2017 Bentley Bentayga Release Date, Review and Specs

The fresh Bentley Bentayga for 2017 undoubtedly marks a new direction for the British brand, and despite this, the vehicle still looks and feels like a Bentley. The diamond grille, and the strong rear haunch on the nose are conspicuously recognizable. Its release date, according to Bentley, should be expected in February this year.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Side view, alloy wheels

Like the Continental and the Flying Spur before it, the vehicle manages to take advantage of the Volkswagen ownership of Bentley. The Bentayga still makes use of the same architecture underpinning as the well-appointed, stylish and Audi’s flagship Q7 model. At 5.14 meters long, the Q7 is undeniably a large SUV, but that didn’t stop the Bentayga from being even longer.

But unlike the Q7, the new 2017 Bentley Bentayga won’t offer a seven-passenger seating capacity, although Bentley says that it will do so later. So will the hybrid and diesel engines. As a start, Bentley is offering a mind-boggling 6.0L W12 engine juggernaut.

2017 Bentley Bentayga exterior, headlights and grille

See, the vehicle weighs 2.5 tonnes and for a car this size to saunter to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 187 mph, you’ll definitely need a powerful engine. As a start, getting two turbochargers, and an engine displacement of 6.0L and 12 cylinders should do the trick.

Offered as a standard is a 30kg cylinder deactivation system that promises 21.6 mpg and emits 297g/km of carbon dioxide gas. But you’ll need all the best in the world for you to get anywhere those fuel consumption figures in real-life driving.

The upgraded suspension tuning offers up to four driving modes and four off-road ones for its four-wheel-drive powertrain and its air suspension system. As you’d expect from a Bentley, the ride is smooth and serene and it isn’t pegged on whether you are in Sport or Comfort mode, because with a Bentley, things can never be overly firm.

2017 Bentley Bentayga side angle, alloy wheels

The W12 engine offers a smooth ride particularly at low revs, however, working it harder makes the ride “roar” like a true Bentley which really makes the driving experience worthwhile and special. Again at low speeds, you might encounter an occasionally snatch from the automatic gearbox.

In overall, though, the vehicle is very comfortable and quiet. Well, you don’t expect such a massive vehicle to be as agile as sporty sedans. The well-weighted steering offers a smooth and swift acceleration in a straight line.

2017 Bentley Bentayga rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Considering to buy one? Wait! True, Bentley has established itself a reputation for being a car that provides a generous level of luxury and British appeal. Very few cars can ably afford to offer the thick end of 200 mph while still offering unrivaled comfort and appeal. So yes. Get yourself one 2017 Bentayga if you are not tight on budget.

Exterior Pictures & interior Colors – 2017 Bentley Bentayga

2017 Bentley Bentayga gear shift knob, dashboard and leather seats

Interior wise, the vehicle comes equipped with soft-touch materials, and upscale technologies. In a nutshell, buyers should expect the fresh 2017 Bentley Bentayga to stay true to the Bentley tradition. Some of the features available on the vehicle include a new electronic controller, steering wheel paddles, additional switches, part-dial-controlled infotainment system, leather and veneer upholstery, side bolsters, chrome bezels, cocoon-like front cabin, armchair like seats, and automatic climate control.

2017 Bentley Bentayga interior, leather seats

Engine Specs – 2017 Bentley Bentayga

Under the hood of the new 2017 Bentley Bentayga is a variety of engines for buyers to choose. This, according to Bentley, is because they want to sell the vehicle on the global market. Also, for 2017, a diesel engine will be provided – a first for the British manufacturer.

As of writing this, there is a confirmed W-12 engine for the top-of-the-line engine and is the most technically advanced. The output stands at an impressive 600 horsepower and 664 pounds of torque. This unit makes use of a new fuel injection technology, cylinder deactivation system, and friction reduction. Its emissions are expected to be below 250g/km.

2017 Bentley Bentayga engine

Sending power to all the four wheels is an eight-speed automatic transmission system. Things get even more interesting with its 4.0 seconds acceleration to 60 mph, as this makes the vehicle the quickest SUV in the whole world. Additionally, with a top speed rated at 187 mph, the Bentayga undoubtedly holds the title for being the fastest SUV.

Next up is a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine rated at 450 hp. at this point, that is the only detail known, but we are burning the midnight oil in trying to mystify the rest of the information.

Finally, although we could see more engines being offered, is a 4.1L twin-turbocharged V8 diesel engine. Also on the table is a higher performance Speed version and a hybrid variant which are expected to be unveiled later this year.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 117.9 in
Length: 202.4 in
Width: 78.7 in
Passenger volume: 112 ft³
Cargo volume: 17.1 ft³
Curb weight: 5350 lb
Top Speed: 187 mph
0-60: 4.0 sec
MPG: 14/20 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: 7,716 lbs

Price & Release Date – 2017 Bentley Bentayga

2017 Bentley Bentayga exterior, side view

We should expect its release this February with a price tag of around $200,000.

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2017 Bentley Bentayga interior, steering wheel

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New 2016 Dodge Journey – Release Date and Review

2016 Dodge Journey Release Date, Review, Price, Specs – To put it politely, the well-equipped and affordable mid-size crossover market is a bit crowded. So, the invigorated 2016 Dodge Journey will surely face some tough competition when it eventually goes for sale later this year. Its release date is speculated to be before this fall.

2016 Dodge Journey exterior, front angle, headlights

The vehicle comes with plenty of new and updated features for 2016 including deletion of the Limited trim and AVP (American Value Package). Fortunately, though, the Limited trim gets replaced by the quasi-luxury Crossroad Plus model.

2016 Dodge Journey 
2016 Dodge Journey

Therefore, the refreshed line-up now includes the base SE, SXT, Crossroad, Crossroad Plus, and finally, the top-of-the-line Road& Truck R/T trim. Obviously, the feature list will get updated over the previous 2015 model, but expect some carryovers such as, standard FWD and the optional AWD system to return. Additionally, the hefty 67.6 cubic feet of total cargo area returns unaltered. Also, under the hood will be the 2.4L inline four-cylinder engine carryover capable of cranking 173 horsepower and 166 pounds of torque.

2016 Dodge Journey red color, headlights, tailpipe and badges

Some of the standard appearance features include LED taillights, sport-tuned suspension, 17”/19” alloy wheels, and a distinct monochrome exterior trim. Interior wise, you will find keyless ignition, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry, leather upholstery, and full power accessories.

2016 Dodge Journey exterior, black color

Every 2016 Dodge Journey variant is also slated to make a comeback with reclining and sliding second-row seats, the SXT and SE again are adorned with manual air conditioning, while the Crossroad should return with heated steering wheels, heated front seats, power adjustable driver seat, remote engine start, a fold flat front passenger seat, sport manual air conditioning, auto-dimming rear view camera, and automatic wipers.

Interior Changes & Exterior Accessories – 2016 Dodge Journey

Some of the standard features to expect from the 2016 Dodge Journey SE include dual front airbags, auxiliary audio input, LATCH system, multi-function remote controls, proximity entry system, Bluetooth connectivity, and traction and stability control. Some of the options to expect include the Flexible Seating Group, 17” aluminum wheels, Uconnect Voice Command, and Pearl White Tri-Coat.

2016 Dodge Journey  front
2016 Dodge Journey  front

Moving up the trim ladder is the 2016 Dodge Journey SXT which comes fitted with rear air conditioning, Radio Data system, Floor mats, manual rear seat, body-color mirror color, two third row headrests, LED tail and brake lights, fog lights, height adjustable driver seat, aluminum accented wheels.

As for the 2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad, expect rear air conditioning, voice recognition audio system, leather wrapped steering wheel, auxiliary audio input, front and rear floor mats, leather shift knob trim, manual rear seat, front bumper chrome accents, universal garage door opener, black grille color, two third row headrests, LED taillights, auto-diming rear view camera, Bluetooth connectivity, 50-50-split bench, aluminum rims, and height-adjustable headrests.

2016 Dodge Journey  back
2016 Dodge Journey  back

Moving up to the 2016 Dodge Journey SE, expect manual rear seat, rear air conditioning, dual exhaust tips, two third row headrests, 50/50-split bench, and height-adjustable headrests.

The 2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad Plus comes fitted with automatic climate control, voice recognition audio system, radio data system, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, shift knob trim, manual rear seat, cargo net, universal garage opener, leather wrapped steering wheel, adjustable lumbar support, chrome bumper color, two third row headrests, LED taillights and brake lights, auto-dimming rear view cameras, dual-illuminating vanity mirrors, leather-trimmed upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, height adjustable headrests and aluminum rims.

2016 Dodge Journey  interior
2016 Dodge Journey  interior

The top-of-the-line 2016 Dodge Journey R/T should come equipped with automatic climate control, air conditioning zones, voice recognition audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio, heated steering wheel, 115V power outlet, in seat cushion storage, adjustable lumbar support, remote engine start, dual exhaust tips, trip computer, dual illuminating vanity mirrors, a height-adjustable headrest, dewpoint/humidity sensors, and painted aluminum.

2016 Dodge Journey interior, gear shift knob and dashboard

Engine Specs – 2016 Dodge Journey

All the FWD equipped variants will come equipped with a 2.4L inline-four engine fitted with a four-speed shiftable automatic transmission good for 173 horsepower and 166 pounds of torque. According to EPA ratings, expect the fuel economy ratings to stand at 19/26/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined. When properly equipped, expect a towing capacity of up to 1000 pounds.

2016 Dodge Journey engine

A 3.6L powerplant available for the R/T and all all-wheel-drive variants boasts of 283 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque. Expect the mileage to be 17/25/19 mpg in the front-wheel-drive R/T and 16/24/19 mpg in the all-wheel-drive versions. When properly equipped, the towing capacity balloons to 2.500 pounds.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 5.8 in. (113.8 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.4 in. (192.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.2 in. (72.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 134.4 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 67.6 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3818 lbs.
Top Speed: 119 mph
0-60: 7.1 sec
MPG: 16/24 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Pearl White Tri-Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coa,t Redline 2 Pearl Coat, White…
Towing Capacity: 2.500 lbs

Date Of Release & Price – 2016 Dodge Journey

Expect the price of the base 2016 Dodge Journey SE to set you back by an MSRP starting from $20,995 and $31,795 for the R/T model. As already mentioned at the beginning of this review, the vehicle should be expected sometime before this fall.

The midsize crossover and SUV segment is quite packed and besides the Dodge Journey it includes such models as Kia Sorento, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge models and the latest Toyota 4Runner.

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2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Release Date, Specs, Engine, MPG – The birth of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 models came to be in 1965 when Ford gave birth to the GT350 brand and Shelby was commissioned to make high-performance vehicles. This quickly resulted in making the first generation Mustang car that was lighter than the ones present then which were not that powerful at the time. With the Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes as their paintjob, the brand was born and this year we are expecting and comeback with a 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 model release.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

The years to come after the initial release brought us many vehicles that sported the name of this brand well. The particularly popular ones were the 66 models, 67, 68 and 69 respectably, which were based on the original with some minor cosmetic changes. The brand continued till 2011 when the last model of this legendary brand was made and the brand discontinued.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 front view, yellow color

As the last model was a sixth generation vehicle, Ford is continuing it from there and we still get a sixth generation one for the 2016 model year but an already tracked prepared version. The car comes with many performance enhancing changes, like the independent rear suspension addition, and is going to be the answer to the Chevy’s Camaro X/28 vehicle and the newest Dodge Challenger which is also in the making. The car was already spotted doing laps at the Nurburgring track when the pictures of it were offered as the car is getting in shape for its release that comes soon. In order for you to get ready, read the entire review about this car.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior, red color, alloy wheels

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior

The design of the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 makes it the meanest looking Mustang ever to be created and runs a close race to the top of being the most aggressive looking car eve to be made. The only things left from the base Mustang car are its lights while everything else has been drastically reshaped. The nose part of the car has shrunk and is now much more aerodynamic, this enables the car achieve better performance rates and specs. This gives you an impression as if the body of the car stretches across the engine bay while some added parts of the car make it seem as if the car sits lower than the previous design.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 front
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 front

Besides being smaller and slimmer, the most part of the car also has a lot of aero enhancements. They include a new splitter, larger air funnels, there are some funnels inside the grille that help move air in a practical way now as well and many more things that upgrade the car’s performance. There aren’t any fog lights any more as they are replaced with a cooling for the brakes while the badge has been replaced with a Shelby badge. The profile of the car has changed the most and incorporates a new stance of the car. It uses the larger 19-inch alloy wheels and some recontoured aluminum fenders.  The back part gets a functional diffuser kit which regulates air flow as well and provides better down force for the car. Additionally, to reduce drag there is a subtle lip spoiler added across the tail of the car.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 back
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 back

Interior

There is the same level of sporty attention provided to the inside of the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 as seen on the outside. This is why the steering has a flat bottom so it makes it easier for you to sleep in and out of the car. By the way, the seats are made from Recaro leather and are extremely comfortable for fast rides. They are perfectly shaped and designed for track running and like that offer much comfort. There is a special offer of choosing a special materials that is only made for GT350 cars which makes things even more comfortable than before. This has been done by spending hundreds of hours on prototype testing in order to come up with a perfect combination and solution in the end.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 interior
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 interior

What has been done to reduce the distraction to the driver is to remove all the chrome parts on the inside of the car and reduce the glare effect that way. The gauges are all changed becomes of the change of the speeds and revs of the car. The design has changed along with the specs of the car as well and now the dash matches the performance as well and features a new style. All the modern performance cars have some special features inside and this one is exception as well. So ABS brakes, stability and traction control systems are well incorporated into the vehicle’s inside.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

Engine

The greatest difference inside the new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 vehicles is the inclusion of a new powertrain. The car now features the 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V-8 engine that produces more than 500 hp, which also makes it the most powerful naturally aspired engine ever to be produced. As for the transmission the car uses a lightweight six-speed manual gearbox which uses a special Ford-tuned Torsen limited slip differential to transfer power. The exhaust system is a pretty powerful one and is using no less than four exhaust tips now. It can reach 0-60 mph just under 4 seconds and can develop a top speed of 175 mph.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 107.1 in
Length: 189.7 in
Width: 75.9 in
Passenger volume: 84.5 ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: 3760 lbs
Top Speed: 175 mph
0-60: 4,2 sec
MPG: 14/21 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Competition Orange, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Race Red, Shadow Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price and release date

There are still no official announcements on how much the new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 is going to be priced but as it was hinted at the LA Motor Show it might come to a base MSRP of  $52,995. At the same show the announcement of the car was placed at mid next year nut not anything else has been said about that.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 side view, alloy wheels

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2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 front view, grille and headlights

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior, white color

The All-new Shelby GT350 Mustang