New Four- And Seven-Seat Options Enhance Bentley Bentayga’s Versatility

Bentley has just added two new seating configurations to the Bentayga, making it easier for customers to find their ideal spec.

From now on, the massive SUV offers four- and seven-seat options, available with either the V8 or W12 engines. The plug-in Bentayga Hybrid can be specified with the four-seat option but is not available with seven seats. The automaker says the flexible seating options make the all-terrain Bentayga the most practical luxury vehicle it has ever built.

Depending on the buyer’s needs, the posh SUV can carry a family of seven or offer a luxury limousine experience.

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Bentley Bentayga in four-seat configuration

The four-seat version features a twin-rear seat layout offering the same luxury seating features as the front seats, including 12-way electrical adjustment, heating, ventilation and massage functions. The business-class seats are separated by a center console that provides additional storage, USB charging ports and a trimmed and quilted backboard separating the cabin from the boot area.

The four-seat option also opens up more possibilities when it comes to options, including Bentley Rear Entertainment, Bluetooth headphones, fold-down picnic tables, and individual, Mulliner Console Drinks Cooler.

Bentley Bentayga in seven-seat configuration

The seven-seat format prioritizes practicality without sacrificing luxury and convenience, however. The third row of seats can be folded away electronically at the push of a button to maximize luggage capacity, while the second row folds manually for ease of access on the rearmost seats.

It goes without saying that the cabin employs exquisite materials, from rare wood veneers and high-gloss carbon fiber to hand-stitched leather trim. The Bentley Rear Entertainment option is also available for the seven-seat version.

The Bentayga engine lineup starts with the Hybrid, which features a PHEV powertrain consisting of a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 petrol engine and an electric motor with a combined output of 443 HP (449 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque.

The Bentayga V8 sits at the middle of the range and is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo petrol eight-cylinder rated at 542 HP (550 PS) and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque. The mighty powertrain ensures a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds).

The Bentayga Speed tops the range, packing a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 producing 626 HP (635 PS) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque. That’s enough to make it the world’s fastest production SUV, with a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h) and a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of just 3.9 seconds.

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