

Bentley will borrow the PHEV powertrain from the Porsche Cayenne plug-in hybrid to electrify the Continental.

Today’s Cayenne PHEV pumps out 410 HP and features a V6 engine. It’s believed that this setup will be tuned for higher output before it gets stuffed into the Continental.

The next-gen Continental will share a chassis (MSB) with the next-generation Porsche Panamera. Additionally, the Continental will make extensive use of lightweight materials to drop several hundred pounds off, as compared to today’s Continental.

No additional details are available on the PHEV version of the next-gen Continental at this point in time.

Source: Autocar

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3 responses to "Next-Generation Bentley Continental To Get Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain From Porsche Cayenne PHEV"

  1. pjwood1 says:

    Ugh. That’s THE PHEV with the lowest AER/KWH ratio. Who wants a Bentley, with stop/start?

    10.8kwh/14mi EPA AER

  2. Acevolt says:

    Hopefully besides increasing power then increase the battery size

  3. Chris O says:

    Bizarre. For all those Bentley drivers that can be bothered to plug-in regularly for a few miles of AER? I’m sure none will though some opportunists will want them in markets that fiscally favour low emission cars.

    A more Bentley worthy strategy would have been an all electric variant based on the 800V battery system proposed for the Porsche Mission E that can be recharged in just 15 minutes.