Bentley’s first SUV, the Bentayga, has found favor with thousands of buyers since its launch a couple of years ago. Two twin-turbocharged engines power the range: a 4.0-liter V8 with 542 hp/568 lb-ft of torque, and a 6.0-liter W12 with up to 626 hp/664 lb-ft in the Bentayga W12 and Speed. All versions feature all-wheel-drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, along with standard air suspension. Four-, five-, and seven-seater configurations are available.
The base Bentayga V8 has full LED adaptive headlamps, 21-inch alloy wheels, twin-quad exhaust tailpipes, and a panoramic roof. Inside, there are power-adjustable heated front seats, climate control, a ten-speaker audio system, keyless entry, a wide choice of leathers and steering-wheel-mounted gearshift paddles. The V8 Design Series gets black exterior trim, 22-inch machined Mulliner Paragon alloy wheels, unique interior color choices, and carbon fiber Diamond Weave veneer trim.
The Bentayga W12 and Bentayga Speed both have the same 6.0-liter engine, but the Speed adds 26 hp. The W12’s upgrades over the V8 models include the Bentley Dynamic Ride system, jewel detailing for the fuel and oil filler caps, large oval exhaust tailpipes, an increased choice of veneers, and diamond-quilted seats. Finally, the Speed gets its own wheel design, the Color and Styling Specifications, and an Alcantara headlining.