Bentley Bentayga: a makeover with a heavy hand

NEW HEADLIGHTS – The Bentley Bentayga, the first suv of the English house, came on the market in 2016. Since then it has been sold more than 20,000 copies and constitutes 45% of all deliveries in the home, a “booty” not bad, considering the prices in Italy start from almost 190,000 euro). Today it is announced the restyling, which in terms of style is especially evident in the rear: the Bentley has redesigned the tailgate, moving the plate in the bottom in the fascia, and modified headlamps, which are now oval in shape and reminiscent of those seen in the Continental GT. The edition 2020 of the Bentayga also has the wider rear track of 2 cm; the wheel arches, therefore, are more pronounced.

MORE MODERN – The Bentley Bentayga has a front bezel wider and the vertical, once again inspired by the Continental. Renewed also in the headlights: the major ones, with the function of low beam and high beam, are now elliptical in shape, while the secondary ones serve the function of daylight and are full (before they were a hard bright), both of which are 3 cm higher. The Bentley Bentayga 2020, long always 514 cm, it is also recognised for the enlarged air intake above the front wheelarch, that replaces the one in the shape of a winged B (the emblem of the Bentley). All of these changes make it more modern, satisfying the appearance of the suv, and the true founder of luxury: after its debut came the Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

THREE CONFIGURATIONS – the cabin of The Bentley Bentayga 2020 is nice, luxurious, and widely customizable, thanks to the unprecedented finish in brushed aluminum, dark (an absolute novelty for the English house), and to mouldings, in wood acacia and walnut, which before were not available. Like the previous model, are offered the internal configurations 5 seats in 2 rows, 7 seats, 3 row and 4 seats in 2 rows, with the seats independent rear and back. The version with 5 seats and has new seats, more profiles in the area of the shoulders, with improved padding and equipped with ventilation for the seats in the rear. The rear passengers also have a real tablet, which control the functions of heating and massage of the armchairs, the curtains in the windows, the lighting and the music.

Is CONNECTED – TO the change is more visible in the dashboard of the Bentley Bentayga, where you can see the new multimedia system with a larger display: it is connected to the internet and provides real-time information on traffic, weather and fuel prices. In addition to the compatibility to the Apple telephones, there is also one for the Android (absolute novelty for the English house). Also present in the head-up display and the digital dashboard, with two graphics: the Classic view, the tachometer and speedometer, inspired by the Bentley of the past, the Expanded shows the map of satellite navigation. Among the new technical features of the Bentley Bentayga 2020 there are the front lights led matrix, each consisting of 82 light-emitting diodes: regulate the width and the height of the light beam, as a function of speed and the presence of other cars in the street.

FIRST, THE V8 – The Bentley Bentayga is available with the same engines of the previous edition. The first to arrive is the gasoline twin-turbo V8 4.0, 550-HP and 770 Nm of torque: despite the mass of 2.416 kg, the Bentayga V8 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 290 km/h. Later will be also available with the W12 engine and of the hybrid, with batteries rechargeable from the outside is able to guarantee greater autonomy than in the past.