Exclusive Motors, the official
Bentley Motors partner in India has announced the launch of the all new Bentley
Bentayga V8 for the Indian market. The Bentayga V8 would be now available in
India to order at a starting price of Rs 3.78 cr (ex-showroom - Mumbai) for a
standard model, subject to exchange rate fluctuations and options.
At the heart of the latest
Bentayga model is a new-generation 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol
engine. The addition of a characteristic V8 burble, stylish twin-quad exhaust
pipes and optional carbon-ceramic brakes, reveals more of the luxury SUV’s
The 4.0-litre, 32-valve,
twin-turbocharged V8 engine produces a peak power of 542 bhp@ 6,000 rpm and a
peak torque of 770 Nm @ 1,960-4,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a ZF
eight-speed automatic gearbox and the vehicle comes with permanent all-wheel
drive with 40:60 front to rear torque split. The front brakes of the vehicle
comprise 400mm ventilated iron / 440mm carbon-silicon-carbide, while the rear
brakes comprise 380mm ventilated iron / 370mm carbon-silicon-carbide. As for
the wheels the standard size is 21 inches, while there are options of 20 and 22
inches. Tyres sizes vary according to the wheel. Thus they are either a Pirelli
275/50R20, or a 285/45 R21, or a 285/45 ZR21, or 285/40ZR22. The vehicle has an
Electronic Power Assisted Steering.
The vehicle achieves a top
speed of 290 km/h and can do a 0 to 100kmph at 4.4 seconds. Fuel tank capacity
of the Bentayga V8 is 85 litres, while the vehicle has a boot volume of 484
litres with the seats up and 1774 litres with the seats folded in the five-seat variant.
It has a kerb weight of 2395 kg while
the gross vehicle weight is 3250 kg.
The SUV has a range of 746 km
on a full tank, with CO2 emissions of 260 g/km. This refined efficiency (24.8
mpg / 11.4 l/100 km combined) comes, in part, through the ability of the engine
to de-activate four of its eight cylinders in suitable conditions, without
compromising the drive. The seamless change happens in just 20 milliseconds,
making it imperceptible to customers.
The Bentayga offers the widest
range of on- and off-road drive settings of any vehicle via Bentley’s Drive
Dynamics Mode and optional All-Terrain Specification. Up to eight modes (four
on- and four off-road) are available, allowing drivers, at the simple turn of a
dial, to select the perfect dynamic set-up for any surface or road condition.
All-Terrain Specification allows the customer to select the appropriate vehicle
settings for a wide range of off-road surfaces, including Snow & Grass,
Dirt & Gravel, Mud & Trail and Sand Dunes. Meanwhile, the Driver
Information Panel displays information on pitch, roll, wheel articulation,
steering angle, compass bearing and altitude.
From the four round LED headlamps
to the large matrix grille, the Bentayga V8 exudes the Bentley design DNA,
while the overt powerline, large rear haunches and raised ride height reflect
the rugged off-road ability of the luxury SUV.
Also introduced on the
Bentayga V8 are sporting red brake calipers for the front and rear standard
iron brakes. The calipers are painted in special, high-temperature resistant
Tornado red paint. A purposeful black and chrome grille at the front is
complemented by Bentley ‘twin-quad’ exhaust tailpipes at rear, both of which
provide a further subtle reminder of the new engine specification.
Inside, new styling features
include a wood and hide steering wheel and the introduction of a high-gloss
carbon-fibre interior panel finish. Additionally, customers can specify hand
cross-stitching, which highlights the interior styling lines of the seats and
door panels, and there is the choice of the Bentayga’s four-, five-, or
seven-seat configuration, for ultimate versatility. Also, cricket ball leather
makes its debut in the Bentayga V8. The evocative new colour is inspired by the
traditional and instantly appealing deep chestnut hue of a new cricket ball,
and fits perfectly into the inspiring range of 15 interior colours and five colour
splits offered by Bentley.
Another first – the wood and
hide trimmed steering wheel – can be specified in the Bentayga V8. Uniquely,
the new three-spoke, wood and hide trimmed wheel (available in seven different
veneer finishes) uses a solid wood base and thus maintains the integrity and
authenticity of interior features offered by Bentley.
A suite of state-of-the-art
driver assistance systems and infotainment features designed to enhance safety,
comfort and convenience make the Bentayga V8 an innovative, advanced and
connected luxury SUV.
Park Assist is also available
– a system that detects suitable parking spaces (both parallel and
perpendicular) before autonomous steering takes over to support parking
Other innovative systems
available include Night Vision, which uses infra-red technology to identify
potential obstacles ahead, and a Head-Up Display, which reduces driver
distraction and increases safety.
The Bentayga’s 8” touch screen
infotainment system boasts class-leading navigation technology, a 60GB hard
drive, and a choice of up to 30 languages. Rear seat passengers benefit from
the introduction of the Bentley Entertainment Tablet – a removable 10.2”
Android device with 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth for effortless, high-speed on-board
Customers can choose between
three different sound systems for the Bentayga V8: Bentley Standard Audio,
Bentley Signature Audio and Naim for Bentley Premium Audio. The latter is the
most powerful system in the segment, with 1,950 watts, a network of 18 speakers
and super-tweeters for unrivalled recreation of the highest audio frequencies.
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