It is said that you either love Bentley’s or you hate them. Ettore Bugatti described them as "the world's fastest lorries". Whatever your point of view, there is no denying the quality, luxury and elegance of a Bentley and the new Bentayga is no exception.
A Bentley Bentayga in the USA will have a price tag north of $200,000. With a 6 liter, W configuration engine and a power output of 600 BHP, there will be a surprising number of enthusiasts eagerly searching for a 2017 Bentley Bentayga for sale.
The Most Important Launch In Bentley's History
With a history of nearly a century of car production, this is the first ever SUV from Bentley and it is seen as their biggest ever challenge. The Bentayga's chief exterior designer, Sangyup Lee, said that the car was "the most important launch in Bentley's history" and that they were stretching their comfort zone with this model.
Bentley claims that the Bentayga is the fastest, most exclusive and most luxurious SUV in the world. With a top speed of 187 mph and 0 – 60 mph time of just 4 seconds they are probably right. When the name of the car was first announced it was met with a barrage of criticism. Sales and Marketing director, Kevin Rose, defended the name and said "live with it like we have and it fits the car really well".
What Makes It So Special?
The Bentayga is jam packed with all the bells and whistles that you could possibly want. Up to eight drive modes are available thanks to Bentley's "Drive Dynamics Mode" and the optional responsive off road setting. With this, you can select the mode that is closest to the surface that you are currently driving on.
There is also their dynamic ride system, which provides adjustment of the 48 volt powered air suspension so that you can drive at different heights. To climb steep hills with ease you would activate the hill descent control.
The initial Bentayga models will be powered by the Volkswagen Group's W12 engine with an 8 speed automatic transmission. There are rumors of a diesel and hybrid models and even a V8 powered version.
Interior And Exterior
One thing that you can say about the Bentayga is that it certainly looks like a Bentley. The large, distinctive front grill has been maintained and a huge aluminum fender panel and delightful sculpting finish it off well.
Technology has been used throughout, and the twin headlights have knurled beveling around the inside, and the Bentley logo is even embedded in the LED lights. The designers claim that it is the perfect balance of technology and jewelry. The headlight lenses sit flush with the bodywork and are recessed in the fender panel.
The car has daytime running LED lights which change color when the indicators are used. The headlamp washers are located in the center of the lights, as it was felt that the conventional position would spoil the clean lines of the car.
When you sit inside the Bentayga you will feel the quality and elegance immediately. The dashboard maintains a "winged" design that is found in the Mulsanne and the GT. This time they have gone for upper and lower wings.
The interior is incredibly luxurious. There are 15 different pieces of veneered wood trim and there are 15 different shades of leather to choose from. The front seats have a massage function and can be adjusted 22 ways.
In the four seat models, the rear seats have 18 adjustable positions and a rear bench is available if that is preferred. An event seat that can be folded is also available as an option, and if you really want to go all out then you can take advantage of a customized hamper set.
An infotainment system is provided via an eight-inch touch screen and there is a head up display and even night vision. Many safety features are also provided including self-parking, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition.
There is also a Bentley branded Android tablet option for the rear passengers to take advantage of the on board WIFI. This is just a sample of what is available inside of the Bentayga. Have they thought of everything? It certainly comes close to that.
Is It Worth The Money?
With a price of over $200,000, those looking for a new 2017 Bentley Bentayga SUV for sale will need to be true Bentley lovers. The car promises a lot and it is unlikely to disappoint. You get what you pay for in this life, and this level of quality and luxury justifies the price tag.