Bentley is testing a “black” Bentayga

Bentley is testing a “black” Bentayga


The blackout trend has become popular over the past few years and has even spread to the luxury car segment.

Bentley is no stranger to this as the company staged the North American debut of the Bentayga Black Edition at Monterey Car Week in 2017. Since then, the crossover has undergone a facelift and it looks like the Black Edition is making a comeback.

The latest Black Edition, recently released for testing, has a monotonous appearance as it features a black grille and black headlight surrounds. The dark theme continues with black fender vents, black window surrounds and a black exhaust system. We can also see the black trims for the taillights and the diffuser from the Bentayga S.

Little is known about the new crossover modification at the moment, but the previous Bentayga Black Edition was equipped with a number of carbon fiber components, including a front splitter, side skirts and a rear spoiler, and in the cabin there are aluminum pedals and leather seats. with diamond stitching and embroidered Bentley badges.

Bentley is hiding details for now, but the crossover could be powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 like its predecessor. In the Bentayga Speed, it develops 626 hp. and 900 Nm of torque. This allows the model to accelerate from 0 to 96 km / h in 3.8 seconds and then reach a top speed of 306 km / h.

It is possible that the new Black Edition will also be offered with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 as the prototype shares a number of similarities with the Bentayga S. If so, this variant will likely have 542bhp. and a torque of 770 Nm. Given these lower numbers, it should come as no surprise that it takes 4.4 seconds to accelerate to 96 km / h, while the top speed will be slightly less impressive at 290 km / h.

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