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Bentley Bentayga Sport-utility Vehicle ReviewBentley Bentayga SUV

Bentley Bentayga Sport-utility Vehicle - This worthy contender for the world's most opulent SUV, also happens to be one which matches an Aston Martin for speed, and a Range Rover for off-road driving capabilities.

Bentayga was created to transport their owners to the most extraordinary places on earth, and Bentley's SUV has undeniably taken them to a whole new class. The newest conception from the refined car-maker has crafted this vehicle to level previously unattained in four-wheel drive (4x4) cars.

Quite simply, the latest Bentley Bentayga has an enviable range of options and opportunities to personalize. Its ground-breaking technology has opened up new experiences with unprecedented power and speed.

The efficiency of this model sets standards in the SUV sector which stretches the imagination to its limits and fills any auto maker's review with superlatives of luxury and performance.

Bentley Bentayga Power and SpeedBentayga Power and Speed

Bentley Bentayga - Power and SpeedHave Bentley created the world’s most powerful as well as fastest SUV? It certainly appears so when you review its tech-laden engine and running gear.

Then you compare its opulence, perhaps to the Audi Q7 or Porsche Cayenne, and the German based Volkswagen Group has certainly delivered a gifted and special Bentley for its endearing followers.

The Bentayga runs on a brand-new twin-turbocharged 6-litre W12 engine. We understand that for the time being, this power house is exclusive to the SUV - but bound for the next-gen Continental and Flying Spur models.

It produces 600 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque (achieved while idling at 1,350rpm). Bentley owners will probably already know that it features dual cam phasing for responsiveness and an oil system designed to accommodate a 35-degree tilt in any direction. The environmentalists will also be keen to learn that its cylinder deactivation feature was added to cut fuel consumption under light load.

Bentley SUV (0 - 60mph = 4 Seconds)

When Bentley claimed the SUV sprints from zero to sixty miles per hour in only four seconds, there were few doubters based on the reputation and prominence in the auto industry. Nonetheless, weighing only 5,379 lbs. it power and speed continues to a dizzy 187mph at the far end of the gauges. This makes the Bantayga quicker than the incredibly fast Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. Can you believe that it also boasts a bigger back seat and the unparalleled ability to tow a 7700lb trailer?

When you take it off-road, if you dare, this beast is heroic and easily handles a multitude of obstacles and hurdles found meandering on and off the highways of the United Kingdom. Mud, rocks, wet grass, snow, ice, and thigh-deep water-filled rubble, this SUV takes it all in its rather expensive stride, but with unflagging capabilities.

Bentley Bentayga Interior TrimBentley Bentayga Interior Trim

Bentley Bentayga Interior TrimThe Bentayga's interior trim has an unequivocal knack of making most other SUVs look like the inside of a 1977 Ford Escort. All touchable surfaces feel almost too good to touch and the whole interior cabin smells like the inside of a really expensive Barker Black Ostrich or Berluti.

There are too many exuberant options to mention, but you can rest assured that Bentley's leather hide and wood artisans adorn your cabin with opulence and decadence.

Optional dashboard clocks are available but they are reported to be handcrafted at a rate of four each year.

The Breitling for Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon comes in white or rose gold and sits in a small divot atop the center console. There is a mechanism behind the clock face which spins the timepiece periodically to keep its mechanical apparatus wound. The Bentayga is so impressive and refined it even comes with an optional picnic hamper priced at £21,000.

Bentley Bentayga Price ReviewBentley Bentayga Price

We couldn't complete our review of the Bentley Bantayga without mentioning the price tag. Of course, if need to know the cost of the Bentayga SUV, then you probably can't afford one at the moment. The manufacturer recommended retail prices (RRP) for the new Bentley Bentayga start from £160,200 (including VAT).

Despite the astronomical pricing, the Bentley Bentayga has a 12-month waiting list, according to the factory in Crewe, UK. This is where around 5,000 lovingly built Bentleys emerge during a typical year. SUV 4x4 owners and car connoisseurs might argue that 'most expensive' does not always mean best. But this time - maybe it does!