Bentley Motors has announced
the full details of its new model, the Bentayga. The Bentley Bentayga combines
unparalleled luxury with effortless performance and everyday usability. With an
all-new W12 powertrain, the Bentayga is the fastest, most powerful, most
luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world.
Designed, engineered and
handcrafted in Crewe, the Bentayga’s styling is pure Bentley. From the four
round LED headlamps and large matrix grille, to the distinctive power line and
muscular haunches, the Bentley DNA is apparent throughout.
The Bentley Bentayga boasts
the world’s finest automotive cabin, with unrivalled levels of precision. The
detailing in metal, wood and leather – including meticulous tolerances between
elements of trim – is the epitome of modern British luxury. This level of
perfection is only achievable thanks to the exceptional craft and skill of
Bentley’s colleagues in Crewe.
An all-new twin-turbocharged
6.0-litre W12 engine is at the heart of the new Bentayga. The 12-cylinder unit
combines efficiency and refinement with ultra-luxurious levels of power and
torque. With 608 PS (600 bhp / 447kW) and 900 Nm (663 lb. ft) delivering a 0-60
mph time of 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds) and a top speed of 187 mph
(301 km/h), the Bentayga is the world’s most powerful and fastest SUV.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman
and chief executive of Bentley Motors, comments: “The Bentayga is truly the
Bentley of SUVs. It redefines luxury in the SUV sector and offers a genuine
Bentley experience in any environment, thanks to a combination of unparalleled
attention to detail, go-anywhere ability and cutting-edge technology. With this
extraordinary car we are looking forward
to an exciting period of
strong growth and sales success for Bentley. The Bentayga is the next step in
our brand’s bold future.”
The Bentayga will make its
full public debut at the IAA Frankfurt Show from 15 to 27 September. Customer
deliveries commence in early 2016.
A suite of state-of-the-art
driver assistance systems and infotainment features designed to enhance safety,
comfort and convenience make the Bentayga an innovative, advanced and connected
It offers the widest range of
on- and off-road drive settings of any vehicle via Bentley’s Drive Dynamics
Mode and optional Responsive Off-Road Setting. Up to eight modes are available,
allowing drivers, at the simple turn of a dial, to select the perfect dynamic
set-up for any surface or road condition. This versatility is complemented by
Bentley Dynamic Ride (electrically activated 48V active roll control) and Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS).
Responsive Off-Road Setting
allows the customer to select the appropriate vehicle settings for a wide range
of off-road surfaces, while the Driver Information Panel displays information
on pitch, roll, wheel articulation, steering angle, compass bearing and
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
including Stop & Go, Predictive ACC and Traffic Assist enables the driver
to maintain a set distance to the vehicle in front. Predictive ACC uses the
navigation data, sensors and cameras to predict upcoming corners, city
boundaries and speed-limit changes and can then modify the vehicle speed
accordingly, improving both comfort and fuel economy.
In urban environments, there
are a number of driver aids available on the Bentayga. These systems – such as
Traffic Sign Recognition, which detects a wide variety of traffic signs and
displays information to the driver; Rear Crossing Traffic Warning, which uses
radar technology to detect crossing traffic when reversing out of a parking
space; and Top View, a system which uses four cameras to display an overall
picture of the vehicle’s surroundings – combine to enhance everyday usability.
The Bentayga is also available
with Park Assist – a system that detects suitable parking spaces (both parallel
and perpendicular) before autonomous steering takes over to support parking
manoeuvres, even in narrow and tricky spaces.
Other innovative systems
available on the Bentayga include Electronic 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 all-new,
cutting-edge 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: 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.
The Bentayga’s wheel arches,
fenders and bonnet deliver a balance between sportiness and SUV presence. The
ultra-sharp Bentley power line and muscular rear haunch display a taut tension
in side profile, as part of the largest single-piece aluminium pressing in the automotive
world. Trademark Bentley features such as the large matrix grille and B-shaped
wing vents afford the Bentayga a modern, dynamic elegance.
The grille is flanked by four
distinctive floating all-LED headlamps. The lights sit flush within the seamless
superformed aluminium front fenders. Innovative design features, like the
discreet headlamp washers contained within the outer lamp’s body-coloured
centre, demonstrate remarkable attention to detail.
To emphasise the go-anywhere
nature of the Bentayga, the Bentley design team have integrated a stylish skid
plate into the lower section of the front bumper, just below the floating wing
At the rear, within the
segmented tail lights, a new ‘B’-shaped illumination graphic is incorporated
that affords the Bentayga an instantly recognisable and striking night-time
A combination of advanced
design, innovative engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies
- including the use of lightweight aluminium - has enabled a total weight saving
of 236kg compared to a traditional body construction.
As standard, the Bentayga
comes with a panoramic glass roof. Making up almost 60 per cent of the total
roof surface, the 1.35m2 glass feature is split into two panes. The front panel
tilts and slides, and the whole glass surface can be obscured via an electric,
full-length roller blind.
Either side of the glass roof
are aluminium roof rails that combine two different finishes – a high-gloss
black base and bright anodised top section.
A new range of bespoke
Bentayga alloy wheels are available, ranging in size from 20” to 22”.
Step inside the new Bentayga
and you find the finest automotive interior in the world, with handcrafted wood
and leather throughout – engineered with precision to deliver absolute
The attention to detail in
metal, wood and leather is the epitome of modern British luxury, and is only
achievable thanks to the exceptional skill of the workforce in Crewe.
The Bentayga’s cockpit sets
new standards for both luxury and precision, with meticulous tolerances between
the exquisite veneered woods and metal elements. The dashboard takes the iconic
Bentley ‘wing’ design as its inspiration, with the beautifully finished
surfaces flowing gracefully from door to door over the top of the instrument
binnacles, down under the centre console and back up around the passenger side
fascia and foot well.
The hand-selected veneers form
pure and elegant surfaces throughout the cabin, and each of the 15 pieces are
shaped by Bentley’s artisans from a choice of seven different veneers, and
finished with trademark Bentley attention to detail.
Highly polished, handcrafted
metal elements adorn the dashboard, centre console and doors. Trademark Bentley
knurling on the drive mode selector, gear knob, iconic bulls-eye vents and
organ pulls adds sophistication and tactile refinement.
Sumptuous front seats,
individually handcrafted in Crewe and featuring 22-way adjustment including
adjustable cushion and backrest bolsters, provide superb support and comfort
for all conditions. This cosseted feeling is further enhanced with a
six-programme massage system, seat heating and ventilation.
Whether selected in four- or
five-seat configuration, all of the leather seats in the Bentayga are available
with contrast stitching and a quilted diamond design applied to the ‘shoulders’
and bolsters, echoing the design of a finely tailored British hunting jacket.
individually select only the finest bull hides, all of which are sourced from
cool European climates, naturally tanned and never over-printed.. Customers
have the choice of 15 colours, in three duo-tone and one single mono-tone
The four-seat configuration
makes the ultimate statement in design, comfort and luxury. The two individual rear seats adjust in 18
different ways and include massage and ventilation functions as well as
footrests. The veneered rear console
hides additional functionality such as cup holders, generous storage areas and
USB charging sockets.
The opulent feeling is
completed by the fixed back, dividing the interior cabin from the boot. Also trimmed in the signature diamond
quilting and including a ski-hatch, it creates an enclosed rear cabin space
that sets new standards in the SUV sector.
A full-length panoramic
sunroof with acoustic interlays allows ample natural sunlight to highlight the
surfaces and detailing.
Activate the hands-free
tailgate and not only is a large, practical storage space revealed, but also
another of the Bentayga’s unique features – the optional folding event seat.
Ideal for those wishing to stop for a moment and enjoy a spectacular outdoor
environment or pursuit, the innovative leather-trimmed folding seat matches
exactly the style of the cabin seats and integrates seamlessly into the rear of
the car with characteristic attention to detail.
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