With the Frankfurt Motor Show just around the corner, Bentley has decided to give something to their fans to dwell on. They have finally revealed the long anticipated Bentley SUV, the Bentayga. It's the auto giant's first SUV and features an all new 6 Litre W12 mammoth to propel the “fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world”. The car will be launched soon in the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Bentley has developed an all new 6.0-liter W12 twin-turbocharged engine for its SUV which produces 608 PS and 900 Nm of torque. The power is delivered to all wheels, courtesy of the all wheel drive 8-speed transmission. What this does is, it shatters all of its competition with a standstill to 100 km/h timing of 4.1 seconds and going all the way upto a top-speed of 301 km/h.
Also, the engine features cylinder deactivation, automatic coasting, and a start-stop system. The SUV will also be available in a diesel and hybrid variant in the future. With Bentley’s Drive Dynamics mode and an optional Responsive off-road setting, the Bentayga features 8 driving modes which are accessible to the driver via a dial.
Inside, this Bentley remains a Bentley, featuring all you can expect in a luxury sedan and more. The brand claims Bentayga’s wood crafted, metal and leather interiors as ‘the finest automobile interior in the world’. The Bentayga’s 18-way adjustable rear seats and a choice of 15 color options for the leather trims, 22-way adjustable front seats with heating, ventilation and massage system are just a tip of the iceberg. The SUV also features an 8-inch touchscreen system on the dashboard which has a 60 GB in-built storage space and supports 30 languages. For rear passengers, there is a 10.2-inch Android tablet with 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth.
In the sound department, Bentley offers a top-end system which features 1,950 watts with 18 speakers and ‘super-tweeters’, capable of recreating the “highest audio frequencies”, says Bentley. On the outside, Bentayga has the signature Bentley look with the four LED headlights and a glass roof. Underneath the car are 20 or 22-inch alloy wheels (optional) which carry a body made from aluminium, saving 236 kg when compared to a steel body.
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The Bentley Bentayga