German tuner B&B Automobiltechnik has been at the forefront of high-end vehicle tuning for over 35 years and their latest creation reaffirms their expertise when it comes to squeezing the most out of the world’s most advanced powertrains.
The Bentley Bentayga range forms the basis for their new tuning program which sees the flagship big brit’s 450 kW W12 being fettled to an impressive 559 kW and 1 150 N.m. Performance figures are impressive for the 2,4-tonne SUV with the 0-100 km/h sprint being dealt with in just 3,7 seconds and the top speed now “over 310 km/h.”
Stage 1 sees the ECU being tuned and the boost pressure increased, as well as changes to the torque limiter.
Stage 2 consists of new intake routing and alterations to the air ducts, as well as a further increase to the boost pressure and changes to the ECU.
Stage 3 is only available for the petrol models and consists of a sports exhaust system in order to reduce exhaust back pressure and exhaust gas temperature, as well as further increases to the turbochargers’ boost pressure and an ECU remap.
Power and torque increases are as follows;
Bentley Bentayga W12 (453 kW / 900 Nm)
Stage 1 – 503 kW/ 1 000 N.m
Stage 2 – 540 kW / 1 080 N.m
Stage 3 – 560 kW / 1 150 N.m
Bentley Bentayga V8 (410 kW / 770 N.m)
Stage 1 – 466 kW / 860 N.m
Stage 2 – 484 kW / 900 N.m
Stage 3 – 484 kW / 950 N.m
Bentley Bentayga Diesel (324 kW / 900 Nm)
Stage 1 – 373 kW / 975 N.m
Stage 2 – 392 kW / 1 050 N.m
In addition to power and performance upgrades, B&B also offers adjustments to the electronic air suspension which lowers the body by around 35 mm. Wheel spacers are available too in order to provide a more aggressive stance in conjunction with the bpdy lower adaptation.
The sports exhaust system is constructed of polished stainless steel and adds roughly 26 kW to the W12 Bentayga, as well as “improving the sound” of the vehicle via an exhaust flaps
Finally, B&B 23-inch light alloy forged rims are available too.
Pricing starts at €2 446 (R40 850) for just an ECU remap and climbs incrementally to €14 950 (R250 000) for the full package.