WESLEY WREN

Bentley adds extra polish with Bentayga First Edition

Wesley Wren is an associate editor at Autoweek, a sister publication of Automotive News.

Bentley, polishing its foray into a new segment, plans a special First Edition trim of the upcoming Bentayga crossover.

The First Edition model, introduced at a customer event at the Sunset Marquis Hotel near Los Angeles, is available to those who preorder the luxury crossover. The model has such accouterments as Union Jack badging, illuminated door sill plates and 22-inch wheels painted black with polished aluminum accents.

It's all available for just less than $300K.

The Bentayga is already considered the fastest production crossover after reaching speeds of 187 mph, supplanting the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

The Bentayga is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12 engine producing 600 hp and 663 pounds-feet of torque -- capable of propelling the vehicle to 60 mph in 4 seconds -- pretty darn good, considering the Bentley's yachtlike curb weight of 5,340 pounds.

If the special badging on the First Edition isn’t enough, these Bentleys come with a Bentayga edition Breitling watch -- a necessity for those who must accessorize to match their luxury crossover.

The Bentayga First Edition is limited to 608 vehicles globally, and since the first year of preorders is already reserved, we doubt you'll be able get a hold of one if you aren't already on the list.

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