Bentley Bentayga Hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging
The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid promises the best fuel economy and CO2 emissions of the line-up
|Fuel economy||CO2 emissions||Electric range||Wallbox charge time|
|81mpg||79g/km||24 miles||2.5 hours|
Official figures for the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid stand at 81mpg fuel economy and 79g/km CO2 emissions – much more efficient than the 4.0-litre V8 and 6.0-litre W12 non-hybrid alternatives in the model line-up.
Those cars achieve around 20 and 21.7mpg respectively, so the hybrid is the obvious pick of the range for fuel-conscious buyers. You do need to keep it charged up and make the most of its electric range to come close to the promised numbers, remember.
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid range, MPG & CO2 emissions
The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid features a 17.3kWh battery comprised of 168 lithium-ion cells. According to the company, this will return 24 miles of electric range, a less-than-impressive figure that’s almost certainly a result of the car’s two-and-a-half tonne weight.
That said, if you can manage to drop off the kids at school and pop to the shops without using the petrol engine, then the fuel savings are going to add up over time.
On our test run in the Bentayga Hybrid, we managed 40mpg on a journey that started with a three-quarters full battery, a vastly superior figure to the V8 and V12 alternatives. However, we'd expect that figure to drop noticeably on longer motorway runs.
Plugging the Bentayga Hybrid into an everyday, three-pin socket will fully replenish the battery in 7.5 hours, however a home wallbox charger will see this figure cut to two and a half hours.
Even with the former, an overnight charge is perfectly possible, and you’ll be laughing if you only drive limited distances on a day-to-day basis.
It’s worth noting that the Bentayga Hybrid can’t rapid charge, however, so if you’re determined to stick to electric-only running, you’ll need to come to terms with the slow charging rates common among plug-in hybrid vehicles.
In This Review
- 1VerdictWhile Bentley has made worthy updates to the interior and exterior, the second-generation Bentayga Hybrid uses the same powertrain as the previous model, so it falls short of rivals
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & charging - currently readingThe Bentley Bentayga Hybrid promises the best fuel economy and CO2 emissions of the line-up
- 3Running costsThe Bentley Bentayga Hybrid will be expensive to run by any standard, but should be cheaper than its pure-petrol siblings
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Bentley Bentayga Hybrid contains a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, with added performance from an electric motor
- 5Interior & comfortThe inside of the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is special, although certain elements are beginning to show their age
- 6Practicality & boot spaceBoot space isn’t enormous for a car of this size, but the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid remains a practical machine
- 7Reliability & safetyDespite a lack of Euro NCAP crash-test data, we’ve no reason to believe the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid will be unsafe