2017 Bentley Bentayga

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in Fullsize SUVs
2017 MODEL
$229,100 - $297,400 See Inventory Prices

8.3

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Bentley has been making some of the finest and most luxurious cars (mostly sedans) for almost a century and now in 2017, they have unveiled the first ever ultra-luxury SUV -Bentayga. It is the most powerful SUV ever produced and also the costliest one too.

With a mammoth 6-liter W12 engine packed under its hood, it is hailed to be the only SUV to reach the speed of 187 MPH. Be it on the tarmac or off of it, Bentayga is built to tackle every terrain and that too with ease. Not just that, you get all the luxury and features that Bentley stands for.


8.9/10
Features

 

9.6/10
Engine

 

6.1/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.6/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

Starting at a huge price of $229,100, Bentley Bentayga offers a lot a customisation options. Interestingly, buyers have an option to choose between traditional 4 seat interiors and extended 7 seat interiors on the board. The very few rivals of the Bentayga include Mercedes Benz AMG G65 and Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic. 

2017 Bentley Bentayga Features

8.9/10

"The Bentley Bentayga has 90 on-board electronic control units overseeing its various powertrain, suspension, climate, safety, and infotainment systems." - Motor Trend

The advanced features in the base trim includes Advanced Air Suspension with variable driving heighs, Foldable heated rear seats, remote garage door opener, Tri-zone climate control system, and super-premium leather and wood crafted interiors.

Trim Bentley Bentayga
MSRP $229,100
Key Features
  • Four 'floating' adaptive LED headlamps with integrated headlamp washer
  • Full LED tail lamps
  • Rear fog lamps
  • Twilight sensor control and tunnel detection for lighting
  • Panoramic roof with tilt and slide front panel and fixed rear panel
  • Remote controlled garage door opener
  • GPS tracking system full fitment, in addition to standard alarm system
  • Breitling clock with white mother-of-pearl face with eight diamonds at index positions
  • Bentley Rear Entertainment
  • Bentley Signature Audio
  • Digital TV tuner and digital radio
  • Infotainment system with 8" capacitive touch-screen display, incorporating digital radio, HDD navigation, advanced music interface (AMI), single DVD/CD slot, two SD card slots and Bluetooth (A2DP) and WiFi (uPnP) streaming
  • Audio system with ten speakers
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Satellite radio (Sirius)
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth and WiFi audio streaming

For 2017, Bentley Bentayga's rear seats comes with power-adjustable, heated and massage features along with headrests and ventilation options for a complete seating comfort.

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The best option for the 2017 Bentley Bentayga base trim and customize the luxury SUV according to your tastes as most features of the upper trim can be added in the standard trim.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Engine

9.6/10

"The Bentayga is a superbly relaxed highway cruiser, supremely smooth, quiet and comfortable. While very few owners will ever venture off the pavement, the Bentayga is also surprisingly accomplished off-road." - Motor Trend

Engine and Transmission

2017 Bentley Bentayga is boosted with a Twin-Turbocharged 6.0L W12 engine which produces lofty power and torque counts. The potent engine produces a power count of 600 hp @ 5000 rpm which is one of the best in the segment.

Models Bentley Bentayga Mercedes Benz AMG G 65 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic
MSRP $229,100 $220,400 $170,995
Engine Twin-Turbocharged 6.0L W12 6.0L Bi-Turbo V12 5.0L V8 Supercharged
Transmission 8-speed automatic 7-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
Horsepower 600 hp @ 5000 rpm 621 hp @ 5500 rpm 550 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque 664 lb-ft @ 1350 rpm 738 lb-ft @ 2300 rpm 502 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

On the other hand, competitors like Mercedes Benz AMG G 65 and Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic feature power counts of 621 hp @ 5500 rpm and 550 hp @ 6500 rpm respectively. The dual-clutch 8-speed automatic transmission offers smooth shifts in both manual and automatic modes.

Acceleration

The brisk acceleration count of the Bentley Bentayga justifies the presence of the powerful W12 engine. 2017 Bentley Bentayga takes just 3.5 seconds in attaining a speed of 60 mph from still which is best-in-class for a luxury sports SUV. The quarter mile results are again impressive for the 2017 Bentley Bentayga as it counts less than 12 in measuring a quarter-mile distance which is best-in-class.

Models Bentley Bentayga Mercedes Benz AMG G 65 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic
0-60 MPH 3.5 sec 5.3 sec 4.7 sec
Quarter mile 11.9 sec 13.3 sec 13.1 sec
Engine 6.0L 6.0L 5.0L
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 11.8 10.5 11.0

The rivals including Mercedes Benz AMG G65 and Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic take 5.3 and 4.7 seconds respectively in the 0-60 acceleration test. Mercedes Benz AMG G65 and Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic take 13.3 and 13.1 seconds respectively in quarter-mile acceleration test.

Ride and Handling

Bentley Bentayga 2017 excels in riding experience and comfort than most of the competitors in the segment. The brisk acceleration offers thrilling ride experience, the powerful W12 engine produces best-in-class acceleration for an SUV and justifies company's claims of the fastest SUV ever-built. The transmission is smooth and dual cluthes on the steering work flawlessly.

The leather-appointed steering offers good grip and confidence. The overall riding and handling experience is best in terms of power, comfort, and suspension. At last, 2017 Bentayga's premium and powerful riding experience justifies its high-end SUV nature and $200,000+ price tag.

Braking

2017 Bentley Bentayga is equipped with large barking pads of 15.8 and 15.0 inches for fronnt and rear braking pads respectively. The braking pads are convenient and softer than those in Mercedes Benz AMG G65. Bentley Bentayga slides 119 inches while decelerating from 60 mph to still which is standard in the segment as the these cars are equipped very with high curb weights.

Model Bentley Bentayga Mercedes Benz AMG G 65 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic
Brake Front (in.) 15.8 14.8 15.0
Brake Rear (in.) 15.0 13.0 14.4
Curb Weight (lbs.) 5379 5624 5417
60-0 MPH (ft.) 119 120 117

The 2017 Bentayga possess an enormous curb weight of 5379; interestingly, Mercedes Benz AMG G65 and Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic weigh even higher at 5624 and 5417 lbs respectively. Mercedes Benz AMG G65 and Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic slide 120 and 117 feet respectively during the 60-0 deceleration test.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Fuel Economy

6.1/10

There isn't much to expect from these super-luxury SUVs in the fuel-efficiency segment. 2017 Bentley Bentayga offers a fuel economy of 12 and 19 mpg on cityroads and highways respectively which is decent for a premium-luxury SUV. Though Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic offers a slightly higher fuel economy, the Bentley Bentayga's brisk acceleration justifies its fuel economy.

Model Bentley Bentayga Mercedes Benz AMG G 65 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic
MPG (city) 12 11 14
MPG (highway) 19 13 19
MPG (combined) 15 12 16

On the other hand, Mercedes Benz AMG G65 lacks in the fuel economy segment as it's equipped with a fuel-hungry 6L Bi-turbo V12 engine which offers fuel economy of only 11 and 13 mpg on cityroads and highways respectively.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Interior

8.6/10

"Look no further if your demands for a luxury vehicle combine an elegantly appointed interior, great power and the muscle to tow with the ability to challenge the toughest roads and weather." - Kelley Blue Book

Seating and comfort

The best part of the premium SUV is its super-luxury interiors. The interiors feature premium leather and wooden crafted dashboard and seats. The metallic dash board buttons and dual transmission cluthes seem premium. The company took care of the each and every minute point in the super-luxury SUV.

Model Bentley Bentayga Mercedes Benz AMG G 65 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic
Passenger capacity 4 5 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 40.3/-/41.7 42.4/56.3/52.5 39.5/60.7/42.2
Second(Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.) 38.0/-/40.9 40.1/56.3/41.9 39.1/59.5/37.0

Infotainment Features

The infotainment system in the 2017 Bentayga features an 8-inch touchscreen display with 60 GB harddisk and 10-speaker sound output system. The infotainment system is intuitive and interactive and produes effortless sound output for the premium SUV.

The main features include:

  • Navigation
  • voice control
  • digital radio
  • CD player
  • SD cards
  • USB port
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay (Android Auto smartphone integration is absent)

User can opt for rear displays and an upgrade 21-speaker sound system at additional costs.

Interior Features

The main highlights of the interiors include Foldable, adjustable, heated front and rear seats along with massage and head rest features,Tri-zone climate control system, premium cupholders, panaromic sunroof, and super-premium leather and wooden work.

The interiors are spacious and very comfortable in the 4-seating interiors. The seats are extensively adjustable and comfortable with massage and head rest features on the board. The leather upholstery and wooden work on the interiors will keep you energetic during the long rides as they seems pleasant to eyes. The interiors are quite soundproof too. The adaptive air suspension works well and can easily handle different road types.

Cargo Capacity

As the cargo capacity is an important factor while considering an SUV, Bentley equipped the 2017 Bentayga with reasonable cargo capacity for a SUV. The cargo volume for the Bentley Bentayga counts at 17.1 ft.cube which average for a premium SUV, the premium SUV can easily hold two large-size cargo bags in its boot tank. 

The cargo capacity is reasonable for a four-seater SUV but if you are going to consider the 7-seater option, the cargo capacity will bother you.

Model Bentley Bentayga Mercedes Benz AMG G 65 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic
Cargo Volume rear seat up (ft.3) 17.1 38.6 27.7
Cargo Volume rear seat folded (ft.3) 62.6 79.5 62.2

Mercedes Benz AMG G65 and Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic are loaded with massive cargo capacities of 38.6 and 27.7 ft.cube respectively. The cargo capacity increses to 79.5 and 62.2 ft.cube in Mercedes Benz AMG G65 and Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic respectively after folding the rear seats which is far better than the 2017 Bentley Bentayga.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Exterior

"The SUV is also the perfect amount of bulbous, featuring flared wheel arches, round headlights, and a smooth, rounded fascia. It’s undeniably gauche, but that’s what Bentley embodies, and it works; you don’t buy a Bentayga to blend in, you buy it for self-promotion." - Automobile Mag

2017 Bentayga features premium and sturdy exteriors.The main highlights of the exteriors include large 20" premium quality alloy wheels, four 'floating' adaptive LED headlamps, soft-closing doors, large bonnet grills with "Bentley" mark on the top, and a Panoramic sunroof.

The exteriors are one of the best exteriors ever seen in an SUV. The dimesnsions of the SUV measure at 202.4, 78.7, and 68.6 inches for length, width, and height respectively.

Model Bentley Bentayga Mercedes Benz AMG G 65 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic
Curb weight (lbs.) 5379 5624 5417
Length(in) 202.4 187.5 196.8
Width(in) 78.7 76.3 81.6
Height(in) 68.6 76.3 71.9
Ground clearance (in) 8.0 7.7 8.7
Wheelbase (in) 117.9 112.2 115.0
Track width (in) F/R 66.5/66.7 59.1/59.1 66.5/66.3

The 2017 Bentayga offers a decent ground clearance of 8 inches while the competitors are offering ground clearances of 7.7 and 8.7 inches respectively for Mercedes Benz AMG G65 and Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic respectively. The premium SUV features large wheelbase and track width (F/R) of 117.9 and 66.5/66.7 (F/R) respectively.

 

2017 Bentley Bentayga Safety

2017 Bentley Bentayga offers advanced safety features. For a safe parking experience, Advanced Automated Parking Sensors are present with a front, rear and side parking cameras on the board.

  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Forward Collision and Rear Collision
  • Automated Parking Sensors
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Power Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Front Camera
  • Right Side Camera
  • Back-Up Camera

For driver and passengers' safety there are dual-stage driver and passenger airbags along with Seat-mounted side airbags. Apart from these standard features, users can also opt for additional safety features.

The "City" package includes additional features like a top-view camera, traffic sign recognition, Collision detection and automatic braking, and rear cross-traffic alert. The "Touring" package adds Adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist to the 2017 Bentley Bentayga.

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2017 Bentley Bentayga Competition

Mercedes Benz AMG G65

Mercedes Benz AMG G65 features higher torque and power counts while the Bentley Bentayga offer quiker acceleration performance. The Mercedes-Benz AMG G65 excels in segments like interiors space, cargo capacity, and infotainment system.

On the other hand, Bentley Bentayga outshines the Mercedes AMG G65 in braking, ground clearance, interiors quality, and fuel economy.

Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic

Though the Range Rover SV Autobiography's engine shows better on paper power counts, Bentley Bentayga features best-in-class acceleration. The Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic excels in segments like braking, fuel-efficiency, ground clearance, passenger volume and cargo capacity.

On the other hand, Bentley Bentayga offers better quality interiors, more powerful acceleration, better Infotainment system and more  premium exteriors than Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Final Verdict

Bentley redefines the luxury SUV segment with its super-luxury Bentayga 2017. The car has its distinct identity and appeal. The car features one of the most powerful engine, and the company claims it to be the fastest SUV ever-build as it just takes 3.5 sec. in completing the 0-60 acceleration test.

The main highlights of the $220k, super-luxury SUV include premium sporty exteriors, leather and wood crafted interiors, Adaptive Air suspension for offroad performance, premium riding experience and tons of customisation options according to user's tastes. The 2017 Bentayga is an ideal super-luxury SUV with impressive performance, comfort, and thrilling experience.

Pros

Best-in-class acceleration

Powerful engine

Super-Premium interiors

Sporty premium exteriors

Adaptive air suspension and decent ground clearance

Premium riding and handling experience

Cons

Cargo Capacity

7 seat interiors compromise comfort

What's New?

It is a whole brand new car.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$229100

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

168 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

363 cu. in.

horsepower

600 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

664 lb.-ft. @ 1350 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15 in. ventilated disc brakes/15.8 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

117.9 in.

length

202.4 in.

width

78.7 in.

height

68.6 in.

curb weight

5379 lbs.

ground clearance

9.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

17.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

7716 lbs.

payload capacity

1786 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

8.5 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

4 sec.

standing ¼-mile

11.9 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

183 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

43814 mpg

highway range

427.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/unlimited

drivetrain warranty

3 years/unlimited

corrosion warranty

3 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Bentley Bentayga in Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic color  2017 Bentley Bentayga in Azure Purple Metallic color  2017 Bentley Bentayga in Alpine Green Metallic color
Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.9

Engine

9.6

Fuel Economy

6.1

Interior

8.6

8.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Bentley Bentayga 4dr SUV AWD

4dr SUV AWD

power
600 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
15 combined

$229,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $229,100 MSRP (12/15/19) 600 hp @ 5000 rpm, 6 L, W12, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Bentley Bentayga W12 First Edition

W12 First Edition

power
600 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
15 combined

$297,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
W12 First Edition 4dr SUV (6.0L 1cyl 8AM) Starting at $297,400 MSRP (12/15/19) 600 hp @ 5000 rpm, 6 L, W12, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

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