2015 LA Preview: Bentley Bentayga First Edition introduces North America’s version

Bentley brought a special version of their new Bentayga crossover to the 2015 Los Angeles International Show this week and it’s called the Bentayga First Edition.

It’s basically a specialized version of the new Bentayga, but with a bunch of features to celebrate the model’s introduction into the North American market.

It remains unchanged mechanically, meaning it’s still powered by the same twin-turbocharged 6.0L W12 mill as the European model, which is also the same W12 as found in the Continental GT and the Flying Spur.

What does separate the Bentley Bentayga First Edition from the standard model is a range of exterior and interior upgrades, such as limited edition Union Jack badges, bespoke 22-inch polished rims with black accents, and more.

The inside also benefits from “Diamond within Diamond” quilted leater seats, contrast stitching, and a special interior lighting system. “First Edition” is also embroidered on the seats.

Production is limited to only 608 examples in total and buyers also are lucky enough to get a Breitling watch on top of the car, specially designed and decked out to celebrate its correlative launch with the Bentayga.

Check out the press release below.



NOV 16, 2015

  • First 608 Bentaygas to be exclusively designed and highly equipped
  • Bentayga is the most powerful, most luxurious, most exclusive and fastest SUV in the world
  • Limited edition celebrates the creation of an all-new luxury SUV market segment
  • Each owner to receive one of three special-edition Breitling chronographs

(Los Angeles/Crewe, 16 November 2015) Bentley Motors is debuting the Bentayga First Edition to a select group of VIP customers tonight at the iconic Sunset Marquis Hotel, Los Angeles. The exclusive limited edition of the most powerful SUV in production is restricted to just 608 cars globally.

The eye-catching specification with exclusive details and unique components demonstrates the Bentayga’s abilities to the fullest. The First Edition’s unique design includes Union Jack badging, illuminated treadplates and 22” black painted and polished wheels. Just ten exterior colours are offered, highlighting the exclusivity of the model.

Inside the modern, luxurious cabin the ‘Diamond within Diamond’ quilting, bespoke ambient lighting, Union Jack fascia badging, unique contrast stitching and embroidered seats enrich the look and feel of this special series still further. The detailing in metal, wood and leather – including meticulous tolerances between elements of trim – sets a new standard in automotive design.

Bentley is producing 608 Bentayga First Edition models as this number marks the metric power output of the Bentayga 608 PS (600 bhp / 447kW) and 900 Nm (663 lb. ft).

Built in Crewe, an all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine is at the heart of the new Bentayga. The mighty 12-cylinder unit combines efficiency and refinement with ultra-luxurious levels of power and torque. With a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds) and a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h), the Bentayga is the world’s most powerful and fastest SUV.

Kevin Rose, Board Member for Sales and Marketing, Aftersales, said: “With the First Edition we have created the ultimate expression of the Bentayga’s spirit. It is equipped with an array of striking features that celebrate both the pioneering nature of the Bentayga and its unique abilities.”

Bentayga Edition Breitling Watches

Each of the First Edition customers will receive a unique Breitling watch to complement their new, luxury SUV.

In tribute to the launch of the new Bentley Bentayga SUV, Breitling created three high-performance special-edition chronographs: the Emergency, which features an integrated dual frequency personal locator beacon; Cockpit B50 – with its electronic multifunction calibre; and the automatic Chronomat 38, which is designed for women.

These three Bentley Bentayga Edition models share several signature features: an officially chronometer-certified Breitling movement; an original and powerful design with an all-black case; a black mother-of-pearl dial; bronzetoned hands matching the livery of the first Bentayga presented to the public; and a rubber strap matching certain key interior elements.

These chronographs will be available later as optional equipment for Bentayga customers.

– ENDS –

– By: Chris Chin

Follow Chris Chin and egmCarTech on social media on Twitter @SirChrisChin and @egmCarTech, and @CSquaredPhotography and @egmCarTech on Instagram.


Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

admin has 4428 posts and counting.See all posts by admin