DUBAI 18 February 2019: Bentley Motors revealed details of what it claims is the world’s fastest and most luxurious SUV – the Bentayga. It will be on sale later this year.
With an enhanced version of the renowned 6.0-litre W12 engine it delivers a top speed of 306 km/h and 0–100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.
Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain, the Bentayga Speed sports has dark-tint headlights, body-coloured side skirts and a striking tailgate spoiler. Dark-tint radiator and bumper grilles, a 22-inch wheel design available in three finishes and Speed signature badging add to the sporting design cues.
Inside, the Bentayga Speed design includes elegantly crafted ‘swooshes’ around the door and door grab, on the edge of the seat cushions and backrest bolsters, and on the lower console; a new contrast stitching on the diamond quilting; discreet Speed badging; a Speed illuminated treadplate signature; and the use of Alcantara materials for the first time in a Bentayga.
As with all Bentaygas, the all-wheel-drive Speed is equipped with Electronic Differential Lock and up to eight Drive Dynamics modes. Bespoke engineering revisions to the Sport mode provide a more dynamic drive, while a greater exhaust character and firmer suspension tune further increase driver engagement.
Customers can personalise the Bentayga Speed to their own requirements with a range of exclusive options. Among them are carbon ceramic brakes, 22-way adjustable front seats with massage function, carbon fibre fascia panels, Bentley rear-seat entertainment (RSE) and mood lighting.
New Bentayga Speed is world’s fastest production SUV
Top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h); 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.9 secs
6.0-litre W12 develops 635 PS (626 bhp), 900 Nm (664 lb.ft) of torque
Bespoke revisions to Sport mode provide more dynamic drive
Enhanced equipment available, including carbon ceramic brakes
Global debut at Geneva Motor Show; on sale later this year
Bentayga Speed is equipped with four on-road Drive Dynamics modes: Comfort at one extreme, and Bentley and Sport at the other, with custom for customers who opt to create their own driving set-up.
The Sport mode has been recalibrated to enhance response from the W12 engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as the suspension and Bentley Dynamic Ride. The effect is a more dynamic and engaging drive.
Bentley Dynamic Ride is the world’s first electric active roll control technology that utilises a 48V system. This system instantly counteracts lateral rolling forces when cornering and ensures maximum tyre contact to deliver class-leading cabin stability, ride comfort and exceptional handling.
A greater exhaust character during start up and gear downshifts combines with a firmer suspension set-up to further enhance the driver experience. The Bentayga’s permanent all-wheel drive offers class-leading handling and go-anywhere ability, while powerful ceramic brakes are also an option.
The Bentayga Speed’s ceramic brakes are the largest and most powerful ever fitted to a Bentley, with a maximum braking toque of 6,000 Nm and engineered to withstand temperatures up to 1,000 °C. They also save more than 20 kg over iron brakes.