Because not everyone needs 12 cylinders, Bentley is offering a smaller powertrain for the Bentayga SUV.A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 gasoline engine will arrive for the Bentayga this year in global markets including North America. Bentley says the new model should make 542 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. Until now, Bentley has only offered the Bentayga with a W-12 engine making 600 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, and outside the U.S., a diesel V-8 with 429 hp and the same amount of twist as its larger sibling.Bentley estimates a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds for the new Bentayga. It will be quicker off the line than the diesel (4.6 seconds) but slower than the W-12 (4.0 seconds), according to Bentley estimates. We tested a Euro-spec Bentayga W-12 hitting the mark in just 3.5 seconds, however, so the new V8 model could also be quicker than expected.To improve fuel economy, the engine in the Bentley Bentayga V8 deactivates four of its eight cylinders in situations that don’t demand full power. … [Read more...] about Bentley Bentayga V8 Added to Lineup
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Since its introduction, the Bentley Bentayga has defined a new sector and set the luxury SUV benchmark, offering customers the ultimate Grand Touring experience unrestricted by landscape or conditions. The award-winning Bentley model is now available in its most sporting guise to date – the Bentayga V8.At the heart of the latest Bentayga model is a new-generation 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine which combines immense power with impressive fuel efficiency. The addition of a characteristic V8 burble, stylish twin-quad exhaust pipes and optional carbon-ceramic brakes, reveals more of the luxury SUV’s sporting character.Inside, customers will recognise Bentley’s unique approach to modern luxury which includes new styling features include a wood and hide steering wheel and the introduction of a high-gloss carbon-fibre interior panel finish.At the heart of the new Bentayga V8 sits an all-new 4.0-litre, 32-valve, V8 engine featuring dual twin-scroll … [Read more...] about Bentley Bentayga V8 Engine Introduced With New Interior Options On Offer
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
WO Bentley remains a much misunderstood man. He liked trains as much as cars, was a pretty hopeless businessman and never set out to build the world’s fastest cars. Speed was always in the formula, but only part thereof. Back in 1919, when his first engine burst into life on a bench in London’s New Street Mews (much to the annoyance of a nurse tending a dying man next door), his stated vision was merely to build “a fast car, a good car, the best in its class”. Bentley was so unwedded to the idea of making the quickest thing on four wheels that he deliberately made his cars far heavier than they needed to be – inspiring Ettore Bugatti’s well-known, unkind but not inaccurate “world’s fastest lorry” jibe – and less technologically advanced than was possible, even at the time. He was, for instance, a great admirer of Peugeot’s 1914 twin-cam W grand prix engine but eschewed the layout because it didn’t provide … [Read more...] about Bentley Bentayga Diesel road trip – sacrilege or common sense?
NANTWICH, England — After 80-some odd years, Ettore Bugatti’s derision of Bentley as producing “the fastest lorries in the world” has been rendered literal. The Bentley Bentayga SUV climbs to the top of the burgeoning luxury-SUV heap with a 187-mile-per-hour top speed, 4.0-second 0-60 mph sprint time, and proportion and stance that its chief designer convincingly argues are evocative of classic predecessors going all the way back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans race cars of the late 1920s. The new Bentley Bentayga is “substantial, yet exquisite,” SangYup Lee, Bentley’s design director, notes. Forget what you thought of the Bentley EXP 9 concept; the Bentayga is a convincing melding of the brand’s traditional design language with the size, proportions, and presence of a full-size luxury SUV. It is a far more convincing representative of its brand than, say, the Cayenne and Macan are of Porsche. Bentley’s mere announcement that it planned … [Read more...] about 2017 Bentley Bentayga SUV Revealed Ahead of Frankfurt
Bentley Inspirator app relieves Bentayga buyers of most of the heavy lifting when they're trying to sort out what kind of image they want their super-luxe SUV to project.Usable on any Apple iOS device, the app plays a video and then scans the viewer's face for emotional cues. The video changes based on the viewer's responses to on-screen images, so theoretically, two viewers shouldn't see the same video. The app achieves this by noting 34 "facial landmarks" based on an "emotion data repository" filled with "more than 12 million emotion data points" provided by 3.4 million faces from 75 million countries.At the end of the film, the app suggests a Bentayga configuration, from colors to veneers to wheels. Now fresh from the effort, the prospective customer can apply all of his or her energies to fine tuning the result. You can download it from Bentley's site or the app store, watch the video of how it works above, and check out the press release below.Related Video: … [Read more...] about Meet the Bentley Inspirator, your A.I. Bentayga configurator
Bentley Bentayga is launching a new era of ultra high-end sport utility vehicles that will see luxury makers vie for the world's richest and most exclusive customers.The Bentayga is Bentley's first SUV, and it will formally debut next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It's loaded with Bentley's best technology and features, led by a 600-horsepower W12 engine. The mission is simple: stop giving up sales to other companies by not having an SUV in its portfolio."It creates an entirely new category of ultra-luxury SUV, where there are currently few rivals," IHS Automotive analyst Ian Fletcher said in a report.But Bentley and the Bentayga will soon face stiff competition. Archrival Rolls-Royce will produce its own crossover to be built in England, though timing is unclear. Lamborghini has approved plans for a ute that will be assembled in Italy and launch in 2018. Even the sportier British brands are getting into the market. Aston Martin will make a crossover version of the DBX concept … [Read more...] about Weekly Recap: Bentley Bentayga leads luxury SUV charge at Frankfurt
It’s the season of SUVs. Bentley has unveiled its first SUV, Bentley Bentayga, at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. According to the British luxury carmaker, the Bentayga is the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world. It’s hard to argue as the Bentayga’s all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine makes 608 PS of power and a massive 900 Nm of torque. All this power propels the SUV from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds, on to a top speed of 301 km/h.Bentley Bentayga gets a large matrix grille, B-shaped wing vents, four round LED headlamps, segmented tail lamps with ‘B’-shaped illumination graphic, panoramic glass roof and alloy wheels ranging from 20 to 22 inches. The interiors are designed in typical Bentley fashion with handcrafted wood and leather throughout. You can order either a four seat or a five seat configuration and whatever you choose, all of the leather seats in the Bentayga are available with contrast … [Read more...] about #2015FrankfurtMotorShow: World’s fastest SUV, Bentley Bentayga is here
► Bentley Bentayga spotted at McDonald's► CAR reader Ben Stokoe spies the 4x4► All the latest on new super-sized SUV Talk about fast food: CAR reader Ben Stokoe was surprised when he popped into a McDonald’s restaurant in Crewe only to find the still-secret new Bentley Bentayga lurking on the premises.The luxury car maker is based in Crewe, Cheshire, and it seems engineers were popping into Maccy D’s for a quick refuel of the human variety. Presumably a super-sized one.CAR magazine first reported how the Bentley 4x4 was threatening to become the first SUV to crack 200mph in 2014. And in the past few days, we’ve heard a few clues as to how this will be achieved: Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Volkswagen group head of powertrain development, told this month’s International Vienna Motor Symposium details of the company’s new 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine.It’s the latest iteration of the unusually configured 12-cylinder arranged in a W formation … [Read more...] about Bentley Bentayga on a burger run: 4×4 spied at McDonalds!
Bentley Motors is today announcing full details of its pinnacle, sector-defining new model, the Bentayga. The Bentley Bentayga combines unparalleled luxury with effortless performance and everyday usability. With an all-new W12 powertrain, the Bentayga is the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world. It offers a true Bentley driving experience and showcases innovative technology features. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Crewe, the Bentayga’s styling is pure Bentley. Sculptural with an elegant, timeless execution, it perfectly balances athleticism with confidence. From the four round LED headlamps and large matrix grille, to the distinctive power line and muscular haunches, the Bentley DNA is apparent throughout. The Bentley Bentayga boasts the world’s finest automotive cabin, with unrivalled levels of precision. The detailing in metal, wood and leather – including meticulous tolerances between elements of trim – is the … [Read more...] about 2017 Bentley Bentayga