Sabtu, 26 September 2015

Frankfurt Show Highlights: 2017 Bentley Bentayga

Bentley EXP 9 F Concept that was shown at 2012 Geneva Motor Show marked how interest the British company to make an SUV. And now at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Bentley officially introduced the production version of its first ever SUV, named Bentayga.

It’s built on the modified MLB-Evo platform that has been used on the latest Audi Q7. Bentley’s designers seems took some inspirations from the concept version. Up front, there are small LED Daytime Running Lights that also serves as turn signal and bigger LED headlights.Bentley’s typical grille with diamond accent still on the car. When I saw it from the front side at a glance it’s like a Continental GT SUV. But it’s still looked good and elegant. At the rear, we can see the production version is slightly boxier than EXP 9 F. Its LED taillights comes up with smaller dimension than the concept. The twin-exhaust prove that this is a fast SUV.

Let’s go to the interior. I never doubt the Bentley quality material for its cabin. And Bentayga is one of them. It features ultra-luxury cabin with handcrafted woods, metal trims, and sumptuous leather. All seats are available with contrast stitching and diamond accent. Moreover, the front seat is equipped with 22-way adjustment, 6-program massage, heating system, and ventilation. The SUV also gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a 60 GB hard drive, a removable 10.2-inch Android tablet Bentley with 4G connectivity, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for rear passengers, 3-choice audio systems, a 1,950-watt unit from Naim with 18-speaker, and other luxury and optional features.

If you are an anti-mainstream man/woman, you can choose Bentley’s Mulliner Bespoke Program. It offers personalization things for your Bentayga. You can choose 90 exterior colors, 15 carpet options, 7 handcrafted veneers, 15 choices of interior trim, and several alloy wheel options in size from 20 to 22 inches.

Under the hood, Bentley put W12 6.0 liter gasoline engine. The powertrain also equipped with twin-turbocharged, producing 600 hp, 900 Nm of torque, and mated to 8-speed automatic transmission. Bentayga can reach 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and its top speed up to 301 km/h. Bentley claims that its SUV is the fastest and the most powerful SUV in the world.

For adventure stuff, Bentley offers Drive Dynamic Mode as a standard, with an optional Responsive Off-Road Setting. It provides 8 driving modes plus a computer-controlled, adjustable air spring, with four ride heights.

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