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Bentley Bentayga: the pinnacle of SUV luxury

June 26, 2024

In the world of luxury cars, even Bentley is not immune to the SUV trend, and the 2024 Bentayga delivers an unparalleled luxury experience that characterizes the Bentley brand. Step into the cabin and you are enveloped by scented leather, beautiful metal accents and rich wood inlays, combined with modern infotainment systems. Under the hood, both the V-8 and plug-in Bentley Bentayga hybrid V-6 offer powerful performance, while the Bentley Bentayga interior offers unparalleled comfort. Whether you are driving or being driven, the 2024 Bentley Bentayga promises a superior ride.

What’s new for 2024?

The 2024 Bentley Bentayga introduces the Mulliner trim, with unique exterior details and nearly 4,000 interior color combinations. More sustainable materials, such as wool and recycled nylon, were used, and leather was tanned with olive oil by-products.

Available only with extended wheelbase and V-8 engine. Other modifications include a new grille, rims, and a rear-wheel steering system for the S and Azure models. A second row of comfortable seats is now available.

The W-12 engine has been phased out in favor of more fuel-efficient hybrid options. The new Black Edition package replaces chrome with black accents, including the Bentley logo, and offers dark interior details.

What does a Bentley Bentayga cost?

Prices for the 2024 Bentley Bentayga vary depending on the model and options:

Model Price (EUR)
V-8 €190.000
Hybrid €190.000
S Hybrid €216.500
V-8 Extended Wheelbase €218.500
Azure Hybrid €222.000
S V-8 €224.500
Azure V-8 €229.900
Extended Wheelbase Azure V-8 €253.000
Extended Wheelbase Mulliner V-8 €313.000

The V-8 offers the best value for money thanks to its powerful performance, luxury features and relatively lower price. For lovers of driving pleasure and performance, the V-8 is ideal. The hybrid models are suitable for environmentally conscious drivers who do not want to compromise on luxury and performance. The Extended Wheelbase model, with extra legroom and rear seat options, is perfect for those who have frequent drivers and want ultimate comfort.

These prices are based on the new price of the Bentayga. However, the prices of Bentley Bentayga used cars may differ from this.

Engine, Transmission and Performance

The 2024 Bentley Bentayga offers several engine options. The V-8 engine, with 542 hp, accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and delivers impressive performance with a rich sound. The hybrid variant combines a 3.0-liter V-6 with an electric motor for a combined output of 456 hp, but acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds is noticeably slower than the V-8.

All Bentayga models are equipped with a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive, ensuring a stable and comfortable ride even at high speeds. Although the hybrid is more economical and offers a 23-kilometer electric range, it lacks the punch of the V-8. Extended Wheelbase models offer extra ride comfort, but may feel slightly slower due to the extra weight. Overall, the Bentayga offers excellent performance, but the choice of engine depends on the driver’s driving style and preferences.

Fuel consumption

The Bentley Bentayga V-8 consumes 6.4 km/l in the city and 10 km/l on the highway, which is reasonable for a luxury SUV, but not impressive. The hybrid variant does better at 8.5 km/l combined and offers a pure electric range of 35 km, which is disappointing for a luxury hybrid. In practice, fuel consumption remains high, especially when driving dynamically. The Bentayga V-8 performs better than expected on the highway at 9.8 km/l, but buyers should expect frequent refueling, especially with the powerful V-8 models.

Interior, Comfort and Luggage Space

The Bentley Bentayga exudes luxury with scented leather, real wood and shimmering metallic accents. The interior is fully customizable, from seat covers to dashboard clocks. The seats offer excellent comfort, especially in Extended Wheelbase models with massage and reclining seats. 

Bentley Bentayga interior

Still, the back seat feels less opulent compared to competitors such as the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Luggage space is generous, with enough room for nine carry-on luggage cases in the two-row version. Although the cabin offers luxury and comfort, the Bentley Bentayga rear end could have used a bit more refinement to really compete with the very best in its class.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The Bentley Bentayga features a 10.9-inch infotainment screen with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Optional rear seat entertainment systems with 10.2-inch screens are ideal for passengers who want to surf or watch movies. The standard 12-speaker stereo offers clear sound, but the optional 20-speaker Naim audio system takes the listening experience to the next level. While the technology is impressive, the standard infotainment system sometimes feels outdated compared to competitors. Connectivity options are extensive, but a more intuitive interface would improve ease of use. Despite these minor shortcomings, the infotainment system remains a strong point of the Bentayga.

Safety features

The Bentley Bentayga offers a range of safety features, including standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Optional features include lane assist and adaptive cruise control with a night vision system. However, it is disappointing that many of these features cost extra, while they are standard in other luxury SUVs, such as the BMW X7. Despite the high price, Bentley does not offer extensive standard safety equipment. Overall, the available safety features are effective, but the additional cost may deter.

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

The Bentley Bentayga comes with a three-year warranty with no mileage limitation, which is reasonable but not exceptional in the luxury segment. The first service is free, but after that, owners must pay. Competitors such as the Rolls-Royce Cullinan offer a better value with a four-year warranty and free maintenance. Although Bentley’s coverage is solid, the range is disappointing compared to some rivals, especially considering the price of the Bentayga.


Black Bentley Bentayga

The 2024 Bentley Bentayga offers unparalleled luxury and impressive performance, especially with the V-8 engine. The interior is richly finished and fully customizable, while the driving experience is both powerful and refined. Disadvantages include the V-8’s high fuel consumption and the extra cost of safety features that are standard in other luxury SUVs. The hybrid offers better efficiency, but lacks the excitement of the V-8. All in all, the Bentayga is an excellent choice for those looking for ultimate luxury and performance, provided you are willing to pay the price.