100 Hot Cars

Just Car Blog

Bentley Bentayga Set For Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 18
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Bentley Videos, Pikes Peak, Reports, video on 01 18th, 2018


Bentley have entered their award-winning SUV, the Bentayga, into the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, taking place on June 24th in Colorado.
Read more »



Bentley Bentayga Now Offers A V8 (And The World’s Biggest Brakes) 12
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga on 01 12th, 2018


Bentley, you might argue, has built its reputation around its W12 engine. In fact it makes more twelve-cylinder engines than any other automaker. But where it’s offered, the V8 might be the smarter buy – and now it’s on offer in the Bentayga as well.

The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 in Bentley’s sport-ute kicks out 542 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. As you might have guessed, that’s less than the 600 hp and 664 lb-ft available in the 6.0-liter W12 with which it launched, but it’s more than the V8 in the previous Continental GT’s ever offered (even in 582-horse/531-lb-ft S spec).

More to the point, it’s the exact same output as the version found in the latest Porsche Panamera Turbo, which tells you a lot about where it comes from (as opposed to the previous Audi-sourced engine).

Regardless of its source, it’s enough to send the Bentayga V8 to 60 in 4.4 seconds and to a top speed of 180 miles per hour (as compared to the 4.0 seconds and 187 mph mustered by the twelve-cylinder version).

The hundred-pound weight reduction does its part, but the Bentayga V8 still tips the scales at a portly 5,280 pounds – or about two and a half times the weight of the Lotus Elise built on the other side of the same country. Fortunately Bentley is offering a 48-volt active suspension system, along with carbon-ceramic brakes. They’re not only the largest it’s ever made, but feature the biggest front brake discs offered on any car in production: 440 mm, with ten-piston calipers up front (and 370 mm discs at the back). At 17 inches, those front discs are bigger than the wheels on most cars! No wonder the Bentayga offers wheels ranging from 20 to 22 inches.

Along with the new engine option, Bentley’s offering an array of new interior trims, including deep reddish-brown “cricket-ball” leather, carbon-fiber trim, and a steering wheel appointed in wood and leather. Expect the V8 option to reduce the Bentayga’s price of admission, but not by enough to make it “affordable” to most of us, by any stretch of the imagination. It may be an SUV with a smaller engine, taking the marque once again into new territory – but it’s still a Bentley, after all.

Photo Gallery



2019 Bentley Bentayga V8 To Rated At 550 HP, Could Use Cayenne Turbo Engine 5
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, porsche, Porsche Cayenne, Reports on 01 5th, 2018


Last week reports surfaced that Bentley was preparing to offer a twin-turbo V8 engine in the Bentayga.

That rumors has apparently been confirmed as Autoguide has unearth documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that reveal the 2019 Bentayga will be available with a new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 550 PS (404 kW). The document doesn’t reveal much else but it seems like the Bentayga will use the same twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that resides in the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

In the Porsche, the engine produces 550 PS (404 kW) and 770 Nm (567 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 286 km/h (177 mph).

For comparison, the Bentayga’s 6.0-liter W12 engine develops 608 PS (447 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque. The mill allows the luxury crossover to run from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.1 seconds and top out at 301 km/h (187 mph).

Initial reports suggested the V8 variant will be launched in July and it will be joined by a plug-in hybrid model which is slated to debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Photo Gallery



Bentley To Reveal Plug-In Hybrid Bentayga In Geneva 5
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Geneva Motor Show, PHEV, Reports on 01 5th, 2018


Bentley will lift the covers off the new plug-in hybrid version of the Bentayga SUV at the Geneva Motor Show this March.

This will be the first model ever to be offered with an electrified powertrain by the British luxury car maker, expanding at the same time the range of powertrain options the Bentley Bentayga can be had with.

Bentley has promised to offer a plug-in hybrid version of every model in the range, with the Bentayga plug-in hybrid expected to feature a similar powertrain as the one used in the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid, Automotive News reports.

Porsche’s electrified powertrain pairs a 2.9-liter V6 with a 136hp electric motor for a combined output of 462hp, enabling the plug-in hybrid Panamera to travel on electric power alone up to 48km (30 miles).

The Bentley Bentayga is now available with two engine choices, including a V8 diesel and the range-topping W12 versions. The company will add a turbocharged V8 option in the range in the coming weeks, with the new plug-in hybrid model to go on sale in the second half of the year.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

PHOTO GALLERY



2018 Bentayga Review Finds Bentley’s First-Ever SUV Simply Glorious 30
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Bentley Videos, Film, reviews, video on 12 30th, 2017


Until recently, spending exotic car money on an SUV was almost unheard of. Bentley’s luxurious Bentayga however, might turn out to be worth every penny.

While it’s not perfect, the general consensus is that Bentley did a magnificent job, both technically as well as when it comes to quality, in its first-ever SUV.

People will still debate whether it looks good or not , but once you set foot inside and start driving it, its price tag might just start making sense – or at least that’s what Carwow’s review says.

On the downside, some of the switches inside aren’t as well-built as you’d expect and the infotainment screen won’t blow you away with its resolution, as there are better options out there. However, once you move past those issues, you might just find the Bentayga “glorious”, as this reviewer put it.

While the twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine is, obviously, the one to go for, the diesel does a great job as well. In any case, regardless the engine option, the Bentayga feels sharp and surprisingly planted while cornering, not to mention quiet and smooth.

Best of both worlds then? No wonder it comes at such a price; but we’ll see what Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and the rest will have to say about that.

VIDEO



Bentley Bentayga V8 Reportedly On Track For Mid-2018, PHEV To Follow 29
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, PHEV, Reports on 12 29th, 2017


Bentley is apparently looking to expand the Bentayga’s range by adding a couple of new versions.

The first variant is expected to be launched in July 2018, according to AutoMotorUndSport, and it will be powered by a V8 petrol unit.

Slotting in the Bentayga lineup under the diesel option, it might use a version of the VW Group’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo unit that currently powers the Porsche Cayenne and Lamborghini Urus. All three are underpinned by the same MLB architecture, so using it in the Bentley, too, makes perfect sense.

In addition to the new V8 engine, the Bentayga will also get a plug-in hybrid powertrain that’s expected to combine the 3.0-liter supercharged V8 and electric motor of the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. The exact output is unknown, but its German counterpart makes do with 416PS (410hp) and 590Nm (435lb-ft) of torque, so we expect something similar for the Bentayga PHEV.

Note: Bentley Bentayga Diesel pictured

PHOTO GALLERY



Bentley Will Pursue Electrification Over Autonomous Driving Technology 7
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Autonomous, Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Electric Vehicles, PHEV, Reports on 12 7th, 2017


Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös recently revealed his company isn’t in a rush to offer semi-autonomous driving technology and it appears Bentley is taking a similar approach.

In an interview with The Drive, Bentley’s boss of the Americas said he hasn’t heard a customer describe autonomous driving technology as a must have feature. Mark Del Rosso went on to say “It has to become a want and a need and a desire” before the company decides add the technology to its vehicles.

Despite this, Bentley is starting to add high-tech driver assistance features to newer models such as the Continental GT. As the company noted at its unveiling, the GT comes with a new electric power-assisted steering system which enables the car to offer Active Lane Assist, Traffic Jam Assist and Park Assist.

While Bentley appears to be taking a cautious approach to autonomous driving technology, Del Rosso said it is embracing electrification. As the executive explained “We want to be the leader in luxury electrification” and “It’s not a matter of if, but when.”

Del Rosso confirmed we’ll get our first taste of an electrified Bentley in the form of the Bentayga plug-in hybrid. The company still debating if future models should be plug-in hybrids or pure electric vehicles but Del Rosso says it ultimately depends on what the customer wants.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

Photo Gallery



Bentley Bentayga Field Sports By Mulliner Is The Ultimate Hunting Tool 22
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Bentley Videos, video on 11 22nd, 2017


Bentley and luxury shotgun maker Purdey have teamed up to create the Bentayga Field Sports by Mulliner.

Billed as the “ultimate field sports lifestyle accessory,” the one-off model is essentially a standard Bentayga which has been equipped with a custom storage unit that is constructed out of leather and aluminum. The sliding storage unit features an assortment of different compartments which can hold shotgun shells, binoculars, and ear muffs. The compartment is lockable and also includes a humidor as well as several different drink holders and a flask.

Since the crossover was designed for hunting, the Bentayga Field Sports by Mulliner comes with a leather-trimmed case which can hold two shotguns. The case rests on top of the storage unit and fits in between the rear seats.

Since Purdey also specializes in high-end fashion, the model has an “exquisite” bag that holds a waistcoat, a waterproof cape, and a field coat. It also houses gaiters, shoes, and an overnight bag.

Bentley declined to mention performance specifications but the model likely features a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine that produces 600 hp (447 kW) and 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque. It enables the standard Bentayga to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds before hitting a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h).

Video

Photo Gallery



Is The Bentley Bentayga Really A More Extravagant Audi Q7? 5
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Bentley Videos, reviews, video on 11 5th, 2017


Bentley broke the mold with the Bentayga, which is not only their first SUV, but also their first vehicle available with a diesel engine.

There are a few ‘buts’ that should be taken into consideration by potential customers, and one of them is the fact that it shares common elements with Audis, including the platform of the latest Q7. All that despite looking very expensive, both on the outside and in the cabin, as CarBuyer highlighted in their latest review.

However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, because thanks to some clever modifications, joined by an air suspension and different driving modes, the Bentley Bentayga feels in its natural element, be it on a straight line or tackling corners. Moreover, it can also take users off-road, but they won’t feel as secure as they would be in a Range Rover, once the comfort of the asphalt ends. But we all know that it’s highly unlikely that Bentley’s SUV will ever go muddy.

Besides the 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that makes 608PS (600hp) and 900Nm (663lb-ft) of torque, the Bentley Bentayga can also be had with the 4.0-liter tri-turbo V8 diesel that powers the Audi SQ7. This version delivers 435PS (429hp) and 900Nm (663lb-ft) of torque, and it works together with the same 8-speed automatic gearbox.

Those with deep pockets looking for the ultimate luxury SUV can also choose between plenty of personalization items, starting with the generous color palette, going through the interior trim, and ending with the Breitling clock, which adds a staggering £115,000 ($151,448) to the final price.

VIDEO



Is The Bentley Bentayga Really A More Extravagant Audi Q7? 5
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Bentley Videos, reviews, video on 11 5th, 2017


Bentley broke the mold with the Bentayga, which is not only their first SUV, but also their first vehicle available with a diesel engine.

There are a few ‘buts’ that should be taken into consideration by potential customers, and one of them is the fact that it shares common elements with Audis, including the platform of the latest Q7. All that despite looking very expensive, both on the outside and in the cabin, as CarBuyer highlighted in their latest review.

However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, because thanks to some clever modifications, joined by an air suspension and different driving modes, the Bentley Bentayga feels in its natural element, be it on a straight line or tackling corners. Moreover, it can also take users off-road, but they won’t feel as secure as they would be in a Range Rover, once the comfort of the asphalt ends. But we all know that it’s highly unlikely that Bentley’s SUV will ever go muddy.

Besides the 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that makes 608PS (600hp) and 900Nm (663lb-ft) of torque, the Bentley Bentayga can also be had with the 4.0-liter tri-turbo V8 diesel that powers the Audi SQ7. This version delivers 435PS (429hp) and 900Nm (663lb-ft) of torque, and it works together with the same 8-speed automatic gearbox.

Those with deep pockets looking for the ultimate luxury SUV can also choose between plenty of personalization items, starting with the generous color palette, going through the interior trim, and ending with the Breitling clock, which adds a staggering £115,000 ($151,448) to the final price.

VIDEO



Bentley Bentayga Plugs Into Porsche’s Cayenne S E-Hybrid Powertrain 1
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Bentley Scoops, Bentley Videos, PHEV, Scoops, video on 11 1st, 2017


The greenest version of the Bentley Bentayga will use, as you'd expect, a plug-in hybrid powertrain, and it was spied testing on and around the Nurburgring.
Read more »



Bentley Bentayga Plugs Into Porsche’s Cayenne S E-Hybrid Powertrain 1
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Bentley Scoops, Bentley Videos, PHEV, Scoops, video on 11 1st, 2017


The greenest version of the Bentley Bentayga will use, as you'd expect, a plug-in hybrid powertrain, and it was spied testing on and around the Nurburgring.
Read more »



Bentley Bentayga By Mansory Smurfs Out London 28
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Mansory, tuning on 10 28th, 2017


The Bentley Bentayga is still enjoying its status as the world's most luxurious SUV, with this Mansory-tuned example being no different, well, under the skin, that is.
Read more »



Tuned Bentley Bentayga In Exclusive Shadow Gold Not For The Faint Hearted 4
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, Startech, tuning on 10 4th, 2017


Brabus sub-brand Startech first came up with their upgrades for the Bentley Bentayga in mid-2016, and since then, we've seen quite a few cars wearing the tuner's exterior kit.
Read more »



Give Your Bentley Bentayga A Sporty Touch With These Carbon Accents 26
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, SUV, tuning on 09 26th, 2017


Nobody truly needs a vehicle like the Bentley Bentayga, but despite that, the luxurious and exceptionally fast SUV will soon be joined by a couple of rivals, namely the Lamborghini Urus and Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
Read more »







 Category



 Blogroll