Oozing luxury: The world’s most desirable SUV

It’s been called ‘the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious SUV in the world’, according to Bentley.

The claim is a tough one to dispute, because under the Bentley Bentayga’s bonnet sits a new version of Bentley’s 6.0-litre W12, with twin-scroll turbos plus high- and low-pressure direct fuel injection.

The Bentley Bentayga range of exclusive go-anywhere do-anything SUVs is available with four or seven seat configurations which, combined with a trio of available engines, including the first true-luxury plug in hybrid, reinforce its status as the world’s most versatile luxury vehicle.

The flexible seating options make the all-terrain Bentayga the most practical luxury car Bentley has ever built.

Big enough to carry a family of seven, it also has the ability to swallow up a boot-load of luggage when required, without ever compromising the extraordinary travelling experience for which Bentleys are renowned. While the available four seat configuration means the Bentayga can also double as a luxury limousine.

Both Bentayga V8 and Speed models are available with either four or seven-seat cabin options, while the Hybrid comes with four seats. In this configuration, it provides an enhanced space for relaxation, entertainment or work on-the-move.

The twin rear-seat model provides two passengers with most of the same, impressive luxury seating features as those enjoyed in the front, including 12-way electrical adjustment, heating, ventilation and massage functions.

The cabin of Bentley’s all-terrain, all-purpose luxury car includes a centre console between the two rear seats that provides additional storage, USB charging sockets and a beautifully trimmed and quilted backboard to separate the cabin from the boot area.

The spacious twin rear configuration also offers a further choice of individual options, such as Bentley Rear Entertainment, Bluetooth headphones, fold-down picnic tables and individual, Mulliner-Console Drinks Cooler.

The practical and luxurious seven-seat format provides maximum versatility for carrying extra passengers. The third row of seats can be folded away electronically at the push of a button, to provide maximum luggage capacity, while the middle row folds manually for ease of access.

Beautifully handcrafted, the exclusive cabin employs the most exquisite materials, from rare wood veneers and high-gloss carbon fibre to the finest, hand-stitched leather trim. This unparalleled attention to detail is found right across the Bentayga range.

The pioneering Bentayga Hybrid is the luxury SUV sector’s first plug-in hybrid and Bentley’s most efficient model ever. It combines a new, highly efficient 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine with a state-of-the-art electric motor. Technologically advanced, it is also the company’s first step towards electrification.

The Bentayga Speed is the world’s fastest production SUV, with a powerful 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine producing 635 PS (626 bhp) and a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h). Like the Bentayga Hybrid, the Speed is designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain.

Sitting at the core of the Bentayga range, the V8’s 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged petrol engine combines immense power with impressive fuel efficiency. The dynamic unit develops 542 bhp (550 PS) and 568 lb.ft. (770 Nm) of torque, resulting in a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) and 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds (100 km/h in 4.5 seconds).

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