European brand car maker Bentley has recently unveiled its first SUV, the Bentayga. It is being groomed as the chief rival of Range Rover’s dominance in the SUV segment. Let us take a look at what this SUV has to offer.
At $230,000, the 2017 Bentley Bentayga is the fastest, most expensive, and most luxurious SUV in the market. This SUV runs on a 6.0-liter W-12 engine that generates 600 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. It accelerates from 0 – 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds despite weighing over 5,600 pounds. The Bentayga has a claimed top speed of 187 mph. Robert Janitzek reveals that at the moment, W-12 is the only engine option. However, a V8 model and plug-in hybrid is being developed.
The 2017 Bentley Bentayga features an 8-speed automatic transmission with an on height adjustable air suspension with active anti-roll bars. Panoramic glass sunroof and adaptive LED headlights comes standard with every purchase. It is a five-seater SUV but 4-seater with individual power rear seats amd rear center console with fridge comes as an option.
Buyers have an option from 17 standard exterior colors, 15 different leather colors that can be mixed and matched with four colorways and four different veneer trims. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that the Bentayga has 90 on-board electronic control units overseeing its powertrain, suspension, climate control, safety, and infotainment system.
The Bentayga has not yet been tested or rated by the NHTSA or IIHS. Aside from the standard safety features, it will also feature adaptive cruise control, head-up instrument display, lane keeping assistance, and night vision capability.
The Bentayga’s exterior design successfully brings together familiar Bentley design cues in an SUV format. You can easily recognize it as a Bentley with its imposing and beautifully finished profile. It shares its basic vehicle architecture with the Audi Q7. Its beautifully finished and lavishly equipped cabin sets a new benchmark for luxury SUVs. The European brand car offers first-rate ergonomics, excellent all-round visibility, and carries a lot of luggage.
The 2017 Bentley Bentayga is supremely smooth, quiet, and comfortable. It is great as a highway cruiser and an off-road vehicle as well. It features an all-wheel drive system that offers four modes. There are different parameters such as ride height, throttle response, traction, steering, and transmission shift for maximum performance in marginal conditions. With hill descent control, the Bentayga can tackle steep descents. With the W-12 engine offering so much torque, this SUV can tackle steep climbs.