Bentley has added a new member to its line of luxury automobiles. Bentley Muscat recently launched the all-new Bentayga Extended Wheelbase at a special event held at Al Mouj Muscat’s Zunairah Villas.
Bentayga Extended Wheelbase (EWB) has increased the Bentley range to five models, the result of a nine-figure investment to create the best rear cabin experience since the Mulsanne. It builds on the strengths of the Bentayga, a car that defined the luxury SUV sector. The EWB accounts for approximately 40 per cent of total Bentayga Global orders and further cements the model as Bentley’s best-selling.
Powered by Bentley’s proven 4.0-litre 32-valve dual twin-scroll turbocharged V8 petrol engine, the Bentayga EWB V8 offers supercar performance, developing 542 bhp (550 PS) and 568 lb.ft (770 Nm) of torque, resulting in a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) and 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds (100 km/h in 4.6 seconds).
To complement this performance with an unrivalled cabin, the extension of the wheelbase of the Bentayga by 180 mm includes changes to the underfloor, side panels and roof. The increased length is all in the rear door, creating an exceptionally luxurious rear cabin that is larger than any other luxury competitor. This allows an emphasis on wellness, with the introduction of the world’s first auto climate and advanced postural adjustment rear seat.
Bentley Extended Wheelbase is available with three seating configurations, including a standard, all-new 4 + 1 layout with occasional middle seat, alongside four and five-seat versions. Luxurious, 16-way adjustment, heating, ventilation and five massage programmes help minimise fatigue throughout a journey.
Optional Airline Seat Specification offers maximum relaxation in the rear, with backrests that recline to 40 degrees and make it easier to sleep. Other key features include Seat Auto Climate, Postural Adjustment, additional cushion and backrest bolster adjustment, plus heated rear door and centre armrests.
An official from Bentley Motors said: “The new Bentayga Extended Wheelbase is the next chapter in the Bentagya story which, since the original luxury SUV came to market in 2015, has transformed the sector and resulted in record sales. At Bentley, we collaborated with our customers to stretch the class-leading SUV’s breadth of ability even further, leading to a rear-cabin experience comparable to the legendary Mulsanne.
“We combined the highest levels of innovation, craftsmanship and sustainability. Each car produced contains leading technology and is an artisanal piece of art, handcrafted using only the finest of materials, in true Bentley fashion. As part of the Bentley experience, we are proud to now deliver the first highly bespoke cars of our new sector-defining pinnacle model.”