“The Bentayga’s running costs have always faired reasonably, but things are even better if you opt for the plug-in hybrid”
Everything is relative and, by luxury SUV standards, the Bentayga’s running costs have always faired reasonably, but things are even better if you opt for the plug-in hybrid option. The range starts at over £150,000 but quickly escalates if you bring in Mulliner, the Bentley division that will jazz up the carbon fibre, personalise the leather or colour-code the paintwork. Fuel economy is not bad for the V8 engine, at about 21mpg. That will plunge if you hang on for the Speed version, with its magnificent W12 petrol engine, but if you opt for the cheaper Bentayga Hybrid - and your daily mileage doesn’t exceed 30 miles – you could conceivably purr around on electric power alone. That could cost as little as £8 for 200 miles, if you’re smart with your home charging
and take advantage of cheaper overnight rates on your domestic electricity tariff. Who’d ever have thought fuelling a Bentley could be such a bargain?
That just leaves you with insurance and VED
(or ’road tax’ to use the more common term) which will soak up a chunk of that saving. And don’t even mention depreciation. Again, the plug-in hybrid
version may be the way to futureproof residuals, as much as one ever can in the world of luxury cars.