Though it has a historical past spanning nearly a century, and a few of its earlier models have been nicknamed by Ettore Bugatti as “the world’s quickest lorries,” Bentley has never manufactured an SUV. Its Continental GT lineup is nearly completely all-wheel-drive, however removed from assembly the factors for being referred to as an SUV. These three letters have truly given nightmares to conventional Bentley lovers since 2015, when Bentley formally introduced that it’s going to launch a full-measurement SUV referred to as the Bentayga by the tip of the yr. With the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Present simply across the nook, the Bentayga is lastly right here to brag about being the quickest, strongest, and costliest SUV in the world.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Reviews
2017 Bentley Bentayga Reviews

2017 Bentley Bentayga Reviews

With the posh carmaker being all about gross sales these days, and the Bentayga already amassing 4,000 pre-orders, the SUV is certain to be a gross sales success regardless of what the old-faculty Bentley followers need or consider. Based mostly on the identical platform as the new 2016 Audi Q7, the model can be set to grow to be the primary Bentley powered by a diesel engine and a hybrid drivetrain, however extra on that as you learn the next evaluation.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Reviews Exterior

Regardless of being previewed by the 2012 Bentley EXP 9 F Concept on the 2012 Geneva Motor Show , the manufacturing Bentayga doesn’t characteristic an identical design, particularly for the reason that idea automotive’s entrance finish was virtually universally panned.

Bentley determined to play it secure by transplanting the identical design language discovered on the highest-promoting Continental GT , solely modified to suit an SUV body. So the entrance finish options the standard matrix engine grille and 4 spherical headlamps. Even the bumper is much like the up to date 2016 Continental GT, sporting the identical giant facet intakes and a slimmer grille that covers the whole width of the apron beneath.

There are, after all, just a few particulars that set it other than the grand tourer. The grille is considerably bigger, the engine hood is taller, whereas the outer set of headlamps aren’t solely smaller then common, however mimic the LED circles we noticed on the 2015 Bentley EXP 10 Pace 6 idea.

2017 Bentley Bentayga


Wheelbase 2,992 MM (117.8 Inches)
Overall length 5,141 MM (202.4 Inches)
Width (across body) 1,998 MM (78.7 Inches)
Width (inc. mirrors) 2,223 MM (87.5 Inches)
Overall height 1,742 MM (68.6 Inches)

2017 Bentley Bentayga Reviews Interior

Very similar to the exterior, the Bentayga’s inside shares rather a lot with the Continental GT’s. Although many options have been up to date to SUV specifics, together with a wider heart console and raised armrests within the door panels, the dashboard, the middle stack, and even the steering wheel are much like what we get within the Continental GT.

The roomy cabin is filled with handcrafted leather-based, wooden, and metallic trim, and geared up with an eight-inch touchscreen and a big dial within the heart console that permits the drive to regulate a lot of the SUV’s options, in addition to drive modes and traction management.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Reviews Interior
2017 Bentley Bentayga Reviews Interior

The entrance seats are adjustable 22 ways and include heating, air flow, and massage capabilities. The Bentayga can seat both 4 or 5 individuals, which suggests clients can select between a conventional bench or two particular person seats within the rear. Within the 4-seat model, the rear seats are adjustable 15 methods. A seven-seat model can also be underway, however Bentley has but to disclose particulars about it. Rear-seat leisure features a 10.2-inch Android pill, whereas the audio system might be had in one among three configurations, together with a variety-topping 1,950-watt, 18-speaker combo by Naim.


Since Bentley desires to promote the Bentayga on the global market, a wide selection of powerplants will likely be supplied, however the largest information is that the SUV can even function a diesel engine — a primary for the posh carmaker.

Just one powerplant has been confirmed as of but: a brand new W-12 for the vary-topping mannequin. Bentley describes this new mill as “probably the most technically superior 12-cylinder in the world, delivering the very best mixture of energy, torque and effectivity of any automotive in its class.”


Type 6-litre twin-turbocharged W12 TSI
Max Power 600 HP @ 5,250-6,000 RPM
Max Torque 664 LB-FT @ 1,250-4,500 RPM
Transmission ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox
Top speed 187 mph / 301 km/h
0-60 mph 4.0 secs
0-100 km/h 4.1 secs
City (US mpg) 14
Highway (US mpg) 20
Combined (US mpg) 16
Emissions Controls EU 6 and US LEV III



Clearly, there’s at present no phrase on pricing, however the Bentayga is likely to begin at round $200,000 for a V-8 model, and quite a bit greater than that for the W-12.