2020 Bentley Bentayga vs. 2019 BMW X6 M

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Bentley Bentayga are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The BMW X6 M doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the Bentayga and X6 M have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Bentayga has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The X6 M’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

To help make backing safer, the Bentayga’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The X6 M doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Bentayga and the X6 M have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, night vision systems, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

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The Bentayga comes with a full 3-year/unlimited-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The X6 M’s 50,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Engine

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The Bentayga’s standard 4.0 turbo V8 produces 15 lbs.-ft. more torque (568 vs. 553) than the X6 M’s 4.4 turbo V8. The Bentayga W12’s standard 6.0 turbo 12 cyl. produces 33 more horsepower (600 vs. 567) and 111 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 553) than the X6 M’s 4.4 turbo V8. The Bentayga SPEED’s standard 6.0 turbo 12 cyl. produces 59 more horsepower (626 vs. 567) and 111 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 553) than the X6 M’s 4.4 turbo V8.

As tested in Car and Driver the Bentayga W12 6.0 turbo 12 cyl. is faster than the BMW X6 M:

Bentayga

X6 M

Zero to 30 MPH

1.3 sec

1.4 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

3.5 sec

3.7 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

8.5 sec

9 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

4 sec

4.4 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

2.2 sec

2.6 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

2.7 sec

3 sec

Quarter Mile

11.9 sec

12.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

118 MPH

115 MPH

Top Speed

187 MPH

160 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Bentayga V8 gets better highway fuel mileage than the X6 M (14 city/23 hwy vs. 14 city/19 hwy).

An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Bentayga’s fuel efficiency. The X6 M doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Bentayga SPEED’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the X6 M:

Bentayga

Bentayga SPEED

X6 M

Front Rotors

15.7 inches

17.3 inches

15.6 inches

The Bentayga offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The X6 M doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

Tires and Wheels

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For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Bentayga offers optional 22-inch wheels. The X6 M’s largest wheels are only 21-inches.

Suspension and Handling

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The Bentayga offers active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The X6 M doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The front and rear suspension of the Bentayga uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the X6 M, which uses coil springs in front. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Bentayga’s wheelbase is 2.4 inches longer than on the X6 M (117.9 inches vs. 115.5 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Bentayga is .9 inches wider in the front and 1.1 inches wider in the rear than on the X6 M.

For better maneuverability, the Bentayga SPEED’s turning circle is 3 feet tighter than the X6 M’s (39 feet vs. 42 feet). The Bentayga’s turning circle is 1.4 feet tighter than the X6 M’s (40.6 feet vs. 42 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Bentayga has a 1.6 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the X6 M (9.7 vs. 8.1 inches), allowing the Bentayga to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The design of the Bentley Bentayga amounts to more than styling. The Bentayga has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .34 Cd. That is lower than the X6 M (.37). A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Bentayga get better fuel mileage.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Bentayga is quieter than the X6 M:

Bentayga

X6 M

At idle

41 dB

48 dB

Full-Throttle

74 dB

88 dB

70 MPH Cruising

62 dB

70 dB

Passenger Space

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The Bentayga offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the X6 M can only carry 5.

The Bentayga has .4 inches more front headroom, 1.4 inches more front legroom, .1 inches more rear headroom and 5.3 inches more rear legroom than the X6 M.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Bentayga’s middle row seats recline. The X6 M’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Bentayga’s cargo area provides more volume than the X6 M.

Bentayga

X6 M

Second Seat Folded

62.6 cubic feet

59.7 cubic feet

Pressing a switch automatically lowers or raises the Bentayga’s second row seats, to make changing between cargo and passengers easier. The X6 M doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Ergonomics

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The Bentayga offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The X6 M doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Bentayga has a standard rear wiper. The X6 M doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

Optional air-conditioned the front and second row seats keep the Bentayga’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The X6 M doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats in the rear.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Bentayga offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The X6 M doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

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