No, this is not the regular model as it seems on the first glance. Instead, the automaker is running some final test on a pre-production version of the 2020 Bentley Continental GT PHEV. We know that thanks to the additional fuel-filler door on the rear left fender that is, in fact, a charging port. The rest of the car, on the other hand, looks exactly the same as the regular GT.
According to our insiders, the 2020 Bentley Continental GT Plug-In Hybrid uses pretty much the same powertrain system as the Bentayga Hybrid. The setup combines a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine with an electric motor. Unofficially, the car will be able to travel on electric energy up to 50 kilometers (31 miles), which does not sound bad at all.
The carmaker didn’t want to release any additional information regarding the drivetrain, so we still have no idea how much horsepower is going to get the Continental GT PHEV. It’s pretty much the same story with fuel economy. Judging by the latest rumors, however, output numbers are going to mirror the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo which is exactly 680 horsepower.
Some other sources claim otherwise. According to them, the 2020 Bentley Continental GT PHEV is actually getting the same system as the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. With 462 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, the Bentley’s first-ever hybrid Continental GT will still be a quite powerful car, but not as much as the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. Meaning, if this happens, the car will not be crème de la crème in the grand tourer’s lineup.
Since it has been driving around without any camouflage at all, the 2020 Bentley Continental GT PHEV will probably be introduced before the end of this year. Consequently, it’s going to hit the dealerships early next year. Of course, the model will be available in the United States.