Bentley’s Electric New Car

Its first gas-electric model debuts quietly

BY MICHAEL FRANK — Fall 2019

n a frenetic world, Bentley’s first gas-electric model, the Bentayga Hybrid, offers that rarest of luxuries: silence. In EV-only mode, and aided by double-insulated glass and ample sound-deadening, Bentley’s quietest ride yet is so serene we were able to carry on a conversation at a whisper while plying San Francisco traffic. You also can commute up to 31 miles using just electric power and race to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds under combined EV/V-6 propulsion. To make it your own, work directly with a Bentley designer on bespoke options — from trim (leather, chrome, stone, myriad woods, carbon fiber, etc.) to Champagne chillers. From $156,900; bentleymotors.com

PHOTO BY RICHARD PARDON

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