Bentley Bentayga - 20.000 pinnacle luxury SUVs

Bentley Bentayga - 20.000 pinnacle luxury SUVs

05.06.2020: 20,000 examples of the benchmark luxury SUV now built Bentayga defined and has grown luxury SUV segment since launch Four years of extraordinary adventures Power, agility and record breaking performance


    20,000 examples of the benchmark luxury SUV now built

    Bentayga defined and has grown luxury SUV segment since launch

    Four years of extraordinary adventures

    Power, agility and record breaking performance

    First step on Bentley’s journey to electrification and the future





Bentley Motors has built the 20,000th Bentayga since the start of production and customers deliveries in 2016. The Bentayga remains the fastest and most luxurious SUV in the world, offering a true Bentley driving experience and showcasing unparalleled luxury combined with effortless performance and everyday usability.




The multi-award-winning Bentayga set the luxury SUV benchmark back in 2016, offering customers the ultimate Grand Touring experience unrestricted by landscape or conditions. Go-anywhere driving ability and imperious luxury are the hallmarks of the Bentayga – powerful, individual and exquisite in equal measure, the Bentayga is for those who demand luxury without compromise. To summarise the car’s achievements, Bentley has today released a short film showing the car delivering on its promise of power, performance and luxury.






Driving growth of the luxury SUV market sector



The first customers received their vehicles at the start of 2016 and in the four years since,  20,000 Bentaygas have been handcrafted by the skilled workforce at the Bentley factory in Crewe. Each one has spent more than 100 hours on a dedicated production line, where a team of 230 craftspeople meticulously assemble every Bentayga by hand.



Over the introduction of five derivatives and four different powertrains has provided greater opportunities for customers old and new to Bentley, to add to their portfolio.



Generating demand also creates opportunity for competitors, however the Bentayga’s diverse abilities means that it has outsold all of its key competitors over the last four years and cemented the acclaim of the pinnacle luxury SUV.






Bentayga – The ‘Game Changer’




Recognition soon came after the launch of Bentayga winning the ‘Game Changer’ award from a leading automotive publication for setting new standards and defying convention, due to its unique combination of luxury and go-anywhere ability.



The Bentayga’s interior set new standards for both luxury and precision, with meticulous tolerances between the exquisite veneered woods, leather and metal elements. This level of perfection is only achievable thanks to the exceptional craft and skill of Bentley’s colleagues in Crewe.



Never before had a vehicle so coherently combined genuine luxury with go-anywhere driving ability. The development programme for the Bentayga was the most exhaustive in the Bentley brand’s history, ranging across five continents. From the dirt and gravel of South Africa, the dunes of Dubai, the muddy fields of Cheshire, and from -30°C in the frozen North Cape to searing 50°C desert heat, the Bentayga’s ability to perform on any surface and even in the most extreme conditions was proven.



One of the key successes of the Bentayga was the introduction of Bentley Dynamic Ride – the world’s first electric active roll control technology that utilises an unrivalled 48V system. The system instantly counteracts lateral rolling forces when cornering and ensures maximum tyre contact to deliver class-leading cabin stability, ride comfort and exceptional handling.



While conventional anti-roll bars present a compromise between body control and ride comfort, Bentley’s adaptive and reactive system provides variable torsional resistance, allowing the Bentayga to be both dynamically capable and comfortable for all occupants at all times. The pioneering use of a 48V system results in silent, instantaneous responses and sufficient power on hand to deal with all road surfaces.



It offers the widest range of on- and off-road drive settings of any vehicle via Bentley’s Drive Dynamics Mode and optional Responsive Off-Road Setting. Up to eight modes are available, allowing drivers, at the simple turn of a dial, to select the perfect dynamic set-up for any surface or road condition.






Extraordinary adventures and past times




The Bentayga enables customers to explore unimaginable places in exquisite luxury – an ability showcased with a Bentley ‘Extraordinary World’ drive across Chile and Bolivia with a number of customers in September 2016. The week long journey began in northern Chile, at Moon Valley where NASA tested the Mars Rover, then continued through the Atacama Desert, the highest in the world, and onwards across Chile’s expansive salt flats where the customers had the opportunity to use the full potential of the Bentayga.



By 2018 further adventures had unfoldeded; exploring Iceland in a fleet of Bentayga V8s, experiencing the luxury SUV’s incredible off-road prowess, fording frozen rivers, climbing ragged rock faces and navigating frozen trails.



Guy Smith demonstrated the pace of the Bentayga V8 on Rømø Beach in Denmark whilst racing two Kitesurfing World Champions, while others enjoyed the comfort and technology on their way to the Faroe Islea to go surfing - all displaying the ability and ease to explore further in a Bentley than ever before.



For those staying closer to home, customers can personalise their vehicles in line with their pastimes, via Mulliner – Bentley’s bespoking and coachbuilding division. A number of limited editions have been commisioned for a range of outdoor pursuits including falconry, fly fishing, field sports and even horse racing - utilising the Bentayga’s significant 3,500 kg towing capacity.






Power, records and agility




At the heart of the Bentayga is the powertrain, which delivers previously unseen levels of power and torque for an SUV. Whether the powerful W12, sporting yet efficient V8, future-focused plug-in hybrid or the technologically advanced triple charged V8 diesel -all of Bentayga’s powertrain provide the ability of effortless grand touring.



At launch an all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine combined efficiency and refinement. With 608 PS (600 bhp / 447kW) and 900 Nm (663 lb. ft) delivered a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds) and a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h).



The innovative Bentley V8 engine was also calibrated to suit this exceptionally capable SUV. Powerful and efficient, with seamless power delivery, it provides an effortlessly engaging drive – both on and off the road. It delivers an impressive 542 bhp (550 PS) of power that can take it to a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h), accompanied by a potent V8 engine sound that reflects the car’s sporting capabilities.



The V8 engine achieves its maximum torque of 770 Nm (568 lb ft) at 1,960 rpm and maintains this right through to 4,500 rpm, ensuring rapid acceleration at any engine speed and a 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 4.4 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds).



The Bentayga demonstrated its outstanding performance credentials by claiming the outright record for a production SUV at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday 24th of June, 2018 in Colorado, USA.



Driven by two-time champion Rhys Millen, the Bentayga completed the 12.42-mile course in just 10:49.9 – taking nearly two minutes off the previous record by averaging 66.5 mph while climbing almost 5,000 ft through 156 corners,.



The Bentayga Speed is the most powerful and performance-oriented Bentayga to date. It builds on a long tradition of Speed models that was born with the Continental GT in 2007. The Bentayga Speed takes the Bentayga’s extraordinary abilities to new levels, boosting maximum power from 608 PS in the existing 6.0-litre W12 twin-turbocharged model to 635 PS (626 bhp).



With exceptional performance, comfort and handling, maximum speed increased from 187 mph (301 km/h) to 190 mph (306 km/h), while the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration time is reduced from 4.1 seconds to 3.9 seconds. 



The first step to Bentley’s journey to electrification


The Bentayga Hybrid represented Bentley’s first step towards full electrification, combining the serenity of silent motoring with exquisite comfort and effortless performance.



Offering the best of both worlds, the new plug-in hybrid model combines an advanced electric motor with a powerful and efficient new-generation V6 petrol engine. The hybrid version of the world’s most luxurious SUV will be the company’s most efficient model ever with CO2 emissions of 79 g/km (WLTP).



The Bentayga Hybrid combines traditional Bentley values with the very latest technologies, giving customers the best of both wrlds - engaging, effortless performance on the open road and silent, emission-free driving in the city, which will become increasingly important. Following Bentley tradition, the Bentayga Hybrid pioneers a new automotive sector – the luxury hybrid – and sets Bentley on the path towards a sustainable electrified future.




[Bentayga WLTP drive cycle: fuel consumption, mpg (l/100km) – Combined 19.2-80.7 (14.7-3.5). Combined CO₂ – 79-335g/km.]






Mike Sayer- photos Bentley

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/bentley-bentayga-luxury-suv---207491.html

05.06.2020 / MaP

More News

The new Audi A6 50 TFSI E Plug-in hybrid
05.06.2020
Compelling performance and advanced quattro drive combine with ample scope for near-silent electric-only driving in new Audi executive class efficiency champion    New plug-in hybrid A6 50 TFSI e Saloon now available priced from £52,790 OTR    Choice of Sport, S line, Black Edition and Vorsprung specification option more >>
New Toyota Hilux - More capable and more stylish
04.06.2020
    Striking new design for greater prestige and on-road presence    New 2.8 litre powertrain with improved on- and off-road performance    Enhanced on-board instrumentation and multimedia technology    Range-topping Invincible grade for dual-usage and leisure customers more >>
Initial facts about the new VW Arteon 1: preview to the virtual world première on June 24th
03.06.2020
First preview towards the new Arteon Shooting Brake and the Arteon. The vehicle is a near-production concept car. Dynamic four-door fastback to be updated and additionally launched in second body type as the Arteon Shooting Brake more >>
All-new BMW 4 Series Coupé Model variants
02.06.2020
BMW 420i Coupé:Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.Capacity: 1,998 cc, output: 135 kW/184 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm,max. torque: 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) at 1,350 – 4,000 rpm.Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 7.5 seconds,top speed: 240 km/h (149 mph).Fuel consumption, combi more >>
The all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé overview
02.06.2020
         The new BMW 4 Series Coupé is ready for launch. The latest generation of the sporty two-seater for the premium midsize segment underscores its distinctive character profile with both a vehicle concept focused squar more >>
All-New 2021 TLX Elevates Acura Sedan Performance with Turbo Power, Dedicated Platform and Expressive Styling
28.05.2020
    2021 TLX delivers on the muscular design and proportions previewed in the Type S Concept with a wide stance, low roofline and stretched wheelbase    With a standard 2.0-liter Turbo, TLX offers top of class power with 66 more horsepower and nearly 100 lbs.-ft more torque than the outgoing entry engine   more >>
Honda all new Jazz e:Hev creating- the most comfortable car in its class
27.05.2020
    New mat-structure seat design to boost driver and front passenger comfort    Enhanced lumbar and pelvic support increases body stability and reduces fatigue on longer journeys    Rear passengers also benefit from increased support, thicker seat padding and extra legroom    Focus on more >>
Introducing the new Citroen C1 JCC+ Special Edition
27.05.2020
- inspired by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac    Following the colourful E-Méhari Art Car in May 2018 and the Citroën C3 JCC+ in September 2018, it is now time for Citroën’s C1 to lend its lines to Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's imagination. more >>
SSANGYONG announces new Musso line-up to include impressive longbed variant
27.05.2020
    Four updated trim levels available - EX, Rebel and Saracen and Rhino LWB    1-tonne payload and 3.5-tonne towing capacity (automatic)    Multi-purpose pick-up offering practicality, versatility and style    Incorporates the latest in automotive safety technologies & more >>
World premiere of the new Volkswagen Nivus
27.05.2020
Outlook at the new Nivus The vehicle is a near-production concept car. The Nivus1 was designed and developed in Brazil  Model will initially enhance Volkswagen’s product range in South America, production and sa more >>
Digital World Premiere of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé
27.05.2020
In consideration of the worldwide travel restrictions still in effect the presentation of the new BMW 4 Series Coupé takes place in a digital form.     The broadcast of the live stream can be watched on Tuesday, June more >>
The new BMW 5 Series Highlights, model variants and photos
27.05.2020
• Premiere for the new BMW 5 Series: extensively updated exterior design with heightened presence and sporting allure, further enhanced premium feel for the interior, increased efficiency and dynamism through drive system electrification, cutting-edge innovations in the areas of driver assistance, control/operation and connectivity. more >>
The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo -model variants at launch
27.05.2020
     BMW 630i Gran Turismo:    Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine, mild hybrid technology,    eight-speed Steptronic transmission.    Capacity: 1,998 cc, output more >>
The new BMW 5 Series
27.05.2020
A heightened sense of outward authority, an interior brimming with detail refinements, the efficiency-enhancing influence of electrification and cutting-edge innovations in the areas of driver assistance, control/operation and connectivity help the new BMW 5 Series to cement its leading position at the premium end of the executive class. more >>
The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo
27.05.2020
The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is something of an individualist within the premium executive segment and meets the richly varied requirements of modern and extremely discerning customers. It combines the sporting ability for which BMW is renowned with outstanding comfort over long distances. An external appearance brimming with presence and elegance is supplemented by compelling functional versa more >>
The new BMW X2 xDrive25e
27.05.2020
Compact SAC combining versatile sportiness with exemplary efficiency and an electric range of up to 57 kilometres* – new design and equipment features also for the conventionally driven model variants of the BMW X2.  more >>
The new MINI Countryman - highlights and six different models
27.05.2020
    Distinctive front design with newly designed radiator grill.    LED headlights and LED fog lights now as standard.    LED rear lights in Union Jack design.    New b more >>
The new Mini Countryman revealed for 2021 model year
27.05.2020
MINI announces the new 2021 MINI Countryman featuring a newly updated design, along with enhancements in technology and equipment offerings.  Most importantly it retains MINI’s “fun-to-drive” character and expressive design that makes it instantly recognizable as MINI.  As the largest and most versatile member of the MINI model family, the new 2021 MINI Country more >>
2021 Acura TLX Built on Dedicated Sport Sedan Architecture with Double Wishbone Front Suspension
26.05.2020
    Technical teaser image previews the TLX’s new chassis and double wishbone front suspension    2021 TLX will be the quickest, best-handling and most well-appointed sport sedan in Acura history    Digital reveal of the 2021 TLX set for Thursday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. PDT  more >>
Digital World Premiere of the new BMW 5 Series Saloon and the new BMW 5 Series Touring
26.05.2020
Due to worldwide travel restrictions, the presentation of the new BMW 5 Series Saloon and the new BMW 5 Series Touring will take place in a digital form.The broadcast of the live stream can be watched on Wednesday, May 27th 2020 at 07:00 am BST on www.live.bmwgroup.com/en. more >>
MINI USA expands value-oriented Mini Oxford Edition to all customers
21.05.2020
... and introduces Mini Countryman Oxford Edition    MINI Oxford Edition Now Available to All Customers    Versatile 2020 MINI Countryman Oxford Edition Joins Value-oriented Lineup more >>
Next Generation Acura TLX Set for Digital Debut on May 28
20.05.2020
    Teaser image hints at new TLX's expressive rear profile, wide stance, low roofline and quad exhaust outlets    TLX Type S marks the high-performance variant's return after a decade hiatus; first to feature Acura's new dedicated 3.0-liter V6 Turbo engine    Digital reveal of the 2021 TLX set for Thursday more >>
The New 2021 BMW ALPINA XB7- First Class Adventures at Warp-Speed
19.05.2020
    ALPINA’s first Sports Activity Vehicle for the U.S. market.    To be built at Plant Spartanburg, South Carolina.    4.4-liter bi-turbo V8 producing 612 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.    0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 180 mph.    MSRP sta more >>
The new Porsche 911 Targa: Elegant, extravagant and unique
18.05.2020
The style icon among the 911 models enters its eighth generationPorsche completes its sports car trio in time for summer: following on from the Coupé and Cabriolet, the third body variant of the new 911 generation now makes its debut with t more >>
The design of the MINI John Cooper Works GP - Emotional and highly dynamic
15.05.2020
The MINI John Cooper Works GP distils the racing essence of the modern MINI. Inspired by the brand’s legendary motor racing achievements, this model – limited to just 3,000 units – embodies maximum performance and uncompromising dynamics. more >>
BYD Han EV Luxury Saloon to be revealed in Europe
13.05.2020
BYD’s latest luxury saloon to be revealed in Europe with new ultra-safe Blade Battery and with executive specification to appeal to European marketsBYD has announced that the Han EV, the company’s pure electric flagship model aimed squarely at t more >>
Toyota launches refined 7-seater Highlander in Europe
11.05.2020
    New all-wheel drive Hybrid SUV complements wide SUV line-up    Spacious with full 7-seat versatility and 658 litre boot space    Efficient 4th generation full hybrid powertrain with AWD-i    244 DIN hp* and CO2 emissions from 146 g/km (WLTP)* offer segment-best power to CO2 balance more >>
Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder-Technical Data
07.05.2020
CHASSIS AND BODYChassis    Hybrid chassis made from aluminum and carbon fiberBody shell    Outer skin made from aluminum and composite material,High quality soft topSuspension    Aluminum double-wishbone suspension more >>
The Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder: Celebrating life in the open air
07.05.2020
    Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) for open air driving fun and freedom     610 hp (449 kW) and 560 Nm of torque, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 s with a top speed of 324 km/h & more >>
Audi is preparing its first purely digital worldwide market launch for the new A3 family
07.05.2020
    Roughly 35,000 sales and service employees from 90 countries using virtual technology to learn about the cars    Formats range from web-based training, video tutorials and chats to augmented reality and virtual reality training    Horst Hanschur, Head of Retail Business Development and Customer Services more >>
Automobili Lamborghini launches the new Huracán EVO RWD Spyder using Augmented Reality
06.05.2020
Automobili Lamborghini continues its spirit of innovation as the first automotive brand to use Augmented Reality (AR) for the virtual launch of its new model, the Huracán EVO RWD Spyder, scheduled for 7 May at 13:00 CET, on its official website www.lamborghini.com.Lamb more >>
Volkswagen launches the all-new T-Roc Cabriolet
29.04.2020
Entry-model price for the new T-Roc Cabriolet totals €27,495.  New Volkswagen convertible convinces with appealing price/performance ratio, basic price from €27,495  Rollover protection system and structural modifications guarantee maximum safety for convertible model  T-Roc Cabriolet on display at reop more >>
The new Mercedes-Benz GLA: More character, more space, more safety
28.04.2020
More character:The new GLA is the entry-level model in the successful Mercedes-Benz SUV range, and the eighth model in the compact-car family. Hallmark off-road design features include the upright front section, short overhangs more >>
Mazda announces the Mazda MX-5 R-Sport Special Edition
27.04.2020
    Based on the 1.5-litre 132ps 2020 Mazda MX-5 Sport, the MX-5 R-Sport is limited to 150 examples.    The R-Sport features unique 16-inch RAYS wheels, piano black mirrors and a grey fabric hood.    Offered exclusively with free-of charge Polymetal Grey paint and burgundy Nappa leather seats. more >>
Isuzu offer Tipper Conversation on D-Max Utility Extended Cab
27.04.2020
Isuzu is truly living up to its ‘pick-up professionals’ tagline by offering tipper conversions on its award-winning D-Max pick-up.  Based on the Utility Extended Cab, the conversion is a cost-effective solution for customers who require a tough and reliable tipper, with great off-road capabilities. more >>
Audi full-size station wagon now as a plug-in hybrid: the new A6 Avant TFSI e quattro
27.04.2020
Audi A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 2.1–1.9; Combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km: 18.1–17.6; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 48–44. Fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures and efficiency classes given in ranges depend on the tires/wheels used more >>
Toyota reveals the all-new Yaris Cross compact SUV
24.04.2020
    An authentic SUV that combines Toyota’s small car expertise and rich SUV heritage    Second model to be based on Toyota’s GA-B platform, delivering distinctive design and dynamic performance    Featuring raised ground clearance, intelligent all-wheel drive and Toyota’s 4th-generation h more >>
Ford Performance Introduces All-Electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400
23.04.2020
... Ford's First Factory Fully Electric Dragster Prototype •    Ford Performance introduces a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion•    Purpose-built p more >>
The new MINI Convertible Sidewalk and the beautiful colours of cherry blossom
22.04.2020
The blossoms are opening on the trees and the roof of the MINI Convertible is opening on the road. These are two clear signals showing that the yearned-for spring has finally sprung. Cherry blossom is one of the most beautiful recurrin more >>

2001-2020 automobilsport.com full copyright