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Diesel-powered Bentley Bentayga rolls out

Diesel-powered Bentley Bentayga rolls out image

Text: / Photos: Bentley | posted September 23, 2016 12:41

First diesel model in the Bentley history

Crewe-based luxury marque Bentley Motors has finally revealed the Bentayga Diesel, the brand's first diesel model after the released of its TSI model.

“The Bentayga Diesel represents a moment of immense significance in Bentley's history, by giving the world its fastest uxury diesel SUV. Immense power, grand touring capabilities and superb refinement – this is a true Bentley. Only Bentley could produce a car so powerful, yet so refined,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors.

Rear quarter of the Bentley Bentayga turbo-diesel

Starting with the exterior, the Bentayga Diesel features the same authentic and modern British luxury design as its W12-powered stablemate along with a number of unique styling additions. On the lower front door edge is a V8 Diesel badge embedded with a new twin-quad exhaust tailpipe design.

Meanwhile, its front fascia features a bold, black matrix grille with chrome surround and central bar. The luxury diesel SUV rides on 20-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels that comes as a standard. However, there is also a new optional Mulliner Driving Specification 21-inch wheels which will be available in either silver or gray finish.

Aboard the Bentley Bentayga

Inside the brand's first diesel model, the Bentayga has the same level of features present in the TFSI model including advanced technologies and handcrafted luxury. The Bentayga's cockpit is covered with wood and metal elements. It also features a new Liquid Amber finish.

The Bentayga Diesel can be specified with a Mulliner Hamper Set which can also be removed and used as seats. It also features an 8-inch infotainment system, an Entertainment tablet, acoustically engineered exhaust system, selective catalytic reduction, and a stop-start system.

The Bentley Bentayga diesel at speed

Under the hood, the Bentayga is fitted with a 'triple-charged' 4.0-liter, 32-valve V8 engine producing an output of 435 PS and 900 Nm of torque. The Bentayga Diesel has a top speed of 270 km/h and can accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.

Other amenities include, Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS), Electric Stability Control (ESC), a multi-mode Traction Control (TCS), and the Hill Descent Control which automatically regulates the car's speed on steep declines.

The Bentley's new diesel model will begin deliveries starting early next year in Europe, Other markets like Russia, Australia, Taiwan, and New Zealand will follow suit in the middle of 2017.