Bentley Bentayga SUV First Unit has been rolled out of the British manufacturer’s assembly lines in Crewe
Bentley Bentayga will be the company’s maiden SUV crossover in its 95 years of tradition-steeped history. Four years in the making, it consumed an additional 1,500 jobs and £840 million investment for Bentley since sanctioning the project and it has been reaped with initial reward as first production Bentayga SUV was rolled out of production lines at the luxury car maker’s headquarters in Crewe.
Bentley unveiled the Bentayga First Edition at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles, California recently in front of a group of VIP customers. At a limited production of 608 units, each customer of the First Edition, which has Union Jack badging and 22-inch polished wheels with black painted accents, will receive a supplementary unique Breitling watch in an all-black case.
The Bentley Bentayga standard model is propelled by an all-new 6.0-litre W12 Twin Turbo TSI petrol engine with Variable Displacement developing 608PS @ 5000-6000rpm and 900Nm of peak torque @1350rpm connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive.
It can accelerate from standstill to 100kph in an impressive four seconds and can go all the way to a top speed of 187mph (301km/h) according to Bentley. Fuel consumption is at a claimed 13.1 litres/100 km and it complies EU 6 and US LEV III emission standards with CO2 emission of 296 g/km.
Bentayga features more than ten driver assistance systems for urban driving, longer distance touring and more robust off-roading. Head-up display, Night Vision and ‘intelligent functionality’ like Blind Spot Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition are among them.
It has air suspension with Continuous Damping Control and 4 levels of ride height settings and a Drive Dynamics Mode. The standard features available in the ultra-luxury SUV are as follows:
Full-leather interior with a choice of 4 Veneers and 15 Hides, Mulliner Driving Specification, split-folding heated rear 4+1 Seats, heated acoustic IR front screen and acoustic side glass, Choice of 17 piano-finished paints, full LED adaptive Headlamps with High Beam Assist, panoramic Tilt / Slide sunroof with electric blind, speed sensitive, variable ratio Electric Power Steering, powered tailgate and soft-close doors, bluetooth connectivity, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with 60GB HDD, navigation, Voice Control with Text-to-Speech, AMI, CD, MP3 and SD cards options.
The big option list contains 22-inch five spoke directional alloy wheels, body coloured lower bodywork, 22 way front seat with adjustable bolsters, massage, ventilation, electric seatbelt adjustment and comfort headrests, four seat comfort specification with rear centre console, hands-free tailgate, Bentley Signature Audio, veneered picnic tables, Bentley rear entertainment and much more.
The dimensions of the first-ever Bentley SUV crossover are 5,141mm in length, 2,223mm in width, 1,742mm in height and a wheelbase of 2,992mm. The car weighs in at 2,422 kilos and has a boot volume of 430 litres with an 85-litre fuel tank capacity.