Price (as tested) 💲: $303,440
Powertrain ⚙️: 4.0-liter Twin-Turbocharged V8
Output 💪: 542 hp/568 lb-ft of torque
Transmission 🕹: 8-Speed Automatic
0-60 MPH 🚦: 4.0 seconds
Top Speed 💥: 180 mph
MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 14 city/21 hwy/17 combined
Curb weight ⚖️: 5,650 lbs


Approximately 0.02 percent of the cars on U.S. roads are driven by chauffeurs (and no, your Uber doesn’t count).

That means despite the assortment of ultra high-end luxury vehicles one could acquire, only a tiny portion of those will ever host their owners in the rear compartment.

And yet, models like the Bentley Bentayga EWB are tailor-made for riding, not driving.

With an extra 7.1 inches between its axles, the Bentayga EWB invites second row occupants to recline their “Airline Seats” up to 40 degrees, lift their heels on deploying footrests, and select a massage.

Decorated by rich amber wood veneers, two tones of hand-selected leather, and thick-pile carpets, the cabin is pure opulence.

Life isn’t so bad for hired hands, either.
Driver’s enjoy their own heated, ventilated, and massaging chairs, surrounded by fine materials and finishes.
Everyone is treated to sublime ride compliance and only pothole-generated booms from the air suspension.

The standard wheelbase Bentayga can be equipped with a W12 (soon to be retired), but extended platform patrons must make do with the twin-turbo V8. Unlike in the Continental GT, this motor stifles more of its bark, but not its bite; 60 mph is reachable in around 4 seconds flat and the SUV won’t tire until it sees 180 mph. Rear passengers really might think their seats are aboard a jetliner.

Whether the lengthened Bentayga actually joins the ranks of chauffeured autos, or merely spoils a pair of wealthy kids, it puts competition about as far out of reach as its tray tables.

(and how spectacular is this green on green spec?!)