Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Triple-Charged Bentley Bentayga Diesel is Coming, but Not to the U.S.
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Triple-Charged Bentley Bentayga Diesel is Coming, but Not to the U.S.

First diesel model in the automaker's history

Kelly Pleskot
Sep 21, 2016

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.

2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel rear three quarter 02 Photo 2/20   |   2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel rear three quarter 02

On the sheetmetal, the model receives a number of unique touches over the standard model. These include a V8 Diesel badge on the lower edge of the front door, a new tailpipe design, and a distinctive black matrix grille with chrome surround and central bar. Twenty-inch alloy wheels come standard, while new 21-inchers are optional.

The Bentayga Diesel will start rolling out to customers in Europe early next year. Following its European debut, the model will make its way to Russia, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan later in the year. Bentley confirmed to us that the model won't be offered in the Americas. We're not surprised, given Volkswagen's diesel scandal and how it has affected much of the company's product strategy in the U.S.

Source: Bentley

By Kelly Pleskot
274 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

The engine swap you never expected, stuffed into the '70 Toyota you never saw coming
Aaron BonkFeb 19, 2018
There is a good chance you've never heard of Kyle Ranauro, but you've seen his cars.
Yuta AkaishiFeb 16, 2018
Preview the April 2018 edition of Super Street - on newsstands now!
Bob HernandezFeb 16, 2018
If you compare these photos with Toyota's official teaser, the rounded rear fenders, double-bubble roof, and massive wing all match up.
Collin WoodardFeb 15, 2018
The tuners at Hondata have once again squeezed some impressive power gains out of a Honda engine, this time the Accord's 2.0-liter turbo-four.
Michael CantuFeb 15, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW Bentley Bentayga
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP