After countless teasers and spyshots, the 2016 Bentley Bentayga has finally been revealed in all its glory! Billed as the world’s “most powerful and fastest SUV ever,” Crewe’s latest mammoth also has the honour of being crowned the marque’s first-ever SUV. The Bentley Bentayga will make its physical debut at the upcoming 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show next week with deliveries now set to commence in “early 2016.” In terms of its exterior styling, it’s quite clear to see that much of the EXP 9 F concept has been carried over although the production-spec front end appears to have been clearly inspired by the latest Continental and Flying Spur models. The trademark matrix front grille gets flanked by four circular LED headlight units.Down below, a skid plate is presented to further emphasise the 2016 Bentley Bentayga’s go-anywhere attitude. Just aft of the front wheel arch are B-shaped fender vents while the wheels themselves range from … [Read more...] about 2016 Bentley Bentayga – world’s fastest SUV revealed!
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When it comes to 2016 Bentley Bentayga, billed as the world’s “most powerful and fastest SUV ever,” the Crewe-based company has certainly created one of its most exceptional rides ever with 600 hp on tap and a top speed of 310 km/h. However, there is a certain optional item for this vehicle that begs further examination. Breitling has partnered with Bentley’s in-house custom coach workshop, Mulliner, to make a very unusual clock for its dashboard.The “Mulliner Tourbillon” is a self-winding clock, and its heart is a one-minute flying tourbillon in a titanium cage, that beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour (vph). It has a fifty hour power reserve too. It comes in a solid 18k gold case, with white or rose gold offered as options, and the dial is available in either white or ebony-black mother of pearl. The indexes are decorated with eight diamonds too. With a cut-out in the rotor, and being back-lit, it will be quite something to admire in the dark. … [Read more...] about 2016 Bentley Bentayga has a Breitling self-winding Tourbillon clock – 18k gold case and eight diamonds
The 2016 Bentley Bentayga SUV has been leaked online completely undisguised! Well, not exactly in its strictest sense but if these images of a Bentayga scale model are anything to go by, we could be looking at an unrestricted view of the British carmaker’s first attempt at breaking into the SUV genre. Said series of images were uploaded by Autohome and appear to look pretty official as one might be able to notice the marque’s logo stamped on to the outer edge of the board on which said model sits. Also, judging from the spyshots we published earlier on, the model you see here does seem to correlate well with the presence of its bold front grille and trademark Continental GT-esque taillights. As for technical specifications, the Bentayga is rumoured to arrive powered by the Flying Spur‘s 6.0 litre biturbo W12 engine with 616 hp and 800 Nm of torque. Also, expect the Audi-sourced twin-turbocharged 4.0 litre V8 with 507 hp and 660 Nm of twist to power the lesser variants … [Read more...] about 2016 Bentley Bentayga leaked online as scale model
"It won’t roll over until it reaches 53deg,” says the matter-of-fact voice up front. This is reassuring, because from my tilting vantage point in the rear I can see an inclinometer, and it’s reading 35deg. Beyond the windscreen is a steep, red-orange bank of earth on one side and a gully on the other. That there’s not much space between the two is the reason for our wanton stance. Beyond the ditch lies a vertiginous drop that would test this Bentley prototype’s aluminium-intensive bodyshell to destruction. The voice of calm belongs to Cameron Paterson, Bentley’s director of whole vehicle engineering, which means that he’s responsible for everything from the function of the massage seats to the Bentley’s performance while adopting unseemly angles. Before the birth of the Bentayga, an unseemly angle for a Bentley would have been a deliberate drift, a momentary slither or the product of a hard charge on a banked test track. But in this case, … [Read more...] about 2016 Bentley Bentayga – passenger ride
The Bentley Bentayga SUV is officially the fastest and exclusive SUV in the world. It also boasts of incredible features and lots of equipment. The highly-anticipated Bentley Bentayga SUV has finally been revealed and even though some might not really fancy the design, you just cannot deny the fact that the car oozes of rich and premium appeal inside out. The front of the Bentayga carries a similar face like its siblings and there is nothing much that can go wrong with this design. The honeycomb grille is still one of the best out there. The side profile is proper SUV-ish and has just the right amount of chrome that also makes it stand out. The rear again has similar tail lights that are used on other Bentleys and the dual exhausts look very distinct. The Bentley Bentayga also gets very stylish alloy wheels and overall the vehicle seems like a well-finished luxurious product. From certain angles, it does remind us of the Audi Q5/Q7 though. Talking about the interiors, well, what can … [Read more...] about 2016 Bentley Bentayga Officially Revealed, Love It Or Hate It?
The latest episode of “Head 2 Head” takes a look at two of the most ridiculous crossovers that have come to market: the 2016 Bentley Bentayga and the 2016 Tesla Model X P90D. Both vehicles offer insane levels of performance for their size especially in a straight line. To prove the point, hosts Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman race an Alfa Romeo 4C Spider against a Model X P90D towing a 4C Spider to prove how quick that Tesla is. Powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12 that makes 600 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque the Bentley Bentayga offers exceptional power. The Tesla Model X P90D’s electric motors, on the other hand, produce a combined output of 531 hp and a pavement-destroying 713 lb-ft of torque. In terms of straight line performance, both cars were able to hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds or less and the quarter mile in under 12 seconds, putting them up there with the likes of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Despite their price difference, both hosts agree that the Model … [Read more...] about “Head 2 Head” Pits the 2016 Bentley Bentayga Against the 2016 Tesla Model X P90D
Bentley Bentayga broke it.We're accustomed to powerful SUVs. The Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG makes the Earth weep on account of its 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. The Bentayga is shy of those figures, with 21 fewer horses and 74 fewer pound-feet. We're also accustomed to quick SUVs; the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S hits 60 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds. The Bentayga runs that race 0.2 seconds slower. And of course, we are accustomed to luxurious SUVs that fear no obstacle or load. The Range Rover Autobiography can swim its leathers and veneers through 35.4 inches of water, surmount nearly 12 inches when toiling off-road, and tow 7,716 pounds. The Bentayga can 'only' manage 19.6 inches of water, 'only' gets to 9.64 inches on its tippy toes, and is 'only' rated to tow 7,714 pounds.None of these facts are listed to harp on the Bentayga. It isn't Bentley's way to make rank by being the best in every category. Instead, the Crewe brand brings all the boys to the yard by merely being … [Read more...] about 2016 Bentley Bentayga First Drive [w/video]
► First official pictures of Bentley SUV ► A seven-seater is coming too ► World’s fastest SUV: 187mph!You’re looking at the first official pictures of the 2016 Bentley Bentayga, Crewe’s first off-roader - and its first seven-seater, CAR magazine can reveal. With an extravagantly lavish interior, monstrous W12 engine and frankly astonishing performance figures – top speed is a scarcely credible 187mph – this is a car that’s all about excess.The Bentley Bentayga makes its public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show – click here for a full rundown of the cars to watch out for at this year’s IAA extravaganza.Although launched as a four- or five-seater at first, in line with its Audi Q7 sibling it will soon be available with three rows of seats.The original EXP 9 F concept of 2012 could politely have been termed ‘divisive’, but a great deal of its design has survived the transition to … [Read more...] about New Bentley Bentayga will spawn a seven-seater 187mph SUV!
Bentley took its sweet time getting into the high-performance SUV market—the Bentayga won’t hit the market until next year—but the British luxury brand isn’t afraid to get ridiculous with it. How ridiculous? Bentley claims the upcoming machine is the new king for SUV top speed, outpacing the last record holder by one whole kilometer per hour. Good lord.Let’s just get this out of the way right here: This is utter foolishness, an ego-measuring contest between two companies. The groan-worthiness is doubled by the fact that the supposedly deposed former record holder, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, is part of the same VW Group super-family that owns Bentley.In fact, we saw this coming: Back in January, Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz predicted that Bentley would try to surpass the Cayenne’s 300 km/h (186 mph) top speed by the thinnest of margins. “I think if [Bentley boss Wolfgang Dürheimer] is doing 2 to 3 km/h more, then why not? … [Read more...] about Bentley Bentayga Claims “World’s Fastest SUV” Title, by 1 km/h
What It Is The height of luxury or vulgarity, depending on your point of view. Also, a five-seat SUV for the Uruguayan ranch you’re planning to slip away to when the revolution comes. Why It Matters It could increase Bentley’s sales by a third or more. It’ll finally allow Bentley owners to drive over curbs. And it should provide lots of new possibilities for rap lyrics, as in: “Drove the Bentayga to the bodega, banked like Talladega.” Platform The Volkswagen Group’s MLB Evo, shared with the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne. Powertrain A W-12 to start, followed by a plug-in hybrid and a diesel, which might come to the United States. Four-wheel drive is a given. Competition Fully loaded Range Rovers and AMG G-wagens, the forthcoming Rolls-Royce SUV, really well-kept LaForzas and Lambo LM002s. What Might Go Wrong The global economy could crash. Or the finished product might resemble … [Read more...] about 2016 Bentley Bentayga: The Height of Luxury