The most luxurious carmaker is back with the new version of their super-luxurious SUV. Bentayga is now more versatile than ever. The company is adding the PHEV model for the next season. This SUV raises the bar in every segment. Premium interior, breathtaking exterior, and a max speed of 190 mph is definitely something you won’t meet every day. To be honest, the price is also unique. The cheapest version of the ultra-premium 2020 Bentley Bentayga will be over $230,000. Only a few high-end trims of certain SUVs can match the offer of the base Bentayga. The more equipped models will go much higher. We still don’t have the precise cost of the PHEV version.
The biggest change for the 2020 Bentley Bentayga is the Speed model. It is a special package that will be available for additional purchase, and it will cost around $30,000. The US version gets the model with W12 drivetrain. A couple of V8 units are available for other markets. One is petrol, one is diesel. Well, the rest of the standard model remains the same. Bentayga is offering some latest features and premium options. One of them is the Breitling Tourbillon clock, worth $170,000. The other trim worth of mention is Mulliner, whose price is exceeding half a million dollars.
New Model – 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed
Since its arrival, the SUV continues to stun. Last year, the British carmaker launched a special version – Mulliner. Now, it is time for the new update. The 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed is the world fastest production SUV with a top speed of 190 mph (306 kmh). This model will use a 6.0-liter engine that creates 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The exotic car can sprint to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Of course, special upgrades are there for exterior and interior. “Speed” badges and exclusive features are bigger splitters and tailgate spoiler. Special 22-inch wheels are highlights, as well as the tinted headlamps. Inside the cockpit, we will find Alcantara leather and two-tone upholstery. Most of the interior is unique. Carbon-fiber trims are optional. Well, fans are not too happy with upgrades, since they expected a lot more from the 2020 Bentayga Speed version.
Plug-In Hybrid SUV
The styling of the 2020 Bentley Bentayga PHEV will be the same as for the standard model. Of course, few exterior accents will unveil this is somehow a different model. First of all, there is a fuel cap on the front end. A couple of badges and special wheels are also there. Inside, the digital cluster gets more options to control the battery status. Of course, more important upgrades are under the hood. The plug-in hybrid version of Bentayga will borrow the drivetrain from Porsche Panamera. It is a 3.0-liter V6 unit, which, in combination with an electric motor, can produce 460 hp and 520 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is the only option for this engine. The SUV will be able to use the electric unit only and its range will be 31 miles. Top speed is 158 hp and it accelerates 0-60 mph in 5 seconds. Speed charger needs 2.5 hours to refill the battery. Well, home outlets need three times more.
The 2020 Bentley Bentayga will continue to use a W12 6.0-l unit with a twin-turbo system. It is capable to produce 600 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. This is the only engine available on the US soil. An eight-speed automatic transmission routes power to wheels. Fuel economy of this luxury SUV is one of the biggest downsides. It returns 12/19 mpg. On the other hand, the vehicle speeds up to 60 mph in 4 seconds. Speed package boosts everything – acceleration to 60 mph needs less time, and max speed is 190 mph.
Besides the W12, the 2020 Bentayga will use a V8 petrol engine. This configuration is good for 540 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. A 4.0-liter twin-turbo model is not achieving such numbers as W12 drivetrain. It needs more time for sprints, and max speed is 180 mph and 0-60 acceleration lasts for 4.4 seconds. Finally, there is a 4.0-liter diesel unit available in some markets. This is the least powerful option with 430 horsepower that is good for a max speed of 168 mph. On the other hand, torque level is at the same level as the W12 engine, making Bentayga Diesel one of the most capable SUVs for towing.
2020 Bentley Bentayga Release Date, Price
The new 2020 Bentley Bentayga will be available next year. Speed model is the major novice and the rest of the lineup remains unchanged. Well, the hybrid engine is also relatively new, since it arrives in more markets. The base SUV will cost $230,000 which makes it the most expensive model in the segment. Mulliner with Breitling clock remains the top of the line offer with the price tag of $500k. The new Bentayga Speed is going to cost $300,000. The MSRP of the plug-in hybrid premium SUV could start at $200,000. Outside the US, 2020 Bentley Bentayga with the V8 engine is cheaper. In Europe, you can purchase the SUV for around $170,000.
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