Before you read our upcoming full review, here’s a quick summary on how Bentley made its first SUV:
The Bentley Bentayga is not just a re-wrapped Audi Q7 despite sporting the same electromechanical active roll stabilization as the SQ7 TDI with its 48-volt subsystem. Instead, Bentley spent a lot of money creating something that can make you forget about fully loaded Porsche Cayenne Turbos, and an SUV that will also take on whatever Rolls-Royce is cooking up at the moment.
On tarmac, this all-wheel drive all-terrain giant that will reach 60mph in 4 seconds flat and keep on going until it hits 187mph, otherwise known as 300.94 km/h. That’s just insane. What’s in the Bugatti Chiron? A 1,478 horsepower quad-turbo W16. What’s in the Bentley Bentayga? A brand new twin-turbo W12, with 600 horsepower and 663 ft-lb of torque.
This SUV will power through everything even if you rip parts off it in the process, because it needs to. The people who buy these things often live next to sand dunes or in countries where roads can tear an economy car’s wheel off if you hit the wrong pothole, but as Carfection explains, Bentley got you covered even if you need to go deep into the forest at night with some gardening equipment at the back for some reason:
I can’t wait to see the Lamborghini Urus. As long as it has a top speed of at least 188mph, the Italians should be fine.
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