Bentley Hybrid Concept announced for Beijing image

Bentley has recently announced its plans to introduce the so-called Hybrid Concept during this month’s Beijing Motor Show, in a world premiere.

Bentley is planning to enter the “green” car segment and its first attempt to do this is named the Hybrid Concept. The model in question has been announced for the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, which will be opening its gates this month, and, as you have already figured it out, it’s based on the Mulsanne. The so-called Bentley Hybrid Concept is offering a preview into a first plug-in hybrid offered by the carmaker and it’s promising 25 percent more power and 70 percent less CO2 emissions.

All future hybrid models developed by Bentley will be able to provide an electric range of at least 50 km (31 miles). The concept car pictured below has some copper finishes in the profile lines, in the radiator shell bezel, badges, headlamps and brake calipers, while the cabin has a similar look. The first ever Bentley plug-in hybrid will be the SUV, which will be hitting the market in 2016 in regular version and one year later in “green” variant, and by 2020, 90 percent of Bentley’s models will be offered with a plug-in hybrid setup.