Bentley's first SUV broke covers in 2015, but the British brand didn't want to stop there, and, following its traditional way of doing things, it added new versions for it, such as the 2019 Speed.
Many customers were enraged when Bentley announced that it would launch an SUV. Still, after the launch, the car sold well. Even though it shared its underpinnings with the likes of the Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7, and Volkswagen Touareg, it was a different kind of high-rider and more luxurious than its siblings. But what made it stand apart was its speed. When launched, it was the fastest SUV on the planet, outrunning even its sibling, the Urus. Not by much, but still. But the big luxurious Bentayga had to undergo technical and aerodynamic upgrades to create something like that. Furthermore, customers had to feel and see why this car was so special, so Bentley added some interior changes.
On the outside, the Bentayga Speed featured new dark-tint radiator and bumper grilles. In addition, a lower chin enhanced the air dam to create more downforce at high speeds. Moreover, the body-colored side sills got a slightly different shape from its profile to help airflow. Finally, at the back, the automaker installed a roof spoiler at the top of the tailgate, while the lower apron got a redesigned splitter. As a touch of excellence, the Speed came with a unique set of 22" light-alloy wheels.
Inside, Bentley added discrete illuminated "Speed" badges on the side steps. In addition, this SUV's version was the first to sport Alcantara upholstery. The automaker replaced the B-wings with the "Speed" word embroidered on the front seats' seatbacks. Nevertheless, customers had the option to add carbon fiber trims on the front dashboard and center console.
Under the hood, the Bentayga Speed had an enhanced version of the six-liter twin-turbocharged engine that produced 26 PS (26 hp) more power than its non-Speed brother. This upgrade allowed the SUV to reach 62 mph (100 kph) from standing still 0.2 seconds quicker and gain a top speed of 306 kph (190 mph), which was 1 kph (0.6 mph) faster than the Urus.
ENGINE SPECS - 6.0L V12 8AT (635 HP)
|Power:||467 KW @ 5000-5750 RPM|
635 HP @ 5000-5750 RPM
626 BHP @ 5000-5750 RPM
|Torque:||664 lb-ft @ 1500-5000 RPM|
900 Nm @ 1500-5000 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||190 mph (306 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.9 s|
|Drive Type:||Front Wheel Drive|
|Length:||202.4 in (5141 mm)|
|Width:||87.5 in (2223 mm)|
|Height:||68.6 in (1742 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||66.5/66.7 in (1,689/1,694 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||117.8 in (2992 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||15.8 cuFT (447 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||5474 lbs (2483 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (WLTP)
|Low:||9.8 mpg US (24 L/100Km)|
|Medium:||15.3 mpg US (15.4 L/100Km)|
|High:||18.8 mpg US (12.5 L/100Km)|
|Extra high:||18.4 mpg US (12.8 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions (Combined):||335 g/km|