BENTLEY BENTAYGA ESTATE 4.0 V8 Mulliner Driving Spec 5dr Auto






0 - 62 mph4.5s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2302 g/km

Bentley was clever in spotting a gaping hole in the SUV market above the ubiquitous Range Rover and filling it with its Bentayga super-luxury SUV. This car has now been usefully updated and features a smarter look and a much improved interior. It's available with a petrol V8, with Plug-in hybrid power or even in wild W12 Speed guise. Either way, it can go properly off-road and packs some impressive statistics.


Bentley's Bentayga is one of the fastest, most luxurious and priciest exclusive large luxury SUVs out there. And now it's even better. Jonathan Crouch looks at the revised version.

Ten Second Review

Bentley was clever in spotting a gaping hole in the SUV market above the ubiquitous Range Rover and filling it with its Bentayga super-luxury SUV. This car has now been usefully updated and features a smarter look and a much improved interior. It's available with a petrol V8, with Plug-in hybrid power or even in wild W12 Speed guise. Either way, it can go properly off-road and packs some impressive statistics.


While some may be surprised to see Bentley producing a SUV vehicle, those who've kept an eye on the market have had plenty of time to get used to the idea. We had our first hint at what would become the Bentayga way back in 2012 with the EXP 9 F prototype. Here, elements like as the engine and overall size gave us a good indication of what was to come, though much has changed visually since the first controversial concept was shown. Taking on board criticisms from press and potential customers alike, Bentley have made sure they put the 'sport' into their SUV. All the available petrol engines aim to give best-in-class performance, while the styling looks very Bentley-orientated. Underneath, there's architecture shared with the MK2 model Audi Q7 and the third generation Porsche Cayenne. If the Q7 is anything to go by, that bodes very well indeed.

Driving Experience

The first engine alternative is a 550PS 4.0-litre petrol V8. It makes 62mph from rest in just 4.4s on the way to a maximum of 180mph. Or, if you prioritise efficiency, there's a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol Plug-in hybrid model which has 449PS and an all-electric driving range of 31 miles. Go for the flagship petrol-engined W12 Speed model and you get a 6.0-litre 12 cylinder unit with 635PS and 900Nm of torque. Despite this variant's prodigious 2,422kg kerb weight, 62mph from rest takes just 3.9s - faster than a Porsche 911 Carrera. Flat out, you'll be doing 190mph, a figure way beyond any of its competitors. On all Bentaygas, to make sure that this big brute doesn't embarrass itself around corners, there's a fast acting 48v electric anti-roll bar system. Unlike conventional fixed anti-roll bars, this allows the Bentayga to remain supple over bumpy roads whilst still resisting roll around the twisties. It also ensures the big Bentley has plenty of ability off the beaten track even if most owners will probably never try it out. There's even the ability to raise and lower the car on its standard air suspension, perfect to make hooking up a horsebox or speedboat that much easier.

Design and Build

The Bentayga has been subtly updated to bring its look into line with Bentley's other moder recent models - in fact every panel and the front and the rear of the car is different. The key frontal change is the new larger, more upright matrix grille, which pushes the new LED matrix headlamps further apart, raising them 30 mm higher. These headlamps are elliptical - for the first time on a Bentley. They include the marque's now-signature cut crystal design, which makes them appear to sparkle even when not lit. At the rear, like the Continental GT, the Bentayga now features elliptical tail lamps for the first time. The lattice pattern offers a unique jewellery-like appearance when illuminated, with a deep, three-dimensional glow. This is still one of the largest SUVs on the road. At 5.14 meters long, it's bigger than even a long wheelbase Range Rover, although slightly lower to give a sportier feel. Step inside and you can really tell why the Bentayga weighs so much despite the high tech chassis. Everywhere you look, there's acres of leather and wood covering every surface imaginable, while if something looks like metal, it will be. The sweep of the dashboard is said to echo the wings of the Bentley badge and certainly looks very attractive - assuming you've chosen a tasteful colour scheme. This revised model features new door trims and a revised steering wheel, plus a redesigned centre fascia and digital instrumentation cluster. These are complemented by rescultped seats that further improve on the industry-recognised benchmark for seat comfort. Infotainment has now been brought up to date with the adoption of a bigger and brighter, high-resolution 10.9-inch centre-dash touchscreen, with an anti-reflection and anti-glare coating and much improved touch functionality. Three seating configurations are available in this Bentayga. Apart from the standard five-seat layout, an optional four-seat configuration features two individual rear seats separated by a centre console. A further three-row, seven-seat configuration offers more practicality and flexibility. As before, a removable 10.2" Bentley Entertainment Tablet can be provided for rear seat passengers. Out back, there's a 430-litre boot.

Market and Model

Bentley describe the Bentayga as the "fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world". It should therefore come as no surprise to hear that it'll cost a pretty penny to purchase. The hybrid version costs around £140,000, while the standard V8 petrol model is around £165,000. The W12 Speed is around £185,000. And, as with all Bentleys, this is only the beginning. You can pick between a three person bench or two individual seats in the back with a wide centre console. On the subject of seats, you can even get an' eventer package' with a fold-out bench in the boot. There's also an offroad package, three levels of hi-fi and fully adaptive cruise control with auto brake. Those who really want to push the boat out can opt for the full Mulliner treatment and even a Breitling Tourbillon clock in the dash. Standard kit includes a panoramic glass roof, electric massage seats, Bluetooth infotainment with sat-nav, plenty of leather and wood, air suspension, climate control and a very bespoke interior feel. Safety features include the usual airbags, ABS, stability control and brake assist. Optional items include a rear crossing traffic warning, road sign recognition and a parking assist system.

Cost of Ownership

If you have to ask yourself whether you can afford to run a Bentayga, don't bother reading any more of this section. The WLTP figures for the petrol V8 make sobering reading for eco-minded folk seduced by this SUV; a combined CO2 reading of 302g/km and a combined consumption figure of 21.2mpg. Bentley folk will probably be more concerned about how often they'll have to brush their brogues on dirty filling station forecourts; quite frequently is the answer. The quoted WLTP driving range for the V8 is 397 miles. As for the W12 Speed version, well don't expect more than about 15 to the gallon, even on a good day, necessitating a giant 87-litre fuel tank - you certainly wouldn't want to have to fill one up. You can do much better though, by opting for the 3.0-litre petrol Plug-in hybrid version. This delivers combined emissions of well under 100g/km, has an electric driving range of nearly 30 miles and can be re-charged in just two and a half hours. Across the range, the three year manufacturer's warranty is an unlimited mileage one.


You can see why it took the Bentley brand so long to get around to originally bringing us this car, but they didn't wait too long before improving it. Of course, there'll always be people who'll sneer at the concept behind this kind of super-luxury SUV - as one writer put it, 'never again need you be stuck up a creek without a china dinner service'. Still, if you can get over your prejudices and appreciate this model for what it's managed to achieve, there's lots to like here. Contrary to what some people might tell you, it's very much its own car, very much unique and, best of all, very much a Bentley. Which if you'd like one, will be exactly what you'll want to hear.

  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Wet arm wipers and heated water jets
  • Rain sensing wipers

  • Hill descent function
  • Electronic park brake with move-off assist
  • HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
  • Electronic stability control + Motor Slip Regulation + Anti slip regulation
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability control
  • Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Electronic Differential Lock

  • Voice control system
  • Bluetooth and WIFI enabled
  • Seamlessly integrated technology with wireless apple car play and android auto
  • Wireless phone charging compartment

  • Blind spot assist
  • Rear view camera
  • Front/rear park distance control
  • Four drive dynamics modes (bentley, comfort, sport, custom)
  • My Bentley connected car services
  • Speed sensitive variable ratio electric power steering
  • Bentley safeguard

  • Power latching to all doors for easy entry

  • Redesigned instrument panel lower trim rolls, incorporating a storage compartment on the passenger side
  • 10.9" touch screen high resolution and configurable infotainment display and digital drivers information display
  • Advanced navigation function with text, search, 3D, satellite maps, speed limit, dynamic traffic route guide, telephone, Text-speech + voice
  • MMI Screen
  • Touch screen remote
  • Bentley GPS tracking system full fitment

  • Automatic dimming rear view mirror
  • Electric/heated/adjustable/folding door mirrors+memory

  • Bluetooth audio streaming

  • Body coloured lower bodywork - Standard paint range
  • Fixed rear spoiler
  • Jewel fuel and oil filler caps
  • Long fender vent above the power line on body side
  • Clamshell rear tailgate design with Bentley lettering under the wings
  • Phone antenna amplifier
  • Electric tilt/slide panoramic sunroof
  • Oval exhaust pipe
  • Number plate aperture position under rear bumper
  • Black painted shark fin aerial
  • Full width clamshell design and deeply contoured rear tailgate panel
  • Large dominant B shaped side wing vent front position
  • Lower door side mouldings
  • Bumper design with large side intakes and sculptured surfaces
  • Bentley badge in tailgate opening switch
  • Fender design reduces over bodied perception
  • V8 exterior badge

  • Adaptive low beam
  • Full matrix LED headlamps with high beam assist
  • Full LED supplementary lamps and tail lamps
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • Tunnel detection for auto light control

  • Rear climate control
  • Multi-zone automatic climate control
  • Air Ioniser

  • Luggage rails
  • Twin front armrests
  • Diamond quilted hide to seat facings and doors and rear quarter panels
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • 12V power in rear centre console
  • 12V socket in glovebox
  • Perforated centre panels and inner bolsters
  • Foams and cover design on all seats
  • Wing pockets for small items
  • Folding luggage compartment cover
  • Lockable cooled glovebox
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Sports pedals
  • Electronic accessory preparation
  • Alcantara upper trim
  • Black (Beluga) boot carpet
  • Electric tilt and reach adjustment steering column with memory and easy entry function
  • Load through facility
  • Leather trimmed gear leaver
  • Stowage with instrument panel, doors (front and rear), armrests and console
  • Highly sculptured shoulder area
  • Two type C USB ports front and rear

  • Colour Specification pack - Bentayga
  • City specification pack - Bentayga

  • Front and rear thorax airbag system
  • Exit warning
  • Electronic tyre pressure monitoring
  • Rear outer seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • 3 rear seatbelts
  • Side airbags
  • Rollover mitigation

  • Rear seat massage function
  • Rear head restraints
  • Isofix attachments on rear seats
  • Embroidered Bentley emblem in headrests

  • Preparation for vehicle tracking
  • Keyless ignition
  • Remote central locking
  • Volumetric anti theft alarm
  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless entry

  • Trailer sway mitigation

  • Permanent all wheel drive with centre torsen differential

  • CO2 (g/km): 265
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low: 451
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium: 298
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High: 254
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High: 290
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 302

  • Cylinders: 8
  • Cylinder Layout: V8
  • Number of Valves: 32
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: TWIN TURBO
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Compression Ratio: 10.1:1
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 86
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 86
  • CC: 3996

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): 18
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 30.4
  • EC Combined (mpg): 24.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 14.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 21.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 25.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 22.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 21.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 19.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 13.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 11.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 12.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 13.3

  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • Badge Power: 550
  • Badge Engine CC: 4.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • AdBlue: False
  • Coin Series: Mulliner Drivin Spec
  • Coin Description: V8

  • Engine Power - BHP: 550
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 4.5
  • Top Speed: 180
  • Engine Power - KW: 404
  • Engine Power - RPM: 6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 568
  • Engine Torque - NM: 770
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 2000
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 78.5

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP

  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Tyre Size Rear: 285/40 ZR22
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 22" ALLOY
  • Tyre Size Front: 285/40 ZR22

  • Width (including mirrors): 2222
  • Height: 1728
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 5125
  • Width: 2010
  • Wheelbase: 2995

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 2415
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 3250
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 85
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 484
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 3500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 835
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1774
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.4

  • Rear privacy glass: £1,610
  • Acoustic laminated side glass: £640
  • Heated acoustic IR front screen: £405
  • Acoustic heat insulating front screen: Included

  • Carbon ceramic brakes with black painted calipers: £11,770
  • Standard brakes with red painted calipers: £1,265
  • Branded front and rear black brake calipers: Included

  • Front + rear carpet mats: Included
  • Lambswool rugs - Front and rear: £790
  • Contrast binding to carpet overmats: £185
  • Boot carpet in coordinating colour: £510
  • Deep pile overmats to front and rear: £405

  • Bentley Dynamic ride: £4,025
  • Air suspension with continuous damping control: Included

  • Power boot opening and closing: Included
  • Remote control garage door opener: £290
  • Hands free power tailgate: £705

  • Breitling clock with Black Mother of Pearl Face: £3,100
  • Bentley branded clock: Included

  • Koa veneer: £2,180
  • Liquid amber veneer: £2,180
  • Dark fiddleback eucalyptus veneer: £0
  • Carbon fibre fascia in centre console and door waistrails: £3,055
  • Tamo Ash veneer: £2,180
  • Dark stained burr walnut veneer: £0
  • Piano black veneer: £0
  • Burr walnut veneer: £2,180
  • Crown cut walnut veneer: Included
  • Aluminium finish veneer: £0
  • Diamond brushed aluminium fascia and door waistrails - Dark tint: £3,000

  • Battery charger: £105

  • DAB Digital radio: Included
  • Bentley signature audio with 12 speakers, 8 channels and 590W output: Included
  • Play TV and Digital TV tuner + Digital radio: £1,000
  • Naim audio system with 20 speakers, 1780W, 20 amplifier, balanced mode radiator (BMR), kinaesthetic action and illuminated speaker grille + naim badge: £6,660

  • Contrast front bumper apron: £410
  • Mulliner range - Duotone: £12,425
  • Mulliner range paint: £23,195
  • Mulliner Personal Commission - Duo Tone [Solid and Metallic]: £14,495
  • Mulliner Personal Commission - Colour Match Duo Tone [Solid and Metallic]: £18,120
  • Paint colour from Extended range - Solid/Metallic: £4,660
  • Illuminated tread plates: £1,315
  • Solid paint: £0
  • Metallic paint: Included
  • Roof rails: Included
  • Body coloured front lower bumper apron panel: Included
  • Bright chromed matrix style grille to lower bumper apertures: £980
  • Paint colour from Mulliner range - solid and metallic paint: £5,685
  • Satin Paint colour from Mulliner Personal Commission range: £26,440
  • Solid and Metallic paint colour from Mulliner Personal Commission range: £8,195
  • Mulliner Personal Commission - Pearlescent and 3 coat finishes: £13,465
  • Mulliner Range - Pearlescent and 3 coat finishes: £10,215
  • Aluminium side window brightware: Included
  • Black matrix bumper grille to lower bumper apertures: Included

  • Welcome orchestration lighting: Included
  • LED welcome lamps by mulliner: £830

  • Parking heater: £1,885

  • 3 spoke single tone hide trimmed heated steering wheel: £405
  • 3 spoke single tone hide trimmed steering wheel: Included
  • Picnic tables: £1,695
  • 3 spoke dual tone hide trimmed heated steering wheel: £850
  • Bentley wall box: £0
  • Luggage management system: £350
  • Mulliner console drinks cooler: £4,660

  • Interior mood lighting: £380

  • Sunshine specification pack - Bentayga: £1,685
  • Front seat comfort specification pack - Bentayga: £2,905
  • Black Specification Pack - Bentayga: £7,195
  • Blackline Specification Pack - Bentayga: £5,380
  • All terrain specification pack without top view camera - Bentayga: £3,610
  • Five Seat Comfort Specification - Bentayga: £4,290
  • Smokers specification pack - Bentayga: £480

  • Extended range metallic - Midnight emerald: £4,660
  • Bentley metallic - St James red: £0
  • Extended range metallic - Alpine green: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Anthracite: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Apple green: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Arabica: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Azure Purple: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Bentayga bronze: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Black crystal: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Black sapphire: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Black velvet: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Blue crystal: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Brodgar: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Bronze: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Burgundy: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Camel: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Cricket ball: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Cumbrian green: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Damson: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Dark cashmere: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Dragon red II: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Extreme silver: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Fountain blue: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Granite: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Hallmark: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Havana: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Ice: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Jet Stream II: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Kingfisher: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Magenta: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Magnetic: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Marlin: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Meteor: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Moroccan blue: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Neptune: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Orange flame: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Pale brodgar: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Patina: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Peacock: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Portofino: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Rose gold: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Sequin blue: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Silverlake: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Silver storm: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Silver tempest: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Spectre: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Sunburst gold: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Titan grey: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Tungsten: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Verdant: £4,660
  • Extended range metallic - Windsor Blue: £4,660
  • Mulliner extended metallic range - Viridian: £5,685
  • Extended range solid - Barnato: £4,660
  • Extended range solid - Dove grey: £4,660
  • Extended range solid - Magnolia: £4,660
  • Extended range solid - Monaco yellow: £4,660
  • Bentley metallic - Beluga: £0
  • Bentley metallic - Onyx: £0
  • Bentley metallic - Thunder: £0
  • Bentley metallic - Moonbeam: £0
  • Bentley metallic - Dark Sapphire: £0

  • Bentley solid - Glacier white: £0

  • Extended range solid - British racing green 4: £4,660
  • Solid and metallic paint colour from mulliner personal commission range - Custom: £8,195
  • Satin paint colour from mulliner personal commission range - Custom: £26,440
  • Mulliner Personal Commission - Colour Match Duo Tone [Solid and Metallic] - Custom: £18,120
  • Mulliner Personal Commission - Duo Tone [Solid and Metallic] - Custom: £14,495
  • Mulliner Personal Commission - Pearlescent and 3 coat finishes - Custom: £13,465
  • Mulliner Range - Pearlescent and 3 coat finishes - Custom: £10,215
  • Mulliner range paint - Custom: £23,195

  • Mulliner duotone range - Silver storm / Damson shown: £12,425

  • Warning triangle and first aid kit: £110
  • Valet key: £225
  • Contrast seatbelts: £655

  • Blind stitching to standard areas: Included
  • Hand Cross Stitching: £3,165
  • Contrast stitching: £1,950
  • Contrast stitching and seat piping: £2,705

  • Front head restraints: Included
  • 16 way electric heated front seats with memory: Included

  • Mulliner biometric secure stowage: £2,000

  • Electrically retractable towbar: £1,000

  • Colour Specification pack with extended hide colours - Brunel: £0
  • Colour Specification pack with extended hide colours - Burnt Oak: £0
  • Colour Specification pack with extended hide colours - Camel: £0
  • Colour Specification pack with extended hide colours - Cumbrian green: £0
  • Colour Specification pack with extended hide colours - Damson: £0
  • Colour Specification pack with extended hide colours - Hotspur: £0
  • Colour Specification pack with extended hide colours - Linen: £0
  • Colour Specification pack with extended hide colours - Magnolia: £0
  • Colour Specification pack with extended hide colours - Portland: £0
  • Colour Specification pack with extended hide colours - Saddle: £0

  • 21" All season tyres: £0
  • 21" Summer tyres: Included

  • 22" 5 spoke directional alloy Wheels - Painted: £2,450
  • 22" 5 spoke directional alloy Wheels - Polished: £2,450
  • 22" 5 spoke directional alloy Wheels - Black painted: £2,450
  • 22'' Mulliner driving specification painted and diamond turned wheel: Included
  • 22'' Mulliner driving specification black painted and bright machined wheel: £1,750

  • Tyre repair kit: Included
  • Space saver spare wheel: £565

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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