2018 Bentley Bentayga all set to raise the benchmark again

The 2017 Bentley Bentayga which was introduced in 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show literally took the SUV kingdom by storm. It was the fastest and the most luxurious model. Now, the British automakers are back for more with its new 2018 Bentley Bentayga.

Although no official word is available, the new generation Bentayga is supposed to be better and more powerful than ever. Experts have even gone overboard by saying that this 2018 model could be the first 200 mph SUV all over the world. This will be the best SUV for 2018.

2017 Bentley Bentayga red front view

The fact that Bentley wasn’t able to achieve this in 2017 model has to do with safety concerns. According to Bentley engineering boss, Rolf Frech, there are going to be other versions of Bentayga shortly with higher speed capacities.

Engine of 2018 Bentley Bentayga

This 2018 Bentayga will use the automaker’s 6.0-liter W12 twin turbo TSI engine that’s capable of producing 608 HP of power at 5,250 to 6,000 RPM and 664 lb-ft of torque at 1,250 to 4,500 RPM. The current generation Bentayga sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds flat. Experts have predicted that the 2018 model could take just 3.8 seconds to set a new benchmark.

The current top speed is limited to 187 mph. Bentley might push this up to 200 mph to stand out in the SUV genre. The current mileage figures checks at 14 mpg in city, 20 mpg on highways and 16 mpg combined. Expect these numbers to improve in 2018 Bentayga.

2017 Bentley Bentayga red rear view

2018 Bentley Bentayga Design

The new 2018 Bentley Bentayga will share some exterior styling with 2016 Bentley Continental Speed. Unlike the 2017 generation, this upcoming variant will sport a different bumper which sport larger air intakes. A new splitter will also be added at the bottom.

Its rear fascia is also going to wear changes as the bumper will be revised. Moreover, the exhaust tips will come with chrome accents. The suspension will be enhanced to offer a pleasant ride. Other exterior changes would include a new set of wheels, beefier side skirts and refreshed headlights.

2018 Bentley Bentayga – Safety

The 2018 model will retain most of the safety features from its predecessor. Some of this include:

  • Stability Control
  • Back-up Camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control
  • ABS
  • Blind spot monitoring system

Interior cabin

Designed to accommodate 5 people, the interior cabin of Bentley Bentayga is a work of art. Like that of 2017 model, the cabin will hold the same exquisiteness but with a touch of sportiness.

The seats will get diamond-quilted leather and will come with features like heating and power reclining. To differentiate this upcoming Bentayga from the standard model, the instrument cluster will get new dials and graphics. Embellishments will be done by extensive use of carbon fiber inserts.

2018 Bentley Bentayga Competition, Price and Release Date

2017 Lamborghini Urus might stand as a fierce competitor to this model. As 2017 model has a starting price of around $229,000, expect 2018 Bentley Bentayga to cost a bit more. As to its launch, Bentley might release this SUV in early 2018.

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