2016 on | Bentley Bentayga
Bentley entered the growing luxury ‘sport utility vehicle’ market in 2016 with the Bentayga. A huge vehicle, with immense road presence, it elevated off-road refinement to a whole new level retaining the legendary comfort and luxury, whatever terrain it faced. Initially offered with a revised version of the twin turbocharged W12 6 litre engine, originally used in the Continental GT, it offered similar levels of performance with a 0 - 60mph time of 4 seconds and a maximum speed just short of 190mph. Figures that made it the world’s fastest production SUV at the time of launch.
A V8 4 litre diesel engine, also twin turbocharged, was offered in 2017 and a similarly equipped V8 4 litre petrol unit in 2018. An electrically controlled active anti-roll bar system helped to keep things stable both on and off road. True to Bentley tradition, the Bentayga was lavishly trimmed and a huge and varied option list helped purchasers to personalise their car. Facelifted in 2020, the Bentayga was offered in just V8 petrol form from that point.