However controversial the Bentley Bentayga may be, there’s no doubting it’s already a huge success. If you went down to your local Bentley to order one today, you would have to wait until the back end of 2017 before it arrived on your driveway.
We’re not that patient, but let’s assume you are. How should you spec your Bentayga? I’ve trawled through the online configurator, carefully considering all the options, to save you the hassle.
This is serious consumer journalism, this is…
Exterior colour: Burgundy
Wheels: 21in five twin-spoke, black painted and diamond turned
Primary hide colour: Camel
Secondary hide & carpet colour: Burnt Oak
Veneer: Fiddleback Eucalyptus
Options: Heated steering wheel; All Terrain Specification (off-road drive settings, underfloor protection, top-view camera); Event Specification (boot-mounted ‘event’ seat, tailgate ‘stage lighting’); roof rails; body-colour lower bodywork; electrically retracting towbar; rear privacy glass; deep pile overmats; Front Seat Comfort Specification (22-way adjustable front seats with memory, ventilation, massage, Comfort Headrests) ; Comfort Headrests for outer rear seats; 5-seat veneer package; Naim For Bentley stereo; Luggage Management pack; hands-free tailgate; GPS tracker; first aid kit.
All in all, quite tasteful, I think. And surprisingly practical. I could have gone for the four-seat interior, with a pair of rear armchairs, but I would make my Bentayga work for its living. Hence the off-road pack and towbar.
Bentley doesn’t give prices on the configurator, but I reckon my Bentayga would probably only weigh in £20,000 or £30,000 over the £160,200 list price. That might sound like a lot, but it’s a fair bet many will end up costing well over 200 grand, especially if the owners have dug deep into what can be done by Mulliner, Bentley’s bespoke department. And don’t forget, the optional Breitling tourbillon timepiece costs 150 grand by itself.
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By Only Motors