It’s no surprise that Bentley’s self-proclaimed ‘ultimate SUV’ costs a lot to buy, and it’s actually quite a bit more than its closest rivals, such as the Range Rover. Even the cheaper diesel version costs more than some houses, meaning you have to appreciate the bespoke craftsmanship of Bentley to want to pay such a huge premium.
It’s unlikely that somebody in the market for a Bentayga will have one eye on costs, but even the very rich don’t want to throw money away. So perhaps more pertinently for the rich and busy, the diesel's fuel economy and CO2 emissions are better, so will travel further on a tank of fuel, meaning fewer fuel stops.
A lot of standard equipment can be found onboard – and quite right, too. Sat-nav, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, USB connections, automatic LED headlights, auto wipers, heated leather seats, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera are all included. Of course, there’s also a long and expensive options list to peruse. Be careful, though – ticking some boxes will set you back more than £10,000.
At this price level, though, personalisation is key, so Bentley includes 17 paint colours, 15 leathers and eight veneer choices all free of charge. Beyond that, there are 90 optional paints, as well as the ability to simply create your own, completely bespoke look, although the latter has no official price. Best not to ask.
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If Bentley's long list of options on its standard Bentayga isn't enough, opting for the Mulliner version takes things even further. Only the W12 is available, but you get bespoke alloy wheels and even more personalisation options inside and out. It'll cost you quite a bit more for that level of choice, though.
You’re paying a massive amount of money, but Bentley does provide a lot of standard equipment. Sat-nav, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, USB connections, automatic LED headlights, auto wipers, heated leather seats, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera are all included.