650bhp 6.0-litre W12-powered Lamborghini Urus rival will be unveiled in the coming months, bringing more power and added luxury
10 January 2019

Bentley will crown its Bentayga range with a flagship Speed version later this year, aiming to deliver the ultimate balance of performance and luxury in an SUV package. 

Revealed: Bentley Bentayga Speed is world's fastest SUV

Set to be unveiled in the first half of this year and go on sale soon after, the Bentayga Speed will adopt the firm’s twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 petrol engine. A mixture of hardware and software changes will boost torque and power from 600bhp to 650bhp. 

Autocar understands that will translate to a top speed of 190mph and a sub-four-second 0-62mph sprint time. This will be achieved not only through more power but expected revisions to the car’s eight-speed automatic gearbox. For comparison, the 631bhp Lamborghini Urus – with which the Bentayga shares much of its underpinnings – tops out at 189mph and is capable of 0-60mph in 3.6sec. 

The Speed’s focus won’t just be on beating its Italian sibling on the straights, however. There will be revisions to the standard Bentayga’s chassis to give the SUV more of a performance character, without impacting negatively on comfort levels. There won’t be a reduction in mass: a kerb weight nearly identical to the existing W12’s 2.44 tonnes is likely. 

That’s because Bentley is targeting the Speed as the pinnacle of the Bentayga range in every sense. As such, expect interior trim and upholstery enhancements bespoke to the Speed, while subtle exterior design upgrades in line with the previous Continental GT Speed will feature. 

In terms of pricing, Autocar anticipates the Bentayga following the cost structure of previous Speed models. The car’s £165,000 price tag will therefore be boosted to around £185,000, before customers have entertained Bentley’s vast array of options and customisation choices. 

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Following the launch of the Speed, the long-awaited Bentayga plug-in hybrid variant will finally go on sale with deliveries commencing in October. 

The production car was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva motor show, but delays caused by WLTP testing capacity have pushed the launch back a year later than expected. The Bentayga Hybrid uses an electric motor mated to a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, shared with the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid.

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10 January 2019

 More power?, why! just because a rival has?!, more power might add a few mph to the top speed, a few tenth of the 0-60, 0-100mph, not going to make that much difference, the owner won’t notice much too,and after all the best bit about Cars like this is the quiet serenity inside, being able to just waft along on a gentle wave of torque, more power is pointless in my view.

Peter Cavellini.

10 January 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 More power?, why! just because a rival has?!, more power might add a few mph to the top speed, a few tenth of the 0-60, 0-100mph, not going to make that much difference, the owner won’t notice much too,and after all the best bit about Cars like this is the quiet serenity inside, being able to just waft along on a gentle wave of torque, more power is pointless in my view.

More power? why?... Because customers want it and will pay for it. I bet it doesn't cost Bentley £20k to squeeze another 50 bhp out of the engine, so profit margines probably increase too. I, like you would prefer to waft in silence, but I don't think we speak for the majority.


FMS

10 January 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 More power?, why! just because a rival has?!, more power might add a few mph to the top speed, a few tenth of the 0-60, 0-100mph, not going to make that much difference, the owner won’t notice much too,and after all the best bit about Cars like this is the quiet serenity inside, being able to just waft along on a gentle wave of torque, more power is pointless in my view.

 

Your post clearly shows your inability to understand the mindset of those wealthy enough and beyond to buy this particular model, even on a whim. As it does not concern you and your irrelevant objections, best let all those who applaude and support this brand get on with it and you keep quiet.

11 January 2019
FMS wrote:

Peter Cavellini wrote:

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Your post clearly shows your inability to understand the mindset of those wealthy enough and beyond to buy this particular model, even on a whim. As it does not concern you and your irrelevant objections, best let all those who applaude and support this brand get on with it and you keep quiet.

It's not that. He just likes to hear himself talk. That is why there is a PC comment in every freaking article. :-)

TBC

10 January 2019

Being a curious soul, I wonder how many miles the average, if there is such a thing, Bentayga driver does in a year. And on what sort of roads the majority of the miles are racked up?

11 January 2019

When I gaze at this, I'm reminded of how I feel when I see a once-attractive aging celebrity (usually female) and feel so sorry for them.

I say my bit, then go. So although I'm interested in what you may initially say, I don't care what you think about what I've written, so I won't read whatever your reply is.

11 January 2019
Still the ugliest thing on the roads.....
Steam cars are due a revival.

11 January 2019
Bentley has become a mess sadly under VAG ownership with its vehicles now clones of other VAG models. The switchgear in this car is lifted out of Audi’s like the steering wheel - it’s basic architecture is quite clearly that of the Audi A3...

At least under BMW ownership to a degree Rolls Royce still looks unique inside and out with bespoke parts and chassis.

15 March 2019
ost of the data in the all kinds of sensor network will be directed towards the sink. Special multi hop routing protocols are needed between Nagano keiki Pressure sensor and abs speed sensor nodes for wireless sensor networks. Most of the data conveyed to the sink form a mazda 6 suction control valve node will pass through many intermediate nodes before suction control valve reaching the sink. Communicating data directly from Speed Sensor the node to sink will be very energy expensive, so multi hop communication is preferred in wireless Pressure Sensor network. The figure below makes the concept clearer.Sensor simulator
MotorIntake Air Temperature Sensor
Camshaft position sensor

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