The New Bentley Bentayga S

Bentley has unveiled the new Bentayga S, delivering impressive road presence and heightened agility thanks to unique Sport suspension calibration.

The Bentayga S debuts more muscular design cues reflecting the dynamic driving experience this latest iteration of Bentley’s impressive SUV delivers, augmented by dark tint headlights, 22” alloy wheels and a new V8 split sports exhaust.

The practical, go-anywhere Bentayga S will be available with four, five, or seven seat cabin configurations, while up front its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 delivers 404kW peak power and 770Nm of torque.

Bentley has announced details of its new Bentayga S, bringing extra sporting agility to the Bentayga SUV family. With striking design cues and unique detailing, the Bentayga S is the latest version of Bentley’s benchmark, go-anywhere luxury SUV.

For the first time since the launch of Bentayga in 2015, an S version is now available – reflecting feedback from the huge number of customers that enjoy the dynamic performance of their Bentayga on-road. Building on Bentley’s established ‘S’ brand, the new enhanced sports Bentayga provides an even more engaging drive, with Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll control fitted as standard and an enhanced Sports chassis mode. A 15% increase in damping stiffens the chassis and provides a platform for a more dynamic SPORT mode ESC tune.

Bentayga S also features a revised visual presence through the distinctive addition of black details, and a more sporting soundtrack courtesy of a newly designed, free-flowing sports exhaust – both of which increase the Bentayga’s already imposing presence on the road.

The Bentayga S is distinguished by a range of distinctive exterior features, including new unique 22” wheels with three finishes, innovative ‘S’ badges positioned on the lower edge of the front doors, and Blackline Specification as standard. The profile has increased presence due to the larger rear spoiler, gloss black side sills and lower bumpers, front and rear. Dark tint lenses to head and taillights, black door mirrors and black split oval tailpipes complete the striking exterior.

Inside the refined cabin, unique Bentayga S style elements can be found using new seats, unique stitching, a new colour split and Alcantara to reflect the striking exterior and increased dynamic ability. Colour accents on the instrument panel, centre console, door pads and seat bolsters as well as Alcantara to seat cushion and back inserts, steering wheel and gear lever, give the Bentayga S a contemporary style. ‘S’ badges can be found on the passenger fascia as well as new graphics in the driver’s instrument panel and illuminated treadplates.    


The Bentley Bentayga S is available in four, five or seven seat configurations, and since it entered the market in 2016, more than 25,000 customers have taken delivery of a Bentayga. The fourth model in the Bentayga range joins the efficient plug-in Hybrid, the 4.0-litre turbocharged V8, and the powerful 6.0-litre, 12-cylinder Speed. 

The Bentayga S features Bentley’s renowned 4.0-litre, twin-scroll turbocharged V8 petrol engine, combining immense power with impressive fuel economy. The latest-generation engine develops 404kW peak power and 770 Nm of torque, with a 0–100 km/h time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 290km/h.

A new sports exhaust is included as standard, with free-flowing primary and secondary pipes improving flow and combining with reduced perforations in the muffler to deliver enhanced character and volume, giving a more performance-oriented feel.

A larger rear spoiler on the Bentayga S that both extends the roofline in profile and provides increased aerodynamic stability at speed is complemented by black painted, split oval, sport exhaust tailpipes, and unique exterior badging. The black and bright polished 22” alloy wheels are highly labour intensive – firstly the rim is ceramic polished, before the bright areas are masked off to allow for gloss black paint to be applied, ahead of a final finish, polished by hand.

It’s not all about surface accoutrements, however. Bentayga’s comprehensive off-road abilities remain in the S variant, with optional All-Terrain Specification bringing four dedicated off-road modes (Snow and Wet Grass, Dirt and Gravel, Mud and Trail, and Sand) along with a 500mm wading depth. 

Orders for the Bentayga S will be open for submission from October 2021 for April 2022 delivery to the New Zealand market. 

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