The Bentley Bentayga is the first SUV of the famous British Car Manufacturer. Released in September 2015, Bentley has made its mark in the rank of SUV’s by being exclusively powerful, fast and comfortable. The four-wheel drive is a family vehicle adorned with the latest technology and features which make the driver feel confident and the drive classy. Basically a 5-door luxury SUV, Bentayga is constructed with a Volkswagen Group W-12 engine and full time all-wheel drive and was formally introduced by Bentley at the Bentley at the Frankfurt Motor Show with its production beginning in November 2015. The first of its model was manufactured in Bentley’s Crewe factory and introduced commercially as a 2016 model.
The design and engineering of Bentley are such that the resulting Bentayga is a huge example of sport, off-road performance and daily use. Before discussing the technical details let us interest ourselves with the feel of sitting in it. The interior of Bentayga features metal, wood and leather which gives a feel of enjoying a sit-out at home. The leather seats have a massage function too which makes it easier for the travellers to sleep in. Bentayga features everything from an 8 inch tablet for the front seat to a removable 10.2 inches Android devices at the back. The android device features 4G, WiFi and a Bluetooth application to promote connectivity. The front tablet holds a 60 GB hard drive featuring 30 different languages. As a result the GPS can direct you in your desirable language.
The 2016 Bentayga will be the first to receive Bentley’s new twin-turbo W12 engine. Initially, the W12 will be the only engine option for the Bentayga, capable of bypassing a cylinder row if needed. The 6.0l, twin-turbo will have an estimated 600 hp (608 PS; 447 kW) and 664 lb·ft (900 N·m) of torque and will move the Bentayga from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in under 5.0 seconds. The transmission sequence of Bentayga is 8-speed which splits the torque as a 60-40 percent ratio, rear to front. However the Bentley authorities have confirmed that the later oncoming models will definitely be hybrids.
In addition to the driving capabilities, Bentayga comes with a Park Assist system. The process ends with an autonomous steering taking over to support parking maneuvers, even in narrow and tricky spaces. Other innovative systems available on the Bentayga include Electronic Night Vision, which uses infra-red technology to identify potential obstacles ahead, and a Head-Up Display, which reduces driver distraction and increases safety.
The SUV has a headlight sequence of 4 super, high quality LED lamps which give a great sighting advantage to the driving seat. In addition to that the internal lighting is amazing too. An anti-roll bar helps the car in overcoming the balance difficulties on tight corners and irregular roads. In Bentayga the anti-roll bars are electronically controlled by a 48 Volt power system which help the SUV avoid rolling since it has a top-speed of 187 miles per hour. The dynamic anti-roll bars are far more useful as compared to the conventional ones.
In addition to everything else Bentayga has Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) which improves the feedback communication to the driver. Being an SUV it is extremely useful in on-road and off-road ventures. This system also has a variable rack ratio, permitting light and fast steering while maneuvering at low speeds, as well as a more subdued response for excellent stability at high speeds.
Other new features that have been introduced in the Bentley Bentayga are namely Electronic Stability Control (ESC), multi-mode Traction Control (TCS) and Hill Descent Control (HDC). The speed of the vehicle is regulated by HDC on dangerous declines thus promoting safety of the travellers. It has a couple of pre-set speeds between two and 30 km/h (going in either direction) and works on gradients greater than five per cent.
Let us discuss some facts about the fuel consumption which is an important factor in driving a four wheel SUV. Bentley is of the opinion that Bentayga is manufactured supremely for the economy class which ensures that they have a cheap monthly mileage. Bentley Bentayga has a liter per km (mpg/100km) fuel consumption as follows: urban 19.2 (14.7) / extra urban 9.1 (31.0) / combined 12.8 (22.1); CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 292.
The suspension handling of the Bentayga has four options: high1, high2, low and normal. This makes the reaching up and loading the trailer back much easier. Moreover if the off-road hike is rocky then a higher suspension option can be manually selected to prevent the bottom from hitting anything. Bentayga has a great off road drive experience too. It can easily cover great distances in deserts, even run over the dunes, climb hills, handle the temperature and keep the cooling on track.
Coming with a retail price of 420,000 USD Bentayga can be classified as one of the expensive SUV’s no matter what Bentley might advertise. Moreover it has a less efficient CO2 emission handling as compared to other cars in the same model. Even if you have a mind of buying it first off, make sure that you will be able to handle it oncoming maintenance. Even a single off-road scratch can cause an expensive paint job. The interior leather damage will also turn out to be extremely expensive.
However, if you love luxury, like your comfort, can handle off road drive go for the Bentley Bentayga by all means! It will serve you the best and most faithfully for a long time.