A total of seven trims make up the 2023 Bentley Bentayga lineup; this includes two wheelbase options, one limited edition, and three engines. The hybrid powertrain, developing 443 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, is only available in the base Bentayga (although there's been a halt in availability at the time of writing). The base Bentayga can also be had with the V8, making 542 hp and 568 lb-ft. This motor is standard on the Azure and the S, as well as all three EWB trims. The Speed gets exclusive access to the enormous W12 and its 626 hp and 664 lb-ft. Every model and engine comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drivetrain.
Every model gets full LED exterior lighting, quad exhausts, and a panoramic roof. The base models of the Bentayga and the EWB variant get 21-inch wheels, while the rest of the lineup enjoys 22-inchers. Standard features include the finest leather with natural wood panels on the dashboard and doors, and the front seats are power-adjustable, heated, and ventilated. The 10.9-inch touchscreen supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and comes paired with a twelve-speaker sound system. Limited-run EWB Azure First Edition models feature a Naim for Bentley sound system with 20 speakers.
This standard specification can be expanded with adaptive cruise control, lane assist, a head-up display, power-adjustable rear seats with reclining and massage functions, as well as a rear-seat entertainment system, and the 20-speaker Naim sound system. The almost insane number of color options, inside and out, seems like icing on the customization cake.
The most affordable Bentayga is the hybrid, with an MSRP of $180,500. The V8 retails for exactly the same amount. First Edition specification for the hybrid model adds $42,430 to the price, but it's slightly less for the V8 and Speed at $37,060. The Speed W12 has an MSRP of $249,900. These prices exclude Bentley's destination charge of $2,725. Last year, the Bentayga Hybrid qualified for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits, and while the 2021 MY's eligibility hasn't yet been confirmed, we expect the full amount to carry over.
As with everything else on this car, there are multiple options to choose from. Exterior-wise, there's the Blackline Specification, which includes several exterior black-painted items. This specification contrasts exceptionally well with specific colors and is worth taking a look at. The Touring Specification adds all of the advanced safety kit, including night vision, adaptive cruise control, and traffic assist, to name just a few. The Smoker's Specification adds everything you need for a cigar, while the Speed is the only model available with the All-Terrain Specification. It doesn't transform the Speed into a serious off-roader but adds another setting to the driving modes and some underbody protection for greater all-surface ability.
If you have to ask how much it costs, yeah, you know the shtick. No Bentley Bentayga can be considered "affordable," so we'd throw caution to the wind and make ours as opulent as possible. That means opting for the W12-powered Bentayga Speed model, which starts at around $245,000. The V8 feels like a powerful missile under the hood of the Bentayga, but the W12 is an atom bomb. From there, we'd spare no expense opting for any bell or whistle that sounds appealing, particularly the crystal clear Naim audio system for $8,880 and the four-seat Comfort Specification. Bentley doesn't give a full list of prices on its configurator but we assume a fully-optioned Bentayga can easily surpass $300,000.
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