Sharper Bentley Bentayga S revealed with V8 power
Bentley has revealed a more driver-oriented version of its Bentley Bentayga SUV, termed the Bentayga S. The Bentayga is powered by the 4.0-litre V8, not the W12, but comes with a range of improvements to make it sharper to drive and to look at.
The V8 in the Bentley Bentayga S puts out 550PS and 770 Nm, unchanged from the standard Bentayga V8, and can do 0 to 100 kmph in 4.5s while reaching a 290 kmph top-speed. This version comes with the 48V electronic anti-roll system as standard. Further, the Sport drive mode first seen on the Continental GT Speed has been added here as well. In this mode, there is a 15 per cent increase in air suspension damping while ESC and air suspension have been tuned to improve steering response and turn-in as well as reduce body roll.
The brake-based torque-vectoring system has been retuned in the Bentley Bentayga S for improved front axle response while a new free-flowing sports exhaust is included as standard.
The Bentley Bentayga S gets a more purposeful exterior look to with its improved dynamics. All the exterior chrome has been replaced with a black finish, also repeated on the side-sills and door mirrors. The Led head and tailamps are finished in a dark tint while the front air dam has been given a gloss black treatment. Topping this off are a larger rear spoiler, large 22-inch ceramic-polished wheels, model-specific badging, all of which are finished in black.
There is heavy use of Alcantara on the inside and a new seat design that features fluted pattern as well as S lettering. There are Bentayga S tread plates while the digital instrumentation gets the same sportier graphics as the Continental GT Speed.
Prices for the Bentley Bentayga S haven't been announced yet although expect a sizeable premium over the Rs 4.1 crore starting price of the standard Bentley Bentayga V8.
Starts Rs 4.1 Crore
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