Bentley has launched what it says may be the most advanced seat ever fitted to a car in the form of the optional Airline Seat Specification.
The new seating option was recently introduced in the Bentayga Extended Wheelbase model, known as the Bentayga EWB rear seats.
Among other things, the Bentayga EWB rear seats can even cool you down if you have a fever. We’re not kidding.
For starters, the rear seat of the uber-lengthy version features 22 ways of adjustment for its bolster, cushions, headrest, and more.
There’s also an electrically deployed footrest, a postural adjustment technology, and an automatic climate sensing system that makes sure all temperatures are set to perfect at all times. Together, these combine 12 silent electric motors and three intelligent pneumatic valve ECU units, according to the British automaker.
The postural adjustment technology in the Bentayga’s rear seats was created with the help of an actually licensed chiropractor and is intended as an “anti-fatigue” system, according to Bentley.
Pneumatic valves in the seats are guided by algorithms and apply 177 pressure changes to the passenger’s body ranging across six independent pressure zones.
This relieves stress by soothing tense body tissues and encourages the passenger to adjust their posture, removing discomfort on longer trips.
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According to Bentley, the Bentayga EWB rear seats also have an intricate automatic climate sensing system that is “40 percent more efficient” than manual heated/ventilated seat controls found in most cars.
You never have to worry about being too cold or too hot. The automatic climate sensing system can detect changes in temperature and humidity in 25 milliseconds. And it has an accuracy of 0.1°C, applying heat, ventilation, or both at the same time to maintain the desired temperature.
The same system offers the option of seven comfort levels, but studies show that 75-80 percent of people will set it in neutral mode.
Interestingly, the Bentayga’s rear seats even have a mode designed to cool you down if you have a fever!
Bentley notes that half of Bentayga EWB buyers choose to invest in the Airline Seat specification, which is a premium option.
Overall, the system is designed to soothe tense muscles and encourage those in the car to correct their posture, thus easing back discomfort – especially on longer road trips.
The seat also comes with a sophisticated automatic climate sensing system, that is said to be 40 percent more efficient than manual heated/ventilated seat controls. It can detect changes in temperature and humidity in 25 milliseconds with an accuracy of 0.1°C, applying heat, ventilation, or both at the same time to maintain the desired temperature. The system offers the option of seven comfort levels, but 75-80 percent of people will set it in neutral mode according to studies. Interestingly, among the comfort levels, there is even a mode designed to cool you down if you have a fever.
The automaker says the Airline Seat specification is the absolute best rear accommodation since that found in the Mulsanne.
The 2023 Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase is a vehicle designed to make any adventure better.
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With an extended wheelbase that boosts rear legroom significantly, and thus boosts comfort significantly, the new Bentayga EWB rear seats set the standard for SUV comfort.
Powered by a powerful 4.0-liter V8 engine, this stunning example of a Bentley long-wheelbase vehicle combines beautiful proportions with head-turning road presence. You can travel to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 mph.
And of course, you enjoy an interior environment that is the stuff of dreams – a showcase of advanced, wellbeing-enhancing technology. Every interaction is enhanced and memorable, from seats that can proactively monitor and improve the comfort of their occupants to stunning lighting that combines the best of Bentley’s craftsmanship and innovation.
It’s an interior driving world you won’t want to miss.
Electrically powered doors close softly behind you as you take your seat. Handstitched leather upholstery is on display throughout the cabin – even the roof lining and pillars. The available Azure model features a new, elongated interpretation of Bentley’s renowned diamond quilting.
You enjoy the effortless power that typifies every Bentley, underpinned by the latest chassis technology and digital connectivity. And this is just the beginning. The beginning of the best driving adventure of your lifetime! Starting at $167,000.
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