Bentley Bentayga will get Audi SQ7’s TDI diesel engine; currently the luxury SUV is powered by a 6.0 litre W12 TSI petrol motor
Bentley Bentayga is considered as the most powerful and fastest SUV of the world. Also it is the first SUV from Bentley. The premium luxury SUV is sold with a 6.0 litre W12 TSI petrol engine presently. But the British luxury auto manufacturer is mulling is planning to introduce the Audi SQ7’s 4.0 litre V8 TDI engine to the Bentayga. The twin turbocharged engine with electric compressor will enhance the appeal of the car, as the British company believes.
The Bentley Bentayga is proven as the fastest and most powerful SUV of the world. The car gets 608 PS of peak power and massive 900 Nm of peak torque from the 6.0 litre twin turbocharged W12 TSI petrol engine. A ZF 8 speed automatic gearbox does the transmission duty. This car can accelerate 0 – 100 kmph in just 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 301 kmph. But in an attempt to give the car more powertrain options Bentley will introduce the Audi SQ7’s TDI twin turbocharged diesel engine to the Bentayga.
The V8 engine under the hood of the SQ7 churns out 441 PS of peak power and 900 Nm of peak torque. The British automaker will retune the engine to produce more power though. Expect the diesel variant of Bentayga to hit the market in 2017 only.
Also the company plans to introduce a more power producing retuned W12 engine to the Bentayga, which will be available under the Bentayga Speed version. Interestingly the Audi SQ7’s engine will be the first diesel engine by the Bentley.
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The Bentley Bentayga was launched in India on 22nd April, 2016. The car is priced at 3.85 crore. On the design front the SUV is heavily inspired by the Continental GT. The front fascia sports very much similarity with the sibling. The SUV characteristics are distinctively visible from the side profile though.
The interior of the Bentley Bentayga is truly a marvel in terms of design and luxury. A Breitling Mulliner Tourbillion clock sits at the dashboard which comes at a hefty amount. Apart from that the plush leather and wooden trims give the car a very appealing look. While the centre console sports a 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with 80 GB inbuilt memory, the rear occupants too get individual infotainment systems through the 10.2 inch removable tablets.