The new Bentley Bentayga V8 model fuses exquisite luxury with power, usability and extensive sporting ability
The new Bentley Bentayga V8 headlined a trio of models for the luxury British brand at the recent Beijing Auto Show.
Powered by a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged petrol engine, the latest version of Bentley’s exquisite SUV combines limousine-like refinement with exceptional performance
and sporting character, and was showcased in China for the first time.
Alongside it was the all-new Continental GT, a car that sets new standards in luxury Grand Touring. Also making its Beijing show debut, it is designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain, and features the highest levels of attention to detail, artistry and cutting-edge technology.
Representing the pinnacle of luxury saloons, the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase was also on display. Created for customers with a preference for being driven, with the extended wheelbase of 250 mm being entirely to the benefit of the rear-seat passengers’ legroom.
Sitting at the core of the Bentayga range, the new V8 model fuses exquisite luxury with power, usability and extensive sporting ability. Its responsive performance is fully customisable on demand by the driver through Bentley’s Drive Dynamics system, from limousine-like refinement to sporting precision.
The 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine develops 542 bhp (550 PS) and 568 lb.ft. (770 Nm) of torque.
This powers the Bentayga V8, the most performance-orientated version to date, from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds
(0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds), and on to a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h).
Inside, the Bentayga V8 showcases the Bentley tradition of intricate detailing and fine, handcrafted precision using authentic materials.
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.
The third generation Bentley Continental GT is a peerless Grand Tourer. The beautifully sculpted exterior design combines with an innovative, exquisite interior to create a statement of true luxury.
At the forefront of luxury Grand Touring for almost 100 years, the all-new Continental GT is the very pinnacle of design and engineering achievement. It confirms Bentley’s position as the world leader in luxury mobility.
Under the sculpted bonnet is the all-new, enhanced version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine, mated for the first time to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission for faster, more efficient gear changes.
A new, technically advanced, adaptive chassis uses Bentley’s intelligent 48-volt Dynamic Ride System to ensure a responsive ride and exceptional handling and refinement in all road conditions. It controls ride comfort and lateral roll, cushioning passengers from excessive movement.
Handcrafted in Britain, the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase is the ultimate expression of automotive luxury. The most luxurious Bentley model ever, the flagship of the company’s range is a statement of craftsmanship and artistry.
Designed with the back-seat passenger in mind, it features airline-style extending legrests and a rear compartment sunroof.
A beautifully appointed console separates the two rear seats. Ornate and functional, it is appointed in the finest handcrafted veneer, metal, glass and leather, while housing practical features such as USB ports, pen holders, cup holders and a glass-covered stowage area.
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