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8/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Bentley Bentayga

£135,800£232,000
8/10
Overall verdict
The luxury SUV bar has been raised. Bentley's bold claims are justified.
 

For: 

Eerily silent and wonderful cabin. Faintly bizarre ability to drive quickly.

Against: 

Possibly a little understated for some. Styling?

Overview

What is it?

‘The fastest, most powerful, most luxurious SUV in the world’, according to Bentley. A bold claim, but one that’s tough to dispute. Under the Bentayga’s bonnet sits a new version of Bentley’s 6.0-litre W12, with twin-scroll turbos plus high- and low-pressure direct fuel injection. An official CO2 of 296g/km and 21.6mpg average economy likely won’t be of much concern to potential Bentayga owners. A stated 600bhp and 663lb ft of torque certainly will. Such power will haul the 2.4 tonne Bentayga from 0 to 60mph in four seconds flat, and on to a vmax of 187mph. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
6.0 W12 5dr Auto
4.0s 296g/km 21.6 600 £161,375
The cheapest
4.0 V8 5dr Auto
4.8s 210g/km 35.8 435 £135,800
The greenest
4.0 V8 5dr Auto
4.8s 210g/km 35.8 435 £135,800
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