Bentley Bentayga Put Through Its Paces On And Off-Road

Bentley’s new Bentayga is the crème-de-la-crème of SUV’s. It’s the fastest at 187mph (301km/h), the most powerful at 600hp (608PS) and 663lb-ft, and the most expensive (at least until Rolls Royce and Lamborghini bring their SUVs to the table).

As we can see in this review from Carfection, it manages to be a versatile, true SUV when piloted off-road, without damaging the characteristics that define the Crewe marque, such as refinement, luxurious appointments and handling finesse – the latter comes courtesy of a 48-volt active stabilizer system.

The all-new 6.0-liter W12 and ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox are praised for their effectiveness, dispatching 0-62mph (100km/h) in 4-seconds flat.

A plug-in hybrid Bentayga is all-but confirmed for 2018, while being up in the air about a full electric express. A diesel engine, like the one in the Audi SQ7, is also a distinct possibility.

The reviewer remarks: “ Part of me will never truly be down with Bentley creating an SUV- no matter how good that car is. We’d prefer them to stick to making cars we’re really passionate about and want to drive ourselves. But really, that’s our hangup; that’s something we need to get over”.

With Bentley increasing capacity to meet exploding demand, we think he may be right.

By Mitchell Jones

Photo Gallery



    • Not round like a Ranger Rover 😀

  • It was made when Bentley invited them with all other journalists… Better filmed as usual, but nothing new here. Not a fan when they try to make us think they are the only one “trashing” a Bentley off road”. They all did. They just have some of the best film team.

  • James

    Look forward to actually seeing an unbiased and balanced review!

    • Matt

      Why, do you think they are lying when they say it is great to drive and capable off-road?

      Other reviews at its European launch echoed these sentiments. If it is Bentley’s biggest model investment, then you wouldn’t expect it to be bad.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    I get it, finally. And it does look A LOT better in person than in pictures. The problem is the fact that it has been titled the ultimate SUV, which it is not. This is a on par with the Continental, but it does not have the room of the Flying Spur, let alone the Mulsanne. I want to see a Mulsanne style SUV, then we can award it the ultimate LUXURY SUV. Until then, this is a good start for those who have the coin.

Watch Jay Kay’s Ferrari GTC4Lusso Being Painted Purple

Jamiroquai’s lead singer got bored for his grey GTC4Lusso, so he had it painted purple.

Build Your Personalized Mercedes-Benz G-Class With G Manufaktur

The Mercedes-Benz G Manufaktur programme includes 23 exclusive colors.

Final 1953 Corvette Still Looks Great And It’s Going Up For Auction

The model is the 300th and final Corvette built during its first year of production.

Porsche’s Latest Product Is Insurance And It Comes With Some Interesting Benefits

Porsche’s mileage-based insurance plan comes with agreed value coverage and a claims concierge.

Hypercar Collection Seized From Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President Heading To Auction

Among the cars seized are a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster and Koenigsegg One:1.

Drako GTE Electric Supercar Coming This Summer With 1200 HP

The four-seat Darko GTE will have a top speed of 206 mph.

Aston Martin DB5, V8 And Valhalla Confirmed For Next Bond Film

The Aston Martin Valhalla features a turbocharged V6 engine and a battery-electric hybrid system.

New Audi A3 Set To Spawn A Rugged “Cityhopper” Variant

The Audi A3 Cityhopper will reportedly feature familiar Allroad modifications, but eschew that name due to a lack of all-wheel drive.

The Ferrari F2002 In Which Michael Schumacher Won The 2002 F1 Title Is For Sale

This Ferrari F2002 was driven to victory at the French, Austrian, and San Marino races.

Tesla Model 3 Driver Filmed Sleeping Behind The Wheel On Californian Highway

The driver of this Tesla Model 3 was apparently asleep for up to 30 miles.