Bentley unveiled the 2023 Bentley Bentayga EWB (Extended Wheelbase) luxury SUV. With the extra length and a new Airline Seat, the Bentayga EWB offers a more premium and comfortable ride for rear-seat passengers. Find out what we know so far about the specs and features, as well as what we expect for the release date and price of the 2023 Bentley Bentayga EWB.
2023 Bentley Bentayga EWB specs: Engine output and 0-60 mph acceleration
All 2023 Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase models are powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, it generates 542 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the standard wheelbase Bentayga model, the Bentayga EWB won’t offer a hybrid engine or the more powerful W-12 engine.
The 0-60 mph acceleration time of the 2023 Bentayga EWB is 4.5 seconds. Its top speed is 180 mph. For greater maneuverability, the Bentayga EWB features a rear-wheel steering system. According to Bentley, the Bentayga EWB has a shorter turning circle than the standard wheelbase model. Also, the Bentayga EWB comes standard with an anti-roll system.
Added rear legroom and new Airline Seat for the 2023 Bentayga EWB
The most obvious difference between the Bentayga Extended Wheelbase and the standard wheelbase model is the added length. With a 7.0-inch extension, the length of the Bentayga EWB increases to 208.9 inches. The beneficiary of this extra length is the rear-seat passengers, for the Bentayga EWB offers more rear legroom compared to the standard wheelbase Bentayga.
In addition to the increased legroom, the Bentayga offers a more premium experience for the rear-seat passengers. Along with the choice of a bench seat and two individual rear seats, the luxury SUV offers a new Airline Seat. It’s similar to the luxurious seats in private luxury jets. The Airline Seat features 22-ways of adjustment and different modes. This includes a Relax mode, in which the Airline Seat can recline to 40 degrees, while a motorized function moves the passenger seat forward and a footrest deploys.
The Airline Seat also has auto climate seat technology. It “senses occupant temperature and surface humidity and then determines whether to apply heat, ventilation, or both simultaneously to keep the occupant at optimum thermal wellbeing.”
When will the 2023 Bentley Bentayga EWB be released and available?
The release date of the 2023 Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase should be in the fourth quarter of 2022. The 2023 Bentayga EWB will be available to buy in the United States and select international markets.
How much do we expect the 2023 Bentley Bentayga EWB to cost?
Bentley didn’t yet release the price information for the 2023 Bentayga EWB. However, the Bentayga EWB will undoubtedly cost more than the standard wheelbase Bentayga model. The starting prices of the standard wheelbase 2022 Bentayga are $160,000 for the Bentayga Hybrid, $187,600 for the Bentayga V-8, and $259,400 for the Bentayga Speed.
The Bentayga has been an enormous success for Bentley. The luxury SUV is already the best-selling vehicle of all time for the British automaker, despite it debuting only six years ago. Bentley predicts that the Bentley EWB will make up to 45% of Bentayga sales.