2022 Bentley Bentayga S

Bentley presents the new Bentayga S variant that joins the existing standard V8, plug-in hybrid and W12-powered flagship models. The luxurious SUV features a revised visual presence through the distinctive addition of black details, and a more sporting soundtrack thanks to a newly designed, free-flowing sports exhaust.

It’s not the fastest nor most powerful Bentayga. The Bentayga S is essentially a Bentayga Speed with the twin-turbo V-8 from the base trim, producing 542bhp and 568lb ft peaks, good for a 180mph top speed and 0-62mph in 4.5secs. That’s half a second behind the Speed.

There’s a free-flowing sports exhaust system that delivers “enhanced character and volume” for a “more performance-oriented feel.” It’s joined by 22-inch wheels which are available in three different finishes. They’re silver painted as standard, but gloss black and black / bright polished finishes are also available. Innovative ‘S’ badges positioned on the lower edge of the front doors, and Blackline Specification as standard.  Its profile is enhanced with the larger rear spoiler, gloss black side sills and lower bumpers, front and rear. Dark tint lenses to head lamps and tail lamps, black door mirrors and black split oval tailpipes complete the stunning exterior.

The sporty styling continues in the cabin. Bentley appears to have utilised most of the Alcantra that Audi’s cast aside from the e-tron GT production line. The model also boasts unique trim, illuminated treadplates and a digital instrument cluster sourced from Bentayga Speed.

Bentley has yet to announce pricing for the 2022 Bentayga S. Deliveries are expected to begin before the end of 2021.