This is the first Bentley with a diesel engine. Bentley have recently revealed the diesel version of the Bentayga. I haven’t made a typo, that’s correct. Bentley is competing in the diesel market!. For a very long time, I was expecting this to happen. Range Rover, the main rival of the Bentayga, offers a diesel engine as well. The diesel engine helped Range Rover to increase its sales figures! The lack of a diesel engine option for the Bentayga is a weakness. However, the Bentley is an ultra-luxurious brand.
Can diesel and luxury mingle together? Apparently, yes they can. Bentley has to increase its sales figures as the Continental family is getting older and can’t cope with the competition. From another perspective, offering a diesel engine is betraying the Bentley heritage and the Bentley image. Unfortunately, the world has changed very rapidly, and the automotive industry has also changed. Therefore, we should be ready to see more diesel engines in ultra-luxury vehicle brands.
Also, we shouldn’t be forgetting that diesel engine technology is not like in the old days. Usually, the only indicator of a diesel engine is the rev meter. The sound insulation and the performance of diesel engines are way beyond our expectations.
Technical details are;
New-generation, triple-charged 4.0-litre V8 engine develops class-leading 435 PS (429 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.ft.) torque. 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph) with a 1,000 km range potential. And CO2 output of 210 g/km.
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