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 exterior side angle

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2017 Bentley Bentayga interior, steering wheel

2017 Bentley Bentayga lcd screen

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed – Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed comes as part of the planned overhaul of the entire GT lineup. This comes at a time when it is still the best-selling model from the Continental GT family. Whereas the new Speed comes chock full of new features and technologies, the real news lie essentially under the hood. Its date of release is expected in July 2017 according to industry pundits.

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed side view, headlightes, alloy wheels

Under its hood is VW Group’s 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12 behemoth that cranks out a whopping 582 horsepower and 531 pounds of torque. These values represent an additional 15 hp and 15 pounds of torque over the previous model. Additionally, it now gets 20 mpg/combined which signify a 5% better fuel economy than the outgoing model. Two additional engines are available with the least powerful rated at 521 hp and the most powerful at 626 horsepower.

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed side view, alloy wheels, headlights

Exterior wise, the changes are mild but that shouldn’t be taken to mean the Speed isn’t offering any uniqueness for 2017. To start off, the exterior division now gets additional three new colors: Camel, Marlin, and Jetstream. We couldn’t have bothered mentioning the fresh colors but the truth be told – the Jetstream is a sight to behold.

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed sideangle, red color,alloy wheels

Interior wise, the surfaces are simply gorgeous and of high-quality. Of course, what luxury can’t a price tag of $263,400 buy? The leather furnishings are simply breathtaking, the beauty here lies in the details not just the plain material used. The controls are driver-oriented and come in a contemporary look, as are the new dials and graphics. For those who just can’t survive for a minute without surfing the web, Bentley has equipped its cabin with a Wi-Fi connection.

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

When it comes to the available rivalry, there isn’t actually anything like it in the market at least yet. But we can give the Aston Martin Vanquish the benefit of doubt. When it comes to a spirited driving, luxury grand tourers, and powerful engines beneath their hoods – the Vanquish is the only potential threat to the survival of the GT Speed. Coming off a major refresh some couple of years ago which brought about upgraded dampers, new colors inside out, lightweight chassis, and a new Touchtronic III, 8-speed auto transmission, the Vanquish reiterated its position as a luxury supercar.

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed exterior, taillights, tailpipe, rear view

It comes with a powerful engine and although less powerful as the GT Speed’s mill, cranks out an impressive 568 horsepower and 465 lbs. of torque. You’d be fooled to think that the Vanquish is a bit slower than the GT Speed due to the power output difference. On the contrary, the Vanquish is faster than the GT Speed.

The ZF transmission available on the Vanquish is what enables it to conquer 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, which represents a 0.1 second faster than the GT Speed. When it comes to pricing though, with a window sticker of $290,000, the Vanquish is far more costly than the Speed by almost $30,000.

Interior Pictures & Exterior Changes – 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed steeringwheel, dashboard

For 2017, the new GT Speed for 2017 comes with very subtle changes on its front grille and overall exterior appearance that you’ll need to be hawk-eyed to sport the differences. The side intakes have now been raised closer to the headlights while the massive vent now extends towards the fenders.

Interior wise, the driver controls are a bit crisp than in the outgoing model. The entire cabin is now LED-illuminated while the center console has now gained gear-level surrounds. The front seats now come in diamond quilting design pattern.

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 GT Speed is a 6.0L W-12 juggernaut capable of cranking out a walloping 626 @6,000 rpm horsepower and 607 @1,700 rpm pounds of torque. This power is transmitted to all the wheels via the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission system. Test drives conducted have yielded four-seconds during an acceleration of 0-60 mph.

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed top speed stands at a breathtaking four seconds. Simiarl specs are only seen in the Porsche Panamera model.

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed engine

It is rumored that Bentley is adding two more engines under its hood. However, we haven’t yet known the exact details yet and we would want to speculate at this time, but we will be updating the spots soon.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 0.1 in. (108.1 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 9.2 in. (189.2 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.5 in. (76.5 in.)
Passenger volume: 89 ft³
Cargo volume: 12.6 ft³
Curb weight: 5115 lbs
Top Speed: 206 mph
0-60: 4.0 sec
MPG: 12/21 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aegean Blue, Alpine Green, Ambe,r Anthracite, Anthracite Satin, Apple Green, Aquamarine, Arabica, Arctica (Solid), Aurora…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price Estimate & Date of Release – 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed

Once available, we should expect a price range of between $240,000 and $250,000 depending on the trim model or/and options. It is rumored the vehicle will be released in July 2017.

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2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed front view, exterior, headlights, alloy wheels, green color

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed front angle,headlights and grille

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed interior,leather rear seats

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed side view, green color, alloy wheels, taillights, tailpipe

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed side view, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed rear view, green color, alloy wheels, taillights

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

New 2017 Bentley Mulsanne Release Date and Info

For luxury and craftsmanship, the new 2017 Bentley Mulsanne exceeds the set expectations with a sheer combination of modern and those of the old-world amenities. Some of the 2017 stand-outs include a feature galore, prodigious thrust, serene and smooth ride, modern electronics and amenities, and an impeccable interior furnished with all the bad-boy’s equipment. Its release is set for September this year if all goes according to Bentley’s plan.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne exterior, headlights

For 2017, the Mulsanne gains some extra standard equipment, a sport-tuned suspension, a higher engine output, and the continuation of the high-performance trim model coded Speed.

Without a doubt, there are certain models in the market that have self-declared bragging rights. One of them is definitely the Bentley Mulsanne! The vehicle, even for starters, is a true epitome of creativity and refinement. The vehicle feels, drives, and looks luxury. And despite its lofty starting price, not that anyone is complaining, the vehicle provides a personalized appeal and performance.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne black color, exterior

This vehicle isn’t for everyone, it is unapologetically designed for those who already got what it takes to own the distinct British juggernaut. From the stately and imposing exterior to its bespoke interior, this god-send sedan is offers its driver and passengers a kingly treatment. For 2017, the vehicle gets even more sophisticated and powerful.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne side angle, blue color

When it comes to the rivals, there isn’t actually a real competition between brands as price is no longer a key denominator for folks shopping in this segment. But just to constitute a proper review, we may as well give the alternatives for our dear readers. They include the 2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom and Ghost, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the 2017 BMW 7-Series.

Available Trims – Bentley Mulsanne

The five passenger 2017 Bentley Mulsanne is offered in two trims: base and Speed.

Exterior Changes & Interior Colors and Pictures – 2017 Bentley Mulsanne

Standard features for the large luxury base sedan includes 20” wheels, a sunroof, LED accent and taillights, an air-ride suspension, keyless entry and ignition, rear parking sensors, a soft-close trunk lid and doors, heated and auto-dimming mirrors, and xenon headlights.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne lcd screen, steering wheel and dashboard

Interior wise, you get a 14-way power adjustable heated front seats, wood interior trim, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic climate control (dual-zone), leather upholstery, USB/iPod input, 14-speaker premium sound system, a rear center armrest, heated rear outboard seats, a 8” touchscreen display, and rear window privacy screens.

The base also gets an optional Mulliner Driving Specification package that offers an embroidered Bentley emblems, 21” wheels, a knurled gear selector, selectable drive modes, metal sports car pedals, a leather headliner, diamond-quilted upholstery, and a sport-tuned steering and suspension tuning.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne interior, back seats

The top-of-the-line Sport trim comes with ambient interior lighting, a valet key, stainless interior and exterior accents, a universal garage door opener, massage options, a Naim premium audio system, rear headrests, a rearview camera, a knurled fuel filler cap, ventilated front and rear seats, and loose cushions.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne sde view, alloy wheels

Stand-alone options available for the two trims include a wood-trimmed steering wheel, a fold-down vanity mirrors, interior color choices, a DVD player, side-view cameras, privacy curtains,  refrigerated bottle cooler, heated steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Engine Specs

Generating 505 hp and 752 pounds of torque is a 6.75L V8 engine that comes fitted on the base trim. An eight-speed automatic transmission system is standard, as is the rear-wheel-drive.

During our test drive, the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 5.4 seconds. And whilst considering the vehicle’s performance and weight, the EPA fuel economy ratings undeniably suffer to a greater extent. But who cares! Money isn’t a problem here.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne engine

Its EPA ratings stand at 11/18/13 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The performance-themed Speed trim ups the power output to 530 horsepower and 811 pounds of torque. Our test drive yielded an acceleration of 5.2 seconds from naught to 60 mph. regardless of the power bump, the Speed still returns the same EPA ratings as those of the base’s engine.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 8.6 in. (128.6 in.)
Length: 18 ft. 3.5 in. (219.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.8 in. (75.8 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 15.6 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 5977 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 5.2 sec
MPG: 11/18 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine Green, Alpine Green/Light Emerald, Amber, Anthracite, Beluga (Solid), Black Crystal, Black Sapphire, Black Sapphire/Pale Sapphire,Havana, Heather, Ice, Kingfisher…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Release Date & Price

2017 Bentley Mulsanne front angle, headlights and grille

The 2017 Bentley Mulsanne Sedan is set to go on sale this September for an MSRP starting from $303,700.

Some of the exterior colors to expect include Old English White, Silver Frost, Sandstone, Black Velvet/Pale Velvet, Burnt Orange, Brodgar/Pale Brodgar, Moonbeam/Tungsten, Bronze, Light Gazelle, White Sand, Onyx, Special Magnolia, Tungsten/Onyx, Pale Velvet/Black Velvet, and Extreme Silver.

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2017 Bentley Mulsanne black color, grille

2017 Bentley Mulsanne rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Bentley Mulsanne rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Bentley Mulsanne black color , side angle

2017 Bentley Mulsanne headlight

2017 Bentley Mulsanne back seats

2017 Bentley Mulsanne interior, dashboard

2017 Bentley Mulsanne steering wheel and gear shift knob