Bentley Bentayga extended wheelbase

The New Bentley Bentayga extended wheelbase will be the british brands new flagship model | Source: Bentley

Long-Awaited Luxury: The New Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase

Bentley just announced its new flagship model – an extended wheelbase version (EWB) of its bestselling model the Bentayga SUV.

While some fans were hoping for a sporty saloon release, the EWB Bentayga makes perfect sense.

Having become its bestselling model of all time in the six years since it was introduced, in 2021 the Bentayga SUV accounted for just over a third of Bentley’s record sales of 14,659 cars.

Featuring over 2,500 new parts, a 180mm length extension, an optional airline seat package and 24 billion different trim combinations, the new Bentayga extended wheelbase may have more in common with a luxury limousine than a grand touring SUV.

The luxury British marque says the Bentayga SUV “builds on the strengths of the Bentayga to become a new luxury flagship”.

Aside from the obvious lengthening of the car, other highlights include an airline seat specification option, a new front grille, rear steering system and the introduction of world-first technology.

Bentley says the airline seat specification is the most advanced seat ever fitted to a car. The option delivers 22 different ways of adjustment and debuts world-first technology with features including auto climate sensing and advanced postural adjustment systems.

Bentayga EWB rear seats
Bentayga EWB plane seats
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The rear cabin of the Bentayga EWB sets a new benchmark for combining world-class luxury and technological innovation, demonstrating new heights of craftsmanship and comfort. 

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Continuing through the interior, the new Bentayga offers 24 billion different style combinations with options such as new wood and metal trim, unique leather upholstery and intricate diamond quilting. There’s also a controllable diamond illumination effect using LEDs to create mood lighting that can transform the look and feel of the cabin.

Bentayga EWB interior
Bentayga EWB interior trim
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In terms of the handling, the all-wheel steering system reduces the turning circle by seven per cent compared to the standard wheelbase Bentayga. The rear wheels are able to steer in the opposite direction to the front wheels, simplifying parking and making the EWB more agile in an urban environment.

Under the hood, the Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase provides limited changes. It is powered by the same twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine from the base model Bentayga. Paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, it produces 542hp; that’ll take the car up to a top speed of 290 km/h and from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds – not bad for a bulky SUV.

Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase front
Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase side
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While no prices have been announced as yet, Bentley expects the EWB to cost around 15 per cent more than the standard car. Factoring in extras and custom specifications, buyers can be prepared to spend over A$500,000 on the new Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase.

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