Have you ever considered buying two Audi SQ7 sport utility vehicles? If not, you may very well right now because the Bentley Bentayga Diesel is almost two the money.
We’re not going to be mean, after all this is the first ever Bentley with a diesel engine… say what? Has the ultra luxury world gone mad? First they put more than one models on the market, then they create SUVs and now they mix diesel engines as well? Do they have no shame? If you look at the asking price – the first ever Bentley with a diesel mill is scheduled for release at home in UK next year starting from £135,800 – then the answer is yes, they have no shame whatsoever. Now on to business, the Bentley Bentayga Diesel gets the same 4.0-liter V8 TDI with an electric powered compressor that we saw in the Audi SQ7 for a 429 horsepower (320 kilowatts) from 3,750 rpm and an earth-shattering 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque available from a very low 1,000 rpm.
Looking ready to break the mountain – or your garage, the Bentayga Diesel will sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds – on par with the less “affluent” relative from Ingolstadt. But unlike the SQ7 which is electronically confined to 155 mph (250 km/h), the Bentayga has no respect for any limit and will top out at 168 mph (270 km/h) in order to let the company brag about having “the fastest diesel SUV in the world.” And all that happens while this behemoth tips the scales at 2,390 kilograms (5,269 pounds). Deliveries will kick off early on in 2017 in Europe, while Australia, Russia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Taiwan having to wait a little longer.