Billed as the most sustainable Bentayga yet, Bentley has unveiled the Bentayga Odyssean Edition. Limited to only 70 examples worldwide, the Crew-based luxury company says the special-edition variant combines a hybrid powertrain with design and materials that look to the firm’s future. 

Odyssean

So, what makes the Bentaya Odyssean Edition the most sustainable Bentley to don the Bentayga moniker? Well, for starters, it is equipped with the hybrid variant’s V6 petrol engine incorporating an electric motor and a new and improved 18 kWh battery. The automaker says this “delivers a remarkable spectrum of performance, from the calm of near-silent, zero-emission EV mode to thrilling full-throttle acceleration”. 

The 3.0-litre petrol-electric arrangement’s combined output of 335 kW allows for a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 5.3 seconds. The top speed is rated at 254 km/h. In addition, the electric-only range has been increased to “at least” 45 km. 

Odyssean

However, Bentley says sustainability is focused not only on the powertrain but also on the cabin materials of the Bentayga Odyssean Edition. For example, the open-pore Koa veneer of the centre console uses 90 per cent less lacquer than high-gloss veneers.

Together with new materials, sustainable natural leather is used widely across the cabin thanks to its long-term durability. The interior also features panels of tweed made from British wool.