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Could be up there in the Bentayga and Cullinan stratosphere

At the beginning of 2017 we heard reports that BMW planners were considering an X8 SUV boasting almighty luxury, and if approved, it could be ready for 2020 reveal. BMW didn't greenlight the X8 last year, but BMW Blog reports that the Munich carmaker will decide on production this year. Depending on the kind of X8 BMW decides to build, the upper end of amenities and options could mingle in price with entry-level SUVs in the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan sphere.


Bentley wants to grab the Production SUV class record for itself

Despite Bentley positioning its Bentayga SUV as a luxury vehicle, Bentley doesn't want us to forget that it's also a storied motorsport brand. Even the Bentayga can be used for record hunting, as Bentley is eager to show. It has hired two-time Pikes Peak hill climb winner Rhys Millen to take a Bentayga to the mountaintop.


It'll benchmark, but not follow, the Bentley Bentayga's assault on Pike's Peak

Lamborghini still has several months until it starts shipping its new 189.5-mph Urus SUV to customers, but the brand is already thinking about proving its mettle by entering the luxury ute in an unspecified all-roads competition.


It has 31 miles of all-electric range.

It uses a 3.0-liter V6 plug-in hybrid.

Transcript: Bentley unveils the "world's first" luxury hybrid. Bentley revealed the Bentayga Hybrid at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. This is Bentley's first step toward eventually going fully electric. The Bentley Bentayga Plug-in Hybrid will include a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and the "E Motor." The E Motor acts as a generator and electric motor with 3 E Modes: EV Drive, Hybrid Mode, and Hold Mode. It has an electric range of 31 miles with a charge time of 2.5 hours using an


The company expects the ultra-luxury SUV to push annual vehicles sales past 5,000.

The company expects the ultra-luxury SUV to push annual vehicles sales past 5,000.


12-cylinder, 600-hp engine against the thin mountain air.

The race will pit the SUV's 12-cylinder, 600-hp engine against the thin alpine air.


Even though it's slower than the W12 version

It is a tad lighter and has huge optional brakes.


The Bentley Bentayga will get a Porsche-sourced 4.0-liter gasoline V8 next year, the PHEV Bentayga to follow.


This group has been ignored by automakers for far too long.

It is the sport of kings.


A JDM legend and a fast wagon will make the enthusiasts happy.


These were the most popular automakers and models on Google search in 2016. Some of these results make sense, and some are rather surprising.


That's about a quarter of the Bentaygas on American roads.

The SUV hasn't been on sale long enough for this to be a serious issue.

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