2016 Bentley Bentayga SUV officially revealed

Bentley Bentayga SUV 2016

BENTLEY HAS REVEALED first pictures and details of the Bentayga SUV.

One of motoring’s worst kept secrets has finally been ‘officially’ revealed; the Bentley Bentayga SUV.

Powered by a 6.0-litre W12 petrol engine that outputs 600bhp and 663lb ft torque, the Bentayga becomes the world’s fastest SUV with a top speed of 187mph and a 0-60mph time of four seconds.

Despite this monumental power, the Bentayga emits 292 g/km CO2 thanks to variable displacement which shuts down cylinders when they’re not needed, start-stop technology and a system which idles the engine when cruising between fifth and eighth gear, allowing the car to “sail”, then re-engaging the drivetrain when the throttle is re-applied.

Bentley Bentayga SUV rear 2016 4x4

The Bentayga’s partial aluminium construction gives a weight saving of 236kg, with a total weight of 2422kg, 100kg lighter than a top-spec Range Rover. That’s despite being 142mm longer and 240mm wider that the Range Rover.

The Bentayga boasts some great technology, with eight selectable driving modes, Responsive Off Road Setting which displays pitch, roll, wheel articulation, steering angle, compass and altitude on the eight inch touch screen, road sign recognition which reads signs and displays info for the driver, predictive active cruise control which uses sat-nav data, sensors and cameras to predict corners and speed limits and can change the car’s speed accordingly.

Bentley Bentayga SUV 2016

In the back, passengers have a 10.2-inch android tablet with 4G and WIFI as well as USB charging sockets.

The interior, as you would expect, is full of wood, metal and leather and has options including a rear “event seat” which folds out of the boot, a load assist tray and wet gear stowage.

2016 Bentley Bentayga interior

Options available include 20 and 22-inch wheels, four and five seat interior configurations (with a seven seat option to come later), 17 exterior colours, 15 carpet options, 15 leather options and seven wood veneer options.

More details will be announced when the Bentayga makes its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, including news of the diesel and hybrid engine options as well as a promised high performance variant.

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