2017 Bentley Bentayga First Edition Launched at Los Angeles Expo

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The grand Los Angeles Auto Expo is at its concluding phase, but it didn’t hinder automobile manufacturers from showing their best cars.

After all, they have a lot of competition to overcome and here we have the 2017 Bentley Bentayga First Edition.

At first look, the car might look like any other SUV, but it has a lot of utility features, upgrades and a luxurious interior that ensures a comfortable ride for the passengers. The First Edition model is a special variant which will obviously be limited in quantity and will be available only for those who pre-order it.

Some of the unique features available in this model include the Union Jack badge, the large 22-inch alloy wheels sporting stylish aluminum accents and it has door sill plates which are illuminated for an added flamboyance. The SUV is expected to be priced under $300k, a price tag considered affordable by those who are familiar with the Bentley brand and have been buying their vehicles for a long time.

It will be available for people around the globe but only 608 of them will be able to pre-order and receive the SUV. If you have plans to buy this car, it’s too late already, because the official statement from Bentley confirmed that the vehicle is already sold out. Selling six hundred vehicles in minutes is not an easy task, but considering the world’s population and the exclusivity of the SUV, it is not such a difficult accomplishment.

On the inside, the 2017 Bentley Bentayga First Edition is powered by a 6.0 liter W12 twin turbocharged engine which offers an awesome 600 horsepower with 663 lb feet of torque. It is not just good on paper, but in real roads as well as the SUV can zoom from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4 seconds despite its heavy build.

The total weight of the car is measured at 5,340 pounds and it has a maximum speed of 187 miles per hour. Apart from the performance features, the car uses special leather stitching for its seats which looks classy and has the words ‘First Edition’ printed on it to show that you are one among the small list of exclusive customers.

Bentley, in association with the watch manufacturer Breitling launched this exclusive model. As part of their promotion strategy, the car includes a Bentayga watch which has its design elements sprinkled all over the SUV to match its owner’s style preferences.

2017 Bentley Bentayga – Bentley Unleashing the Fastest SUV in the World at Frankfurt Motor Show

For quite some time, Bentley was preparing to enter the SUV market and it is finally happening with the 2017 Bentley Bentayga, an SUV that the company calls “true Bentley”.

The SUV, powered by 600 ponies, is the fastest SUV in the market and combines the two main principles of Bentley: high luxury and refinement. You can also say that the Bentayga is the Bentley of the SUVs.

Fans and prospective buyers will have the chance to see the Bentayga in flesh during the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. However, just days before the big show, Bentley released several photos and specs of the upcoming luxurious beast in the SUV class.

First things first: the Bentley Bentayga features a 600hp V12 engine under the hood. With such power, the Bentayga can sprint to 60 miles in just four seconds, which is a feat few sports cars can achieve. The top speed is limited at 187mph, making this SUV the fastest in the segment. The only one that can come close is the newly launched Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, but the Cayenne is nowhere near the luxury and refinement of the Bentley. The Tesla Model X will be quicker in sprinting to 60mph, but cannot top the maximum speed of the Bentayga.

The body of the 2017 Bentayga is made out of aluminum and is based on the MLB platform by Volkswagen. The same platform is used for the next generation Porsche Cayenne and the Audi Q7.

Once inside the car, customers will find the refinement and the luxury of the Bentley to be mesmerizing. And there are lots of customization options, including a refrigerator for the trunk. Think of it as the ideal storage spot for your bottles of Dom Perignon. Next in the line of luxury accessories is a custom solid gold clock made by Breitling. All the seats inside are handcrafted in leather, wood and metal. The seats are identical for both the front and the rear passengers. Rear passengers get a dedicated Android tablet spot, as well as ventilation and massage options for their seats.

The driver gets an 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system in the dashboard with tons of setup options. Drivers can do almost everything by turning a dial. Features inside include traction control, electronic stability control, night vision, hill-descent control, adaptive cruise control, navigation system, adjusting speed control and much more. According to Bentley, there are around 90 controls and commands on the main display.

Comfort customization options, for the inside, include 15 ways to adjust the seats. As this is Bentley we are talking about, there are 17 standard color options, 15 shades of leather for the trimming, 15 carpets, and wheel options from 20 to 22 inches.

The company expects to sell around 4,000 units of the 2017 Bentley Bentayga in the first year. The luxury SUV will hit dealerships next summer.