The Bentley Bentayga is here, facts and photos! We have been waiting for this SUV for ages. Personally, I have been waiting for a Bentley SUV for 10 years! The rules of the SUV game are now changed with the Bentley’s attack. The Range Rover used to capture a market share that does not belong to it; however, due to the lack of competitors, consumers did not have any other choices other than the Range Rover.
Now that excess market share will be shifting to the Bentley Bentayga. First, Bentayga is based on the Audi Q7, so don’t surprised by the resemblance of the two SUVs. This resemblance is not only limited to exterior design; it can be found on the driving assistance systems as well. The Q7’s cleaver features are not available on the Bentayga.
So what is new with the Bentayga?
Starting with the headlights, which are all LED, Bentley finally got rid of the xenons. As you expected, Bentayga offers a sculptural exterior design. Regards to offr-road, Bentayga offers eight different driving modes to satisfy the expectations of off-road abilities. According to Bentley, it can go anywhere! However, there are no differential locks and low-range gearbox. I won’t be advising you to push it too hard off-road.
Innovation? The Bentley Dynamic Ride offers a very innovative technology, thanks to the 48V electric system. The active anti-roll bars enable the Bentayga to have the maximum grip on any terrain condition, and this ensures a better ride.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Predictive ACC, and Traffic Assist enable the Bentayga to offer driving assistance systems similar to the Mercedes S-Class. Similar to BMW and Rolls Royce, Predictive ACC uses GPS and navigation data to predict the corners, border, and changes in speed limits to adjust the speed accordingly. Traffic Sign Recognition is now available as well, and the Rear Crossing Traffic Warning scans the on-coming traffic while reversing from a parking space.
The Bentayga can also park itself like its relatives in VW Group. The Electronic Night Vision uses an infrared camera for night driving, and there is a Heads-Up Display.
Unfortunately, there is an Android tablet at the rear, which is already outdated!
The W12 is designed from scratch. Now, it features direct and indirect combustion for better efficiency; I have no idea why they used a technology like this! The W12 produces 608 HP and 900 Nm of torque, and this is coupled with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Acceleration to 100 km/h is 4.1 seconds, and the top speed is 301 km/h! In case you want some economy, the new W12 can shut off half of its cylinders and can run on a 6-cylinder configuration. The CO2 emission level is 292 gr/km, and you still need to pay the congestion charge in London. If you can’t afford to run a W12, there will be diesel and plug-in hybrid versions as well.
In the end, the Bentley Bentayga will eat up the market of the Range Rover and will shift the level of technology and luxury to a new level. I am really excited to see this SUV in real life and will upload the photos from London as soon as I spot it at the dealer.
Photo Credits | Bentley