Bentley Motors has announced full details of its first diesel model, the Bentayga Diesel, which boasts the cleanest emissions of any other Bentley to date, as well as a range of over 1,000km.

The diesel SUV, powered by an all-new triple-charged 4.0L 32-valve V8 engine which generates 429hp and 900Nm peak torque, can hit 100km/h from a standstill in a mere 4.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 270km/h which is a performance similar to the Bentayga W12.

Variable-geometry, sequential twin-scroll turbochargers are powered by the exhaust gases, while a third electric supercharger – powered by Bentley’s innovative 48V system – spools up within 30 microseconds to eliminate turbo lag.

The addition of Selective Catalytic Reduction, combined with Bentley’s stop-start system contributes to lower nitrous oxides, with class-leading CO2 emissions of 210 g/km.

Distinctive external styling cues include a bold, black matrix grille with chrome surround and central bar, which serves as a signature for the powertrain that lies behind.

A new optional Mulliner Driving Specification 21” wheel – available in a silver or grey painted finish (the latter with machined accents to the spoke and rim) – can be specified, with a 20” ten-spoke alloy wheel offered as standard.

The Bentayga is available with an exquisite integrated Mulliner Hamper Set, complete with refrigerator, bespoke fine Linley china cutlery, crockery and crystal glass, and storage area for dry goods.

A bespoke mechanical Mulliner Tourbillon by Breitling clock can also be specified, which is automatically wound periodically by a dedicated high-precision winding mechanism within the car, machined in solid gold – either rose or white gold – and a choice of either a mother-of-pearl or black ebony face and decorated with eight diamond indexes.

The Bentayga Diesel can also be specified with Bentley Dynamic Ride – the world’s first electric active roll control technology that utilises an unrivalled 48V system which instantly counteracts lateral rolling forces when cornering and ensures maximum tyre contact.

Technical Specification

Type 4-litre Twin turbo with E Supercharger direct injection V8
Max Power 435 PS / 429 bhp / 320 kW @ 3750-5000 rpm
Max Torque 900 Nm / 664 lb.ft @1000-3250 rpm
Driveline ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox, permanent all-wheel drive, Torsen centre differential, open rear differential, 40:60 front:rear torque split
Ratios 1st: 4.714; 2nd: 3.143; 3rd: 2.106; 4th: 1.667; 5th: 1.285; 6th: 1.000; 7th: 0.839; 8th: 0.667
Final Drive 3.308
Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Front Brakes 400mm ventilated iron discs
Rear Brakes 380mm ventilated iron discs
Wheels Standard 20”, optional 21” and 22”
Tyres Pirelli 275/50R20, 285/45 R21, 285/45 ZR21, 285/40ZR22
Type Electronic Power Assisted Steering, variable ratio
Turns lock-to-lock 2.3 turns
Turning circle 12.4 m / 40.6 ft
Front Four link double wishbones, optional 48V electric active anti-roll bar
Rear Trapezoidal multi-link, optional 48V electric active anti-roll bar
Springs and dampers Self-levelling air suspension, Continuous Damping Control
Wheelbase 2995 mm / 117.9”
Overall length 5140 mm / 202.4”
Width (across body) 1998 mm / 78.7”
Width (inc. mirrors) 2224 mm / 87.6”
Overall height 1742 mm / 68.6”
Fuel tank 85 litres / 18.7 UK gallons / 22.5 US gallons
Boot volume 430 litres / 15.2 cu ft (590 litres / 20.8 cu ft load cover retracted)
Kerb weight (EU) 2390 kg / 5269 lb
Gross vehicle weight 3250 kg / 7165 lb
Performance – provisional and subject to Type Approval
Top speed 168 mph / 270 km/h
0-60 mph 4.6 secs
0-100 km/h 4.8 secs
Fuel Consumption (EU cycle) – provisional and subject to Type Approval
Urban 31.3 mpg / 9.0 litres/100 km
Extra Urban 38.2 mpg / 7.4 litres/100 km
Combined 35.8 mpg / 7.9 litres/100 km
CO2 emissions 210 g/km
Emissions Controls EU 6


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