New 2017 Bentley Bentayga – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Bentley Bentayga combines effortless performance with unparalleled luxury and everyday usability. Innovative technology features and Bentley’s own performance engineering that include the all-new W12 engine offering make the new model one of the most luxurious, powerful, and the most exclusive. Read on for more information regarding what to expect from the new model. Such info also includes its release date and price.

2017 Bentley Bentayga exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Handcrafted, engineered, and designed in Crewe, the new 2017 Bentley Bentayga styling is unmistakably Bentley. A careful balance between sculptural elegance, and timeless execution offer the new model a high level of athleticism perception even in total disregard of its powertrain. Bentley DNA is conspicuously available throughout its exterior facet – from the large matrix grille and the circular LED headlights to the muscular haunches and distinctive power line.

2017 Bentley Bentayga rear view, white color, taillights and alloy wheels

How’s life aboard? The cabin is among the finest the segment has ever seen. It isn’t about the layout or the top-notch technologies the Bentley offer that makes it stand out from its ilk, the refinement perfection lies in its nitty-gritty details. Meticulous tolerances between elements of trims are offered by the leather, wood, and metal details. The result is a supremely comfortable and elegant interior embroiled by a British flare rivalled by non-other vehicle in its class.

2017 Bentley Bentayga spy shots

At the heart of the Bentley Bentayga 2017 is a 6.0L W12 twin-turbocharged engine rated at a whopping 600 hp and 664 lbs. ft. of torque. 0-60 mph takes a blistering 4.0 seconds, and 4.1 seconds for a 0-100 km/h run.

2017 Bentley Bentayga exterior, front view, white color, grille and badges

For convenience, comfort, safety, and infotainment features, the new model comes equipped with a suite of state-of-the-art driver assistance features and technologies aimed a cementing the position of the brand. The result is a luxury SUV that is advanced, connected, and innovative. Up to eight modes are available via both the Responsive Off-Road Setting and Bentley’s Drive Dynamics Mode. The two systems are further complemented by both the Electric Power-Assisted Steering and Bentley’s Dynamic Ride system.

2017 Bentley Bentayga exterior, rear view, red color, tailpipe and badges

Yet, the new Bentley Bentayga 2017 isn’t the only vehicle in its class that is offered with various upgrades and redesigns, obvious culprits include the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, the 2017 Rolls-Royce SUV, and the Mercedes-Maybach GLS.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Release Date & Price

Once available, the new 2017 Bentley Bentayga will probably go for sale for an MSRP starting from $229,100. Its release date is set for some time later in mid-2017.

2017 Bentley Bentayga release date

2017 Bentley Bentayga Exterior

The design concept of the new 2017 Bentley Bentayga is probably miles away from the Bentley EXP 9 F Concept design that debuted four years ago at the Geneva Motor Show. Much of the design language that has been employed by the new model has been borrowed heavily from the top-selling Continental GT model with slight modifications done to befit the size and shape of an SUV.

2017 Bentley Bentayga front angle, headlights and grille

But even so, there are some few features that set it apart from the 2017 Continental GT including the grille, headlights, and the engine hood. The LED headlights mimic those of the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept that debuted last year, the engine hood is smaller, and the grille is significantly larger.

2017 Bentley Bentayga rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The side profile is akin to that of the Range Rover Sport. It looks pretty much menacing on the side thanks to the iconic rear haunches, and the 20-22-inch wheel designs available. Around back, it gets bigger exhaust outlets, a sturdy bumper, and oval-shaped taillights. Aluminum metal is also heavily used in the construction if the body panels.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Interior

2017 Bentley Bentayga interior, steering wheel

The same Bentley Continental’s design language continues deep into the cabin. Similar features include the steering wheel, the center stack, and the dashboard. Some of the unique features available include fifteen-way adjustable rear seats, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, handcrafted metal, wood, and leather trims, 22-way adjustable front seats, 18-speaker audio system, 15-carpet colors, and a slew of driver aids.

2017 Bentley Bentayga interior, leather back seats

Available Trims

As of this writing, only the base model has been confirmed to be available. There’re rumors of more trims however, more details will be offered on its release date.

2017 Bentley Bentayga side view, green color, alloy wheels

Engine Specs

As already mentioned, the new model will come with a W-12 engine that will offer an output rated at 600 hp and 664 lbs. ft. of torque. More engine options may however be offered later.

2017 Bentley Bentayga engine

Safety

When we come to the safety of the new model, rumors allege Bentley’s internal crash testing has revealed a five out of five star rating. This is no surprise especially considering the materials used for its body panels’ construction. Official government crash test safety will be available later.

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2017 Bentley Bentayga exterior, front view, silver color, grille

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2017 Bentley Bentayga interior, dashboard and lcd screen

2017 Bentley Bentayga interior, gear shift knob

2017 Bentley Bentayga interior, leather front seats

2017 Bentley Bentayga trunk, cargo space

2017 Bentley Flying Spur – Release Date, News and Rumors

Compelling are the 2017 Bentley Flying Spur’s technology, power, and style. Others include a regal styling, extensive customization options, a serious power output, and a predictable sumptuous interior. The Flying Spur release date should be expected sometime in the beginning of 2017. 

2017 Bentley Flying Spur side view, auto show, alloy wheels

At the upper end of the luxury niche, there exists two segment of vehicles: those that are best enjoyed from the driver seat and those that are meant to be chauffeured. The new 2017 Bentley Flying Spur falls under the former segment. Although it’s a big sedan, it nevertheless offers an impressive and memorable drive quality almost synonymous to that offered by a sport car.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots

The new Bentley gives its consumers two engine options – a rarity for the vehicle. The first option (4.0L V8) generates an impressive 500 horsepower, while the other (6.0L W-12) churns out an even more output rated at 616 horsepower. Either engine offers its users an impressive acceleration and responsiveness.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur side view, silver color, alloy wheels

If its exclusivity you’re after, we highly recommend the 2017 Bentley Flying Spur. However, even this speedy and swanky sedan is not without some formidable rivals in its class. They include the Porsche Panamera, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Aston Martin Rapide, and the Rolls-Royce Ghost.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur rear view, blue color, taillights

2017 Bentley Flying Spur Trims

The new 2017 Bentley Flying Spur is offered in two trims: the base – Flying Spur V8, and the Flying Spur 12-Cylinder.

Exterior 2017 Bentley Flying Spur & Interior Review

2017 Bentley Flying Spur front angle, headlights and grille

The 2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8 accessories offered include LED running lights and taillights, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic bi-xenon headlamps, leather upholstery, power rear sunshades, ventilated and heated multi-way power rear and front seats, power-folding heated mirrors, an adjustable air suspension system, twenty-inch wheels, rear and front parking sensors, a power trunk lid, keyless entry and ignition, and a Breitling analog dashboard.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur interior, steering wheel, dashboard

Standard equipment include an eight-speaker CD/DVD audio system, a navigation system, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, voice controls, an eight-inch front touchscreen interface, an SD card reader, and a rearview camera.

Opting for the Mulliner specification adds an indented leather headliner, a special gas tank cap, drilled alloy pedals, six wood veneers, seventeen diamond-quilted perforated interior hides, a chrome lower front bumper, twenty-one inch wheels, and a knurled shift knob.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur interior, rear seats

Standalone options include adaptive cruise control, a lambswool carpeting, upgrading stitching, special paint, 19-21” inches, flip-down wooden picnic tables, a refrigerator, a three-spoke steering wheel, upgraded stitching, carbon-ceramic brakes, a sunroof, a 13-speaker Naim sound system, Wi-Fi connectivity, a rear entertainment system with twin display screen, and a full length center console.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur rear view, taillightsa nd tailpipe

Inside, one the striking features appears to be its navigation system borrowed from Audi’s MMI Plus system. It’s crisp and offers faster response times than the outgoing model’s. The infotainment system offered by the eight-inch touchscreen system can even be controlled by the rear passengers via the wireless rear touchscreen remote.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Bentley Flying Spur Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2017 Bentley Flying Spur is offered by a 6.0L turbocharged W-12 engine rated at 590 lbs. ft. of torque and 616 horsepower. It comes matched to an all-wheel drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission system.

According to credible sources at Bentley, the 2017 Flying Spur 0-60 mph takes a blistering 4.3 seconds.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur engine

Those who opt for the Flying Spur V8 also get it matched to an eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system. The mill – 4.0L V8 – is rated at 500 horsepower and 487 pounds-ft. of torque. Its 0-60 mph takes 4.9 seconds.

When we come to the fuel economy ratings, EPA says the W12 check in at `12/20/15 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 14/24/17 mpg with the V8 models.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur Release Date & Price

2017 Bentley Flying Spur Release date

The 2017 Bentley Flying Spur price starts from $195,100 for the V8 and up to $215,800 for the W12 model. Rumors allege the models will go for sale sometime in the beginning of 2017.

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2017 Bentley Flying Spur side view, auto show, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Bentley Flying Spur exterior, front view, grille

2017 Bentley Flying Spur exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Bentley Flying Spur side view, gray color, alloy wheels, headlights

2017 Bentley Flying Spur exterior, side view, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Bentley Flying Spur rear view, tailpipe, white color

2017 Bentley Flying Spur front view, grille, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Bentley Flying Spur side view, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Bentley Flying Spur interior, gear shift knob, lcd screen

2017 Bentley Flying Spur interior, leather front seats

2017 Bentley Flying Spur interior, leather seats

New Details about the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur Released

The 2019 Bentley Flying Spur model is getting a new generation vehicle. This model has appeared on the market for the first time back in 2005 receiving its last update in 2013, so you can see that it is becoming a bit dated. The 2019 version is supposed to bring back the Flying Spur on track and make it into a new and a contemporary looking vehicle which might fight off the competition with ease.

It might seem strikingly odd to you that the prototype in the pictures downs a Panamera body, but do not get alarmed it is not a new Porsche in the making it is indeed the new Bentley Flying Spur we are looking at. This actually comes as no surprise as Bentley has done this in the past as they used the body of the Audi Q7 for the Bentayga model before. When you know that both Audi, Bentley and Porsche are under the guise of Volkswagen Group it becomes a lot clearer why the car looks like it does.

The 2019 Bentley Flying Spur promises to bring an array of changes to the brand which will improve it. One of them is the addition of the MSB-F platform that has been used for the last Porsche Panamera model and will be used for this car for the first time. We are also expecting a new style language, a newly updated interior and more engine options as well.

This is still a prototype and a lot of the information about the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur is still speculative, but we have managed to gather enough rumors and leaked information to comprise a review. This will keep you set until the release date.

When is the Release Date of the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur Coming?

The majority of information about the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur can still be taken with a grain of salt, but there is no denying the spy photos and the very likely appearance of the car real soon. According to our sources the car will most likely appear in the start of 2019 as there are no indications that we might get to see it sooner than that.

2019 Bentley Flying Spur Price Tag

The price is still out there of the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur and it is very hard to determine it now. But the closest we can assume it to be is that it is going to be around $200,000 for starters, while the range toping W12 version will be offered at $250,000, before added options.

How will the Car Look Like?

Although the current pictures of the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur does not provide many information about how the final product might look like, there are still many information which are available to us which depict the future design of the car. The same way as the outgoing model the 2019 version is going to be a four-door vehicle of the of the Conti GT car. Also we were able to learn that a lot of elements for the styling of the car are going to be borrowed from the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept. We can discern and confirm these images from the latest concept in fact.

So generally speaking, it is expected that the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur and the Continental GT are going to share the majority of the front fascia. Some highlights are going to be the quad headlamp layout, the nose will be positioned lower, a sportier bumper with big side openings and a much wider grille. Also on option is a newly sculptured engine hood.

The side of the car will be the same as the vehicle they are basing it on but the changes will appear as we get to the rear part of the car. The Flying Spur is supposed to get another pair of doors, redesigned rear fenders and the wheelbase is going to be extended. Although it will have a muscular style at the same time it will be a very graceful depiction of the Continental GT. The rear portion of the car might add rectangular taillights but some longer and slimmer ones also.

Interior Changes and Updates

The current photos of the prototype 2019 Bentley Flying Spur have not been made. But it actually leads us to believe that if the exterior of a Porsche that this model also has some Porsche parts inside it. We are probably going to get a Continental interior which will take a lot of cues based on the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept. So we expect that the interior of the 2019 Flying Spur receives a sporty interior which is at the same time very elegant and uses a wide instrument cluster with a wrap-around design for the dash. Perhaps a bigger center console will be added in order to separate the front seats which will be mounted with a center display screen.

Some specific details added for comfort include two-toned upholstery, seats with diamond-patterned quilts and contrast stitching. Also expect this Bentley to come with a lot of optional equipment like sterling silver atomizers, a holder for your watch, a compartment within the middle seatback that acts as a refrigerator, and a set of very luxurious champagne glasses. 

Drivetrain

There is a great possibility that the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur receives some modifications under its hood. Since the car uses a new platform there have been no confirmation which one could be implemented here. The most likely option is for the Flying Spur to share some engine options with the Panamera model. So the model might come with a modified version of the 4.0-liter V-8 engine and could offer an output of 550 hp and 567 lb-ft of torque.

Another possible option is a 2.9-liter displaced, V-6, which if used could be able to provide 450 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque for the base Flying Spur. There is even an option of adding a diesel variant as Bentley has already launched one in the Bentayga model. It is a 4.0-liter displaced, V-8 engine that provides 429 horsepower and 664 pound-feet for torque.

Also offered is the W12 unit which will be modified for the 2019 Flying Spur. It is most likely going to be able to churn out 600 horses and 664 pound-feet of twist, the same as in the Bentayga model. And a final option would also be a Panamera’s hybrid drivetrain. A combination of a  a twin-turbo, 2.9-liter, V-6 engine and an added electric motor, with the power provided by lithium-ion battery could make the model be more fuel efficient and also give it an output of 462 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

The top speed of the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur car is yet to be determined but it will largely depend on the powertrain they decide to go for. For reference, the previous model was able to speed up to 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and gain a top speed of 183 mph. If they manage to improve the engines we can also hope for better acceleration.

Fuel Economy Improvements

It will net be clear if the fuel economy will improve for the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur until they determine the engines that they use. We are clearly getting some improvements with the prospect of a hybrid powertrain which might give us an improved score. The outgoing model consumes 14 mpg within the city while 24 mpg is used up on the highway.

Size and Trunk Capacity

The latest 2019 Bentley Flying Spur might change the size for the newest version. With the prototype using a different body and a new platform it is most likely that the car will also gain changes which will enable it to use different dimensions. The previous car had a length of 208.6 in and a wheelbase of 120.7 in and those might differ now for the 2019 version.

Offering More Safety

For now we are not certain which improvements they plan to make for the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur and its safety, but it is sure that they are planning on expanding it. The vehicle will offer more to protect the passengers and will be equipped with advanced safety specs. This will all be determined once the release date gets closer.

Competition Cars

The competition for the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur will include a usual slew of luxury vehicles. These are of course the Rolls Royce Ghost and the Mercedes-Maybach C-Class.