Bentley Bentayga gains 550-hp V8 gasoline engine option

Bentley Bentayga gains 550-hp V8 gasoline engine option

Bentley also offers a Bentayga Diesel (also V-8-powered) outside the United States and this model has 429 hp and 664 lb-ft, which sees it hit 60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds and top out at 168 miles per hour.

Bentley has revealed its new V8 Bentayga, which joins the existing V8 diesel and W12 petrol-powered models in the range.

Bentley aims to extend this reputation by offering the Bentayga in its most sporting guise to date - the Bentayga V8. The V8 petrol engine is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo unit that's also found in the Lamborghini Urus, another auto that shares the VW Group's large SUV platform.

Bentley states that the Bentayga V8 petrol achieves 24.8mpg and emissions of 260g/km Carbon dioxide on the combined cycle. That's certainly true with Bentley's Continental GT where the lighter weight of the V-8 over the car's 12-cylinder option (in this case a W-12) makes the handling sharper and more agile. This model will also offer optional carbon-ceramic brakes that the company calls "the largest and most powerful ever fitted to a Bentley, and the largest front brake system available on any production auto".

The brake discs measure 440 mm in diameter at the front and 370 mm at the rear, and sit inside enormous Bentley-branded calipers, with 10 pistons at the front. There's a third choice: a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 gasoline engine that makes 550 hp (542 bhp) at 6,000 rpm and 770 Nm (568 lb-ft) of torque between 1,960 and 4,500 rpm.

Bentley Bentayga V8
Bentley Bentayga V8 arrives with 542bhp 4.0 litre V8

The shape of the vehicle is defined by its unique sculptural lines which balance athleticism with an unmistakable presence on the road.

Up to eight modes (four on- and four off-road) are available, allowing drivers to select the flawless dynamic set-up for any surface or road condition at the turn of a dial.

US pricing hasn't been announced yet, but in the United Kingdom the Bentayga V8 will have a starting price of about $186,000.

High 2, for example, can be manually selected when tackling more severe off-road surfaces.

Premium British manufacturer Bentley has chose to beef up the performance of the Bentayga SUV by adding a V8 engine option. There's hill descent control as standard too, and a switch in the boot that can lower the Bentayga's suspension if required to help when loading the vehicle. The same four, five or seven-seat layout as other models can be specified, along with a near-endless combination of trim materials and high-quality leathers. Passengers in the back can utilize the crossover's 10-inch removable Android tablets with 4G, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi capabilities.

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