Today Bentley Motors presents all the details of the new Bentayga Speed - the flagship of the Bentayga family: effortless power delivery, but without compromising on luxury. The Bentayga Speed, handcrafted in Crewe, combines the W12 engine with numerous luxurious equipment elements of the model as standard, including the Mulliner Driving Specification. The new Bentayga Speed continues the long tradition of the Speed models, which began in 2007 with the Continental GT. It has the same proven performance as its predecessor, which set a new record for production SUVs in the infamous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Race 2018.
completely redesigned new Bentayga
The new Bentayga Speed continues the design of the completely revised new Bentayga and thus takes on the consistent Bentley design language, which is now reflected in the entire model range. The new model has been significantly revised inside and out and scores with the latest on-board technology and an even more comfortable interior. Adrian Hallmark, Bentley's Chairman and Chief Executive, commented: "The new Bentayga has already set new standards for luxury SUVs against which all other models have to be measured. Before the new Bentayga Hybrid - the world's only definitive luxury hybrid - is launched in the coming months, it is important that we still respect our customers' wishes for absolute performance. The new Bentayga Speed remains the fastest SUV in the world, but more importantly, it is also the most luxurious version of the new Bentayga - and thus the best of both worlds, the crowning glory of the model range."
Power, performance and dynamism
With the double turbocharged W12 engine, which offers 635 hp at its peak, the new Bentayga Speed takes the exceptional performance characteristics of the Bentayga to a new level. The torque of 900 Nm, which is continuously available between 1.500 rpm and 5.000 rpm, guarantees steady, effortless acceleration. For the assembly of the W12 drivetrain alone, the experienced engine builders need around ten percent of the working hours that go into manufacturing the Bentayga Speed. Performance, comfort and handling at an exceptional level: the top speed has been increased to 306 km / h, while 100 km / h can be reached in just 3,9 seconds.
Efficiency is an important aspect
Efficiency is also an important aspect of such a powerful engine: in order to achieve effective cylinder deactivation with the complex configuration of the W12 engine, the engine control unit deactivates a complete cylinder bank if necessary. Switching between the two cylinder banks by using data from the intake and exhaust gas sensors minimizes the cooling of the cylinders and the catalytic converter and thus avoids emission peaks in the exhaust gas values. This not only optimizes CO2 emissions, but also enables significant efficiency gains for relaxed journeys with only a lightly depressed accelerator pedal. If the driver takes off the accelerator in 5th to 8th gear (when gliding on the motorway, for example), the torque converter is opened so that the engine shifts to idle and the vehicle only rolls or pushes. If the accelerator is accelerated again or the vehicle detects an increase in speed when driving downhill, a gear is engaged again.
In order to be able to use this power appropriately, the Bentayga Speed is equipped with four driving dynamics modes for paved roads, of which "Comfort" is at one end of the range and "Sport" at the other. In between there is the “Bentley” mode - the balanced recommendation of the Bentley chassis team in Crewe - and a “Custom” mode for customers who want to make their own chassis settings. Sports mode was recalibrated exclusively for speed in order to optimize the response of the W12 engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the air suspension and the Bentley Dynamic Ride system have been readjusted. The result: a more dynamic and exciting driving experience.
Bentley Dynamic Ride is the world's first active electric roll stabilization with a unique 48-volt system. This system directly counteracts the side lean forces when cornering. This ensures maximum tire contact with the road and ensures vehicle stability, a high level of driving comfort and exceptional handling unmatched in this class. The recalibration of Bentley's Torque Vectoring by Brake system - in which the inner rear wheel is braked slightly when entering a curve in order to strengthen the steering of the front axle - gives the Bentayga Speed even more direct handling.
The optionally available carbon-ceramic brakes for the Bentayga Speed are the largest and most powerful brakes available from Bentley: The maximum braking torque is 6.000 Nm and the system is designed to withstand temperatures of up to 1.000 ° C. Compared to cast iron brakes, they also offer a weight saving of more than 20 kg.
Optics reflect performance
In keeping with the higher level of performance, the Bentayga Speed comes up with an imposing exterior look. Dark-tinted headlights, side skirts in body color, unique front and rear bumpers as well as a fascinating, elongated rear wing underpin the capabilities of the SUV. Radiator and bumper grille inserts in a dark tint, an exclusive 22-inch wheel design that is available with two different surfaces (painted and dark-tinted), and the typical speed emblems underline the sporty design. The tailpipes at the rear are now designed in the oval design, which signals a W12 engine. The dark-tinted tail lights round off the appearance of the Speed.
The standard palette with 17 paint colors is supplemented by a further 47 colors in the extended color selection and the Mulliner color palette as well as 24 additional, optional two-tone paint finishes. Customers who want to go beyond these 88 color options can have the paintwork adapted to any color template. This extraordinary color palette is complemented by 15 leather colors, six leather color combinations, eight wood veneers and two technically-looking surfaces.
A spectacular design theme is introduced in the interior of the Bentayga Speed that finds an incomparable balance between luxury and performance. The unique color combination of the Speed is achieved through the use of dark colors with stylish leather accents on the seats and interior trim. Elegantly manufactured, lively leather elements in a contrasting color flow around the doors and door handles, framing the seats and backrests as well as the lower console. For the first time in the Bentayga, Alcantara® is used for the color combination of the Speed, which is used on the seat surfaces, the backrests, on the gear lever, on the steering wheel, on parts of the footwell trim, on the upper pillars and on the headliner. Those who prefer leather for these areas can choose the Leather Specification.
In the standard equipment, the backrests of all seats will be embroidered with the "Speed" logo, which can be replaced with the Bentley emblem at no extra charge. Exclusively for speed, the diamond design of the Mulliner Driving Specification (which is included in the standard scope of delivery) is supplemented by new contrasting stitching: each stitching is made with a thread that matches the leather and also with a thread in the selected contrasting color. Discreet metal speed emblems on the front dashboard and illuminated door sills with “Speed” lettering round off the unmistakable look.
High-tech infotainment system
A state-of-the-art infotainment system is being used in the new Bentayga for the first time, setting new standards in the area of technology interfaces for customers. The larger, higher-contrast, high-resolution 10,9-inch touchscreen display has a coating that reduces reflections and glare; In addition, the touch functionality has been significantly improved. The screen now takes up the entire width of the central dashboard, giving it a modern look. The content can be selected either via buttons below the screen or from the main menu display. In addition, a freely configurable start page can be set up so that three favorites, such as telephone, navigation or media, are displayed.
The advanced navigation system is equipped with a context-specific free text search that can be used to search for an address or a point of interest. In addition to other useful functions, the navigation has been expanded to include a three-dimensional building display and satellite maps. In addition, additional content is shown in the driver's ultra-modern head-up display. Traffic reports, street names and the distance to the destination can now also be shown in the head-up display.
In addition to the usual media sources, Apple CarPlay is now also available wirelessly (in addition to the conventional wired system). Android Auto can also be used. If a corresponding smartphone is connected to one of the vehicle's USB-C sockets, the central infotainment screen mirrors the phone display. The new Bentayga Speed is now, similar to the Continental GT and the new Flying Spur, equipped with a fully digital information and warning light field. The display gives the cockpit a contemporary look, can be adapted to the needs of the driver and impresses with elegantly animated real-time lighting effects.
The high-resolution screen can be viewed in classic or expanded format. In the classic format, the screen shows the traditional design with two displays for speed and RPM. In the expanded format, a navigation and media information area is displayed instead of the right clock face. The latest version of the My Bentley services for vehicle functions and remote access is available through the new Bentayga. As with the latest Continental GT model, the vehicle functions can now be accessed via an embedded SIM card (eSIM), so that a data connection via a customer's mobile device is no longer necessary to use online services.
Key features such as real-time traffic alerts and wireless updates will be available to customers in all markets in which Bentley connectivity services are offered. New networking services, such as the predictive detection of green phases and information about local sources of danger, will be available depending on the region. Remote control functions - if regionally available - can be accessed via the My Bentley app. These functions have been technically optimized and expanded to include options that our customers have come to expect - from "Finding my vehicle" and "Locking my vehicle" to querying vehicle status and statistics. But the integration of other functions has also been considered, such as the control of the auxiliary heating, if available.
optional: Black Specification
Customers who want to give the sporty look of their Bentayga Speed additional expression can choose the Black Specification. In this striking package, all chrome-plated moldings, shiny details and a few other bodywork elements are replaced by high-gloss black carbon fiber components - an impressive visual statement. The front splitter and the side skirts are replaced by counterparts made by hand in carbon fiber, while the rear diffuser is designed in glossy black. All body trim strips (including the roof rails) shimmer in high-gloss black, as do the 22-inch Bentayga Speed wheels and the tailpipes. The Blackline look is completed by a curved carbon fiber roof spoiler, which replaces the standard version.
Bentayga Speed - the top model in the Bentayga series
When it was launched in 2015, the award-winning Bentayga set standards in the luxury SUV segment. With it, the ultimate grand touring experience can be continued without restriction even in difficult terrain. The Bentayga Speed is the most powerful and most performance-oriented Bentayga to date. This puts it at the top of the model family. The Bentayga Speed will be offered in regions where demand for twelve-cylinder SUVs remains strong: the United States, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. The new Bentayga family will soon be completed by the global launch of the new Bentayga Hybrid, giving customers of what is arguably the best luxury SUV in the world even more choices. If we receive more information in a timely manner, there will of course be an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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