Two-hundred-and-8 grand. Sorry, I just essential to see it written down. That is what this Bentley Bentayga has been optioned up to from its record price of £147,600. A tiny uncommon, I’ll grant you – but not unidentified.
Anyway, at least it makes the thought of an £89,000 Variety Rover relatively much easier to get your head around, no? This is, as significantly as nearly anything, a luxurious car or truck comparison test.
I’m not positive Bentley would concur, though. This mere £89,110 (as tested £86,920 ahead of choices) is a Mercedes-Benz price, not a Bentley a single. In a various sphere, mate. Perfectly, we’ll see, shall we? How much can the Array Rover’s attractiveness extend? And can it make it all the way to the Bentayga?
Aesthetically talking, matters have moved on for the Bentayga considering the fact that its 2016 introduction, many thanks to some modifications very last 12 months (hence us having this exam), which I feel you can tell most notably by the new elliptical tail-lights.
There are improvements inside, also. Bentley says more than 1000 components have been transformed total, but offered that all those factors incorporate matrix headlights and new windscreen wipers, you know you’re working with a fundamentally comparable motor vehicle.
Within, the most telling alterations to a cabin that feels brilliantly created and completed, albeit in this article with a a little bit still left-discipline sort-of-burnished metallic trim, are a new central touchscreen and a digital instrument pack. The structure retains some different buttons for some of the a lot more commonly employed comfort and audio characteristics, luckily, although I even now assume it could do with a independent rotary controller to navigate via the menus.
There are new seats, much too, which are pleasingly supportive, huge and comfy and sit you in a relatively auto-like driving place for what is a significant SUV, with a comfortable, large window line at about shoulder peak.
And make no miscalculation, this is a huge SUV, nonetheless measuring 5125mm extended and 1998mm huge, minus mirrors. And it weighs 2416kg with this 4.-litre V8 petrol motor, which drives all four wheels via an 8-pace automatic gearbox.
Bentley likes its vehicles to attain a whole lot (this a person can), it likes them to have a large amount of rear leg and head home (this a single does) and it flogs them all over the planet. The Bentayga has to be rated to tow 3.5 tonnes, be a luxurious auto, be an off-roader (so there’s variableheight air suspension) and do 180mph, so it’s a big aged beast, with 542bhp and 568lb ft, no much less. Very literally, for the instant, no more and no fewer: with no W12 Pace for us and a plug-in hybrid edition not but out there to purchase, this is now the only engine you can get for the Bentayga in the United kingdom.