Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase is a new grand touring SUV that extends by 180 mm and focuses on wellness, with integrated world-first seat technology. The car is the result of a nine-figure investment by the British luxury automaker to create a new model that provides the best rear cabin experience since a Mulsanne, whilst retaining the Bentley hallmarks of best performance, exquisite handcraftsmanship and endless personalization.
The new model is characterized by a longer profile and features a new front grille, a new polished 22” 10-spoke wheel, and a repositioned sunroof. Inspired by the new grille on the Flying Spur, the Bentayga EWB has a ‘Vertical Vane Grille’ that consists of bright chrome vertical vanes sitting in front of a black mesh grille. The 22-inch 10-spoke Bentayga wheel is offered in a new mirror-polished design for the Bentayga EWB.
The car is powered by Bentley’s 4.0-litre, 32-valve dual twin-scroll turbocharged V8 petrol engine, which offers massive power and impressive fuel economy. Mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the V8 offers supercar performance, developing 542 bhp (550 PS) and 568 lb.ft (770 Nm) of torque, resulting in a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) and 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds (100 km/h in 4.6 seconds). The Bentayga EWB is fitted with Electronic All Wheel Steering and Bentley Dynamic Ride as standard.
The Bentayga Extended Wheelbase (EWB) builds on the latest second-generation Bentayga, extending the wheelbase and rear cabin space by an extra 180 mm. Bentley’s design team also added changes to Body-in-White, the underfloor, side panels, door and roof. This increase results in the wheelbase of the car stretching from 2995 mm to 3175 mm, with an overall length of 5322 mm. The increased length is all in the rear door, creating an exceptionally luxurious rear cabin area.
The new Bentley Airline Seat specification is the most advanced seat ever fitted to a car, with 22-ways of adjustment and world-firsts in a new auto climate sensing system and postural adjustment technology. In Relax mode, the seat can recline to 40 degrees, whilst the passenger seat is motored forwards and a leather-trimmed footrest deploys from the back of the front passenger seat. In Business Mode, the seat moves into its most upright position to make working on the move more comfortable. The auto climate seat technology senses occupant temperature and surface humidity and then determines whether to apply heat, ventilation or both simultaneously. The postural adjustment system automatically makes micro-adjustments to the occupant’s seating position and pressure points, by measuring pressure across the seat surface. The system can apply 177 individual pressure changes across six fully independent pressure zones over a three-hour period improving comfort.
The new Bentayga incorporates a more advanced stitching design created using digital craftsmanship. Diamonds can be seen elongating symmetrically from the center of the seatbacks shoulder panels and along the length of the door, reflecting the extension in the car itself. The new interior style of the rear door also includes a unique design showcasing the optional ‘Metal Overlay in Veneer’. Using a thin metal strip just 0.07 mm thick, an intricate design is bonded by hand on the surface of the veneer before the part is lacquered and polished.
New features like Bentley Diamond Illumination show how technology combines with contemporary craftsmanship to provide incredibly modern design in luxurious materials. The illumination effect is achieved using LEDs (12 on each of the front doors, 22 on each of the rear doors) that emit light through small perforations 1 mm in diameter in the leather trim on the door panels. The intensity and color of the illumination through the trim can be controlled by the customer through the infotainment system and Touch Screen Remote.
For the first time on a Bentley, power closing doors can be specified. Two switches are located on the rear face of the extended centre console, within the reach of rear passengers. Pressing and holding the switch will close the door on the corresponding side of the vehicle using dedicated motors.
Two enhanced specifications of Bentayga Extended Wheelbase will be available at launch. The Azure includes a unique 22” ten-spoke directional wheel, bright lower bumper grilles, Azure embroidery and badging. The First Edition specification builds further, including Bentley Diamond Illumination, metal overlays in the veneer, Naim for Bentley Premium Audio and LED welcome lamps. Unique embroidery, inlays and badging identify this as a highly exclusive and distinct model.
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