By Otsile Kadiege
The Crewe based automaker has revealed the new Bentayga S, which not only adds striking design cues and unique detailing but also a delivers a more engaging drive.
To help differentiate the Bentayga S from the rest of the range, the sporty SUV features a range of distinctive exterior styling cues, including new unique 22-inch wheels with three finishes, ‘S’ badges positioned on the lower edge of the front doors, and Blackline specification as standard. The profile of the vehicle has increased due to the larger rear spoiler, gloss black side sills and lower bumpers, front and rear. Dark tint lenses to head lamps and tail lamps, black door mirrors and black split oval tailpipes complete the striking exterior.
To reflect the striking exterior and increased dynamic ability, customers of the Bentayga S can expect a luxurious cabin with unique detailing thanks to new seats, unique stitching, a new colour split and Alcantara. Colour accents on the instrument panel, centre console, door pads and seat bolsters as well as Alcantara to seat cushion and back inserts, steering wheel and gear lever, give the Bentley Bentayga S a bold and contemporary style. ‘S’ badges can be found on the passenger fascia as well as new graphics in the driver’s instrument panel and illuminated treadplates, denoting the model.
Power and performance
Powering the Bentayga S is Bentley’s renowned 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 petrol engine making 404 kW and 770 Nm. Bentley claims it will sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 290km/h.
To help deploy power as effectively as possible, Bentley Dynamic Ride is fitted as standard and was the world’s first electric active roll control technology that utilises an unrivalled 48V system. The system can react within 0.3s with up to 1,300 Nm of torque to counteract lateral rolling forces when cornering, ensuring maximum tyre contact to deliver class-leading cabin stability, ride comfort and exceptional handling.
In its Sport mode, Bentley claims the Bentayga S delivers improved steering feel, greater turn-in response and further reduced body-roll is possible due to an additional 15 per cent increase in air suspension damping and a unique Electronic Stability Control and Bentley Dynamic Ride tune. As standard, a new sports exhaust is included with free-flowing primary and secondary pipes improving flow and combining with reduced perforations in the muffler to deliver enhanced character and volume, giving a more performance-oriented feel.
Off-road abilities of the Bentayga remain, with the optional All-Terrain Specification bringing four dedicated off-road modes (Snow and Wet Grass, Dirt and Gravel, Mud and Trail, and Sand) along with a 500 mm wading depth.
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