Showing that a diesel engine can be an item of desire, Bentley on Wednesday introduced its very first production vehicle without a gasoline engine. But it’s not any old production automobile, it’s the epically unique Bentayga SUV and it’s not any old diesel. It’s a triple charged 429 bhp V8, when the two get together the result is the world’s fastest and most effective high-end diesel SUV– 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, a top speed of 270 km/h and a tremendous 900 Nm of torque.
“The Bentley Bentayga Diesel represents a moment of tremendous significance in Bentley’s history, by giving the world its fastest high-end diesel SUV. Immense power, grand touring capabilities and exceptional refinement– this is a true Bentley,” stated Wolfgang Dürheimer, Bentley’s chairman and chief executive.
To provide these outstanding figures plus a fuel economy of 7.9 l/100km the engine utilizes the very same technology seen in the present Audi Q7S sports SUV. The powerplant has two variable-geometry, twin-scroll turbochargers that work like standard turbos found on all automobiles, that is, through exhaust gases gone through an intercooler. However added to that is a third electronically functioned supercharger that spins up within 30 microseconds regardless of exhaust gases to force more air into the block and eliminate any turbo lag. As such it works like a really moderate hybrid.
To define the brand-new design from its W12 gas-powered sibling, this Bentayga gets a distinct radiator grille treatment and tailpipe plan as standard while options unique to the diesel include brand-new Mulliner-designed 21-inch alloy wheels.
Although the cabin is precisely as elegant and available to bespoke treatment as any Bentley presently in production. In terms regards to trim, a brand-new Liquid Amber completed veneer has actually been developed to coincide with the new design’s launch.
The order books open Wednesday and Bentley states that consumer deliveries to European customers will begin in early 2017.