New Delhi: Exclusive Motors – the official Bentley Motors partner in India launched the all-new Bentley Bentayga V8 for the Indian market. Since its introduction, the Bentley Bentayga has defined a new sector and set the luxury SUV benchmark, offering customers the ultimate Grand Touring experience unrestricted by landscape or conditions.
The award-winning Bentley model is now available in its most sporting guise to date – the Bentayga V8. The Bentayga V8 would be now available in India to order at a starting price of INR 3.78 cr (ex-showroom – Mumbai) for a standard model, subject to exchange rate fluctuations and options.
Commenting on the launch, Satya Bagla, Managing Director, Exclusive Motors said: “Bentley is the world leader in luxury mobility and has been defining new luxury in the automotive world. The Bentayga V8 shares the same sleek lines as the other models in the Bentayga range, but adds some distinctive features to create an edgier exterior that matches the car’s dynamic feel. The newest addition to the range, Bentayga V8, is everything Bentayga was designed to be, balancing exquisite refinement with astonishing performance.”
Engine and Performance
At the heart of the latest Bentayga model is a new-generation 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine which combines immense power with impressive fuel efficiency. The V8 diesel version gives the British car company to cater to many more car enthusiasts. The addition of a characteristic V8 burble, stylish twin-quad exhaust pipes and optional carbon-ceramic brakes, reveals more of the luxury SUV’s sporting character.
The class-leading performance of the Bentayga V8 is complemented by a range of 464 miles (746 km), with CO2 emissions of 260 g/km. This refined efficiency (24.8 mpg / 11.4 l/100 km combined) comes, in part, through the ability of the engine to deactivate four of its eight cylinders in suitable conditions, without compromising the drive. The seamless change happens in just 20 milliseconds, making it imperceptible to customers. This unique blend of power and refinement gives the Bentayga V8 a distinct, unrivaled position in the luxury SUV market.
The Bentayga offers the widest range of on- and off-road drive settings of any vehicle via Bentley’s Drive Dynamics Mode and optional All-Terrain Specification. Up to eight modes (four on- and four off-road) are available, allowing drivers, at the simple turn of a dial, to select the perfect dynamic set-up for any surface or road condition. All-Terrain Specification allows the customer to select the appropriate vehicle settings for a wide range of off-road surfaces, including Snow & Grass, Dirt & Gravel, Mud & Trail and Sand Dunes. Meanwhile, the Driver Information Panel displays information on pitch, roll, wheel articulation, steering angle, compass bearing and altitude.
The shape is defined by the Bentayga’s unique muscular, sculptural lines, balancing athleticism with an unmistakable presence on the road. From the four round LED headlamps to the large matrix grille, the Bentayga V8 exudes the Bentley design DNA, while the overt powerline, large rear haunches and raised ride height reflect the rugged off-road ability of the luxury SUV.
Also introduced on the Bentayga V8 are sporting red brake calipers for the front and rear standard iron brakes. The calipers are painted in special, high-temperature resistant Tornado red paint, and signal strongly the dynamic intent of this performance-oriented Bentayga V8.
A purposeful black and chrome grille at the front is complemented by Bentley ‘twin-quad’ exhaust tailpipes at rear, both of which provide a further subtle reminder of the new engine specification.
Handcrafted Luxury Interiors
Inside, customers will recognize Bentley’s unique approach to modern luxury tailoring, with the familiar blend of exquisite handcrafted materials and advanced technologies. New styling features include a wood and hide steering wheel and the introduction of a high-gloss carbon-fiber interior panel finish. Additionally, customers can specify hand cross-stitching, which highlights the interior styling lines of the seats and door panels, and there is the choice of the Bentayga’s four-, five-, or seven-seat configuration, for ultimate versatility. Also, cricket ball leather makes its debut in the Bentayga V8. The evocative new colour is inspired by the traditional and instantly appealing deep chestnut hue of a new cricket ball, and fits perfectly into the inspiring range of 15 interior colours and five colour splits offered by Bentley.
Another first – the wood and hide trimmed steering wheel – can be specified in the Bentayga V8. Uniquely, the new three-spoke, wood and hide trimmed wheel (available in seven different veneer finishes) uses a solid wood base and thus maintains the integrity and authenticity of interior features offered by Bentley.
Innovative Features and Advanced Technologies
A suite of state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and infotainment features designed to enhance safety, comfort and convenience make the Bentayga V8 an innovative, advanced and connected luxury SUV.
Park Assist is also available – a system that detects suitable parking spaces (both parallel and perpendicular) before autonomous steering takes over to support parking maneuvers.
Other innovative systems available include Night Vision, which uses infra-red technology to identify potential obstacles ahead, and a Head-Up Display, which reduces driver distraction and increases safety.
The Bentayga’s 8” touchscreen infotainment system boasts class-leading navigation technology, a 60GB hard drive, and a choice of up to 30 languages. Rear seat passengers benefit from the introduction of the Bentley Entertainment Tablet – a removable 10.2” Android device with 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth for effortless, high-speed onboard connectivity.
Customers can choose between three different sound systems for the Bentayga V8: Bentley Standard Audio, Bentley Signature Audio and Naim for Bentley Premium Audio. The latter is the most powerful system in the segment, with 1,950 watts, a network of 18 speakers and super-tweeters for unrivaled recreation of the highest audio frequencies.
|Type||4.0-litre, 32-valve, twin-turbocharged V8|
|Max Power||542 bhp* / 404 kW / 550 PS @ 6,000 rpm|
|Max Torque||770 Nm / 568 lb. ft. @ 1,960-4,500 rpm|
|Driveline||ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox, permanent all-wheel drive with 40:60 front to rear torque split|
|Ratios||1st: 4.714; 2nd: 3.143; 3rd: 2.106; 4th: 1.667; 5th: 1.285; 6th: 1.000; 7th: 0.839;
|Brakes, Wheels and Tyres|
|Front Brakes||400mm ventilated iron / 440mm carbon-silicon-carbide|
|Rear Brakes||380mm ventilated iron / 370mm carbon-silicon-carbide|
|Wheels||Optional 20”; standard 21”; optional 22”|
|Tyres||Pirelli 275/50R20, 285/45 R21, 285/45 ZR21, 285/40ZR22|
|Type||Electronic Power Assisted Steering, variable ratio|
|Turns lock-to-lock||2.3 turns|
|Turning circle||12.4 m / 40.6 ft|
|Front||Four link double wishbones, optional 48V electric active anti-roll bar|
|Rear||Trapezoidal multi-link, optional 48V electric active anti-roll bar|
|Springs and dampers||Self-levelling air suspension, Continuous Damping Control|
|Wheelbase||2995 mm / 117.9”|
|Overall length||5140 mm / 202.4”|
|Width (across body)||1998 mm / 78.7”|
|Width (inc. mirrors)||2224 mm / 87.6”|
|Overall height||1742 mm / 68.6”|
|Fuel tank||85 litres / 18.7 UK gallons / 22.5 US gallons|
|Boot volume||Seats up – 484 litres; seats folded – 1774 litres (five-seat variant)|
|Kerb weight (EU)||2395 kg / 5280 lb (five-seat variant)|
|Gross vehicle weight||3250 kg / 7165 lb|
|Top speed||180 mph / 290 km/h|
|0-60 mph||4.4 secs|
|Fuel Consumption (EU cycle)|
|Urban||18.1 mpg / 15.6 litres/100 km|
|Extra Urban||31.4 mpg / 9.0 litres/100 km|
|Combined||24.8 mpg / 11.4 litres/100 km|
|CO2 emissions||260 g/km|
|Emissions Controls||EU 6|