The Bentley Bentayga 2016 features a US$300,000 Breitling buil-in clock on the dashboard. Bentley

Bentley has always been known as one of the more expensive brands, not to mention that its British background adds to the fact. However, its newest car, the Bentley Bentayga 2016, is now in the running for being the world’s most expensive SUV to date.

According to, the newest Bentley will also carry the most expensive car accessory in the form of a Breitling clock. To be precise, it’s a built-in Breitling clock on the dashboard, with a price tag of US$300,000 (approx. AU$419,400).

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The good thing about the Breitling clock is that it’s only an option—one that will not be missed by those who would rather keep the amount in exchange for being content with the digital clock in the display. Still, for those who do want the clock, it is a limited edition for a time. Breitling can only reported make four of the built-in Bentley accessories per year, so only four will be able to own them this year.

That’s not to say that this is the only winning factor for the Bentley Bentayga 2016. Bentley’s newest SUV is a luxury car that comes with more than just the brand’s name—it also boasts some added features and innovations that are worth checking out.

In terms of speed, it is dubbed to be the fastest SUV with a top speed of 301 km/h. It boasts a twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 (or two V6s). Plus, it features the Bentley Dynamic Ride system for easier handling and better ride quality.

Tech Insider details the insides of the 2016 Bentley Bentayga, starting with the eight driver modes that can be changed with just a touch of a dial. Among these choices are Sport, Comfort, Bentley and Custom drive mode settings. There’s an added safety driving feature, the warning system for those who want to avoid accidents when maneuvering out of a parking space. Additionally, the 2016 Bentley Bentayga also boasts parking detection and self-parking systems.

Luxury also lines the seats of the vehicle. By that, it means that the seats have a massaging component, with ventilation, heating and reclining functions for a comfortable ride for passengers.

While technology inside cars is not a novelty, the 2016 Bentley Bentayga pushes it one notch higher. For long drives or traffic commutes, there’s the eight-inch screens situated at the back of the seats for viewing pleasure. This can be complemented with 18 speakers to create a surround sound effect—though this is only available for the Bentley Premium Audio version.

Elegant road trips are also an advantage, since aspiring owners can also get the Mullinear Hamper Set, complete with a refrigerator, fine china and storage space, all fitted snugly in the trunk. Of course, this does not come cheaply, as the 2016 Bentley Bentayga will be priced starting at US$229,100 (approx. AU$320,276). This is still an estimate for the base price of the car, with no additional features.

Bentley has yet to announce a release date, but Car and Driver stated that the window is somewhere during the first half of the year. However, the Bentley Bentayga will be gracing Australian showrooms come April.

Bentley Bentayga 2016 review (Credit: YouTube/Auto Trader)