Bentley Motors has announced details of the first diesel model in the history of the iconic British brand – the Bentayga Diesel.
At the heart of the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury diesel SUV is an all-new, technologically advanced, triple-charged, 4-litre 32-valve V8 engine. Producing 429bhp of power and 900Nm of torque, the Bentayga Diesel reaches a top speed of 270km/h and can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 4.8 seconds.
Bentley’s Crewe-based engineers have developed the V8 powertrain to deliver an authentic Bentley driving experience. For instance, peak torque is available from very early in the rev range (just 1000rpm), which makes progress in the Bentayga Diesel truly effortless, both on-road and off-road. The immediate flow of power complements the traditional, class-leading refinement and performance that Bentley customers have come to expect.
New clean technology gives the Bentayga Diesel the lowest CO2 emissions of any Bentley, as well as a range of over 1000 kilometres, allowing owners to, for example, drive from London to the Scottish Highlands (for some fly fishing, perhaps) on a single tank of fuel.
Inside, the Bentayga Diesel retains the innovative features, advanced technologies and handcrafted luxury for which the Bentley SUV is renowned.
The Bentayga Diesel retains the dynamic performance of the Bentayga W12, while introducing clean technologies and enhanced range.
The next-generation 4-litre V8 engine, mated to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, develops a class-leading 429 bhp and 900Nm. Its variable-geometry, sequential twin-scroll turbochargers are powered by the exhaust gases, while a third electric supercharger – powered by Bentley’s innovative 48V system – spools up within 30 microseconds to eliminate turbo lag.
The effect is effortless, seamless power delivery across the entire engine-speed range. It’s the quintessential Bentley driving experience.
The new model has also been made with a number of specific developments to provide peerless refinement. For example, the bespoke exhaust system has been acoustically engineered to be as quiet and refined as possible.
The Bentayga Diesel demonstrates the same authentic and modern British luxury design as its W12-powered stablemate, while also benefitting from a number of unique styling additions.
A V8 Diesel badge is embedded on the lower front door edge, complemented by a new Bentley “twin-quad” exhaust tailpipe design, which provides a further subtle reminder of the new engine specification.
A suite of state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and infotainment features designed to enhance safety, comfort and convenience make the Bentayga Diesel an innovative, advanced and connected luxury SUV.
It offers the widest range of on- and off-road drive settings of any vehicle via Bentley’s Drive Dynamics Mode and optional Responsive Off-Road Settings. Up to eight modes are available, allowing drivers, at the simple turn of a dial, to select the perfect dynamic setup for any surface or road condition. This versatility is complemented by Bentley Dynamic Ride (electrically activated 48V active roll control) and Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS).