The 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan is a vehicle from which we have heard rumors and rumors for a long time. Many believed that it would never really happen that Rolls-Royce, the most conservative and faithful automaker, would not give in to general demand and build an SUV, butthese people have proven completely wrong.
The Cullinan adopts the same formula that Range Rover pulled up decades ago, which Bentley perfected, making it unique to Rolls-Royce. If you're expecting a four-wheel drive phantom, you'll be a little disappointed, but if you want a nicer, four-wheel drive mind and you have something over $ 300,000 handy, then friend, you & # 39; Back in business.
How does this new bespoke off-roader compare for oligarchs with its closest rivals? Let us find out, shall we?
First, we need to determine what the competition is. At Bentley, the choice is close to the top specificationbut with Range Rover things get a little more sophisticated. For price parity, let's go straight with the debuted-at-Geneva .
When it comes to powertrain, the Bentayga's 600 hp and 660 pound-foot torque from its W12 engine is definitely the brute of the pack. The Cullinan ranked second in terms of muscle power, it squeaks just behind the Range Rover with 567 hp and a robust 627 lb-ft of torque, which comes from his twin-turbo V12. The Range Rover SV Coupe only has eight cylinders to drive around its big mass, but there are eight very, very good cylinders that produce 557 hp and 516 lb-ft thanks to a supercharger. All three have a modern eight-speed automatic transmission.
What about fuel consumption, you say? Pish-posh, good man, that is the concern of a farmer and not for discussion.
How about off-road ability? That's a stupid question, because who will drive $ 300,000 plus SUVs – but we'll answer it anyway. Where the Range Rover and the Bentley both have several off-road modes to choose from, depending on the location on which your fancy Mall car park is built, the Rolls has only one button, which is referred to as "off-road" , The Cullinan uses a range of cameras, sensors, GPS data and more to analyze the terrain in front of you and automatically adjust it to the right settings. Cool? Yes. As cool as a river walking button? No.
Price, luxury and exclusivity are far more important than performance or performance at this end of the SUV spectrum, and these three valet vaqueros have all these qualities in mind. Let's start with the price. While the Bentley is the most powerful and has some really silly options (can you say Breitling Tourbillon Dash Watch for $ 170,000?) It actually has the lowest starting price at "only" $ 229,100. The Range Rover line is relatively cheap in comparison, but the SV Coupe has a starting price of $ 295,000 because fewer doors mean more money. The Cullinan starts at $ 325,000 with plenty of room and plenty of room to upgrade, with an almost unlimited range of options and countless customization options.
Exclusivity does not always reflect the price, and so does our British power trio Hier. The Range Rover SV Coupe wins by far with a production cap of only 999 units. Next we would list the Cullinan for the price, followed by the Bentley (which we often see on the street in places like Los Angeles).
Open luxury is subjective, but you would be hard pressed to do anything wrong. The Bentley offers the aforementioned Dash watch and of course the dreamy lambskin foot mats. The Rangie offers leather from a 113-year-old tannery and more walnut and sycamore veneers than you can throw a golden brick. The Cullinan is a little less crazy than the Phantom, without the gallery feature on the dash, but the interior materials quality and fit and finish seem to be typical Rolls-Royce quality, aka second – and it has Freaking suicide doors!
So what would we buy if we suddenly sell an app or find out that we are in a kind of King Ralph situation? It's hard to say without driving either the Cullinan or the SV Coupe, but for our money, the Rolls is the best-looking one.
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