It seems that Volkswagen Group doesn’t have any plans on ending the diesel trend. Despite the flaws of their flagship VW brand, the ultra-luxurious division of Bentley is proud to introduce their first ever oil-burner, with a triple charged 4.0 liter V8 which can produce as much as 664 pound-feet of torque and 429 horsepower. Some of you might find this powertrain a bit familiar and it really is because it is exactly what you can find under the hood of Audi SQ7 TDI.
Without a doubt, the system is a clever one, allowing Bentley to produce the fastest diesel SUV of the world, with a top speed of 168 mph combined with a 0 to 62 mph time in just 4.8 seconds. While the SQ7 TDI has the ability to get to about 62 mph within the same time, electronically speaking, it is only limited to 155 mph since there is no way that a more affordable SUV will be able to outperform something that comes in a higher price tag.
Bentley also claims that Bentayga will have the lowest output of carbon dioxide in the entire lineup, with a range of more than 621 miles in a single tank. Even with 5,269 pounds as its curb weight, according to Bentley, Bentayga can reach a combined rating of 35.8 mpg on European cycle.
While there is no way for Bentayga Diesel to exude the same level of power or speed like model powered by W12, it is certainly more fuel efficient since the latter was able to get a combined rating of 21.6 mpg on European cycle.
Aside from the new engine, diesel-powered Bentayga is almost the same to its twin run by gasoline aside from the discreet V8 Diesel badges found on its front doors, the black grille and the new design of exhaust outlet.