The latest Bently Bentayga was introduced in November of 2015. It became the gauge of defining a true SUV. It was known worldwide as being the fastest, powerful and exclusive SUV.
At present, the only Bentayga that went through a facelift is the V8 model. The Speed came with a W12 engine and the Hybrid. The exterior of a Bentayga got a light touch facelift. The matrix grille comes in an upright position. The taillights are totally new that incorporates an intelligent LED matrix headlamp technology. The Bentayga got a redesigned gear where the license plate is lowered on the bumper and the tail pipes got a new design as well. The interiors got a new design where it got a new center fascia and steering wheel. The latest infotainment system is included with a 10.9-inch display screen.
Bentayga got its refreshed features to make it more stylish and at the same time purposeful. Most of the Bentayga’s features are altered to give it a modern look without having to sacrifice its coefficients of drag or its lift. Bentayga, despite its altered looks, JP Gregory the Head of Exterior Design for Bentley motors saw to it that the Bentayga is still recognized as a Bentley.
The latest Bentayga has a prominent grille and more focused elliptical headlights making it look more modern. The detailed alterations on the Bentayga gathered inspiration from the Continental GT and the Flying Spur limousine.
Elliptical lamps, longer vent and lower door moldings give the Bentayga a new look. The 22-inch wheel that come in two finishes is a new addition.
An additional 2 colors of Bentayga is added: the Viridian which is a darker shade of metallic green and the Patina which is off-white.
The interior of a Bentayga is filled with leather, real wood trimmings and some metal accents. When it comes to luxury, the Bentayga cabin stays true to its name. Bentley believes in customization that gives everyone a chance to create something out of their need and preference. It can accommodate 4 people with both front and back seats. Or it can seat 7 people with three across the second row and two on a pop-up two-seat row at the back. A known Swiss watchmaker, Breitling is the one responsible for the dash clock on a Bentayga. For the cargo area, it is spacious enough to accommodate nine suitcases.
Technology & Safety Features
Bentley network members can receive news on Bentley, breaking stories directly from the Crewe factory. My Bentley is created for connectivity to a suite of services that offers safe, smart and convenient driving experience. Naim Audio has been Bentley’s partner since 2008 when it comes to audio system. Bentley Media Organizer is meant to organize and optimize music and videos. The organizer will make a collection of your music from your computer at home. Transfer and storing of files is easy with the use of a USB storage device.
For the safety features of a Bentley, it includes ESC or the Electonic Stability Control and RSC or the Roll Stability Control, ABS and Drive Traction Control, side impact beams, dual stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags. It also includes blind spot assist, safeguard and reverse traffic warning, tire pressure warning, driver, passenger, rear side-impact and curtain airbags and lastly, back, left, right and front cameras.
Platform & Chassis
The Bentley Bentayga came from the Volkswagen Group MLB platform. This is the same platform used on the second-generation Audi Q7. The same underpinnings can also be found on the Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg. It has a rack-pinion type of steering with a ratio of (:1) The turning diameter radius is 40.6 feet. The front suspension is a double Wishbone type and the rear suspension is a multi-link type.
For the transmission, it has 8 speeds: 1st gear 4.71, 2nd gear 3.14, 3rd gear 2.10, 4th gear 1.67, 5th 1.29, 6th 1.0, 7th gear 0.84 and 8th 0.67 and for the reverse is 3.32.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Bentayga’s engine is a twin turbo premium unleaded V-8, 4.0 L / 244 cubic inches displacement. It runs on gasoline direct injection with maximum horsepower of 542 at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 568 at 1,960 rpm. Other engines include the 6.0 L twin-turbo W12 petrol, 4.0 L twin-turbo V8 diesel and 3.0 L turbo V6 petrol PHEV. The Bentayga has an all-wheel drivetrain.