Bentley: ever more luxurious – Le Soir

Despite the criticism it faced when it was launched in 2016, the Bentayga is a must in the Bentley range as it now represents … 45% of the brand's sales! This is to say the importance of this face-lift. Once is not customary, it is in the back that the change is most obvious.

The whole package has been redesigned with an enlarged tailgate that incorporates egg-shaped lights inspired by the latest Continental GT. The license plate is sent back into the shield, and the tailgate now only bears the Bentley lettering in full. The change is quite radical and should generate many purchases among owners of the old model as the latter seems dated against the newcomer. Because although the front face changes less, its enlarged grille arranged more vertically, its raised and enlarged lights or even the new shields bring an almost unexpected facelift to the English SUV.

A little techno …

Inside, it is especially on multimedia and equipment that efforts have been focused. Thus, we note the appearance of a new connected infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, controlled by a 10.9-inch HD screen. The driver now benefits from digital meters with customizable displays. At the rear, occupants will be delighted to take advantage of the ventilated seats in addition to being heated and a removable tablet allowing them to control numerous vehicle functions: air conditioning, blinds, multimedia, etc.

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Luxury cruise

Only the Bentayga V8 is so far restyled. We therefore find a 4-liter twin-turbo engine with unchanged values: 550 horsepower and 770 Nm of torque. Values ​​worthy of competitive sports variations, which above all offer Bentley a formidable pleasure. Of course the SUV can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.4 seconds and go to 290 km / h. But with nearly 2.5 tonnes empty, agility is obviously only a vague notion, even with electronic air suspension and various ride modes.

This large 5.12 meter baby is above all a formidable rolling machine without fatigue and in foolproof comfort, perfectly isolated from the rest of the world in this luxurious cocoon. Even the V8 is extremely understated, just whispering in the ears of passengers to remind them of the exceptional car they are in. A dreamlike pleasure that comes at a price: from 156.900 €. To which were added nearly € 75,000 in options on our test car …

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