Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid now in Malaysia – 2.9L V6, 544 PS, 750 Nm, 800 km range PHEV limo, fr. RM2.3m

Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid now in Malaysia – 2.9L V6, 544 PS, 750 Nm, 800 km range PHEV limo, fr. RM2.3m

The Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid is now in Malaysia. The car is perfectly described by its name – this is Crewe’s current Flying Spur limo, available in plug-in hybrid form for the first time. First announced in July 2021, the FSH joins the Bentayga Hybrid SUV in having an electric motor.

That e-motor is located between the transmission and the engine, and it contributes 136 PS and 400 Nm of instant torque to the cause. The motor is powered by a 18 kWh lithium ion battery, consisting of eight modules that can be replaced separately, if needed. The battery warranty is for 160,000 km or eight years, and should battery performance fall below 80% within this period, Bentley will top it up, so to speak.

With a torque-rich motor sharing duties, the engine can get away with being smaller. The FSH’s heart is a new 2.9 litre V6 engine with 416 PS and 550 Nm of torque.

Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid now in Malaysia – 2.9L V6, 544 PS, 750 Nm, 800 km range PHEV limo, fr. RM2.3m

As per the V8 model, the two turbochargers and primary catalytic convertors are positioned within the V of the engine. Fuel injectors and spark plugs have been centralised within each combustion chamber for optimal spray patterns and combustion paths, and the camshafts are variable by up to 50 degrees. Combined output is 544 PS and 750 Nm. That’s very close to the V8’s 550 PS/770 Nm.

The hybrid powertrain propels the Flying Spur Hybrid from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, just two tenths slower to the century mark than the Flying Spur V8. Top speed is 285 km/h. The most efficient model Crewe has ever made is good for a range of 805 km (500 miles), while being capable of 41 km pure electric drive on the WLTP cycle.

Bentley says that e-motor’s immediate torque minimises any perceived delay often associated with turbo lag. The carmaker says that the FSH delivers the same flexibility and practicality associated with its W12 and V8 powertrains, “achieving a responsive, engaging and supremely refined experience”. In short, no compromises here.

Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid now in Malaysia – 2.9L V6, 544 PS, 750 Nm, 800 km range PHEV limo, fr. RM2.3m

A dedicated button (replaces the auto start-stop switch) allows the driver to select from three E Modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Mode and Hold Mode. EV Drive is engaged as soon as the car is switched on. Maximising the electric driving experience, this is ideal for city driving and short journeys.

Hybrid maximises vehicle efficiency and range using data from the navigation system. Here, the car uses predictive E-Mode and engine coasting while following directions from the sat nav.

Input a destination and the car will automatically engage the correct drive mode for each part of the journey, calculating the most efficient use of battery charge and storing electrical energy for sections of the journey where it is most useful, such as when arriving in the city. The system will reduce on-board charge to zero just as the limo reaches its destination, maximising overall efficiency.

Lastly, Hold Mode balances engine and electric power to hold high voltage battery charge for later use, conserving electric energy. This is the default mode when the driver selects Sport to provide consistent boost and recuperation. Power flow is displayed on the instruments, and one can also call out stats and set timers for charging via the central screen.

On the outside, the Hybrid looks just like any other Flying Spur. Subtle telltale signs include a ‘Hybrid’ front fender badge (where V8, W12 or Speed might be) and a charging flap on the left rear fender. The tailpipes are quad oval items.

If you’re in the market for a luxury limo that’s both good to drive and great to be driven in, but don’t want to add to tailpipe emissions in the city, the electrified Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid is yours for from RM 945,000. That’s excluding duties, taxes, and registration – duty paid, it should be from RM2.3 million.

The key word is “from”, because the ultimate price will depend on your personal specification. Add on Azure (even more luxury) or S (sporty) trim levels, along with Mulliner Driving Specification and Blackline (black trim to replace chrome) options. Of course, there’s also Mulliner personalisation, as with all Bentleys. In the audio department, the standard system is 650W with 10 speakers, the next level up is Bang & Olufsen (1,500W, 16 speakers) and at the top of the shelf is a 2,200W 19-speaker Naim option.

The launch units have been spoken for, but Bentley KL is now accepting orders. The official distributor says that the arrival of the FSH signals our market’s maturity in charging infrastructure.

Prefer a more conventional powertrain for your sporting limo? The third-generation Flying Spur is available with Crewe’s signature 6.0 litre twin-turbo W12 and the more sporting 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8. While you’re at it, check out our pictorial of all three generations of the Flying Spur, shot at Bentley KL’s showroom at Etiqa Twins, Jalan Pinang just before the world paused for the pandemic.

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • Bob Mal on Oct 19, 2022 at 11:09 am

    Now we know how ridiculous is some German luxury brand wanna be. Only just recently Audi Q3 retailing for RM867k with a V6 engine while this Bentley V8 retails for RM945k? Audi trying their luck to cheat much?

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    • hahahahah on Oct 19, 2022 at 12:22 pm

      when did audi q3 have a v6 and the price of the audi is including duty while the 945k for the bently dont. lol dont comment thing that make you look stupid

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    • hazri on Oct 20, 2022 at 1:14 am

      celah mana pulak audi q3 ada v6 harga 867k? harga q8 pun tak sampai cemtu.

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  • God please help this guy on Oct 19, 2022 at 11:44 am

    3 and 8 u also dont know differentiate ? And please, this Bentley is tax exclude tax and duty, read properly before u comment.

    Although I agree that Audi brand themselves way higher than same grade competitors, but u should get ur eyes checked

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  • Dong Gor on Oct 19, 2022 at 11:49 am

    Cantik sekali!!! But only can admire the beauty as it’s beyond reach.

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  • Katheryne Wong on Oct 19, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    Before tax etc RM945k, after tax etc RM2.3mil. Fuh, cars are so expensive in bolehland..

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    • Kayap on Oct 19, 2022 at 8:53 pm

      Lol, rich people really don’t care about the price.

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    • PH Supporter on Oct 20, 2022 at 12:34 am

      Fuuh, poor people complaining about price of luxury cars which they cannot afford and they blame car price is expensive. lol

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      • Lets vote 2022 on Oct 20, 2022 at 11:32 pm

        Cars in reality is very expensive in Malaysia. Same as in Singapore.

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  • Sohai on Oct 19, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    Why Bentley’s customers need a hybrid? Cant afford the fuel? Environment caring?

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    • sohai sohai on Oct 22, 2022 at 1:16 am

      dont even study the benefit of hybrid?
      your brain is so tiny to only think of money?

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  • anonymous on Oct 19, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    wait the steering wheel is on the wrong side

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  • ROTI CANAI on Oct 19, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    non premium car trying to be premium, too many mlm top flers have bentleys

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  • Furious on Oct 21, 2022 at 2:50 am

    Hybrid help chaffeur business save a lot of petrol waste,VIP love chill ride like accord/camry,not for personal driver use it driving fast like crappy cheap car ricer,private use of course they bought V8 or V12

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