Bentley Bentayga has been pushed even further with an additional exterior colour, seven new satin paints and a new 21” wheel option in three different finishes.
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Priority has been given to the driver and passenger experience with new chassis technology, new electrical architecture and additional features, including a reprofiled front radiator grille. The introduction of all wheel steering to the Bentayga Extended Wheelbase increased handling and manoeuvrability whilst also reducing the turning circle by nearly 1m. This system is now included as standard on both the Bentayga Azure and ‘S’ models, and optional on the rest of the range.
One out of every two Extended Wheelbase customers chooses the Airline Seat Specification, including Postural Adjust and Seat Auto Climate, and this is now available as an option on all standard wheelbase Bentaygas. After a rear seat passenger selects their desired temperature from seven different levels, the auto climate seat senses passenger temperature and surface humidity with an accuracy of 0.1°C every 25 milliseconds. The system can then determine whether to apply heat, ventilation or both simultaneously to keep the passenger at optimum thermal wellbeing.
Meanwhile, the postural adjustment system automatically makes micro adjustments to the passenger’s seating position and pressure points, using an algorithm developed in collaboration with a chiropractor. The system can apply 177 individual pressure changes across six fully independent pressure zones over a three hour period improving comfort and minimising fatigue throughout a journey. By subtly changing the shape of the surfaces of the seat over time, no one area of the body endures pressure fatigue for an extended period meaning the occupant is always comfortable.
For cabin comfort, the air conditioning has also been improved. The new system uses the particle matter sensor to measure the air quality inside and outside of the car. Using map data the system knows when the car is about to enter a tunnel and therefore where higher pollution is anticipated. Ten seconds before entering the tunnel the system switches to recirculation mode to prevent pollution entering the cabin. On exit, the system reverts to fresh air mode unless a further tunnel is within 20 seconds. ■