Beautiful Bentley Bentayga
Bentley have taken the plunge into the luxury SUV route, joining those car manufacturers like Audi, Mercedes and Range Rover. With the rise in popularity of SUVs, Bentley has decided to launch the Bentayga. They say it is “The fastest, most powerful, most luxurious SUV in the World.” Sounds like Jeremy Clarkson has become their marketing manager.
The question is… does it live up the claims?
Bentley is a big fan of big engines like V8, but for the Bentayga, they have gone for a 6.0-litre W12 engine. Imagine two V6 side by side (put into context, the Bugatti Veyron has a W32). From this engine, the Bentayga produces 600 bhp. It is power needed to move the great luxury bulk, but it also delivers some very quick stats. It tops out at a top speed of 187 mph and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds.
The Porsche Macan with its turbocharged V6 engine has a top speed of 169 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds. Mercedes G-Class comes with a v8 engine, but it only delivers 130 mph as a top speed and a 0-60 mph time of 5.4 seconds. Range Rover’s fastest model comes with a 5.0-litre V8 producing 550 bhp. With that it accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds and has a top speed of 140 mph. It looks like the Bentley claim to being the fastest and most powerful SUV appears to ring true.
When it comes to luxury… Well it is a Bentley so you can expect the interior to be pure luxury. It is filled with gorgeous wood, turned metal and high quality hide combined with amazingly comfortable quilted leather seats. It is so nice inside that it even smells luxurious.
When it comes to space to allow passengers to enjoy this amazing luxury, the Bentayga is fantastic. It has great space for 4 and 5 adults depending upon the seating arrangements chosen. The driver’s seat also comes with 22 separate motors in order to adjust it to a comfortable driving position. Open that boot and you will find 430-litres of boot capacity, which is pretty good for a large luxury SUV.
Driving the Bentayga
You might think a big Bentley SUV would be a comical figure to drive on the roads, but you would be mistaken. This car is suburb. The ride is so smooth thanks to the active dampers, whilst stopping the 2.44-tonne SUV wobbling that can occur with many other SUVs in the corners. This means you have a large SUV that can take corners fast.
Another first for Bentley with the Bentayga is that it has electric power steering. The way Bentley has designed allows you to test the accomplished chassis to its full potential thanks to its fast action, consistent weighting and accuracy.
Bentley conquers with the Bentayga, making it one of the best Bentleys on sale ever. Thanks to its power, its speed, its interior and just how sublimely it drives, the Bentayga is the best luxury SUV on the market. If you are interested in getting a used Bentley or a new Bentley, this Bentley Bentayga is one to consider.