Bentley’s fist SUV enters the second model year as the 2018
Bentley Bentayga. Bentley presented this ultra-luxury vehicle
at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto show and to describe this model you
need only superlatives like the fastest, most luxurious and
consequently the most expensive. The Bentayga has elegant
exterior and extremely rich interior but also comes equipped
with the latest tech and safety features.
For the 2018 model year, Bentley will introduce several changes
including a new Mulliner version. The new version elevates the
level of the luxury to the new heights as well as the price.
Bentley also adds the option for the third row, new appearance
package, several safety features, etc.
2018 Bentley Bentayga: Design
From the visual standpoint, the Bentayga is obviously Bentley’s
product. The fans will recognize brand’s usual cues also seen
on carmaker’s sedans and coupes. The front of the model has
dominating mesh grille and smaller mesh sections in the lower
front fascia. The headlights are circular as usual and long
elegant hood hides the V12 beast under it. The model also has
sculpted fenders and raked tailgate for the sportier
As for the Mulliner version, it features two-tone paintwork
combined with the chrome grilles in the bumper section. Unique
to this model are also the 22-inch Paragon wheels which have
weighted center caps in order to keep brand’s logo in the
permanent upright position.
Interior of the 2018 Bentley Bentayga is richly appointed and
loaded with the latest tech. The model comes with the seats for
five by default but can be configured for four or from the 2018
model year for seven as well.
The cabin is trimmed with the hand-stitched leather, aluminum
and wood in different combinations. Bentley offers 15 leather
options, seven different wood veneers, and various trim
On the tech front, the model comes with the infotainment system
with an 8-inch touch screen and gesture controls. It also
includes navigation, smartphone integration features, a 60 GB
hard drive, 10-speaker base sound system, available rear-seat
entertainment, etc. For the safety, it includes forward
collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind spot
monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, line control, night
vision, park assist, etc.
As for the Mulliner’s interior, it has two-tone, hand-stitched
leather seating, 15 colors ambient lighting, the refrigerated
compartment, premium 1950-watt Naim sound system, etc.
2018 Bentley Bentayga: Performance
On the performance front, the 2018 Bentley Bentayga comes armed
with the 6.0-liter V12 engine. The power this engine can
provide is 600 hp and torque reaches 664 lb-ft. The full-time
four-wheel drive system gets power via the 8-speed automatic
transmission. As an option, the model can include the
All-Terrain Specification with four modes for the off-road
drive, skid plates, etc.
The powerful running gear provides impressive performance for
the unique Bentayga SUV but that comes at the cost of the poor
fuel economy. This model can hit 60 mph in just 4 seconds.
However, since buyers will be ready to pay more than $200k they
won’t matter about poor 15 mpg of the combined fuel economy.
2018 Bentley Bentayga: Price
All the luxury and performance buyers will get with the 2018
Bentley Bentayga, of course, comes at the high cost. The base
models will be available from $195, 000. The price will climb
to $230, 000 for the W12 Signature version. The new Mulliner
will cost much more.