New Delhi: Exclusive Motors, the official partner for Bentley in India, has announced the launch of the all-new Bentley Bentayga with an extended wheelbase for the Indian market. The Bentayga Extended Wheelbase (EWB) is available to order in India for an approximate price of INR 6 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi), subject to exchange rate fluctuations, customization, and government taxes, the company said.
Bentley is bringing a new focus on wellness to its model range with this grand new touring SUV that builds on the strengths of the Bentayga to become a new luxury flagship, extending the latest product range to five models.
The Bentley Bentayga extended wheelbase is the result of a nine-figure investment by Bentley to create a new model that provides the best rear cabin experience since a Mulsanne, while retaining the Bentley hallmarks of effortless performance, exquisite hand craftsmanship, and limitless personalization, the company said in a media release.
Satya Bagla, Managing Director, Exclusive Motors, said, “The new Bentayga Extended Wheelbase is the next chapter in the Bentayga story. This new SUV has a rear-cabin experience comparable to the legendary Mulsanne. Every Bentley gets you to your destination feeling more relaxed than when you started your journey, and yet with the extended wheelbase we have been able to go further thanks to the adoption of the world’s first wellness technology embedded within our unrivalled interior cabin design. These advancements, along with the outstanding skills of Bentley’s craftspeople, make the Bentayga extended wheelbase the ultimate luxury SUV to drive or be driven in.
The Bentayga extended wheelbase builds on the latest second-generation Bentayga, extending the wheelbase and rear cabin space by an extra 180 mm. With body-in-white changes to the underfloor, side panels, door and roof, Bentley’s design team has ensured the lines’ proportions continue to exude style and presence. This increases the 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. With a larger cabin space than any other luxury competitor, and emphasis on Wellness, and the introduction of the world’s first auto climate and advanced postural adjustment rear seat, extraordinary journeys are guaranteed.
The new Bentley airline seat specification is the most advanced seat ever fitted to a car, with 22 ways of adjusting the world’s- firsts in a new auto climate sensing system and postural adjusting technology.
In relaxed mode, the seat can recline to 40 degrees while the passenger seat is motored forwards and a beautifully leathered, trimmed footrest deploys from the back of the front passenger seat. In miss 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 to keep the occupant at optimum thermal well-being. Meanwhile, the postural adjustment system automatically makes micro-adjustments to the occupants’ 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 3-hour period improving comfort and minimizing fatigue throughout a journey.
Comfort and wellness in detail
The Bentayga EWB offers the ultimate in real passenger indulgence, with the most advanced seat ever fitted to a car, three different seat configurations, new dual air ionizers and increased cabin space. That’s a standard, a 4 + 1 seating configuration is offered with two outer rear seats providing outstanding comfort, 16 ways of adjustment, heating, ventilation and five individual massage programmes.
There is an occasional middle seat commentating a third adult and giving access to a ski hatch in the back board. A new feature with a larger cabin is the Bentley airline seat specification to enable maximum relaxation in the back the seat backrests reclined to 40 degrees providing an ideal and comfortable position to sleep in. The level of seat recline can be controlled through a touch screen remote Bentley’s dedicated handheld touch screen device for controlling vehicle functions from the dear cabin.
Additional switches are located in the door pocket area to set the seat to maximum recline (relax mode) or in its most upright position (business mode). In relax mode, the front passenger seat will traverse to its first forward position in order to maximize the space available to the rear occupant. Additionally, a foot rest- beautifully trimmed in carpet and leather and surrounded with a Chrome strip will deploy from the front passenger seat back.
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. Bentley’s instantly recognizable diamond quilting has been reimagined in a dramatic and contemporary new design.
Like all great designs, the final execution looks simple, but the obsession to detail behind it encapsulates all that is unique about Bentley interiors. Developed and executed through a combination of digital craftsmanship and precision technology, the symmetrical pattern at the top of the seatbacks stretches the diamonds as they move away from the centerline of the seats.
The doors in turn boast of an asymmetric pattern that accentuates the length of the door and the rear cabin as a whole Within each diamond the flawless leather is perforated with holes of less than 1mm diameter. Each hole has been diagonally positioned with precision by one of Bentley’s interior designers to achieve a cohesive overall design- ‘the digital crafting’ process.
Four detailed exterior changes marked the new model: the longer profile, a new front grille, a new polished 22-inch end- spoke wheel, and a repositioned sunroof, all whilst deliberately maintaining the highly successful second generation Bentayga aesthetic.
Taking inspiration from the new grille on the flying spur, the Bentayga EWB has a ‘vertical vein grille’ consisting of bright Chrome vertical veins 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 repositioned panoramic sunroof illustrates again the focus on the rear cabin ambiance and ensures the experience is uncompromised. The sunroof has therefore been moved rearwards in the car by 125 millimeters, providing the optimum position to bathe the rear cabin seating area in natural light. The sunroof can be controlled via the rear cabin touch screen remote as well as the front cabin console.
The motors also offer gentle assistance cabin and gives the opportunity to provide a significant increase in the rear legroom The class leading new cabin is longer than any other luxury SUV competitor by over 40 millimeters full the Bentayga EWB also provides an extra 10 millimeter of headroom compared to the Mulsanne, whilst having a roof line 100 millimeters lower than the competitors providing a sporting and well-proportioned silhouette.
Chassis and powertrain
The new Bentayga has won critical acclaim for its dynamic abilities, with its performance on the road and its right hand handling universally praised. The Bentayga EWB continues this ethos with the inclusion of all electronic wheel steering and Bentley dynamic ride as standard. Secondary ride comfort is another key variable that affects onboard Wellness- the smoother the ride, the more calming the journey.
At typical road speeds and with low power latching mechanisms. The motor also offers gentle assistance with lower secondary ride vibration than its competitors. Electronic all-wheel steering was first introduced by Bentley on the new flying spur. It provides 2 highly desirable benefits and ensures no compromise between high-speed confidence and low speed convenience.
At fast, highway speeds the system makes a small adjustment to the direction of the travel of the rear wheels, in tandem with the direct steering inputs from the driver to the front wheels. This increases high speed stability making overtaking and lane changing more assured -and improves handling when driving through sweeping bends.
At low speeds, the all-wheel steering has the effect of shortening the devil base, reducing the turning circle, and increasing agility in tight urban environments making parking noticeably easier. This is achieved by steering the rear wheels in the opposite direction to the front wheels. The system provides a turning circle which is smaller than that of a standard wheelbase Bentayga 7%.
The Bentayga EWB is powered by Bentley’s proven 4.0- liter, 32- valve dual twin- scroll turbocharged V8 petrol engine which combines immense power with impressive fuel economy. Mated to an 8- speed automatic gearbox, the V8 offers supercar performance, developing 542 BHP (550 PS) and 568-lb. Ft (770 Nm) off torque, resulting in a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) and zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds (100 Km/h in 4.6 Seconds).
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