Folks love thequite a bit. Greater than you’d count on, even. It is rapidly develop into the British luxurious model’s best-selling car by far. If something, that pattern is poised to speed up, as Bentley has to affix the 12-cylinder mannequin. What if you do not need a thirsty, 600+ horsepower twin-turbo 12 or a elaborate hybrid? The place is your Goldilocks mannequin? Bentley hasn’t forgotten about you, oh middle-of-the-road ultra-rich particular person, as a result of now the corporate has revealed it’ll supply a V8.
The dual-turbocharged V8 that Bentley is placing within the Bentayga appears like an actual peach of an engine. It displaces simply four.Zero liters, however due to twin hot-vee turbos, it pumps out 542 horsepower and 568 pounds-feet of torque, which implies it should not be far off the W12’s tempo. It is also good for a Zero-60 time of simply four.four seconds and a prime velocity of 180 miles per hour.
Thanks partially to its smaller displacement and cylinder-deactivation tech, this engine is nice for 24.eight miles per gallon mixed on the UK check cycle (although let’s simply be trustworthy with and admit that the typical Bentayga proprietor may care much less about gasoline financial system).
Different notable upgrades embody non-compulsory carbon-ceramic brakes. Not simply any carbon-ceramics, they’re what Bentley claims are the world’s largest (the fronts are 17.three inches and clamped by ten-piston calipers). Evidently, Bentley’s not taking part in round.
Like its W12 large brother, the Bentayga V8 can also be accessible with Bentley Dynamic Trip, which the corporate says is the world’s first 48-volt energetic roll-control system.
Unsurprisingly, the Winged B’s SUV is clearly out to kick mud in Land Rover’s face, with no fewer than eight drive modes, 4 for on-road and 4 for off-road (not that the majority house owners would ever take their eye-wateringly costly standing image off-pavement for any motive).
All the opposite Bentayga goodies are nonetheless current and accounted for, together with sufficient leather-based to make The Gimp get a bit of giddy. There are some new inside finishes on supply for the V8, too, together with a purple leather-based inside often known as “Cricket Ball,” (no we’re not kidding). You may also, in case you so select, exchange all the lovely wooden in your Bentayga with high-gloss carbon fiber. However why would you? That’d be so nouveau riche.
Bentley hasn’t supplied phrase on pricing but, however we count on it to be cheaper than the W12 and cheaper than the forthcoming hybrid. We’ll you’ll want to let you recognize after we study extra. Ditto for a US on-sale date, though we suspect that in case you’re , you’d higher get in line now.