From the very beginning the Bentley Bentayga was designed to set new boundaries for luxury in the SUV segment. It had to. After all, it would be the first SUV ever to fly the Bentley wings. There are expectations to be reached, and the Bentley Bentayga soars past them. It surpasses them in top speed, off-road capabilities, power and amenities.
Even before slipping into the Bentayga’s all leather interior, you understand you are in the presence of an exceptional motor vehicle. It starts with its muscular stature that reaches 68.6 inches in height. It’s width of 78.7 inches and length of 202.4 inches doesn’t overwhelm the senses with size and bulk. Rather, it entices you with a rugged yet somehow elegant sense of style. You may never drive your Bentayga across a desert or through a mountain passage but there’s something comforting in knowing this vehicle is no pretender. It is the real deal.
The Fastest SUV…Ever.
Are you ready for an SUV that can reach up to 187 miles per hour? That’s the top speed of the Bentayga, powered by a 12 cylinder, 363 cubic inch, 5950 cc engine that produces a pulse-pounding 600 horse power at 6000 rpm. We’ll take Bentley’s word on that top speed, but we do know it can get from zero to 60 mph in 4 seconds flat. We also know that type of acceleration can turns heads both inside and outside the vehicle. All of this amazing power is transferred to its 21-inch Pirelli Scorpion Verdes tires via a smooth shifting 8-speed automatic transmission with a manual shifting mode. No, you will not get a sports car ride from this SUV, but the feel is smooth, steady and solid. It challenges the mind to have this kind of power and speed available in an SUV.
An Off-Road Bentley?
The Bentley Bentayga’s off-road capabilities are aided by a height-adjustable suspension with a maximum 9.2 inch clearance. There are four different off-road modes. Almost excessive braking capabilities (15.7 inches in front, 15 inches in back) provide secure stopping for this 5672 pound vehicle even on steep inclines. The full-time, four wheel drive Bentayga has a hill-descent control system, which serves as cruise control at very low speeds while descending hills in a rugged off-road environment. Once back on the road, Bentayga’s suspension automatically lowers to cruising height when it reaches about 20 miles per hour.
Amenities Surround You
The makers of Bentley’s first SUV knew that while they desired a SUV with superior power, speed and real off-road capabilities, owners would still expect the world-class comfort, workmanship and amenities the brand has been built on. Once again, the Bentayga delivers with a full-leather interior and a choice of 4 veneers. The in-dash physical throw back style gauges add a distinctive flare. Bentley’s triple seals around its doors and their attention to insulating sound provides a supremely quiet cabin. Luxurious seating not only heat and cools, but also massages. The vehicle has Wi-Fi connectivity, power tailgate and soft-close doors. The panoramic tilt/slide sunroof has an electric blind for blocking out the sun and prying eyes. An 8” touch-screen infotainment system has a 60 gig HD, navigation and voice control with text-to speech capabilities. This combination of technology, comfort and attention to detail combine to deliver an SUV deserving of the Bentley moniker.
Perhaps the best part of the Bentley Bentayga is how it feels. How it feels when you grasp the steering wheel, and press the accelerator. How it feels as you reach cruising speed in mere seconds. How it sails almost silently over rough roads. It also is about how it makes you feel. For those who are unstoppable, the Bentayga serves as a durable and courageous partner, willing to take on all that life has to offer.