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The Top Gear car review:Bentley Bentayga

Overall verdict
The luxury SUV bar has been raised. Bentley's bold claims are justified.


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


Possibly a little understated for some. Styling?


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 Speed 5dr Auto
3.9s 635 £182,200
The cheapest
3.0 V6 Hybrid 5dr Auto
5.5s 449 £130,500
The greenest
4.0 V8 5dr Auto
4.5s 260g/km 24.8 550 £136,900
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