Interesting Factoids About The 2017 Bentley Bentayga: By The Numbers

Bentley Motors will have thrown both history and convention to the wind when it releases the Bentley Bentayga SUV – the first non-car product ever planned by the British luxury performance marque. Though the automaker has yet to officially reveal the offroad-capable vehicle to the public, through Motor Trend, we have learned some interesting facts and figures regarding the development and production of the 2017 Bentley Bentayga.

  • The Bentley Bentayga will launch with three available wheel sizes: 20-inch, 21-inch, and 22-inch.
  • $5 million was spent on tooling for the new SUV’s headlights.
  • The average Bentley owner has seven other cars besides.
  • No fewer than twelve bulls from southern Germany must perish in order to trim each Bentley Bentayga interior.
  • Bentley’s drive mode selector on the Bentayga will control 19 discrete variables.
  • 34 percent of all Bentley owners already have an SUV.
  • The average predicted age of the future Bentley Bentayga owner in China is just 35 years old.
  • The average predicted age for future Bentayga owners everywhere else: 50 years old.
  • The Bentley Bentayga will require an astonishing 90 ECUs (Electronic Control Units)
  • Each Bentley Bentayga will take 150 hours to assemble.
  • 270 torque tightenings are required when building each Bentayga W12 engine.
  • Production of the Bentayga has created 400 new jobs at the marque’s plant in Crewe, UK.
  • Design, development, engineering, and manufacture costs to bring the Bentley Bentayga to production total $786. Hundred. Million.
  • 1,000 engineers worked on the Bentley SUV program.

And finally,

  • 3,500 parts in the Bentley Bentayga are sourced from suppliers.

The Bentayga SUV is a truly staggering vehicle from the numbers alone. We hope the finished product is well worth the cost of entry.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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