2017 Bentley Bentayga

After a pre-launch build up that seemed endless, Bentley
finally unveiled the 2017 Bentley Bentayga during the Frankfurt
Auto Show. This is Bentley’s first ever SUV and though new, the
vehicle is set to be one of the most competitive vehicles in
this segment. It is set to become the most powerful, stylish
and most fastest SUV in the market.

If you are in the market for an SUV perhaps you should hold
your horses for a while and wait for the release of this market
beater. Be among the first people to enjoy the unique
combination of Bentley’s style, technology and power in a whole
new vehicle.

Bentley Bentayga 2017 Exterior Specs

One can easily recognize its “Bentley look” from far as it
features an array of Bentley’s signature design cues. The body
is made of light aluminum and weighs 236 kg. The front fascia
features a matrix grille flanked by LED headlights with a
chrome touch. There are also extending headlamp washers. The
front bumper features a light skid plate which showcases its
ability to handle different terrains.

The rear features segmented taillights that feature B-shaped
illumination graphic that provide it with a distinct signature
at night. It also features a hands-free electrically operable
tail gate. The new 2017 Bentley Bentayga also comes with a
panoramic sunroof whose greater portion is made of glass which
can be obscured by a full-length roller blind. The vehicle will
ride on 20”, 21” or 22’ alloy wheels depending on one’s
preferences.

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2017 Bentley Bentayga Interior

Sliding into the interior of the new Bentley Bentayga, you will
be met with an exceptionally stylish interior. To begin with,
the interior features premium hand-crafted wood and
high-quality leather. Buyers will have an option to choose
between a 5- passenger interior and a 4-passenger one.

Other standard equipment includes 22-way power-adjustable
heated and ventilated front bucket seats that even have massage
functions. It also comes with an 8.0- inch touch-screen that
displays navigation information. Modern gadgets include a 60 GB
hard drive, Bluetooth connectivity through 10.4 –inch Android
devices and the automaker’s Tablet which enables rear seat
passengers to access 4G Wi-Fi. It also includes an 18-speaker,
1,950 watt Naim sound system.

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Other features include head-up display, a 360-degree top view
camera, park assist and electronic night vision among other
cool features. Buyers seeking extra personalization will
benefit from its 6-lifestyle-oriented equipment packages along
with other custom options.

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For safety, the vehicle comes with a range of airbags and an
array of driving aids which include park assist, electronic
night vision, traffic sign recognition, traction control among
others.

If you want to control panel of your 2017 Bentley Bentayga
be decorated with “Mulliner Tourbillon” Clock, which
produces Breitling, you’ll have to pay extra around $ 190,000.

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Engine Specs and Performance

The new SUV will only have a single engine option but there are
reports of additional engines in future models including a
hybrid one. The unit will be a 6.0 L twin- turbocharged W12 TSI
with an output of 600 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque. The engine
will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission system.

Power will be channeled to all wheels via a redesigned AWD
system. This power train moves the new Bentley Bentayga from
0-60 mph in only 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 187 mph which
is the top speed in this segment. This W-12 power-train has an
11.9 % improved operating efficiency compared to the last W-12
unit.

The 2017 Bentley Bentayga has EPA fuel economy ratings of 14
mpg and 20 mpg for city and highway drives. The engine is
fortified with direct and port injection as well as a variable
displacement system. Bentley also plans to offer a diesel
and plug-in version of the luxury SUV.

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Price and release date

Though no official release date has not been released by the
automaker, information from credible sources indicate that the
vehicle will be released to dealerships in mid 2016  and
will have a starting price of $ 229,100.

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Minibar in the trunk, just in Bentley!

Competition:

Competition for this car is really hard to find, there are
rumors that Rolls-Royce is preparing a luxury SUV, or a luxury
version of the Mercedes GLS – 2018 Mercedes Maybach GLS.