Bentley has wandered into uncharted territory when designing and building an SUV. The real question is can an SUV truly be a Bentley?
In order to do that it has to live up to the four pillars of the Bentley brand: unparalleled performance, exceptional comfort, uncompromising style and unapologetic luxury.
First, because Bentayga is a Bentley, it’s all about the power. After all, they make the fastest luxury coupe and the fastest four-door luxury sedan so they must, of course, make the fastest SUV known to man. How fast? The Bentayga tops out at 187 mph (301 kph) and can sprint from 0-60 in four seconds flat. It does this by wedging an all new, Crewe-built 6.0 Liter, twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine between the front wheels. By using twin scroll turbochargers Bentley has reduced turbo lag and the Bentayga pulls hard from very low revs, generating 664 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,250 rpm. Using a combination of direct and indirect fuel injection, Bentayga’s engine delivers 600 horsepower and is designed to operate under the most extreme conditions.