2021 Bentley Bentayga V8 vs. Bentayga Speed

Bentley Bentayga V8 side view

Bentayga V8

Bentley Bentayga Speed side view

Bentayga Speed

What's the Difference Between the Bentley Bentayga V8 and Bentayga Speed?

The Bentayga V8 and Bentayga Speed are two different variations of the Bentley Bentayga SUV. The Bentayga V8 offers a more traditional luxury look and feel, while the Bentayga Speed is a faster and more performance-oriented model.


The most notable difference between the Bentayga V8 and Bentayga Speed is the engine and subsequent performance differences. As the name implies, the Bentayga V8 features a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 542 hp. The Bentayga Speed, on the other hand, comes with a 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12 engine producing 626 hp. As a result, the Bentayga Speed can accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 3.8 seconds on its way to a 190 mph top speed - making it one of the fastest production SUVs available. The Bentayga Speed is also now the only Bentayga model featuring the infamous W12 engine.


In addition to the increased performance, the Bentayga Speed also features a slightly more aggressive exterior design than the Bentayga V8. These exterior differences include unique body-colored and redesigned front and rear bumpers and side sill extensions. The rear spoiler is also more accentuated. Additionally, the headlights, taillights, and front grilles feature a dark tint. Lastly, the Bentayga Speed features two large, elliptical-shaped exhaust tips compared to the quad shaped design on the Bentayga V8.


Inside the cabin, sporty differences continue to separate the Bentayga Speed from the Bentayga V8. The Bentayga Speed offers an exclusive color split option with Alcantara elements and quilted seats. The Bentayga Speed also features sports pedals and illuminated treadplates with the Speed logo. As for interior colors, the Bentayga Speed offers 15 standard color options compared to 5 standard interior colors on the Bentayga V8.

If you are looking for a luxurious yet practical SUV loaded with advanced technology, the Bentayga V8 is a perfect choice. If you also want top-of-the-line performance and an SUV with a more striking design, the Bentayga Speed is for you.

Bentayga V8 vs. Bentayga Speed

SpecsBentayga V8Bentayga Speed
Base Price MSRP*$177,000*$245,000*
Engine4.0L twin-turbocharged V86.0L twin-turbocharged W12
Horsepower542 hp626 hp
Fuel Economy (MPG)**Up to 15 city / 24 highway**Up to 12 city / 19 highway**
Transmission8-speed automatic transmission8-speed automatic transmission
DrivetrainAll-Wheel DriveAll-Wheel Drive
Dimensions202″ L x 79″ W x 68″ H202″ L x 79″ W x 68″ H
InteriorBentayga V8Bentayga Speed
Seating Capacity5 seat configuration with straight flute seat design5 seat configuration with Mulliner Driving Specification quilted seat design
Standard Leather ColorsChoice of 5 standard premium grade hide interior colorsChoice of 15 standard premium grade hide interior colors
Trunk Cargo Capcity17.09 cu-ft17.09 cu-ft
Standard VeneerCrown Cut WalnutChoice of 4 standard veneers
HeadliningAlcantara headliningAlcantara headlining
Foot PedalsStandard foot pedalsSport foot pedals
TreadplatesTreadplates embossed with 'BENTLEY'Speed illuminated treadplates
FeaturesBentayga V8Bentayga Speed
Apple CarPlay and Android AutoStandardStandard
Infotainment SystemFront screen infotainment system with 10.9” high resolution capacitive touch screen retina displayFront screen infotainment system with 10.9” high resolution capacitive touch screen retina display
Audio SystemBentley Signature Audio (Standard)
Niam for Bentley (Optional)
Bentley Signature Audio (Standard)
Niam for Bentley (Optional)
Standard Wheels21" five twin-spoke wheel22" ten-spoke wheel
Standard Exterior ColorsChoice of 7 standard exterior paint colorsChoice of 17 standard exterior paint colors
HeadlightsFull LED, matrix, adaptive headlamps with High Beam Assist and welcome sequenceFull LED, matrix, adaptive headlamps with High Beam Assist and welcome sequence

* Vehicle MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, registration, license and options. Starting price refers to the base model vehicle with no optional equipment included, and a more expensive model or trim may be shown. To get full pricing details, see your local AutoNation dealer.

** EPA estimated miles per gallon shown. Actual mileage may differ.

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