Bentley debuts new technology at Beijing Auto Show

Bentley has unveiled its vision of a more powerful and even more efficient future with the global debut of the Bentley Hybrid Concept at the Beijing International Automotive Show.

Also making its Chinese debut at the Beijing Show is the Flying Spur V8 engine option, broadening the appeal of this luxury sedan to new customers.  Powered by 507PS, the Flying Spur V8 reaches 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds and also offers impressive grand touring performance with a range of more then 800 km on a tank of fuel.

During the Bentley press conference at the Show, Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, commented:
“Adding performance and efficiency with no compromise to luxury –Plug-in hybrids are an important part of Bentley’s exciting future and we are proud to be pioneering these developments in the ultra luxury sector.”

The new and enhanced 206 mph (331 km/h) Continental GT Speed - the fastest production Bentley ever, with 635 PS and 820 Nm of torque - also makes its debut in Asia. Its stiffer and lower Speed chassis is matched with new Speed styling to give it more on the road presence.

The new Continental GT V8 S, a faster, more dynamic and more agile new model for customers who want a V8 with a sharper performance character, also features on the Bentley stand in its regional debut.

Ricky Tay, Managing Director, Bentley Motors China joined Dr Schreiber during the press conference and commented;
“China has always been a key market for Bentley and, after a remarkable year in 2013, we have seen an impressive start to 2014. Our customer base is growing and we are expanding our dealer network to offer our ultra luxury products and a unique brand experience throughout the region.”