Bentley doubles down on diesels with a triple-charged Bentayga

Bentley doubles down on diesels with a triple-charged Bentayga

0 comments 📅12 November 2016, 06:15

Volkswagen Band isn’t totally giving up on diesels. While its flagship VW make is clearly tarnished, the ultra-luxury Bentley partition just revealed plans for its first oil-burner, a triple-charged 4.0-liter V8 that produces 429 horsepower and 664 clobber-feet of torque. If the powertrain sounds well-known, that’s because it’s the same one found in the Audi SQ7 TDI.

It’s a intelligent system capable of giving what Bentley claims as the earth’s fastest diesel SUV a top speed of 168 miles per hour and a zero-to-62 mph moment of 4.8 seconds. The SQ7 TDI can get to 62 mph in the same leisure, but is electronically limited to 155 mph, because it wouldn’t create sense if the cheaper SUV could outperform the much more extravagant one.

The Bentayga also emits the lowest CO2 produce of any Bentley and has a range of over 621 miles on one tank. In the face having a curb weight of 5,269 pounds, Bentley claims the Bentayga can get a combined rating of 35.8 mpg on the European rotate. The Bentayga Diesel may not be as powerful or as fast as the W12-powered scale model, but it’s a lot more fuel efficient as the latter achieves a combined rating of 21.6 mpg on the European recur. Other than the new engine, the Bentayga diesel is wellnigh identical to its gasoline-powered twin except for some guarded “V8 Diesel” badges on the front doors, a new tax outlet design, and a black grille.

A Bentley spokesperson confirmed that the Bentayga diesel would not be sold in the US. And since Bentley won’t be at this year’s Paris Motor Present, don’t get your hopes up on spotting the vehicle there. The diesel-powered SUV desire go on sale in Europe early next year, which disposition be followed by its release in Russia, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. Pricing for the SUV has not been announced yet.

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