Bentley has introduced a diesel version of its Bentayga SUV. While not as powerful as the gasoline model, the Bentayga Diesel promises plenty of low-rpm torque and a range of over 621 miles. And no, it’s not coming to the U.S. The Bentley Bentayga Diesel receives a triple-charged 4.0-liter V-8 engine with 429 hp, well under the 600 hp offered by the 6.0-liter gasoline W-12. Torque remains at 664 lb-ft, but on the diesel model, starts at just 1,000 rpm. The engine comes paired with an eight-speed automatic. The Bentayga Diesel has the lowest C02 output of any model in the Bentley lineup at 210 g/km, the automaker says. Bentley estimates a 0-60 run of 4.6 seconds, making the diesel quite a bit slower than the W-12 model which can do the deed in 4.0 seconds. But perhaps Bentley’s estimates are conservative, given that we’ve tested a Euro-spec Bentayga W-12 hitting 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Top speed on the Bentayga Diesel is 168 mph. On the sheetmetal, the model … [Read more...] about Triple-Charged Bentley Bentayga Diesel is Coming, but Not to the U.S.
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It was always on cards and finally here it is, the first ever Diesel engine in the Bentley’s 97 year history has arrived. And, this all new mould-breaking engine arrives in an equally tradition challenging, Bentley Bentayga SUV. And it is not just a usual oil-burner as you might expect, it is indeed a monstrous 4.0-litre V8 that makes its claim to be a rightful part of a company’s portfolio that prides itself in creating vehicles with effortless performance. This special engine from Bentley lets the Bentayga put in preposterous performance figures that should keep the critics shouting blasphemy at bay. The Bentley Bentayga Diesel with its triple-charged 4.0-litre V8 that develops a whopping 429 BHP and a staggering 900 Nm can pull this 2390 kgs SUV from 0-60 mph is just 4.6 seconds. If that’s not enough, the top speed comes in at an equally mind-blowing 168 mph. Talking about the performance numbers, this Bentley Bentayga Diesel takes only 0.4 seconds more to hit 0-60 … [Read more...] about Bentley Bentayga Diesel Makes It The First Diesel Luxury SUV and The Fastest As Well
The Bentley Bentayga represents Crewe’s foray into the world of SUVs, and it is now also the company’s first diesel vehicle. The Bentayga Diesel is the latest introduction from the British carmaker, and the headline figures are certainly not boring.Under the hood, there’s a 4.0 litre “triple-charged” V8 oil burner lifted straight from the SQ7 TDI, featuring the company’s “electric turbo” system and a pair of twin-scroll turbochargers. The engine’s output is identical to the Audi’s – 435 PS and 900 Nm of torque – with power directed to all four wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.In terms of performance, the 2.4-tonne (kerb weight) SUV will make the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.8 seconds, and will continue on to a top speed of 270 km/h (20 km/h more than the SQ7 TDI). The latter makes the Bentayga Diesel the fastest diesel SUV in the world.For those concerned about fuel economy, the vehicle will … [Read more...] about Bentley Bentayga Diesel – world’s fastest diesel SUV
It’s quite likely that many of those who ride in a Bentley Bentayga Diesel will never know that this SUV is diesel-fuelled. You barely hear the V8 at idle and revving it in neutral produces little additional noise beyond a (very) distant crescendo of satin drumbeats. Read our full first drive review of the Bentley Bentayga diesel Engage the eight-speed automatic gearbox and the rev counter needle mostly shuffles around the lower portion of the dial. Even in Sport, it’s rare that you’ll be conscious of the V8 unless you’re working it hard, in which case upshifts can occur as the needle closes on the 5000rpm limit. At this crank speed, the V8 remains smooth, issuing a light V8 beat that could almost be taken for a petrol signature. So for aural refinement, Bentley appears to have it cracked, even in this prototype. The V8 doesn’t respond quite as urgently as that of the Audi SQ7, the engines being quite differently calibrated despite sharing the same … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Bentley Bentayga Diesel prototype driven
Technical specifications for the 2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel have been revealed ahead of the model's launch next January. The Bentayga Diesel is Bentley's first diesel-powered production car, making use of a triple-charged 4.0-litre V8 diesel engine, which has been co-developed with Audi and uses two twin-scroll turbochargers supplemented by an electrically driven supercharger. Read our full review of the Bentley Bentayga diesel It develops 429bhp and the same peak torque as the Bentayga’s twin-turbo 6.0-litre petrol W12, although the diesel’s 664lb ft extends from just 1000rpm to 3250rpm. That’s enough to launch the Bentayga Diesel from 0-62mph in 4.8sec and on to 168mph. According to Bentley’s head of engineering, Rolf Frech, its acceleration from 25mph to 75mph “is much the same as the W12’s, but the W12 gets a second wind at higher speeds”. Fuel economy for the £135,800 luxury SUV is quoted at 35.8mpg combined and its CO2 … [Read more...] about Bentley Bentayga diesel tech spec revealed
WO Bentley remains a much misunderstood man. He liked trains as much as cars, was a pretty hopeless businessman and never set out to build the world’s fastest cars. Speed was always in the formula, but only part thereof. Back in 1919, when his first engine burst into life on a bench in London’s New Street Mews (much to the annoyance of a nurse tending a dying man next door), his stated vision was merely to build “a fast car, a good car, the best in its class”. Bentley was so unwedded to the idea of making the quickest thing on four wheels that he deliberately made his cars far heavier than they needed to be – inspiring Ettore Bugatti’s well-known, unkind but not inaccurate “world’s fastest lorry” jibe – and less technologically advanced than was possible, even at the time. He was, for instance, a great admirer of Peugeot’s 1914 twin-cam W grand prix engine but eschewed the layout because it didn’t provide … [Read more...] about Bentley Bentayga Diesel road trip – sacrilege or common sense?
The first diesel Bentley – power, refinement and range New-generation, triple-charged 4.0-litre V8 engine develops class-leading 435 PS (429 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.ft.) torque World’s fastest diesel SUV: 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph) Bentayga’s go-anywhere grand touring capability further enhanced with a 1,000 km range potential Lowest CO2 output of any Bentley – 210 g/km Bentley Motors announces full details of the first diesel model in the iconic British brand’s history – 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, 4.0-litre, 32-valve V8 engine. Developing 435 PS (429 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb. ft.) of torque, the Bentayga Diesel hits a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph) and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds). Bentley’s Crewe-based engineers have developed a V8 powertrain … [Read more...] about 2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel
The Bentley Bentayga is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 that develops 429bhp and 900Nm Bentley has been analysing the market, experimenting with their product portfolio, and wanting to bring in a diesel for a while now. They first ventured into SUVs with the official unveil and eventual launch of the Bentayga at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015. The British car maker has now revealed it in a diesel avatar, making it their first ever product to be offered with a diesel motor. As rumoured, the Bentley Bentayga diesel will sport a triple-charged 4.0-litre V8 that makes peak power of 429bhp and an insane 900Nm of torque. Developed in association with Audi, the Bentayga diesel is the first triple-charged Bentley. It makes use of a twin-turbo accompanied by an electric supercharger. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? This is the same engine that also provides fire power to the upcoming Audi SQ7. This engine takes the Bentley Bentayga from standstill to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds and allows it to … [Read more...] about Bentley Bentayga Diesel details revealed
► Bentley Bentayga Diesel is launched► It's Crewe's first-ever oil-burner► Uses Audi-style triple charging Bentley has introduced its first diesel in its mould-breaking Bentayga SUV and, as you might expect from a company that prides itself on effortless performance, the 4.0-litre V8 doesn’t disappoint.A total of 429bhp and 664lb ft of torque from just 1000rpm combine to make the Bentayga the world’s quickest diesel SUV – with the 0-62mph sprint being dispatched in just 4.8 seconds. Flat out, it’ll hit 168mph.The oil-burning Bentayga also boasts the brand’s lowest CO2 rating, at 210g/km, and is claimed to average 35.8mpg. That grants it an overall range approaching 620 miles, thanks in part to its large 17-gallon fuel tank. Bentley Bentayga Diesel review: we drive the new oil-burning crossover This combination is key to that prodigious torque figure and the impressive acceleration times quoted by Crewe. Adopting 48 … [Read more...] about New Bentley Bentayga Diesel: meet the world’s brawniest, derviest SUV
It hasn’t been long since the very idea of a diesel-powered Bentley SUV would have been regarded as the sort of heresy that gets angry mobs lighting up their flaming torches and heading for the creepy castle. Yet the Bentley Bentayga diesel is a thing—albeit one that will be denied to us—and after driving it in the United Kingdom, we can report that the new engine suits the luxurious beast almost perfectly. Meant for America, until . . . The delay between the time an automaker signs off on an investment and the fruit of that spending reaches the market plays a vital part in this oily Bentayga’s story. The triple-boosted V-8 TDI originally was meant to come to North America in the Audi SQ7 that shares it, and it was engineered to meet all appropriate federal standards. But then Dieselgate happened, and the Volkswagen Group decided that none of its brands would sell any more compression-ignition engines on this side of the Atlantic. So the … [Read more...] about 2018 Bentley Bentayga Diesel