The ultra-premium British brand has started this week to hand over the first Bentayga SUVs to customers, during an exclusive event at Bentley’s global headquarters in Crewe.
The worldwide deliveries of Bentley’s very first ever full-luxury SUV has begun this week, thus reaching a major milestone in the automaker’s history, as the brand has high hopes for the Bentayga in terms of sales volume. Taking more than 130 hours to produce each car, the world’s fastest, most luxurious and most expensive SUV is built in Crewe, UK, alongside the Continental GT, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. Volkswagen’s exclusive division marked this moment with a special event, allowing guest to take a tour of Bentley’s factory to see how the model takes shape, and meet key people involved in the car’s design, engineering and craftsmanship. Four years on from the initial concept stage car, part of an 840-million-pound investment programme, the Bentayga entered production in late November last year.
Bentayga has under its hood a 6-litre twin turbo W12 engine, being capable of producing a total output of 600 bhp (608 PS). The unit is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission, and the power is being sent to the four-wheel drive system, which is allowing the luxury cruiser to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. Bentley already raised the pace of its production line in December from 3,600 to 5,500 models this year, but it might be forced to build more Bentaygas in the near future, as it has around 10,000 pre-orders.