Competition pushes people to their known limits and beyond. Same is the case with car companies. With consumers wanting something new every time, companies are required to think beyond the obvious. Few has imagined of a Bentley SUV. But all that is set to change as Bentley unveils the Bentayga today in Germany.
Instagram user, dames_jean, posted an image showing the invite which reads- “Be first to see the Bentley Bentayga”
This is an SUV that for sure, is going to be fast, luxurious and have serious off-roading capabilities for sure. The Bentayga will be powered by a revised 6.0-litre W12 engine which was showcased at the Vienna Motor Symposium. The power output will be a hefty 542bhp and 700Nm of torque capable of propelling it to 100 kph in under 5 seconds. Considering the weight of the car this is a very significant number. The top speed on this machine is going to be about 300km/h.
The Bentley Bentayga is based on the MLB Evo platform which is shared with the second generation Audi Q7. The final assembly will take place in Crewe, England where the company is headquartered.
What does Bentayga mean?
“Bentayga is a name that reflects what we know our SUV will do better than any other car in the world – combine the best automotive luxury with outstanding performance to take the Bentley experience to new environments,” said Wolfgang Durheimer, Bentley Chairman and CEO.
The name is designed to encapsulate the wide variety of climates and terrains that the Bentayga is capable of tackling. It comes from a combination of ‘Taiga’ – the world’s largest snow forest that crowns the entire Northern Hemisphere – and Roque Bentayga, a rugged peak in the Canary Islands.
The 2016 UK-built Bentley SUV is set to break new ground for the British brand on a number of fronts. Its CEO, Wolfgang Schreiber, has dropped the hint that it will be the first Bentley to use a diesel engine, and the first model to feature plug-in hybrid technology from 2017 onwards.
“We are definitely investigating a diesel engine. It will fit anyway into the platform we are using, so it could make sense to do it,” Schreiber said. “Sales in Europe for a car like that could be very high, and for relatively little investment on our part.”
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