Bentley releases all-new Bentayga Speed
Last Wednesday, August 12, Bentley Motors released full details of the new Bentayga Speed, which the British carmaker dubs "the pinnacle of the Bentayga family." Hand-built at Crewe, the Bentayga Speed combines the W12 powertrain and many of the models' luxurious features as standard, including the Mulliner Driving Specification.
The new Bentayga Speed is based on the newly-redesigned Bentayga, adopting the same Bentley design DNA that is now seen across the entire model range. Introducing the very latest onboard technology and an even more luxurious cabin, the new Bentayga Speed is significantly revised both inside and out.
“The new Bentayga has already raised the benchmark for luxury SUVs, against which all others are measured. Ahead of the launch of the new Bentayga Hybrid – the world’s only definitive luxury hybrid - in the coming months, it’s important that we still recognize the customer desire for absolute performance," Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Adrian Hallmark, comments.
"The new Bentayga Speed remains the fastest SUV in the world, but more than that, it’s also the most luxurious version of the new Bentayga – the best of both worlds, the pinnacle.”
The new Bentayga Speed is equipped with a massive 6.0-liter W12 twin-turbocharged engine that delivers peak power of 626 horses and 900 Nm of torque. The Bentayga Speed, true to its name, is able to reach breakneck speeds of over 300 km/h, and it can go from a complete standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.
The all new Bentayga Speed sports a bold and aggressive exterior look. Fitted with dark-tint headlights, body-colored side skirts, unique front and rear bumpers and a striking, elongated tailgate spoiler, the new Bentayga Speed has the looks to match its power. There's also a dark-tint radiator and bumper grilles, a unique 22-inch wheel design that's available in two finishes (painted and dark tint), and Speed signature badging that adds to the sporty design cues.
Bentley offers 17 standard paint colors, and a further 47 more hues in the Extended and Mulliner ranges, with an additional 24 duo-tone options. Customers who want a specific shade beyond the total of 88 options can have paintwork color matched to any sample they provide.
Inside the cabin, the Bentayga Speed sports a dramatic design theme that screams both opulence and performance. Unique to the model, the Speed color split is achieved through the creative use of dark colors accentuated by primary hide accents running throughout the seats and interior trim, along with elegant ‘swooshes’ of contrasting leather fitted around the doors, along the edges of the seat cushions and backrest bolsters, and on the lower console.
Bentley introduces a new, cutting-edge infotainment system for the Bentayga Speed—a bigger and brighter high-resolution 10.9-inch touchscreen, with an anti-reflection and anti-glare coating and much improved touch functionality, now occupies the entire width of the center fascia for a sleeker, more modern look.
The advanced navigation system features free-text and context-specific search entry, including an address or point of interest. Navigation is improved with a 3D building display, satellite maps, new content in the driver’s next generation Head-Up Display and several other useful features. The Heads-Up Display can now project traffic information, street names and distance to destination, too.
The Bentayga Speed also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. When a corresponding phone is plugged into one of the car’s USB-C sockets, the central infotainment screen mirrors the smartphone display.
Essential features including real time traffic information and over-the-air map updates will be available to all customers in Bentley connected car markets. New connected features such as green traffic light prediction and local hazard information will become available depending on market region.
The Bentayga Speed is the most powerful Bentayga to date, and will be offered for sale in the USA, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions. The new Bentayga family will soon be completed by the global launch of the new Bentayga Hybrid – giving customers of the world’s best luxury SUV even more variants to choose from.
The Bentley Bentayga is available in the Philippines starting at Php 14.34 million.
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