Bentley Bentayga – Luxury Go-Anywhere Transport | MHH International

Bentley Bentayga
We have been lucky enough to test drive the long awaited Bentley Bentayga. At the pinnacle of opulent SUV launches, does the Bentayga live up to the hype?

The luxury automotive brands were a little slow off the mark when it came to getting on the SUV bandwagon. With Sports Utility Vehicles being so very popular this state of affairs has been swiftly rectified by prestige car makers Bentley who have just introduced the stunning British-built Bentayga to the world.

It is impressive how the designers have managed to encapsulate the elegant Bentley ethos into the tall, broad-shouldered athletic profile of their SUV. This exclusive vehicle has to be the most powerful and luxurious car of its type currently on offer worldwide.

The Bentley Bentayga offers lucky passengers a fine environment, assembled with unrivalled levels of precision. As you would expect from this prestigious brand the detailing in metal, wood and leather is the epitome of modern British automotive luxury.

An all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine is at the heart of the new Bentayga. This mighty twelve-cylinder unit combines efficiency and refinement with luxurious levels of power and torque. With 608 PS (600 bhp / 447kW) and 900 Nm (663 lb.ft), delivering a 0-100km/h (62mph)  time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 301 km/h (187 mph), the Bentayga stands proud as the most powerful and fastest SUV currently available. For the more fuel-efficient driver there is also a diesel option.

The four-wheel drive Bentayga can be set up in eight different modes to suit. Available are four on-road modes (Sport, Comfort, ‘Bentley’ and Custom) plus four all-terrain settings (Snow & Grass, Dirt & Gravel, Mud & Trail, Sand Dunes). A ‘mix and match’ mode is also available. That should pretty much handle anything the enthusiastic driver can throw at it.

The First Class Cabin of the Bentley Bentayga

Under test the Bentayga has proved to be deeply impressive to drive with vivid acceleration instantly to hand - or should we say foot? Considering the size and weight of the vehicle the Bentley engineers have worked wonders, offering real handling prowess thanks to ‘Bentley Dynamic Ride’, an active roll system that uses 48V electronics rather than hydraulics to control and manage the system.

With all this engineering expertise it is good to know that passengers, as previously mentioned, have not been left out. Look inside. Everything you can see, sit on or interact with speaks of the highest quality and sophistication. Craftsmanship at its best. With double-glazed windows the pampered passengers can gaze out in tranquil comfort, untroubled by the world outside. Wit prices staring at around £160,000 GBP, the Bentley Bentayga offers unparalleled luxury combined with sporting performance and real off-road ability. You could say it is the consummate car.



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