Bentley Bentayga Speed introduced at RM1.06mil

By CARSIFU | 4 June 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: Hand-built in  Crewe, England, Bentley's Bentayga Speed which gets a powerful 6.0-litre W12 twin turbo engine is now available at Bentley Kuala Lumpur showroom.

Featuring many of the regular Bentayga's luxurious features as standard, including the Mulliner Driving Specification, the Bentayga Speed starts from RM1,062,000 before duties, taxes and registration.


Building on the completely refreshed design of the new generation Bentayga, the Bentayga Speed introduces the very latest onboard technology and an even more cosseting cabin with significantly revisions inside and out.

Its 6.0-litre W12 twin-turbocharged engine, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, delivers peak power of 626bhp with 900Nm of torque plateauing from 1,500rpm to 5,000rpm for effortless acceleration.


The luxury sports utility vehicle (SUV)'s maximum speed is also increased to 306kph, while the 0-100kph sprint is delivered in 3.9 seconds.

The assembly of the W12 powertrain takes the engine builders 10% of the total hours required for the manufacture of the Bentayga Speed variant.

Aside from power, the engine is also fuel efficient as it has a control unit that deactivates one complete bank of six cylinders as required under part-throttle cruising conditions.


Whenever the driver lifts of the throttle during highway cruising in fifth to eight gears, the Bentayga Speed would disengage the torque convertor, drop the engine speed to idle and allow the SUV to "sail" and reduce fuel consumption and emission.

Bentayga Speed is equipped with four on-road Drive Dynamics modes of Comfort, Sport, Bentley and Custom.

Custom mode allows drivers to create their own set-up while Bentley mode is the balanced recommendation of Bentley’s chassis team in Crewe.



Uniquely in the Bentayga Speed, the Sport mode has been recalibrated to enhance response from the W12 engine and the automatic transmission, together with the air suspension system and Bentley Dynamic Ride for a more dynamic and engaging drive.

Bentley Dynamic Ride is the world’s first electric active roll control technology that utilises an unrivalled 48V system.

This system instantly counteracts lateral rolling forces when cornering and ensures maximum tyre contact to deliver class-leading cabin stability, ride comfort and exceptional handling.


The recalibration of Bentley’s Torque Vectoring by Brake system – whereby the car lightly brakes the inside rear wheel at corner entry to sharpen the front axle turn-in – has made Bentayga Speed even more responsive to drive.

The Bentayga Speed’s optional carbon ceramic brakes are the largest and most powerful brakes available from Bentley, with a maximum braking torque of 6,000Nm and engineered to withstand temperatures up to 1,000°C.




Complementing the elevated levels of performance are purposeful exterior looks that include dark-tint headlights, body-coloured side skirts, unique front and rear bumpers and a striking, elongated tailgate spoiler characterise the Bentayga Speed’s enhanced credentials.

Dark-tint radiator and bumper grilles, a unique 22-inch wheel design available in two finishes (painted and dark tint) and Speed signature badging add to the sporting design cues.


At the rear, the exhaust finishers are now the oval design that signifies a W12 powertrain. Dark-tint tail lamps complete the Speed exterior signature.

Seventeen standard paint colours are supplemented by a further 47 hues in the Extended and Mulliner ranges, with an additional 24 duo-tone options.

Customers wanting to go beyond this total of 88 options can have paintwork colour matched to any sample they provide.


Inside, elegantly crafted ‘swooshes’ of contrast leather swipe around the doors, along the edges of the seat cushions and backrest bolsters, and on the lower console.

The Speed colour split also introduces Alcantara to the cabin of the Bentayga, across the seat cushions and back rest centre panels, gear lever, steering wheel, lower knee trim areas, upper pillar trim and headliner.


Customers can choose the Leather Specification to instead have these areas trimmed in hide.

While ‘Speed’ seat embroidery on the backrest of all the seats is included as standard, customers can choose to replace them with the Bentley logo.

A new contrast stitching design through the diamond quilting of the Mulliner Driving Specification (included as standard) is unique to Speed, with each of the stitch lines running through the quilting being split – one to match the leather, the other in the contrast colour.

Discreet metal Speed badging to the front fascia and Speed illuminated treadplates complete the signature look.

Customers wishing to amplify the sporty look of their Bentayga Speed even further can select the Black Specification.


This striking pack replaces all exterior chrome work, bright detailing and some elements of the body with gloss black or carbon fibre versions, for an impactful visual statement.

The front bumper splitter and the side sills are recreated by hand in carbon fibre, while the rear bumper diffuser becomes gloss black.

All exterior brightware, including the roof rails, is resplendent in gloss black, as are the 22-inch Bentayga Speed wheels and exhaust finishers.

Finally, the standard roof spoiler is replaced with a curved carbon fibre version.


The infotainment system has also been upgraded, featuring a bigger and brighter, high-resolution 10.9-inch touchscreen, with an anti-reflection and anti-glare coating and much improved touch functionality, that now spans the entire width of the centre fascia.

Content can be selected either via hard keys beneath the screen, or from the main menu screen.

A customisable dashboard can also be set up to show three favourites, such as phone, navigation or media.

The advanced navigation system features free-text, context-specific search entry, including an address or point of interest.

Navigation is improved with a three-dimensional building display, satellite maps, content in the driver’s next generation Head-Up Display and several other useful features.

The Head-Up Display can now project traffic information, street names and distance to destination too.

As well as the usual array of media sources, wireless Apple CarPlay is now standard (in addition to the previous standard wired system), along with Android Auto.

With a corresponding phone plugged into one of the car’s USB-C sockets, the central infotainment screen mirrors the smartphone display.


The new Bentayga Speed now has a fully digital driver’s information panel similar to the Continental GT and new Flying Spur.

The display brings a contemporary look to the cockpit, can be customised to the driver’s requirements and features real-time lighting effects with elegant animations.

The high-resolution screen can be viewed in either Classic or Expanded format. In Classic, the display shows the traditional two-dial design of speedometer and tachometer.