Bentley Motors has revealed full details of the new Bentayga Speed – billed by the luxury manufacturer as the pinnacle of the Bentayga model family – and uncovered an opulent interior that looks to befit the car’s high level of craftmanship.
The new Bentayga Speed builds on the completely refreshed design of the new Bentayga, adopting the same Bentley design DNA now prevalent across the entire model range. Introducing the very latest onboard technology and an even more cosseting cabin, the new model is significantly revised both inside and out.
An interior color split inside the Bentayga Speed is achieved through the use of dark colors enhanced by primary hide accents running throughout the seats and interior trim. Contrasting leather tones swipe around the doors, along the edges of the seat cushions and backrest bolsters, and on the lower console. The color split also introduces Alcantara to the cabin of the Bentayga, across the seat cushions and backrest center panels, gear lever, steering wheel, lower knee trim areas, upper pillar trim and headliner.
‘Speed’ seat embroidery on the backrest of all of the seats is included as standard, and as a no-cost option customers can choose to replace the ‘Speed’ embroidery with that of the Bentley logo.
A new contrast stitching design through the diamond quilting of the Mulliner Driving Specification (included as standard) is unique to Speed, with each of the stitch lines running through the quilting being split – one to match the leather, the other in the contrast color. Discreet metal Speed badging to the front fascia and Speed illuminated treadplates complete the signature look.
For infotainment, a 10.9in touchscreen with an anti-reflection and anti-glare coating spans the entire width of the center fascia for what Bentley claims to be a contemporary look. Content can be selected either via hard keys beneath the screen, or from the main menu screen.
Navigation improves with a three-dimensional building display, satellite maps, content in the driver’s next generation head-up display and several other useful features. The head-up display can now project traffic information, street names and distance to destination too.
Wireless Apple CarPlay is now standard (in addition to the previous standard wired system), along with Android Auto. With a corresponding phone plugged into one of the car’s USB‑C sockets, the central infotainment screen mirrors the smartphone display.
The new Bentayga Speed now has a fully-digital driver’s information panel similar to the Continental GT and new Flying Spur. The high-resolution screen can be viewed in either Classic or Expanded format. In Classic, the display shows the traditional two-dial design of speedometer and tachometer. In Expanded, the right dial is replaced with an area for maps and media information.
The latest release of the My Bentley in-car and remote connected car services are available through the new Bentayga. In-car services now delivered through an embedded SIM, as with the latest Continental GT, means online services no longer require a data connection from a customer’s mobile device.