Bent­ley reaches the sum­mit with its ex­tra­or­di­nary SUV


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If you be­lieve in sur­round­ing your­self with all things beau­ti­ful, you will cer­tainly not be dis­ap­pointed with the Bentayga. Bent­ley’s ex­perts have se­lected the finest fea­tures and most op­u­lent op­tions avail­able, so you can en­joy the pin­na­cle of per­fec­tion and crown of crafts­man­ship from the world’s finest coach­builder. The Bent­ley Bentayga is named af­ter two mind-blow­ing nat­u­ral land­scapes in the world – the rugged Roque Bentayga moun­tain peak in the Ca­nary Is­lands; and the taiga, or snow for­est, that stretches across the top of the North­ern Hemi­sphere.


De­signed, en­gi­neered and hand­crafted in Crewe, Eng­land, there is no mis­tak­ing that the Bentayga’s styling is purely Bent­ley. It com­bines un­par­al­leled lux­ury with sport­ing abil­ity, off-road per­for­mance and ev­ery­day prac­ti­cal­ity. The sleek ex­te­rior of the car is su­perbly sculp­tural, com­bin­ing a mus­cu­lar sporti­ness with flow­ing lines. Al­though it is a “work­ing” ve­hi­cle as such, it sac­ri­fices noth­ing to mere func­tion, but el­e­vates it with dash­ing de­tails like the four float­ing all-LED head­lamps and large ma­trix grille. The trade­mark Bent­ley fea­tures are all present but en­hanced, such as, in the rear, the new “B”-shaped il­lu­mi­na­tion graphic, which is in­stantly recog­nis­able. The Bentayga comes stan­dard with an eye-pop­ping panoramic glass roof mak­ing up al­most 60 per cent of the to­tal roof sur­face. And yes, Bent­ley has thought of ev­ery­thing, as the whole glass area can be ob­scured with an elec­tric, full-length roller blind when the sun siz­zles.


In­side, the Bent­ley Bentayga boasts one of the world’s finest au­to­mo­tive cab­ins, with beau­ti­fully hand­crafted gen­uine wood and real leather fin­ishes through­out, the epit­ome of Bri­tish lux­ury and tra­di­tion. Its “Bent­ley­ness” is ev­i­dent in ev­ery nook and cranny, down to the fact that the hand stitch­ing on the steer­ing wheel takes six hours alone. The dash­board takes the iconic Bent­ley “wing” de­sign as its inspi­ra­tion and sweeps grace­fully from door to door, mak­ing the cen­tre con­sole the ul­ti­mate state­ment of cabin de­sign. The sump­tu­ous seats that fea­ture 22-way ad­just­ment plus mas­sage and seathe­at­ing func­tions pro­vide a level of com­fort and lux­ury usu­ally found only in five star ho­tels. When it comes to on-board con­nec­tiv­ity equip­ment, you will be cap­ti­vated by the Bentayga’s all-new, cut­ting-edge eight­inch touch­screen in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem with class-lead­ing nav­i­ga­tion tech­nol­ogy and blissed out by the state-of-the-art Bent­ley Au­dio sys­tem, plus back-seat pas­sen­gers are spoilt rot­ten with the Bent­ley En­ter­tain­ment Tablet.


The Bentayga is un­like any other sport util­ity ve­hi­cle on the mar­ket right now. This pow­er­ful, all-ter­rain, all-pur­pose lux­ury car of­fers an ex­cep­tional driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in ev­ery way, plus it is also the fastest SUV ever built. Its top speed is 301 km/h and it ac­cel­er­ates from 0-100 km/h in a blis­ter­ing 4,1 sec­onds. De­spite its pa­tri­cian looks and high-class lin­eage, the Bentayga is fully ca­pa­ble of be­ing OTT. The 6,0-litre W12 en­gine growls out a hugely im­pres­sive 447 kW at 6 000 r/min. Now that’s sure to get your adren­a­line pump­ing nicely. As with all Bent­leys, the Bentayga has multi-mode air sus­pen­sion for tack­ling any and ev­ery road sur­face. Suf­fice to say, this SUV on steroids has all the safety and as­sis­tance sys­tems you could ask for, in­clud­ing Hill De­scent Con­trol that makes travers­ing de­clines on off-road ob­sta­cles a dod­dle. Its out­stand­ing body con­trol is the re­sult of Bent­ley Dy­namic Ride, the world’s first elec­tric ac­tive anti-roll tech­nol­ogy that en­sures ex­cep­tional han­dling, su­pe­rior ride com­fort and class-lead­ing safety. This Bent­ley is meant to get its wheels dirty so there are, of course, ad­di­tional ve­hi­cle set­tings for off-road­ing.


The Bentayga re­de­fines the art of bespoke lux­ury in ev­ery way and you can tai­lor your ver­sion of the car to suit your in­di­vid­ual likes and needs. There are dif­fer­ent lifestyle-ori­ented spec­i­fi­ca­tion pack­ages and end­less ac­ces­sories of­fered, so you can cus­tomise your Bentayga to a T. The com­bi­na­tion of form and func­tion in equal mea­sure with ex­quis­ite at­ten­tion to de­tail, a slew of mo­tor-in­dus­try firsts, in­cred­i­ble engi­neer­ing, po­tent per­for­mance and a choice of unique op­tions el­e­vate Bent­ley’s Bentayga SUV to the top of pin­na­cle stan­dards. En­joy the climb!

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