The upcoming Bentley Bentayga SUV is in the news for quite-a-some time now for all the good reason. Firstly, it's maiden attempt from the iconic British luxury car manufacturer in the SUV segment. Add to it the claim from the manufacturer that the Bentayga will be the "world's most powerful and luxurious SUV", the anticipation from the product increases manifold.
And with growing anticipation comes more and more spy shot, videos and teasers. We are tracking the progress of the Bentley Bentayga for long now, and thanks to the guys at the WorldCarFans, a latest spy video has surfaced online. The recent spy video was shot when the big SUV was testing on the streets of the Nurburgring.
The spy video was shot shortly after one of the prototypes suffered a malfunction. Many are seeing this as a deliberate attempt by Bentley to test the SUV in the narrow lanes of Nurburgring as a way to convince the audience that a big and premium SUV like the Bentayga can be fun to drive and can be agile at the same time.
The SUV project from the British Marquee started as the controversial EXP 9 F concept, which didn't receive good response from the trade pundits due to its odd appearance. The design team from the Bentley had to rework on the exteriors again to give the world company's first SUV. Although the initial prototype appearance is still not that promising, the final product will tell how well the design team did.
As for the mechanicals, the Bentley Bentayga will be the same chassis which is underpinning the second generation Audi Q7. The engine for this "most powerful" SUV is going to be the newly developed W12 6.0-litre TSI twin-turbo unit cranking out 608 PS and 900 Nm torque. It may also come with a V8 turbodiesel, a twin-turbo V8 4.0-litre petrol along and a plug-in hybrid variant too.
Previously, Bentley has teased a video giving the first glimpse of the high-end interior cabin that will host an array of premium features including a fully digital instrument cluster, head-up display, and touch sensitive start/stop button. The materials used for the cabin will also be high end including wood, aluminum and leather finish.
The Bentley Bentayga will go on the sale sometime next year, while the hybrid variant could come in 2017.
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