Customisation is as you’d imagine: near limitless, with 24 billion different trim combinations. Two enhanced specifications will be available from launch – Azure and First Editions, with lots of added options, trimmings luxuries and of course, status.
In terms of mechanicals, your chauffeur will be thankful for the new four-wheel-steering system, providing a turning circle that’s seven per cent tighter than that of the standard car. The EWB will be available initially with the familiar 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, producing 550PS (404kW) and 770Nm (568lb ft), which will make it good for 180mph flat-out and 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds. We expect a hybrid will be arriving before long.
High performance is part of the package but certainly not front and centre, with talk of how the Bentayga isolates its occupants from road noise – which its research has found increases the likelihood of depression – much more prominent and explained in much greater detail. The Bentayga bests its rivals on cabin noise by between four and 26 per cent depending on frequencies and where you are in the car, in part thanks to its Bentley Dynamic Ride and 48-volt anti-roll system.
It’s easy to think of these kinds of models to a simple stretch version but the Bentayga EWB uses over 2,500 new parts compared with the standard car. A larger car with more space and amped-up luxury but with better manoeuvrability? Sounds like the best Bentayga yet. The sad news? You probably guessed, this is a car very much geared toward eastern markets and as such, isn’t conventionally available to order in the UK. What Bentley buyers want, however, they do usually get. Pop into your Bentley dealer and see what sharp Ps and Qs and a cheque for over £300,000 gets you.