Bentley’s design hallmarks are still very much in evidence where the Bentayga is concerned. At the front, a conspicuous matrix grille is flanked by full-LED adaptive headlamps that feature High Beam Assist. A rugged character line traces the course of the flank. Below, 22-inch fully-forged and machined aluminium wheels catch the eye. A panoramic sunroof looks splendid from the outside, and provides an even greater experience for occupants of the car. As SUVs go, the Bentayga has an imposing demeanour but at 2,420kg, it is a lot lighter than it looks.
Step inside the Bentayga to discover a full-leather interior which can be customised with a choice of four veneers and 17 piano-paint finishes. The car features the Mulliner Driving Specification as standard which includes quilted seats and door panels that echo the distinctive tailoring of shooting jackets. Mulliner’s sporting tradition is also reflected in the drilled sports pedals, and the name of the celebrated British coachbuilder adorns all seat tops.
When the weather is good, the panoramic tilt-and-slide sunroof is just the ticket, making the cabin feel even more spacious than it already is. To counteract the glare of the sun, an electric blind is in place, while, on the coldest of days, heated seats provide welcome respite.
A 430-litre boot offers plenty of space to store luggage for a holiday or when the mood takes you on a shopping spree. Thanks to split-folding rear seats, the cargo capacity increases substantially. A diamond-quilted ‘event seat’ provides a comfortable place to sit when you are parked at a race meeting or music event, and slides in and out of the boot easily.
The car’s 6.0-litre W12 twin turbo engine delivers up to 600bhp, and 900Nm of torque at 1,350rpm. The Bentayga is as agile as it is strong and can go from 0-60mph in just four seconds. The car is also capable of a top speed of 187mph. Eight-speed automatic transmission and a permanent all-wheel drive system provides a smooth on-road performance, whatever the conditions.
An eight-inch touchscreen is backed with a 60GB hard drive. This provides you with access to mapping data and navigation as well as a range of audio options. Voice control with text-to-speech function is also included.
An AMI sound system relays music from a CD player and will connect with compatible MP3 players and SD cards. The Bentayga can be your office-on-the go because WiFi connectivity turns it into a mobile hotspot.
Hill Descent Control ensures that whenever you start the Bentayga on a slope, you will never roll forwards or backwards inadvertently. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) automatically maintains a safe distance between you and the vehicles ahead of you.
ACC is integrated with a Stop & Go system that stops and starts the engine when it is not needed, thus saving fuel. Traffic Sign Recognition monitors road signs and relays them to your display screen, leaving you in no doubt about speed limits.
Discover the newest addition to the illustrious Bentley line at your nearest Al Ghassan showroom. If you would like to test drive the Bentayga, please make an appointment via our website or call us today.