What the British marque has to offer with the world’s fastest SUV, lets find out in the 2016 Bentley Bentayga review. The word Bentley has a distinct aura too itself, reading or speaking of which gives one a sense of pride and contentment.
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In the auto industry, Bentley is one of the very few brands that is regarded synonymous to luxury, style and but of course, being rich. When this British registered auto company announced the arrival of its very first sports utility vehicle, it undoubtedly took the entire world by storm. Further, topping the excitement is the fact that its latest creation, the 2016 Bentley Bentayga is one of the most expensive SUV and is built to give the ultra-rich a chance to flaunt their ‘green’ power to the fullest.
If you somehow missed on keeping yourself updated on this front or want to further enhance your knowledge on the said topic, then this Bentley Bentayga review will usher you with the knowledge of every inch of Bentayga.
Starting off with its arrival, this ultra-luxurious SUV was formally unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, but it was since 2012 that Bentley was under plans to introduce its very own SUV, an off-roader for the elite class. Back then it was previewed as a concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and was tagged under the name Bentley EXP 9 F. Well, the name EXP 9 F was not at all apt for a full fledge production model and eventually after getting inspired with world’s largest glacier, Taiga (altering its spelling a bit), the company derived the name Bentayga. Apparently, if after reading all this you still doubt about Bentayga status, then we would like to inform you that even Queen Elizabeth showed her interest in 2016 Bentley Bentayga and picked one for her, as well.
Despite Bentley Bentayga price tag that we need not to mention is very high, the car since its launch has witnessed unprecedented success on the sales front and as per the sales chart it is by far the most known Bentley throughout the world.
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In this unbiased Bentley Bentayga review it’s now time to look into the spec details of this British beauty, which we are sure will impress you. But if any time, while going through the Bentley Bentayga specs if you get a déjà-vu feeling then we won’t question your memory, as Bentayga shares a fair chunk of its underpinning with Audi Q7. Also, inside its heavily polished bonnet sits a revised version of 6.0 W12 mill that earlier made its debut in cars like Continental GT, Audi A8, VW Touareg and VW Phaeton. The reason behind this close proximity is that like Audi, the VW group is also the parent company of Bentley, thus making them sister concerns. And this is again the right explanation for the fact that Bentley Bentayga sites on VW Group MLB platform, yes the one that supports 2nd generation Audi Q7, 3rd Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg.
|6.0-liter W12||8-speed automatic||600 hp||900 Nm|
|0-60 MPH||Top Speed||Body Style||MPG|
|4.0 sec||187 mph||5-door SUV||21.6|
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|Bentayga W12 AWD||$231,825|
|Bentayga W12 First Edition AWD||$300,125|
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Bentley Bantayga 2016 is created to offer an off-roading experience that very few luxurious prone vehicles are able to provide. And all this is possible due to Bentley Bentayga spec sheet that is no less than a treasure, a treasure that it gained from its parent company Volkswagen. Starting off with its massive power house, Bentley has powered its ever-first SUV with the tried and tested 6.0-liter W12 twin-turbo engine that generates jaw-dropping 600 hp of power and 900 Nm of torque. The said hulk is mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission that distributes power to all four wheels and its quick shifts helps it sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds. All-in-all its group-up design insures the best combination of efficiency, power and torque. Further it’s the very first time Bentley has designed an engine that features both direct-injection and port-injection technologies that again insures best of performance and that too in the most efficient manner.
For an off-roader it is important to deliver a bump-free and noise free ride, and both of these factors are very well taken care by its low NVH levels and air-suspension soft ride respectively. Also, when driving through stiff corners, 2016 Bentley Bentayga maintains its poise and agility. Thus, all above-mentioned performance traits rightly speak out for Bentley Bentayga cost that we all know is rocket-high.
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In this Bentley Bentayga review it’s now time to discuss Bentley’s exquisite design values that is the perfect blend of individuality, exquisiteness and luxury. Adapting the perfect design language was a head over heels task as manufacturer had to maintain the company’s former legacy of exquisite design and at the same time make it suit the pursuit of an off-roader. And after seeing Bentayga, all seems to work in favor of the brand, as the car is the combination of best of both worlds, style and practicality.
Starting off with the metal usage, Bentayga is crafted with the perfect blend of aluminum and high-strength steel, one of which is easy to contour and the other one that enhances its body strength. From the very front to the rear 2016 Bentley Bentayga features signature sharp lines that create a striking impression, apart from adding to the aerodynamic front.
Here are a few things that add up to Bentley Bentayga cost and hopefully justifies the same – fully adaptive LED lamp, distinctive matrix grille, and largest ever created 22-inch fully forged machined aluminium wheels.
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2016 Bentley Bentayga features a refined, balanced and symmetrical cabin space that more or less exhibits the true meaning behind Bentley’s double wings logo. Though, an onlooker can very well peep into the luxurious hand-crafted world of 2016 Bentley Bentayga but it’s when he sits inside that he can appreciate its elegance and uniqueness to the fullest. All in all, in this Bentley Bentayga review, we’ll like to say that the cabin of Bentayga is a rare but perfect combination of cool metal inserts, soft leather and lustrous wood trim. These all features together not only increase Bentley Bentayga price but also help it stage above the rest mainstream luxury ridden machines. But apart from all its goodness there are some things that hold the potential to disappoint the occupants like the low-quality of plastic usage for cup-holders and way too much resemblance with Q7 and Porsche Cayenne (imagine it without all the high-end luxury fitting & you’ll know what are we talking about).
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2016 Bentley Bentayga is a pro when it comes to high-end technological advancements and best-in-class features. The car is stuffed with an array of intelligent features that rightly justifies Bentley Bentayga price, giving the comfort and satisfaction to all the occupants, be it the driver or the passenger. To its subtle list of well integrated features, included is a 1,920-Watt 21-channel Naim audio system that the brand claims is the most powerful amongst any current day audio system available in an SUV. Further, supporting it are present 20 smartly placed speakers, 300-watt sub-woofers and super-tweeters, all dedicated to provide world-class surround sound quality. In addition to all these Bentley Bentayga specs, the car also features a head-up display and an 8-inch fully loaded touch screen display that cares of sat-nav, 60G hard drive comms, and WiFi.
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When talking about Bentley Bentayga specs and specifically those specs that are concerned with driver’s and occupants safety, we mind you to rather prepare yourself for a mind-blowing experience. As the car sits on the same platform as the 2nd generation Audi Q7, 3rd generation Porsche Cayenne and VW Touareg, it gives a fair idea about its extensive stability, reliability and quality. The same trend continues over to 2016 Bentley Bentagya safety area that has been injected by the best of VW Group. The extensive safety kit that forms the part of 2016 Bentley Bentayga include standard features like eight airbags, tire-pressure monitoring system and stability control. Further, if you are looking for some additional features like surround-view camera and adaptive cruise control, we like to inform you that they will come as an add-on over Bentley Bentayga price.
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It’s time now to talk about 2016 Bentley Bentayga rivals that it’ll be facing or we can say it is all ready to give a tough time to. Well, when we talk about Bentayga rivals, it goes without saying that the cars that’ll be featuring in the list will all be contenders of premium segment SUV’s, all sitting more or less near Bentley Bentayga cost. The closest competitor of 2016 Bentley Bentayga is the Land Rover Range Rover, which is another prominent name in the luxurious off-roadinig. Considering the current scenario, as of now there is not direct competitor to this Ultra-luxury SUV but, Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover both have indicated to soon introduce their models in the particular segment.
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In a sentence if someone asks to describe 2016 Bentley Bentayga then we’ll say that it’s a rugged machine hidden under Bentley’s glamorous sheet. The entire Bentley Bentayga review speaks out loud about its mighty performance, advanced tech front and exquisite cabin. The only thing that was a bit disappointing in Bentley Bentayga specs front was its extensive part sharing with Q7 and difficult to digest price tag.